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Dragon Bones

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Summary

Dragons have been gone from the world for centuries, though their power remains. A war fought a thousand years ago removed the destructive threat of dragons, allowing fire mages to use the magic stored within their bones to protect the empire for a millennium. The empire has known a fragile peace, held together by that ancient magic. Fes has always longed for stability. Raised within the slums of the empire, taught to steal and hurt others to make his way, when he’s discovered by the emperor’s chief fire mage, he’s given a chance to use his particular gift for gathering lost dragon relics to become something more. An encounter with a priest in possession of a dragon bone reveals the existence of a new power that threatens to return the long dead dragons to the world. Chased by the dangerous enemies, Fes travels into the bleak lands of the Dragon Plains before others can reach it. If he survives, what he discovers means the continued safety of the empire and a promise of wealth and freedom. If he fails, the deadly power of the dragons might return. Yet, with a growing and unexplainable magic within him, it’s the promise of understanding who he truly is that might be the most valuable, only it’s the same power that leaves him with questions some within the empire don’t want answered.

©2018 D.K. Holmberg (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
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The Warrior Mage

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Summary

The world prepares for war. Creatures out of a nightmare press south. And only a few will be able to stop it. Roelle leads the Magi north to discover the secrets of the northern warriors known as the Antrilii. What she discovers forces her to question the role the Magi play in the world as she begins to realize how far they have drifted from their Founders. Rumors out of the north are much worse than she could ever imagine, and her mage warriors might be key to stopping a threat the world hasn't seen in 1,000 years. Jakob has reached Avaneam with the mysterious trunk only to learn that his journey has just begun. What he discovers in the Unknown Lands will be the key to the upcoming battle, if only he can survive it. His visions continue, and Jakob learns there is more to them - and him - than he had known. Can he understand his growing abilities in time?

©2017 D.K. Holmberg (P)2018 ASH Publishing

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
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The Jade Egg

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Summary

A dark sorcerer with a deadly plan attacks Gavin's adopted city. The Chain Breaker Series continues.  After capturing the sorcerer called the Apostle, Gavin decided to remain in the city of Yoran where he’s become comfortable. Work that had been plentiful has dried up and comfort becomes complacency.  While new friends help to find jobs, they’re not the kind of jobs an assassin trained to be the Chain Breaker should take. He’s trained to kill, not track down relics in a city that long ago banished magic.  When pushed to save a young boy, Gavin finds himself dealing with much more than he bargained for. A sorcerer known as the Mistress of Vines has come to Yoran. In order to stop her, he must come to understand a part of himself he was trained to ignore.  It will take an assassin without equal to stop the Mistress of Vines.  Only this time, the Chain Breaker might not be enough. 

©2020 ASH Publishing (P)2020 ASH Publishing

Narrator: John Pirhalla
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
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Storm Dragon

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A new threat for the misfits emerges, only this time it might be another dragon. Jason spends his time trying to protect Dragon Haven and understand the dragon misfits now that he has prevented Lorach from using them. He searches for more misfits, but quickly learns he won't be able to save them all. When word of an attack on the Dragon Guard suggests Lorach is renewing their attempt to destroy the rebellion, Jason leaves to investigate. What he finds changes everything he knows about the misfits. Saving the dragons means risking everything he's gained. If he fails, the rebellion will fail and Dragon Haven will fall. Even worse - the dragon misfits he's fought to find will be destroyed.

©2020 D. K. Holmberg (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
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Dragon Storm

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The dragons deserve to be free, but who will be strong enough to ensure their safety? A war long thought over has returned, and this time the empire is not equipped to survive. Still, the dragons are safe, living in the heart of the forest near an ancient Deshazl settlement. Though hidden from the Damhur who would control them, Fes feels they deserve more and longs to see them fly free again. When another attack leaves the empire weakened, Fes and a few friends search for allies. Finding those allies is key, but who can they trust? With the most recent attack, the likelihood of defeat looms close, and without help, they will certainly fail. Worse, not all is as it seems. The war that has raged for centuries has left a far more lasting effect than any have ever known. The empire must be secured, and only then can Fes take the next step in ending the war - this time for good. But if he can’t protect the dragons, how can he defend against the Damhur?

©2018 D.K. Holmberg (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
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Dragon Rise

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Dragons will return, but who will control them? After betraying both the empire and the rebellion, Fes and Jayell travel alone, struggling to remain safe when a daring break-in that might provide the needed leverage goes awry. Searching for help requires them go to those who want nothing more than to raise the dragons, but it’s where Fes might finally begin to understand just what it means for him to be Deshazl. Facing a fight for his life, he discovers he’s not as alone as he thought. With new allies, he might finally be able to save Jayell, but he needs to do so before a new threat attempts to use him for his connection to the long lost dragons - and destroy the empire. A decision forces him to come to terms with what he really wants. Does he want the protection of the empire, the rebellion, or does he serve only himself?

©2018 D.K. Holmberg (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
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Dragon Rider

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Saving the dragons means risking himself. The empire remains in chaos following the last attack. Fes searches to connect to the newly raised dragon, wanting to find him before the Damhur attack again, but when he finally returns to the capital, he’s too late. War has returned to the empire in full. With dragons controlled by the Damhur attacking along the coast, the fire mages and Dragon Guard outmanned, Fes urgently needs to find a way to save the dragons - and help the empire. The search brings him to a foreign land where he uncovers ancient secrets in his quest. He fears delay; the power of the empire fire mages is limited and already failing. Somehow he needs to find a way to victory, but how can one man stop a war that has raged for centuries?

©2018 D.K. Holmberg (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
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Dragon Bond

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A Dragon has risen. Now the fight to protect it begins. Still trying to master his magic, Fes begins to understand the nature of his power - along with the risks. With a resurrected dragon once more in the world and with the empire believing the worst of the threat is gone, the remaining Deshazl must stop the Damhur incursion into the empire. When a rescue of captured Deshazl goes wrong, Fes finds that his knowledge of his Deshazl abilities might not be enough. Having lived most of his life caring only for himself, he’s now a part of something greater. A war thought ended a thousand years ago returns to the empire, but the powers that stopped the war the last time are no longer. Fes must choose how deeply he wants to get involved. Stopping the war means that those he cares for can understand their heritage and finally unravel the secrets of the empire, while failure means a fate worse than death - for both his people and the dragons.

©2018 D.K. Holmberg (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
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Dragon Blessed

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The magic of the ancient dragons cannot be ignored. Learning he’s descended from the ancient Deshazl, those once known as the Dragonwalkers, has changed nothing for Fes. He continues to serve Azithan and the empire, even after deceiving them. The ancient Deshazl magic lives within him, but Fes doesn’t know how to control it or even if he should try. An old nemesis approaches him with a job he can’t refuse, and he’s forced to head toward Toulen. When betrayal separates him from from a friend in need, Fes must begin to understand how to use his Deshazl magic. If he can’t, not only will he lose his friend, but innocent people will suffer. With a growing magic within him, Fes questions not only the nature of his power, he’s forced to make a choice between these new connections and the empire.

©2018 D.K. Holmberg (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
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The Threat of Madness

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The arrival of the mysterious Magi, along with their near invincible guardians, signals a change. For Jakob, apprentice historian, and son of a priest longing for adventure, it begins an opportunity. When his home is attacked, Jakob starts a journey that will take him far from home and everything he has ever known. Studying with a new swordmaster, he gains surprising skill, but also strange new abilities that make him fear the madness which has claimed so many has come to him. He must withstand it long enough to finish the dangerous task given to him, one that with his new abilities he may be the only person able to complete. With a strange darkness rising in the north, and attackers moving in from the south, powers long thought lost begin to return. Some begin to suspect the key to survival is the answer to a lost prophecy, yet only a few remain with the ability to find it.

©2017 D.K. Holmberg (P)2017 ASH Publishing

Narrator: James Fouhey
Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
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Shadow Blessed

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The A'ras of Nyaesh have a terrifying reputation: skilled swordsmen, owners of powerful magic, and ruthless killers. When they kill her parents, Carth discovers her parents had trained her for magic she never knew she possessed. She must use the skills they taught to stay alive, discover a way to find answers, and avenge them if she can. Only the discovery of a greater threat than the A'ras forces her to risk herself, for new friends and a home she never wanted.

©2016 D.K. Holmberg (P)2016 D.K. Holmberg

Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
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Wasting

Summary

Fate brings them together. Their magic will bind them. In the city of Verdholm, canals separate the highborns in the center sections of the city from the lowborns along the outer sections. The city is isolated, surrounded by a deadly swamp and steam fields which should protect the people of the city from the dangerous outside world. Until it doesn't. For Sam, an orphaned thief who wants only to protect her brother, protection means stealing enough so she can one day buy her way into a better section. She's a skilled thief, and when she's offered a job that can change everything for her, what choice does she have but to take it? Alec is an apothecary who longed to join the prestigious university and become a physicker, but they rarely accept students from the merchant class, and he's now too old to enroll. The surprising discovery of strange magic can change his fortunes, but only if he can fully understand it. When the natural protection of the city fails, and her brother is thrown into danger, Sam must become more than a thief to save him, but she can't do so by herself. Somehow, she and Alec are linked through an ancient magic and together they might be the only ones able to stop an attack that threatens to disrupt the balance within the city and bring the dangers of the outside world to them.

©2017 D.K. Holmberg (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Traci Odom
Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Tormina

Summary

Finding the truth means risking everything.   While trying to track down her brother, Sam discovers she isn't through with Marin quite yet. An attack proves that a traitor sympathetic to Marin remains active in the city, but training prevents Sam from finding answers. With the Thelns once more in the city, Elaine doesn't believe Sam should be involved in the search, which means she has to go off on her own. Doing so risks her position at the palace, but any other choice puts her brother in danger.    Alec continues his studies and realizes how much he still has to learn at the university. Now that he knows some of the master physickers are also Scribes, he wants answers, but his search places him at odds with someone far more powerful than him. When Sam asks for his help with her quest to find the traitor, Alec has to make a dangerous decision, and the fallout will change their lives in the city.    Failure means more than another Theln attack upon the city - it means they might lose everything they have discovered about themselves.

©2018 D.K. Holmberg (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Traci Odom
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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The Wind Rages

Summary

After discovering the Inquisitor’s plot within the Academy, Tolan is offered a chance to go with his father and learn from the Draasin Lord. Doing so not only means turning against the Academy and everything he has come to know, but means the Inquisitors will succeed in their plan.  When the Grand Master comes to him asking a dangerous favor, Tolan must make a choice that might bring him into direct contact with the Draasin Lord. Everything he’s been taught about the elementals and the Draasin Lord is wrong.  If he can stop Aela and the Inquisitors, he might be able to save the Academy, but the Draasin Lord has something else in mind for him.

©2019 ASH Publishing (P)2020 ASH Publishing

Narrator: John Pirhalla
Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
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The Water Ruptures: An Elemental Warrior Series

Summary

The Disciples of the Draasin Lord have again been defeated, yet a traitor remains within Terndahl. The Inquisitors have come, and their presence has everyone on edge. With the help of the Keystone, Tolan has discovered the ability to shape each of the element bonds. Now that he’s passed testing to the second level at the Academy, he finally feels as if he belongs. Still, he can’t shake the feeling that his shaping is different than others - and tied to the elementals. Discovering the reason why leads him to ask dangerous questions. Between that and knowing someone works against the Academy, Tolan finds himself in the middle of a dangerous plot on the Academy itself. Only this time, with Inquisitors involved, he might not be able to escape.

©2019 ASH Publishing (P)2020 ASH Publishing

Narrator: John Pirhalla
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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The Fire Within

Summary

A single mistake has far-reaching consequences for a carpenter's apprentice. With the threat of rogue elementals escaping from the element bond and fear of another attack by the Draasin Lord, life at the edge of Terndahl is difficult for Tolan. Without any magic of his own, he spends his days working as a carpenter’s apprentice. When an elemental attack draws the attention of the Inquisitors from the academy, everything changes.  A mistake brings Tolan into the Terenhall Academy, a prestigious training ground for powerful shapers, but it’s a world where he doesn’t belong. Unlike his classmates, he can’t control the magic of the element bonds. As elementals continue to escape the bond and attack the academy, Tolan finds himself in the middle of danger.  With no shaping ability, he fears there’s something more to the attacks. Now, he must save the academy and find a way to stop these attacks - and find the one behind them.

©2019 D.K. Holmberg (P)2020 ASH Publishing

Narrator: John Pirhalla
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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The Fates of Yoran

Summary

When the Fates attack Yoran, the Chain Breaker must fight back.  After establishing an uneasy truce with the constables, Gavin has settled in Yoran to offer protection to his friends and the remaining magical element in the city.  When a job reveals a dangerous new threat in the city, Gavin must take action. This time the target isn’t Gavin, but the city itself. Magic was banished a generation ago, but the Fates have returned. They bring a dark magic Gavin has never seen before - and might be helpless to control.  It will take more than an assassin to stop the Fates.  It will take magic the Chain Breaker barely understands and can’t control.

©2020 ASH Publishing (P)2021 ASH Publishing

Narrator: John Pirhalla
Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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The Earth Awakens: An Elemental Warrior Series

Summary

Having passed his first test at the Academy, most believe Tolan has proved he belongs. Only Tolan knows the truth: that his shaping required power from the borrowed bondar — and possibly from the elementals themselves. If he can’t find a way to shape without one, he’ll be expelled from the Academy.   When he intervenes to stop another attack on the city, he once again finds himself in the middle of the battle between Terndahl and the Draasin Lord. Worse, because of his continued reliance on the bondars, he begins to fear he might be responsible for releasing elementals.  Another test approaches. For him to remain at the Academy, he must find real power within himself, but a greater challenge distracts him. With increased attacks on the city, Tolan might be the only one to know what they’re after — and how to stop them.

©2019 ASH Publishing (P)2020 ASH Publishing

Narrator: John Pirhalla
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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The Chaos Rises: An Elemental Warrior Series

Summary

The Draasin Lord is captured, but a greater threat remains. Now that Tolan knows the secret of the Draasin Lord, he recognizes more needs to be done. As a student, he’s not in a position to be able to do more, but as a master shaper, he’d be free to travel as he feels necessary. When another attack targets the academy, Tolan knows his unique abilities might make him the only shaper able to respond. He must survive crossing the waste, but even if he does, how can he stop the chaos where none can shape the elements and where no elementals can survive?

©2019 ASH Publishing (P)2021 ASH Publishing

Narrator: John Pirhalla
Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Soldier Sword

Summary

As Endric continues his search for the traitor Urik, a new threat emerges, one that demands the attention of the Denraen. Now an officer, Endric should be a part of the planning, but the general seems determined to keep him from it. Endric searches for information that might help him understand, and as he finally thinks he’s getting close to discovering word on Urik, he’s sent from the city on what appears nothing more than a pointless mission.

When an asset he cares for goes missing, Endric betrays the Denraen to go after them, and doing so brings him into contact with the new threat. Endric might be the only one able to respond, but doing so means he must lead, something he’s struggled with since his commission, and means he’s drawn into a game of Urik’s choosing, one where the stakes are his life and the leadership of the Denraen.

©2017 D.K. Holmberg (P)2018 ASH Publishing

Narrator: Derek Perkins
Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
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Soldier Son

Summary

Endric wants only to serve, but he's destined to lead.

As the second son of the general of the Denraen, Endric wants only to fight, not the commission his father demands of him. When a strange attack in the south leads to the loss of someone close to him, only Endric seems concerned about what happened.

All signs point to an attack on the city, and betrayal by someone deep within the Denraen, but his father no longer trusts his judgment. This forces Endric to make another impulsive decision, one that leads him far from the city on a journey where he discovers how little he knew, and how much more he has to understand. If he can prove himself in time, and with the help of his new allies, he can stop a greater disaster.

©2017 D.K. Holmberg (P)2017 D.K. Holmberg

Narrator: Derek Perkins
Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Shadow Cursed

Summary

When Carthenne Rel first came to Nyaesh, she feared the A'ras. Now she trains with them, struggling to use the magic they teach, and cut off from the shadow blessing within her. Isolated for her differences, she has only a few friends among the other students. When the strange and powerful Master Invar offers to teach her to access the powers warring within her, Carth is isolated even more. As the deadly Reshian attack the city, Carth discovers a secret, one linked to the shadows she must suppress, and the combination of her magic is key to the A'ras survival. She needs to master her abilities as an even more dangerous threat appears, one that changes everything she's become, and challenges everything she knows about her past.

©2016 D.K. Holmberg (P)2017 D.K. Holmberg

Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
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Shadow Born

Summary

Carthenne Rel survived the Hjan attack on the A'ras and has left the north, the only place she ever really known. Now she travels to better understand what it means that she's shadow born. Stranded by storms in a dangerous port city, she's captured while helping rescue a young girl from slavers. Discovering her mysterious captor's agenda forces her to play his games in order to escape, only to realize she hasn't finished with the Hjan. The lessons her captor has taught just might be the key to defeating them for good while protecting all of the north.

©2016 D.K. Holmberg (P)2017 D.K. Holmberg

Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
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Night Dragon

Summary

A true misfit may be the key to finally defeating Lorach, but only if Jason learns its powers in time. Having stopped Lorren and saving the egg, Jason now faces his most dangerous threat as Lorach moves on Dragon Haven. With the city under attack from a strange new power, only with an understanding of the misfit dragons will Jason - and the dragons - finally be free. When even Dragon Haven seeks to use their power, Jason is forced to make a choice between the people who took him in and the dragons he pledged to protect. For Jason, long a misfit himself, the choice is more difficult than he ever imagined. One choice means Lorach will extend their influence beyond their borders and continue their reign of devastation, but the other means the misfits will be sacrificed. Contains mature themes.

©2020 Dan Holmberg (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Mist Dragon

Summary

The dragon misfits are the key to saving the dragons of Lorach, but they must act before a stranger destroys them. Jason has secured a tentative peace for Dragon Haven. With his control over illusion, and the Lorach threat thwarted for now, his time is spent preparing for the next attack, knowing the Dragon Souls will not be easily stopped. An old ally to Dragon Haven returns, but Jason questions his motives - along with his techniques. Now, Jason must choose whether to stop the Dragon Souls or save them. Stopping Lorach for good might mean destroying the captured dragons. It's a choice Jason fears to make, but doing otherwise means betraying those who have come to rely upon him.

©2020 D. K. Holmberg (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Elemental Academy Boxset

Summary

The power of the element bonds flows through the lands of Terndahl. Shapers can control that power and use it. With the threat of rogue elementals escaping from the element bond and fear of another attack by the Draasin Lord, life at the edge of Terndahl is difficult for Tolan. Without any magic of his own, he spends his days working a menial job as a carpenter’s apprentice. When an elemental attack draws the attention of the Inquisitors from the Academy, everything changes. A mistake brings Tolan into the Terenhall Academy, a prestigious training ground for powerful shapers, but it’s a world where he doesn’t belong. Unlike his classmates, he can’t control the magic of the element bonds. With no shaping ability, Tolan must find the fire within himself to succeed. If he can't, he'll not only be forced to leave the Academy, but the dangerous Draasin Lord might gain the very power he's long sought. This box set contains the first three books of the best-selling Elemental Academy series: The Fire Within The Earth Awakens The Water Ruptures

©2020 ASH Publishing (P)2020 ASH Publishing

Narrator: John Pirhalla
Length: 31 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Dragon Sight

Summary

A centuries old war must end. After saving the dragons, Fes knows what must come next, but the empire has other plans. Rather than saving the Deshazl from slavery, the emperor bargains for peace. Can real peace happen when his people remain enslaved? When a summons draws him south, Fes discovers an ancient threat to the dragons that he might not be able to stop. Worse, the Damhur might finally have what they want - a way to control or destroy the remaining dragons. Survival means going to the heart of Javoor for answers, but not only must he be strong enough, but he also needs to find answers before the dragons are destroyed… this time forever. The final book of The Dragonwalker series.

©2018 D.K. Holmberg (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
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Broken

Summary

Decades of peace has ended. The real battle is still to come.   Sam and Alec work to understand their connected magic, but the limited supply of easar paper limits them. Worse, Marin has again disappeared, leaving questions unanswered. How can they be ready for another Theln attack if they don't have an opportunity to train with their abilities?    New power complicates everything. Sam wants to use it to continue taking jobs that will eventually buy her way into the nicer sections of the city, but Alec sees a higher purpose to their magic. When an opportunity Alec thought he would never have is offered, he needs to decide whether to follow his heart or his mind. Sam feels like she should be more than a lowborn, but what is she without her Scribe?    Strange attacks in the city leave her thinking she and Marin aren't the only Kavers remaining, but why would Marin keep that from her? Finding the answers she and Alec need puts both of their lives in danger but might be the key to knowing whether she'll ever be anything more than a lowborn. The safety of the city just might depend on it.

©2018 D.K. Holmberg (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Traci Odom
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible