Perhaps 5'3" on a good day, with her shoes on, Sandra has always found the world an amazing (and often large) place. While she has lived all her life in northern Delaware, she travels a good deal and is hard pressed to find a place she truly did not care for.
She has one son, one husband, and two cats, graduated from the local university, worked at various and sundry jobs, took some time off to write, realized she still needed her day job...and still writes.
When things begin to go wrong, they have a habit of going spectacularly wrong, Lord Telluris Marat discovers. Robbed of his visions and his ability to prophesy, he still has his will to fight and his ability to command an army. But the enemy he faces now commands weapons that rival his worst nightmares.
An inhabited planet is not what an interplanetary mining company hopes to find while in search of rare mineral deposits, but the low-tech natives should be won over by a few ‘miracles’, right? Emily Nandi, the mining company’s legally mandated xenologist, isn’t so sure. The planet’s social structures are complex, fascinating and frustrating – she advocates research and caution.
Determined to kill his father for his crimes again humanity, Pelinas resolves to live until the Duke of Korval is dead. Beyond a burning desire for revenge, though, he has no solid plan to accomplish what seems impossible. Duke Per leads a massive army, controls frightening technology, and even commands the dead.
Ancient voices reveal a terrible secret: human scientists created the kresnas, devourers of life and sanity. Not only created, but also used in terrible, torturous experiments, turning them against their creators. Romenel's dilemmas pile up until he's lost in them. How can he destroy all the hordes of kresnas at once and is it morally defensible to do so?
Commander Romenel Devar fears nothing--except sleep. Something creeps out of his nightmares and tries to drain the life from him. His search for help will lead him to strange lands, voices from a distant past, and answers he doesn't want.
Marya—the scholarly priestess-healer. Her integrity and quick intelligence have singled her out for a dangerous task.
Roke—Knight Captain of the Tersha. His quiet demeanor hides deadly secrets.
He disturbs her peace of mind. She disrupts his life, divides his loyalties and his heart.