You would think a person with an advanced degree in a science discipline would have more sense than to be a fiction writer. Alas, I apparently skipped that session of course work and ran full bore at the Science Fiction and Fantasy wall.
If you heard a teeth rattling sound a while back, pay it no mind - it was just me trying to knock sense back into my own head. Apparently all it did was knock a couple more story lines loose. Go figure.
Is Lyria simply a product of a gamer’s imagination? Or is there something else behind the digital evolution of the Tales of Lyria online roll-playing game? There is no doubt that the content creators immersed themselves in the world they created. From the extreme cosmetic surgery, that transformed a receptionist into the living embodiment of the frost elf race, to the seemingly innocent details of the game itself, it is hard to believe that it is all imagination.
Ryuunoske lived and breathed the lessons he was taught from infancy. Until he encountered Scarlet, his passion never overwhelmed his training. When confronted by her confidence and sexual submission, all rational thought fled him. As a writer Scarlet knows that experience is the lifeblood of creativity. She never suspected an innocent action, would reawaken the woman she bled to evolve beyond.
As a contract engineer Cali has traveled the world and lived in places she can’t pronounce the name of correctly. Until they accepted a contract in Tokyo, until Ren, she was content living a mobile life. Mia enjoyed flitting from city to city like a charming butterfly. She never expected to reunite her with a lover from S. Korea, or that he’d still be able to make her weak kneed with his cooking.
Rose hides from her personal anxieties in her career as a professor of Japanese History. She agreed to teach at Adachi Traditional University, in Tokyo, at the behest of her cousin. Attending an exclusive private university in Tokyo is a professional necessity, not a personal choice, for Miki. She never dreamed she’d be blackmailed, model or drive a street race, all before midterms.
Blood Flower was taken prisoner by a tainted shaman when she was a child. She became a woman with the power to command the abysmal and shadow magic her Master forced into her the moment he captured her. On her first night of freedom she meets Thalia, a pacifist healer. Stunned by the death that follows Blood Flower, Thalia discovers how little the orc woman knows of the world outside the islands.
The day Fellstra refused to wed, she was banished from Darkwind City. She was sent to an isolated monastery, and never expected to return. It was at the monastery, in the frozen heart of winter, that Fellstra discovered the strength she needed to be come a warlock. It was the perfect place to train, learn, and harness her arcane might, as she battled creatures, elements, and the Kahn.
Sir Zian Windstorm, knight of the Dusklight order, was the last knight of his line. He knew himself to be a drunk, a gambler, and a progenitor of debauchery. Right up until the very moment he wasn’t. With his honor restored, Sir Zian burned with determination to battle the forces of darkness. No matter the cost, he would face the threat of the wizard that crushed Dusklight and killed his father.
Separated and facing life-threatening circumstances, how will the twins react to their introduction to life in Lyria? As a Diamond Tower wizard, Violet must bond to the spirits of the charms she’s been collecting. If she fails, her wealth of charms becomes property of the tower. To advance in the Rogue’s Guild, Rowan must pit his wits against traps, monsters, and his newly acquired female form.
A heart’s desire is a tricky thing. Especially when the thing that is desired is freedom, freedom from expectation, freedom from isolation, freedom to act, and the freedom to find a path of one’s own to walk. Magic has a price, and ripping through the boundaries between worlds causes a rift that must be balanced. Just what is an Equivalent Exchange?
Akane never thought of herself as a weapon. Not when she was a green 2nd Lieutenant freshly graduated from Mars Officer’s Academy, and certainly not after her last combat command. It wasn’t until she was two years retired from Mars Army, and an Employee of Shinobu Corporation, that she became a weapon.
As the eldest daughter of Lord Abergayle Madeline’s life was predictable, unemotional and a thing to be endured. After she is made the ward of a distant cousin she is expected to become more than she ever knew she could be. She is allowed to want and she grows to desire Leopold Braxton. In her heart she thinks of him with emotions more intense than she ever dreamed lived within her.
Among the towers and houses of magic within the City of Midnight, the wizards of the Obsidian Tower are the least trusting. Within the four districts of Midnight, the ones least trusted are those of the Warren. Of the seven gleaming towers of Moonglow only White Tower stands empty.
An empty tower, is more of a temptation than three young adventures, wizard, rogue and cleric, can resist.
Adeline was accustomed to not quite knowing what was going on around her. Twenty years living in nations whose languages were everything other than English, ensured that.
However, she was not accustomed to hallucinations – especially ones that included her waking up outside Nightelm Garrison, the beginning training ground for game characters in the online roll playing game Tales of Lyria.
Ana von Lou is a healer, more than that she is the leader of an entire healing clan. Within her clan are an ancient race of creature called kry-an. The leader of the healing caste hates Ana for more reasons than her race and she craves to posses the kry-an. In response to attacks on their clan Ana and Maul unleash the ferocity of the kry-an and risk all that they are to recover their own.
Ana von Lou travels into the heart of the slavers star system,in an effort to rescue Te’ik from slavery. By splitting her clan into two groups she risks the lives of her warriors and the bonds she shares with her soul sibs. In the aftermath of her escape from the slaver planet, she will be imprisoned, gain more Te’ik and tor-in, travel to the Cori home world and sever a bond with a soul sib.
Wendy Waters traveled to the Middle East for a horse race, not to become a woman displaced in time. During a rest stop she and her horse traveled from their time to another. Once she was returned to civilization, her scientific mind was forced to accept the evidence of the world around her. She was alive in 1906 Cairo.
When Ana von Lugh stepped between a warrior and her victim, she did not intend to break through 3,000 years of Imperialist doctrine by becoming the first of her kind. In succeeding where others failed, she risks her life and sanity. As if soul bonding to seven members of a healing clan, wasn’t enough of a challenge, she adopted six of the deadliest warriors to ever trek through the ‘verse.