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About Christopher Mitchell
Christopher Mitchell is the author of the epic fantasy series the Magelands.
Christopher’s first memory is of Elvis dying. His gran told him it was because he’d eaten too many cakes, and Christopher believed her. She also told him that there were fairies at the bottom of her garden, and he believed that too.
He counts himself very fortunate to have a supportive wife and four beautiful children. He loves deserts, which is too bad as he lives in Scotland, but the mountains, glens and lochs more than make up for it.
His other love is Greek Tragedy, especially Euripides, and he also reads history, science, fantasy, and pretty much anything about the Beatles…
Visit him at www.christophermitchellbooks.com
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On one side are the Holdfasts, a family that has already saved the world more than once; but also a family that includes mass-murderers, war criminals, and the vain, disobedient, and ambitious.
On the other side is the imperial army – the only armed force on the Star Continent, and one guided by Daimon – a young Dream Mage with a grudge.
Adopted into the ranks of Daphne’s family, Thorn of Greyfalls Deepen has finally achieved her goal – now all she has to do is unite the Holdfasts, or risk being the shortest-lived ruler the Star Continent has ever seen.
For the first time in years, the entire Holdfast family is gathered in the same place. For Daphne, however, this is more than just the family reunion she has been longing for. At stake is the future of the entire Empire, and the choices made by the Holdfasts will determine if the Star Continent will live in peace, or descend into civil war.
Karalyn has something other than the imperial succession on her mind. Her discovery that Belinda might still be alive on Implacatus has concentrated her thoughts on one objective – freeing the unwilling bride from the clutches of Edmond. To have any chance of success, she will need the help of others. From four different worlds, a group of unlikely heroes emerge; but will they be enough to save the Third Ascendant?
Stolen from his home, Corthie Holdfast has arrived in the City of the Eternal Siege as a new Champion.
He must fight alongside the Blades, whose lives are dedicated to the defence of the City against the hordes of monstrous Greenhides; or die at the hands of the Gods who rule.
Maddie Jackdaw, a young Blade, faces her last chance. Thrown out of every unit defending the City, either she takes on a new role, or she will be sent to the Rats, a company of misfits given the perilous tasks beyond the Great Walls.
Her new role, if she takes it, will bring her face to face with her deepest fears, for beneath the walls, in a secret and hidden lair, lies a dragon, imprisoned and waiting…
***** "Absolute must read if you enjoy magic and action..."
Six mages from five different lands, each with a destiny that will bind them together as friends, enemies and lovers, must join the battle for control of their world before facing the ultimate test, one that will determine the survival of the Magelands.
This box-set includes the first four books (complete arc) of The Magelands Epic, over 2000 pages!
The Queen’s Executioner
The Severed City
Needs of the Empire
Five peoples. Five powers. One land.
Millennia ago, five continents smashed together to create a new world – The Star Continent.
For countless years the earth shifted and settled and now, at last, the five peoples can meet each other on the fertile plateau that joins their lands together.
Two of these peoples, the Realm of the Holdings and the Rahain Republic, are advanced, rich and powerful, and the world is soon engulfed in war.
The Rahain grow dominant and eye their neighbours with greed, but the Holdings have a secret weapon – the creator of the world is their god and ally, and can speak to their mightiest vision mages.
With a god on their side, how can the Holdings lose…
What readers are saying:
***** “If you like this genre, you simply must buy this series. excellent storyline, teeth gripping action and suspense and a story you don't want to end.”
***** “Welcome to the Magelands series. It’s a weird and wonderful ride. Be prepared to get hooked from the get go.”
***** “I have read nothing in a long time that leads to an Epic series such as this.”
***** “There is plenty of action, intrigue, deception, unfortunate outcomes and other scenarios that made this a compelling read.”
***** “I just finished The Queens Executioner and immediately bought the rest of the series. To me that is the highest recommendation I can give.”
***** “Just an excellent story! Characters are believable and it makes it easy to fall in love with them (or want to kill them!).”
***** “A must read for fans of Fantasy Fiction”
***** “ I like the use of some 'new' races instead of the common elves/dwarves/goblins etc, and the author has put a lot of thought into building the world and its various cultures and societies. Plus there are some high-stakes dramatic moments and unexpected twists that make for an exciting read. Recommended!”The Magelands Epic series contains strong language.
Back where it all began.
Living quietly with her young children in Colsbury Castle, Karalyn Holdfast has found peace at last. With the Sextant of the Gods under her control, she is making up for lost time, while keeping a wary eye on events sweeping across the other worlds where members of the Holdfast family live. Little does she know that her life is about to change again, as a young mage arises from the remote mountains of Kellach Brigdomin – a young mage who will upset the balance of power that has been carefully nurtured on the Star Continent.
With an eye on achieving ultimate power for herself, Thorn Holdfast arrives in Plateau City with her husband Keir, ready to begin work for an Empress who has not yet forgiven her for the treachery of her youth.
Without any wars to fight, Corthie Holdfast faces a different battle – against the demons in his own mind. Striving to live a peaceful life with Aila and his young family, Corthie’s resolve will be put to the test. If he fails to resist the lure of violence that calls out to him, not only will his family be under threat, but the safety of his entire world.
The nightmare has begun… but where is the Black Dragon?
After a thousand years, the Eternal Enemy has breached the Great Walls, devastating great swathes of the City. Thousands lie dead, while the survivors huddle behind the old and decaying walls of the inner defences.
With the greenhides on one side, and the corrupt and cruel regime of the ruling Gods on the other, the people of the City await their end.
All that stands in the way is a disgraced Champion, a tortured God and two Mortals from a forgotten legend…
The new Prince of Tara rules the City of the Eternal Siege and nothing will get in his way – all must kneel before him or die.
But what is power without the woman he desires? For three hundred years, the Prince has longed for Aila, wanting her as his bride.
Now that the City is in his hands, he will do anything to possess her, even if it means plunging the City into a new Civil War.
Beneath the Great Walls, the heart of the black dragon is filled with despair. Back in chains with no hope of freedom, she longs for death. Her only reason to live is her rider – but is Maddie enough?
Lostwell – a dying world of volcanos, earthquakes, endless wastes and wild dragons.
For Corthie and Aila, Lostwell is a stepping stone to the home of the Holdfasts, and for Blackrose and Maddie it is the way to Dragon Eyre. But for Belinda, Lostwell means something else – the land where she once ruled as Queen.
Within the sanctuary of the Falls of Iron, the exiles from the city of Pella and Tara make their plans, but unknown to them, on Implacatus, the home of the Gods, a task force is being assembled – their mission, to find and secure the source of Salve, the miracle material that grants everlasting youth to the gods.
Sable Holdfast works alone. Tasked with finding a Quadrant, the former assassin is trying to redeem herself. Can she stop the gods of Implacatus from finding the world of Maddie and Aila, and help Corthie get home, or will she succumb to the old temptations…
Onward to Dragon Eyre.
Blackrose, mightiest of dragons, has returned to her world, and found it torn apart by civil war and a brutal occupation. For two decades, the elite Banner armies of Implacatus have struggled to subdue the homeland of the dragons – a world of island chains set amid a sparkling ocean, where the navy battle pirates for control of the lawless seas.
As Blackrose and Maddie’s return heralds the beginning of a new uprising, the dragon queen must make new allies, as well as find a way to tame the reckless and powerful witch, Sable Holdfast, and her dragon Badblood.
Her dreams in tatters, Sable Holdfast plots to bring the world of Dragon Eyre to its knees. With the gods gathering their strength, Sable embarks upon a campaign of bloodshed and destruction, vowing to annihilate the forces that occupy Dragon Eyre, as Blackrose, her reluctant ally, strives to protect the Realm of Ulna from the enemies that surround it.
At stake is not only Ulna, but the entire world of Dragon Eyre, and the future of the Ascendants. Caught between the wrath of Sable, the wild dragons of Wyst, and the mighty forces of Implacatus, Blackrose must fight for her realm, her people, and the survival of Dragon Eyre.
The Reign of Terror begins...
Rescued from a desert wasteland where he had been stranded for four thousand years, the Tenth Ascendant sits upon the throne of the City - his powers subduing the immortal gods and demigods who once ruled.
Across the Straits in Jezra, Emily, Van and Kelsey Holdfast rally the last forces of resistance to the Ascendant's rule. At stake is the future, not only of the City of the Aurelians, but of the tyrant gods of Implacatus.
The only way to stop him is for former enemies to unite, but some crimes are too terrible to be forgiven...
The battle had been won – but the war is far from over.
The Realm of Ulna has been liberated, and Blackrose sits upon her throne once again. Victory over the Banner forces has secured her rule, but opposition to Maddie, her foreign rider, continues to grow. With Unk Tannic agents infiltrating every corner of Dragon Eyre society, Maddie’s position is more fragile than she thinks.
On the other side of the world, Topaz is coming to terms with his new life in the service of the Five Sisters – the most notorious band of pirates sailing the seas of Dragon Eyre; while Sable Holdfast, severely injured in the battle to save Ulna, has finally found peace on a quiet, beautiful island with Badblood. She has turned her back on the world, but it hasn’t yet finished with her…