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A twist of fate in the lives of children will take them to the High City of Lydia -a place of wonder on the verge of falling apart. Its Queen is threatened by her disgruntled people, and shadows whisper of dark magic in its streets. When Silhouette finds herself in its darkest places, her mission is clear: protect Alyon, no matter the cost. More
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About Nicole Martinsen

Nicole spent her childhood in Skokie, IL. When she wasn't chasing her older brother, she and the kids-next-door would commence in the honored pasttime of playing pretend.

Together they would explore the wilderness, save princesess, and plot in a great stone castle. This is the adult equivalent of traipsing through the flowerbed, coercing an unlucky little boy into a dress, and stealing bedsheets to wall off a bunkbed.

These adventures would eventually lead her to immortalize them in print, though if asked what made her put ink to paper, she'd say, "I thought it was a good idea at the time."

She would emerge from this battlefield victorious many years later, leaving a pile of crumpled paper corpses by the wastebacket.

Now she calls herself an Author, determined to prove that a good pen is far mightier than some dinky sword

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About the Series: The Spiderlily Chronicles
Contains four novels:

1. Ghostwalker

2. Soul Shatter

3. Ice Empress

4. Amor Fati

Also in Series: The Spiderlily Chronicles

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Jessica Barnes reviewed on on March 18, 2016

I loved this novel! It was so intricate! How do you come up with it all?
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Caitlin O'Connor reviewed on on Oct. 12, 2015

I usually don't review on Smashwords, but this book was so amazing that I simply had to say something about it here. There are some minor editing issues, and the cover isn’t great, but in terms of plot, characters, magic system etc. I think this book could hold its own when compared to greats such as Lord of the Rings and The Darkness That Comes Before. It may be better than the Fionavar Tapestry. Fans of sword and sorcery, or epic fantasy should definitely give this book a read.
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helen james reviewed on on Sep. 10, 2015

I don't usually write reviews, not because I don't love the books I read, but because I don't know how to wrote reviews. So forgive me in advance. .. I absolutely loved this book. The twists and turns were amazing and kept me spell bound by the story line. As I neared the end I was sure I could guess the end of the story. .. without knowing there was a sequel. Amazing work, love it and keep writing! Ps, I'm happy the sequel is free, but frankly I would have paid to read it. :)
(reviewed 42 days after purchase)
Cheryl Mackey reviewed on on May 26, 2015

one of the most amazing books I've read. It can be considered so beautifully tragic that I want to cry and laugh at the same time. bravo!
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