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About R. K. Thorne
R. K. Thorne is an independent fantasy and science fiction author whose writing is fueled by her addiction to notebooks, role-playing games, coffee, and red wine.
She has read speculative fiction since before she was probably much too young to be doing so and encourages you to do the same.
She lives in the green hills of Pennsylvania with her family and two gray cats that may or may not pull her chariot in their spare time.
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A warrior prince, an enslaved mage, a plot to draw the world to war.
Over 1300 pages of action, adventure, magic, and sacrifice.
Prince Aven Lanuken wants something more than a trophy for a future wife. He wants a woman who will be more friend than follower. A queen who will be more warrior than diplomat. He wants a partner he can trust… with a dangerous secret that’s kept him trapped in a dark mountain fortress his entire life.
Mage slave Miara wants something more, too—to find an enemy prince. And not to marry him. She’s just received orders for her very first kidnapping. She loathes the idea of it, and it’s probably a suicide mission. But she’s never failed a mission before, and she doesn't intend to start now.
Of all the women in the world, why does he have to fall for this one?
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This digital boxed set is a great deal and contains the following books (and over 400,000 words):
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- Book 2: Mage Strike
- Book 3: Star Mage
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Start reading today and fall into the world enjoyed by thousands of readers. Magic, politics, love, and fate collide in the destinies of two people in this epic and yet personal fantasy adventure from R. K. Thorne.
Each step has brought them closer to Ellen's ultimate goal—finding and defeating Dr. Arakovic, the scientist who destroyed her unit, her brothers- and sisters-in-arms, and her promising Union career. The woman who nearly stole Ellen's sanity.
But Arakovic's Songbirds grow more powerful each day. The clues are adding up. And the Audacity crew is discovering that Songbird's influence reaches deeper and farther than they ever expected.
They'll dive into battle—but this time they may find themselves underwater.
Not every battle can be won. Ellen Ryu has never let that stop her from trying.
But with his newfound daughter and new friends to protect, will the cost be too high for Kael to stay by her side?
Jump into this epic adventure in a galaxy where abuse of science is rampant and hope is all some people have left. Character-driven space opera with a mix of humor, action, and romance, SONGBIRD RISING is the fourth book in the Audacity Saga.
A dangerous new passenger. A ship full of elite women marines. A package containing a terrible secret.
Meet Kael Sidassian: disgruntled mercenary and glorified guard of doors. Forced into a life he would never have chosen as a cyborg merc, he's lost not only his freedom but also his ability to feel anything—or appreciate the opposite sex—because of his cybernetic augmentations. That is, until last week when a renegade scientist blew the lock off his testosterone and reopened his eyes.
A chance to free himself has landed in Kael's lap. He can run and hope his "employers" forget he was ever born. He just needs to get a ride off this backwater planet and deliver the strange capsule that's been foisted on him. One last mission.
Unfortunately for Kael, there's only one ride off this planet. And it's on the starship Audacity, led by famed war veteran Commander Ellen Ryu and her elite marines. Dangerous, competent, well-trained, female marines.
Commander Ryu is not to be trifled with, and she doesn't trust easily. And she certainly doesn't appreciate flirting. As an enemy rises to face them both, Ryu could be Kael's savior—or the one to finally end him.
Because these women are on a hidden mission to seek and destroy abuses of technology anywhere in the galaxy.
Abuses like the strange capsule hidden in his cabin.
For lovers of sci-fi adventure with a side of romance in the tradition of Lindsay Buroker, David Weber, Elizabeth Moon, and Lois McMaster Bujold, THE EMPRESS CAPSULE is the first volume in the Audacity Saga.
Foundation scientist Chayana Persad has new tech that could help defend against Ryu’s oldest enemy. But local telepaths have been vanishing, and Persad’s son is missing—and somehow at the center of these crimes. As the crew searches for answers, they’ll have to dodge Capital’s corrupt police, allies with hidden agendas, and a traitor aboard Audacity itself. Enemies will strike, guns will fail, and the team will face some tough choices.
Can Kael, Ellen, and the crew pull closer together? Or will this decadent planet rip them forever apart?
For lovers of romantic space opera, Lois McMaster Bujold, and David Weber, CAPITAL GAMES is the second volume in the Audacity series. It's got action, adventure, and at least one pair of killer high heels.
The hard part should have been over. Former slave Miara and Crown Prince Aven have escaped with their freedom and their lives. From kidnapper and captive, they’ve grown into a powerful partnership. And they’ve returned to the mountain fortress of Estun, triumphant, to warn his people of the rising menace just across their border.
But escape was only the first step. War looms. Hundreds of mages still live in slavery. Neither the king nor the queen believes the people will support a foreign spy as crown princess, no matter how loyal Miara truly is. And enemy agents plot to keep Aven from the throne by any means necessary, be they mundane—or murderous.
On top of it all, the Dark Master has plans of his own: to enslave a vast mage army bound to his will alone. To obliterate all knowledge of the forbidden star magic, no matter the cost. And to get a little revenge too, while he’s at it.
Powerful new enemies, tenacious new allies, and earth-shaking magic join Aven and Miara in this second volume of the Enslaved Chronicles.
Reunited safely in Panar, Miara, Aven, and their friends have conquered more obstacles than they thought possible. The Akarian Assembly has accepted Aven and his magic -- and Miara as his queen. But the problems for Akaria and its freemages are only beginning. One ally has vanished. Another teeters on the edge of death. And a third will face a choice between duty and love.
Meanwhile, the Dark Master has marshalled the combined power of Mage Hall and Kavanar’s army. He's closer than ever before to his goals: destroy the star mage and his magic, recapture those who've escaped, and seize all of Akaria for himself.
With the true, terrible potential of magic unleashed, no one can predict what destruction will be wrought. The struggle for the freedom of mage slaves culminates in all-out war in this third and final volume of the Enslaved Chronicles.
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BEYOND THE STARS: Infinite Expanse includes these short stories:
* Precious Cargo (C.H. Hung)
* Antecedent (R. A. Steffan)
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* Imperatrix, Redux (Nemma Wollenfang)
* Mirage and Shadow (R.K. Thorne)
* Coffin Rider (James Rossiter)
* Oresa (R.J. Howell)
* Malfunction (Jack Lyster)
* Enemy Within (J.M. Thomas)
* For Your Eyes Only (Ethan Freckleton)
* Terminal Candidate (David Bruns)
Eleven stunning new tales from well-known authors and fresh voices. This is the seventh in the prestigious BEYOND THE STARS space opera anthology series, and inside are intrigue and passion, aliens, battles, and a bit of intergalactic romance.
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Don't miss the earlier volumes:
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BEYOND THE STARS: A Planet Too Far
BEYOND THE STARS: At Galaxy's Edge
BEYOND THE STARS: New Worlds, New Suns
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BEYOND THE STARS: Unimagined Realms
BEYOND THE STARS: Rocking Space
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Crown Prince Aven Lanuken wants something more than a trophy for a future wife. He wants a woman who will be more friend than follower. A queen who will be more warrior than diplomat. He wants a partner he can trust… with a dangerous secret that’s kept him trapped in a dark mountain fortress his entire life.
Mage slave Miara wants something more, too—to find an enemy prince. And not to marry him. She’s just received orders for her very first kidnapping. She loathes the idea of it, and it’s probably a suicide mission. But she has never failed a mission before and doesn't intend to start now.
Of all the women in the world, why does he have to fall for this one ?
Magic, politics, love, and fate collide in the destinies of two people in this fantasy adventure from R. K. Thorne. For lovers of swords and sorcery with a side of romance, Mage Slave is the first novel in the Enslaved Chronicles trilogy.
Team up with another outcast, of course. And fight for yourself.
Lara of the Bone Clan has always been a free spirit, a wanderer, with a mind of her own. Now with the loss of her brother, the heir to their clan, she's lost her freedom too. She's fated to be a wife, a figurehead. Never a powerful swordmage with a weapon of her own. Those plans are over.
Whoever can win the clan contests will win the Dagger of Bone and seize control of the clan. And control of her.
And that is unacceptable. Lara's got to do something--but what? It's got to be something drastic, something rebellious and wild, something crazy.
Like taking a chance on an outcast from another clan? Everyone says Nyalin of the Obsidian Clan has no magic, despite the talent of his legendary mother. Even the Obsidian Dragon passed him by as powerless.
When he comes to Lara's father seeking help to discover his magic, she senses a slim chance at a better life... and also extraordinary power.
Too bad no one else can sense it.
Can they grasp the strange mysteries of his magic? Because the clan contests and the Dagger aren't the end of their problems. The Bone Dragon is reawakening. And enemies are rising against them, enemies who won't stop until the empire itself lies in smoldering ruins.
DAGGER OF BONE is the first novel in the Legends of the Clanblades series by the author of the Enslaved Chronicles. Discover an epic, sweeping universe in this character-driven, fast-paced romantic fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas or Elise Kova. Please do not read if you are uninterested in spunky dragons, baked goods, or the unexpected power of love.