THE ODYSSIUM SERIES
THE 13th PARAGON Part I
Salla Saar was a promising explorer once, living a whirlwind life of adventure alongside his partner, Natke Orino. One bad day was all it took to shatter that life to pieces. Now, he’s a scrapper—a pirate riding the wild seas of the Odyssan Archipelago.
His crew’s latest job is simple: escort members of a shadow syndicate called Gargazant Ikahn to a clandestine meeting, no questions asked. However, that simple job turns out to be but the opening gambit in a long-dead empire’s return to glory…and Salla has unwittingly played a part.
There’s only one path to redemption, and that road leads him back into the past, to Natke. If he can’t set things right and stop the syndicate from reaching a lost city of untold power, there is only one outcome: WAR.
FROM ASHES OF EMPIRES
THE 13th PARAGON Part II
Surviving a mutiny by his crew and reuniting with Natke Orino was the easy part of Salla’s road to redemption. The hard part lies ahead: finding a set of dangerous artifacts known as the Eyes of the One that have lain hidden away and protected by mystical wards for centuries.
In order to locate the Eyes, the pair must follow in the footsteps of master explorer Dalte duCarde. The journey takes them half a world away and into a savage primordial jungle...one from which duCarde never emerged.
All the while, time is running out. The Gargazant Ikahn syndicate is at the precipice of discovering the lost city of Tempusalist. If they succeed, the mad overlord at their helm—the 13th Paragon himself—will possess all he needs to transform his legions into an unstoppable army, one poised to crush every single nation on the planet.
A 13th PARAGON NOVELLA
In THE 13th PARAGON Part II: FROM ASHES OF EMPIRES, a brief, heated recounting of events offered a mere glimpse into the hasty and ultimately treacherous expedition that launched Natke Orino’s career as an explorer in the Odyssan Archipelago. Now, the story of that journey is at last ready to be told in THE HOLLOW-HEARTED.
They called her Cary the Hollow-Hearted, the first woman to garner widespread notoriety in the art of death for hire. Some claim she was a myth, while others have turned her 300-year-old story into parodies of what might have been.
When the opportunity to discover the truth about her legend arises, Natke Orino and her team cannot refuse. After all, numerous variations of her story claim she was entombed with the vast spoils of her murderous trade.
But once they’re underway, suspicions are quick to arise that they might not be alone on their journey. It’s not just the fortune that’s at stake on this expedition—it’s their very lives.
Also available within IN DARKNESS AND LIGHT: ODYSSIUM COLLECTION VOL. ONE.
HOUSE OF FALLING RAIN
EYES OF ODYSSIUM: BOOK ONE
Something is killing Salla Saar. It started with minor blackouts, and now it’s as though a force within is determined to break him apart from the inside out, leaving him wishing for everything to end. He suspects it has something to do with the Eyes of the One…but why has their power turned on him now?
His only hope lies in the hands of the Majdi Order. Once he’s in their custody, however, it’s decided that the power of the Eyes within him has made him too dangerous to walk free ever again.
That declaration grants him a sentence in the House of Falling Rain—a decrepit retraining facility for wayward Majdi. Yet among the misfits of the Order housed in these dark corridors, another presence lurks, something filled with a dark and terrible purpose.
IN DARKNESS & LIGHT
ODYSSIUM COLLECTION: VOLUME ONE
Explore the world of Odyssium like never before in this collection that draws together a unique set of tales from the past, present, and future of the Odyssium series timeline.
A SONG OF SILENCE and THE OTHER SIDE OF SILENCE offer two sides of the same story—one rife with heartbreak and tragedy, the other with bombast and bloodshed as the clock ticks down toward a cataclysmic event.
Then, in THE HOLLOW-HEARTED, explorer Natke Orino searches out the truth behind a legendary assassin, only to find that a more contemporary killer walks in her midst.
Next, take a stroll through the lighter side of the series in SQUIRM, the first in a new line of stories following perhaps the unluckiest young man in all of Odyssium.
And last, nothing is as it seems when a woman wakes in the aftermath of escaping her kidnapper in the mysterious short MY NAME WAS SOLORINE.
ISLE OF THE SLEEPING GODS
EYES OF ODYSSIUM: BOOK TWO
He took down THE 13th PARAGON. He escaped the HOUSE OF FALLING RAIN and the predatory spirit lurking within its shadowy halls. Now, Salla Saar is the only man in the Majdi Order capable of learning the truth behind the chilling silence coming out of the quarantined isle of Ceynallus.
The Order told him it would be a simple mission. They were wrong. It was no ordinary disease that shut down the borders of the island, but a rampant, viral epidemic that transformed its populace into a ravening, desiccated horde. With only the aid of a small pocket of survivors, Salla must discover the ancient roots of this unnatural plague, and either contain or destroy it.
Should he fail, the future holds only one certainty: a barren world dominated by the vicious throngs that have overtaken Ceynallus…a place that long ago had been known as the ISLE OF THE SLEEPING GODS.
THE GIRL WHO STOLE THE SUN
EYES OF ODYSSIUM: BOOK THREE
An explorer savagely murdered. A journalist who vanished without a trace. A series of energy spikes from a seemingly uninhabited range in the heart of an active war zone. These are the breadcrumbs that lead Salla Saar and his spirit hunting Malisguard team to the hidden village of Storyvale.
The source of the energy spikes appears to be a woman named Miryn Jal, a gentle sun chasing away the perpetual gloom that shadows the isolated hamlet. But in the presence of such light, there also lurks an undeniable darkness. Something haunts the surrounding woods, killing the Valers one after another in swift, grisly succession.
As Salla tries desperately to reconcile the connection—if any—between these two powerful beings from opposite ends of the spectrum, he knows one thing for certain: she must be protected at all costs. If he loses her, all hope for the future vanishes with her.