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About JA Andrews
JA Andrews is a writer, wife, mother, and unemployed rocket scientist. She doesn't regret the rocket science degree, but finds it generally inapplicable in daily life. Except for the rare occurrence of her being able to definitively state, "That's not rocket science." She does, however, love the stars.
She began writing stories and creating coloring books because these sorts of things need an outlet. And now good markers are a deductible business expense.
She spends an inordinate amount of time at home, with her family, who she adores, and lives deep in the Rocky Mountains of Montana, where she can see more stars than she ever imagined.
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I wish more of the nudges that shaped history were the gentle kind—the signing of a treaty, the commitment to protect the weak, the spreading of a story that would enlighten minds.
Alas, humans are more prone to stagnate than to change willingly, and so most nudges are given with force and terror and blood.
Most nudges come at the slicing of a blade or the searing of a flame.
The final chapters of Sable’s beginning certainly did.
More blades than I hope to see again, and the fire…
Who could ever forget the fire?
—Excerpt from Chapter 2 of Interesting Beginnings by Flibbet the Peddler
Phoenix Rising is the final book in the Keeper Origins.
The truth is neither plain, nor simple.
Sable, a reluctant thief from the slums, can feel truth when people speak. For years she’s been using that skill to try to break free from the vicious gang boss she's indebted to.
Escape comes in the form of an odd set of companions:
-a dwarf running from the past,
-an actor with a magical, glowing tree
-a too-helpful kobold,
-a playwright with a knack for getting stories out of people, and
-a man and woman with suspicious, magical powers.
But Sable’s freedom is short lived.
On the edges of civilization, they discover hidden, terrifying lies in the offers of peace from the brutal Kalesh Empire.
Now, she must return to the city she fled, and along with her companions, attempt an impossible task—convince everyone, including the powerful Dragon Prioress, of the truth.
Except the Kalesh web of lies has ensnared everyone.
With her land, her people, and everything she loves hanging in the balance, Sable is the only one standing between freedom, and certain death.
The Keeper Origins Trilogy and the Keeper Chronicles Trilogy can be read in any order. Both high fantasy trilogies take place in the same world, but are standalone series.
The growing power in Sable’s words nearly changed the world. Until she was betrayed and silenced.
A year ago on the land’s biggest stage, Sable’s voice nearly burned down the carefully constructed lies of the Kalesh Empire.
Now, Sable’s skills are merely tools in High Prioress Vivaine’s desperate negotiations with the new Kalesh Ambassador, who’s denounced Sable as a zabat. A rebel. A firestarter.
Sable would love nothing more than to burn down the Empire.
But with threats against her sisters looming, the acting troupe driven away, and no news of Reese for a year, she’s too chained and alone to even light a spark.
Meanwhile, the Empire grows on the south like a disease and stretches its poisoned fingers even into the northern lands.
Desperate to fight, Sable sends details about the Kalesh to the one ember of hope kindling in the north - a small, mysterious band of rebels.
Vivaine hates the rebellion, though, and her spies have discovered their location—and that Sable is more deeply connected to them than she knows. Unless Sable turns her back on the rebellion and pledges loyalty to Vivaine, the prioress will reveal the rebel camp to the Kalesh.
But Vivaine should not be so rash, because the power of Sable’s voice is stirring again, the old coals being stoked into flames.
And she’s ready to embrace the title of zabat.
When Mallon the Undying threatened the land years ago, the elves stopped him—and then disappeared.
Now Mallon's followers seek to bring him back to finish what he started. Only the Keepers—storytellers, historians, and magic-wielders—are left to stand against them. Alaric, who betrayed everything he believed to save his wife — and still failed. Will, a storyteller who’s convinced his weak magic makes him useless. And Sini, a former slave girl with unimaginable power but no way to wield it.
Can they survive being hunted by dragons, attacked by frost goblins, and betrayed by traitors in their midst? Or will Mallon's minions overwhelm them and plunge the land into darkness?
The complete trilogy of The Keepers Chronicles includes: A Threat of Shadows Pursuit of Shadows Siege of Shadows
It's astonishing how often love and magic are mistaken for each other.
The enemy hordes are approaching, and there's nothing to protect Stone Gap except a black rams horn with powers more legend than reality, and a young woman desperate to save those she loves.
The Black Horn is a short story related to the Keeper Chronicles.
It is a standalone story and can be read at any time.
Can Sini keep her past from destroying everyone's future?
Sini has finally found a family with the Keepers.
After escaping from a childhood on the street and years of slavery, Sini's new life as a Keeper should be idyllic. But she can't shake the feeling she just doesn't belong.
Not only because she's the first female Keeper in centuries. Her magic is too different to be useful. And Lukas, her foster brother who loved and protected her from the worst ravages of slavery, is now being accused of terrible things.
When the Keepers are called to the capitol to address this threat, she finds herself once again out of place. As much as Sini doesn't want to believe it, the evidence is growing that Lukas is amassing an army along the southern border. He's using his magic to poison the minds of Queensland's people, and his dragon to spread death and destruction.
To save Queensland, Sini teams up with Will and Alaric to enlist the aid of the dwarves. Sini's magical powers finally begin to stir, but with a frightening intensity.
Will Sini learn to control her magic, or will she lose everything to the brother she doesn't want to fight?
Siege of Shadows is the third and final book in the engaging world of The Keeper Chronicles. Great for fans of Brandon Sanderson, Lindsay Buroker, and Robin Hobb!Buy the complete trilogy today – or get it free in Kindle Unlimited.
The Ghost of the White Wood has been a thorn in the Kalesh Empire’s side for years.
Until Captain Bastian captures her—and she becomes so much more than a thorn.
The Ghost of the White Wood is a short story related to Raven's Ruin (Keeper Origins Book 2) but it can be read as a standalone at any time.
Alaric betrayed everything he believed to save Evangeline — and failed.
His last chance to save the woman he loves lies in an ancient Wellstone, a repository of power, buried and lost long ago.
Luck—or something more troubling—leads him to a small group searching for the same stone.
A disgruntled dwarf,
a bumbling wizard,
and an elf with an unsettling amount of power.
If he can gain their trust, they might help him find the cure.
But the Wellstone holds more than he knows, and a terrible evil he’d thought defeated is stirring again, searching for the stone.
Can the companions survive a traitor, a dragon, and their own pasts to reach the stone before time runs out?
This new 2nd edition includes maps and illustrations.
A Threat of Shadows is the brilliant introduction to the magical world of The Keeper Chronicles, a new epic fantasy series by JA Andrews. Fans of Patrick Rothfuss, David Eddings, and Terry Pratchett will love this unputdownable tale.
Dive into this enchanting fantasy novel with real emotional depth. Grab your copy of A Threat of Shadows and begin this epic series today!
These eight fast-paced tales of heroes and heroines rising from ashes to victory will pull you into rich established fantasy worlds for thrilling tales of rogues and villains, high stakes and peril, and adversity and hope - all with the hallmarks of sword and sorcery that you will love.
Perfect for new readers wanting to find their next favourite fantasy authors and readers returning to beloved worlds for adventures with their favourite characters.
The Path to Hope by Andy Peloquin
Colborn has known only scorn, pain, and abuse in his short life. But all it takes is a single act of human decency and kindness to pull the boy from abject misery and set him down a path to hope...
Sword Saint and the Night Fox by JC Kang
The Silver Fox wants to steal the royal regalia. The King’s First Sword is entrusted to protecting it. Neither know the truth about each other.
Dagger and Demon by RG Long
Tasked with breaking out a famed adventurer from a tower prison in the desert, Silverwolf the assassin must decide which is more important: earning another bounty or staying far away from the demons everyone thought were banished for good.
The Mayfly Sword by Sarak K L Wilson
Talking Swords are the best kinds of swords - and this one is a better partner for the heist than it’s owner could hope to be. I want it more than anything I’ve ever owned. And by vice and trickery I shall have it.
The Dread Firewielder, Drade Savven by Jordan Rivet
Access to the molten Fire magic of Vertigon has been restricted for decades. Drade Savven is convinced he’s destined to free the magic and seize the power for himself. But when someone else makes the first move, Drade must call on unexpected skills to fend off disaster.
The Deal is Struck by JA Andrews
Flibbet the peddler has always trusted his strange cart. Until the day it leads him back to the one place he's sworn never return, and offers a deadly dagger to his worst enemy.
The Shadow Ring by Eric T Knight
Gefir just needs one big score and he can quit the thieving life forever. The magic ring he steals from the sorcerer seems like the answer to his prayers. But stealing from sorcerers just never seems to end well.
The Thief of Pelenor by Meg Cowley
It's a good day to be a rogue. Elf Aedon - Legendary Thief of Pelenor - and his merry band of misfits don't tolerate injustice. When they encounter a mercenary raid on a defenceless village, the companions will do everything in their devious, magical, and ingenious powers to be sure that villainy is repaid with just reward... This Chronicles of Pelenor short story is sure to entertain with fast, fun, and satisfying action!
- Killien, the unyielding clan chief who’s becoming increasingly volatile.
- Sora, the suspicious ranger who sees more than she should.
- A swarm of frost goblins that devour with tooth and claw.
The list of people and things that could get Will killed keeps growing.
While Alaric is in Queensland, searching for Kordan’s Wellstone, Keeper Will is over the mountains in the hostile Roven Sweep, searching for his missing sister.
After catching a glimpse of a woman who could be her in a Keeper-hating Roven clan. Will convinces Killien to let him travel north with them to their summer homes.
Under the relentless suspicions of Sora, a tenuous friendship grows between Will and Killien, who talks of building peace among the hostile Roven.
Except Will’s thin disguise as a storyteller is crumbling quickly and Sora may already know who he is.
The more Will gets to know Killien, the more troubling things he learns. Killien’s hatred for Keepers runs deep, and for all his talk of peace, the man’s greatest wish is to control a vicious army.
And a dragon.
But Will doesn’t know that the chief has taken more from him than just his sister.
And Killien controls enough power to gain everything he wants.
In this exciting collection of noblebright fantasy, fresh new fantasy voices and award-winning authors explore grief and hope, sacrifice and heroism. Rediscover the best aspect of classic fantasy - the noblebright ideals that made heroes heroic, even when the world grew dark around them.
Wizards, princesses, peasants, schoolchildren, griffins, and the song of the stars shine brightly in these wide-ranging tales of possibility, courage, and hope.
This anthology features stories from:
JA Andrews, Gustavo Bondoni, Christopher Bunn, M.C. Dwyer, Yvonne Eliot, Francesca Forrest, Chloe Garner, Corrie Garrett, Joanna Hoyt, Cate Isert, Glenn James, Jim Johnson, Ville Meriläinen, A. K. R. Scott, Sherwood Smith, and John Taloni.