Tara K. Young


I am a computing archaeologist and fantasy writer. My work often includes archaeological elements and fusion of cultures. I have been working in archaeology for ten years and writing for twice that time. While most of my first works were odd ramblings of a teenager, my adult writings include fantasy that utilizes archaeological reconstructions of cultures sometimes on a theological scale. I spend the first half of the week cataloging and studying ancient cultures and artifacts and the second half taking that information and reinventing it into fictional stories, always with fantasy elements.

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Price: Free! Words: 103,920. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Lucina hopes to graduate in peace but a mysterious present and the arrival of the gorgeous Scot Bran now have her wary. Her intuition and mounting evidence say he's trouble but he soon consumes her thoughts and the person she was begins to fade away. As more strange men begin following her, Lucina must learn what it is about Bran that silences her logic, making her want to become his forever.
Series: Oculus, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 82,910. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Each night in Oculus, the stars fall, killing any they touch. Veleno, a skilled soldier, avoids his father's anger and dreams about the woman who keeps the lights from the city, but when he is assigned to her guard, he discovers a sinister truth behind the city's protections. No longer a willing servant, he learns he must defeat his own father if he ever hopes to save himself or those he loves.
Courted Sanctuary
Price: Free! Words: 83,650. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Under divine protection, Luitgard and Sieglinde knew the Church would not find them. But when the Dominican Justin appears at their gates, they begin to question. Luitgard and Justin leave in search of answers while Sieglinde remains, struggling with a new role and a new relationship. As the threats grow, the women learn the truth about their protections and that living in peace is not possible.
Memory's Emissary
Series: The Moirean Tapestry, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 82,660. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Gryp has spent lifetimes looking for more Stones of Ezamal with no success. When Vanagandr orders him to climb through the ranks of the Wolves, he hopes they will finally be within reach. But when a strange woman appears on Dominans, everything he thinks he knows about angels, gods, and even Thinkers is turned upside down. As he is trying to make sense of these developments, Shinga returns, still
The Monstrous Hunt
Price: Free! Words: 20,120. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
When Oliver finds himself bored at a Renaissance fair, he sees the woman of his dreams. Refusing to let her slip away without a fight, he impulsively follows her to York. Unfortunately, he witnesses a series of strange murders and his simple efforts to meet a girl are turned into the worst of nightmares.
The Whispering War, Book 2 of the Moirean Tapestry
Series: The Moirean Tapestry, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 128,770. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Thinkers have survived millions of years trapped in physical vessels. They lived in peace. They thought they were completely alone as they tried to regain the abilities that would give them freedom. When people begin to go missing, Lapidus and others learn that their most basic assumption has been wrong. With the threat of destruction by wrathful gods, the Thinkers must find a way to survive.
Devil's Sacrifice
Price: Free! Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
When a stranger seeks refuge from a blizzard in a tiny tavern, the locals share with him the story of how they came to be plagued by eternal winter.
Gods' Masks, Book 1 of the Moirean Tapestry
Series: The Moirean Tapestry, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 97,850. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The end of utopia may lead to the beginning of truth. When an ancient prophecy resurfaces, Altruvia is ripped from her home by rival races, the Wolves and Dragons. Her attempts to regain her freedom lead her into political intrigues older than memory. With her twin brother, she discovers that the greatest threat existence has ever known is still alive and seeking vengeance.
Shauna's Inheritance
Price: Free! Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Shauna's birthday brings little to celebrate this year. Her mother is dying of an illness that has baffled doctors. What she cannot grasp is why her mother is indifferent to her own mortality. When Shauna discovers a strange locket in her mother's room, she learns the truth behind her mother's health. What seemed to be indifference was something much worse.