The Books of Bayern Series
Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, spends the first years of her life listening to her aunt’s stories and learning the language of the birds, especially the swans. As she grows up, Ani develops the skills of animal speech, but she never feels quite comfortable speaking with people.So when Ani’s mother sends her away to be married in a foreign land, she finds herself at the mercy of her silver-tongued lady in waiting, who leads a mutiny that leaves her alone, destitute, and fleeing for her life. To survive, Ani takes on work as a royal goose girl, hiding in plain sight while she develops her forbidden talents and works to discover her own true, powerful voice.
Enna’s brother, Leifer, has found the secret to an extraordinary power–to make fire without a spark. It’s an ability that could be used for good . . . if he can control it. But Enna can’t decide if it’s a power she wants for herself, or one that should be extinguished forever. When their home country of Bayern goes to war, the choice becomes unbearable. Enna never imagined the warm, life-giving energy of fire could destroy anything she loves, but now she must try to save Bayern and herself before fire consumes her entirely.
Razo has never considered himself anything but ordinary–and certainly not a great soldier. So he’s sure it’s out of pity that his captain asks him to join an elite mission escorting the ambassador into Tira, Bayern’s greatest enemy.But when the Bayern arrive in the strange southern country, it’s Razo who discovers the first dead body. He is also the only Bayern able to befriend the right people–potential allies who can provide information about the ever-increasing murders–like the beautiful Lady Dasha. If Razo can embrace his talents, he might be the only one who can get the Bayern soldiers home alive.
About Forest Born (ISBN: 9781681193199)
Ever since her brother Razo introduced her to the trees, Rin has turned to them for peace or reassurance, even direction–that is, until the day they seem to reject her. Rin is sure something is wrong with her, something that is keeping her from feeling at home in the Foreat, from trusting herself with anyone at all.Determined to find a new sense of self, Rin accompanies Razo into the city, where she discovers that a mysterious threat haunts Bayern. She joins with three magical girls–Isi, Enna, and Dasha–as they venture toward the kingdom of Kel . . . where someone wants them dead.