By Jamie Wilson
Published: October 5, 2013.
This collection includes Anais of Brightshire, Anais of the Stolen Road and Anais of Gable's House.
Anais, an eleven year old scullery maid, discovers a manuscript describing the practice of magic. She teaches herself the forbidden art and uses her skills to search for a missing girl, but instead finds friends and adventure she never expected.
In the third book of the Blood Mage Chronicles, Anais finds herself thrust into the war with the furies. Entrusted with the skills of an assassin, she enters the field. She and her friends must use every skill at their disposal to stay alive.
In this sequel to ‘Anais of Brightshire’, Anais, a fourteen-year-old girl living in the Great House of Brightshire acts as an apprentice to the house scribe while secretly practicing blood magic. After using her magic to heal the lord’s eldest son, she's forced to flee the city with the lord’s children. As they struggle to survive on their journey, the ties that bind them deepen.
Struggling to find acceptance as a scullery maid in the Great House of Brightshire, Anais discovers a manuscript on the practice of illegal blood magic. In secret, she teaches herself the art. Amidst rumors of townspeople devoured by monsters, Anais knows she needs every advantage to keep herself, and her two accidentally acquired friends, safe from the evil crawling out of the night.
This is a short story about a radio talk show host who gets caught up in his own game. He's out to debunk UFO stories, but one night his show goes awry.
I really enjoyed this story. It was well written, and engaging. I can't wait to explore more works by this author!
The first chapter of 'Shadows' tells the story of a girl getting ready to leave home and start college in Boston. We can see the close relationship she has with her mother, and some interaction with her father, who lives in Boston. Cassandra, our protagonist, has a special ability that is revealed at the end of the chapter. Presumably her ability will play a role in the larger story. I really liked the premise, and the very natural modern feel to the story. I can't wait to read the rest. I would suggest another pass through to check for grammatical errors.