The People. Descendents of the Ancients. The People have lived in peace for countless generations, hidden from the Outsiders—heartless and destructive humans who are unaware of the People's secluded communities.
The story of their past lost except to a select few, not much more than a warning survived: one that foretold the descent of a time of trial to come, the Wrak-Ayya. The Age of Shadows.
The People sought only to live in peace and harmony with their neighbors the Brothers, honoring with them the will of the Great Spirit. But their existence is thrown into jeopardy when Adia, a young Healer, unable to deny her compassionate heart, makes the fateful decision to break sacred law and rescue a helpless Outsider infant.
Will the young Healer's action cause the descent of the Age of Shadows? And what of the infant she rescued? Will he find his place among the People? Or will he live a life as the Outsider he is, doomed to never belong among a community the rest of his kind could never imagine existed.
Series One Wrak-Ayya: The Age of Shadows follows the life of Adia as she struggles to overcome not only the consequences of her decision, but also her commitment to stay faithful to her calling as a Healer . This is a heroine's journey, but more than that.
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★★★★★ Wow!... I found myself either loving or hating a character during the telling of this story because they felt like real people to me. I may have even yelled out loud a few times! This is definitely an original idea and totally different from all the same old fantasy reads that seem to exist. I highly recommend this author and her books!
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★★★★★ This author is an expert at developing an epic world. Very well developed world and characters and plot. In the vein of a Star Wars or Lord of the Rings or Chronicles of Narnia. Truly, a great work of creative art.
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Will her compassionate act doom them all?
The People lived in peace for countless generations, hidden from the Outsiders—heartless and destructive humans who are unaware of the People's underground communities.
But the People’s existence is thrown into jeopardy when Adia, a young Healer, stumbles upon a horrific scene. Her enemies lay recently massacred—all except for one tiny, defenseless infant. Unable to deny her compassionate heart, she makes the fateful decision to break the sacred law of the Ancients and take the infant back to her home to raise him as her own. When the Leader finds out what she has done, he takes her compassionate act as an affront to his authority—and a threat to the People's welfare.
Hated by her chieftain's mate for reasons she does not understand, Adia faces the biggest battle of her life as she struggles to make a place for the forbidden Outsider child.
She was prepared for him to be angry. She was prepared for him to punish her. But she was not prepared for Khon'Tor's Wrath.
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Khon’Tor’s Wrath is the first book in Series One: Wrak-Ayya: The Age of Shadows. Readers will find this story to be one of universal appeal. This is a story about the search for everything we hold dear—love, belonging, justice, faith, truth.
So prepare yourself for an emotional ride as you experience this ancient, hidden, cave-dwelling peoples' struggles and triumphs in this refreshing new series by Leigh Roberts. Then continue the adventure with Series Two: The Age of Darkness. The story concludes in Series Three: The Age of Light, when the Promised One comes to set all of Etera back on the path to reunion with the Great Spirit.
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★★★★★ I have to say that if I really knew at the start what this series was about I may have passed it by. What a mistake that would have been. I have read the whole series and can tell you that you won’t be disappointed. Masterful epic tale. I laughed and I cried. Could not put these books down. I have lost a lot of sleep because I had to get more. Thank you Ms. Roberts for a beautiful and thought-provoking series!
★★★★★ This is one of the best series I have ever read. I love how the characters relate to their Great Spirit and the caring for each other. The story line is awesome.
★★★★★ One of the best books I have ever read—the story line is amazing. You think you know what is going to happen next and then you find out you were wrong. It keeps you so involved that you feel sorry for the Healer and some others and you don't want to stop reading. This book definitely held my interest. The author has a great imagination. Her way of writing is more than great, it is brilliant.
★★★★★ A very unique series, I bought the entire set. I love the perspective, and the uniqueness of this series. I like the female perspective, being a grumpy old man myself. Ms Roberts, you have a winning series here. I look forward to more of your work! Great job.
★★★★★ This author is an expert at developing an epic world. Very well-developed world and characters and plot. In the vein of a Star Wars or Lord of the Rings or Chronicles of Narnia. Truly, a great work of creative art.
She thought the worst was over. She was wrong.
What if...recovering from the chieftan's punishment for her defiance, the Healer moves forward raising the Outsider child as best she can. When unforeseen consequences of Khon'Tor's wrath materialize, Adia turns to the People's High Council for help.
But instead of receiving mercy and wisdom, she is forced to make a terrible choice—one no woman should ever have to make.
Struggling under the cruelty of the High Council's judgment, only the presence of the People's High Protector, Acaraho, brings her any comfort.
But the fire that warms, also burns.
Forbidden to mate, she prepares to live a life of unsatisfied longing for the compelling, virile, man she has fallen in love with. But can she live with her choice? Or will she set aside a Healer's calling to fulfill a woman's dream?
A dream she surrendered long ago, when she accepted The Healer's Mantle.
WARNING: This series contains violence and sexual situations. If those offend you please do not buy this book.
What if...under the protective care of the Healer, the only mother he has ever known, the Outsider child is now a young man who desires above all to belong. But Oh’Dar is not of the People. And Oh’Dar is not of the Brothers.
The blood of brutal Outsiders runs through his veins.
What If…tormented, he leaves the safety of Kthama to search for his roots—leaving behind the only family and the only world he has ever known.
Seeking the Outsiders as he sets out on Oh’Dar’s Quest.
WARNING: This series contains violence and sexual situations. If those offend you please do not buy this book.
What If...the Healer Adia has survived it all; the wrath of the Leader Khon'Tor, the injustice of the People's High Council, her forbidden longing for the High Protector Acaraho.
But will a final wrong push her over the edge? Breaking the resolve that has carried her silence over the years? The resolve to protect, at her own expense, the people she loves?
Wisdom says there is a time to wield the sword and a time to lay it down. Which will it be, when Adia holds The Healer's Blade?
What If...Justice delivered, the Healer's Blade at her feet, Adia finally faces a future filled with the hope of new beginnings.
But destiny has other plans, and the wheels of providence turn again, this time unearthing a past the People believed was long gone and buried.
While sickness and conflict threaten to take from Adia all she holds most dear, she must find the strength to guide and protect those she loves.
What If...the time has come to make Contact.
Long-held beliefs about their origin, their true relationship with the Sarnonn, and the role of the Ancients are shattered by voices from the past.
As Adia deals with the Sarnonn sickness which has spread throughout Kthama, tension builds as Khon'Tor's son demands his place as heir to the leadership of High Rocks.
Time is running out, and the High Council must soon decide the course of the People or face inevitable extinction. But will the Sarnonn prove to be their salvation—or their downfall?
Everything is at risk, as Adia and her people grapple with the sins of the past and the specters of impossible choices...in Revelation.
Revelation is the sixth book in the series Wrak-Ayya: The Age of Shadows, also known as The Etera Chronicles. Books seven, eight, and nine will be released yet in 2020.
The Sarnonn Leader, Haan, battles as his community at Kayerm splits over his decision to open Kthama Minor, sealed by the ancients thousands of years ago—the birthplace of Wrak-Wavara, the Age of Darkness.
Meanwhile, at Kthama itself, the promise of new life brings joy to the People, but the Healer’s heart is burdened by a premonition of tragedy.
The growing tension between Khon’Tor and his son finally reaches a breaking point. Denied his heritage as heir to the leadership of the People of the High Rocks, Akar’Tor devises a plan to exact a terrible price for his father’s refusal to give him what he wants.
Having returned to Shadow Ridge to resume his life there, Oh’Dar comes close to revealing his mysterious past. And while he finally realizes where his heart truly lies, has he lost his chance for happiness in his delay?
Heartbreak, conflict, and joy all vie for the reader’s attention in The Edge of The Age.
You don't want to miss Book Seven in the engaging series Wrak-Ayya: The Age of Shadows, part of The Etera Chronicles.
The mysteries of the ages are finally laid open to the People of High Rocks. Engaging the power of the Aezaitera, the life force of the Great Spirit, Haan and his forty Sarnonn followers open Kthama Minor.
As they disturb the dust of thousands of years, the leaders of High Rocks move reverently through the underground chambers until they come upon the legendary Wall of Records—the complete accounting of the sins of the Ancients, the Fathers-of-Us-All. Contained in the record carved into the cavern walls lies the shame of Wrak-Wavara, the Age of Darkness.
But will the confessions of the past show the People the way forward? Or will the truths revealed rock their foundations beyond what their civilization can bear?
Change comes hard to the People. Yet only change will save them. Have the answers they seek been waiting for them, preserved on the Wall of Records?
Dark clouds are forming. The Sarnonn rebels, seduced by Hakani's stories of the comparative ease of life at High Rocks, eye Kthama with jealousy.
Akar's abduction of Tehya continues to haunt her, affecting her health and Khon'Tor vows to end the problem of his estranged son once and for all.
Meanwhile, crimes from the past, long concealed, are now revealed before the High Council with devastating consequences.
Wisdom says there is a time to wield the sword and a time to lay it down. The time has finally come for debts to be paid, in Retribution.
Retribution is the ninth book in the series The Etera Chronicles. Series One will be followed by Series Two and Three in the continuing saga of The People; their tumultous past and their uncertain future.
Hope returns to the hearts of the People with the arrival of An’Kru, the Promised One, prophesied to usher in the Wrak-Ashwea, the Age of Light. But amid the joy, the Healer realizes she must once again face the challenge of raising an offspring with an uncertain future.
Oh’Dar is still tormented by having to live in two worlds, and inspired by Acise, thinks the unthinkable. And Pajackok, still shamed by Acise’s rejection of him, commits a heinous crime that could crush Chief Is’Taqa and his family—forever.
Pan, the Last of the Mothoc Guardians, finally appears to Adia and teaches her more about the nature of the One-Who-Is-Three and reveals the true connection between the People, the Waschini, and the Brothers.
But the breath of the Great Spirit, the Aezaitera, the continual presence of the life force entering and exiting Etera’s realm, will not be denied.
As new lives start out, other lives are brought to a close. For change is the nature of life and calls on each to find the strength and courage to face Endings and Beginnings.
Book Ten Endings and Beginnings is the tenth book in the original new series by Leigh Roberts.
IMPORTANT: The cover on this book has been updated but the story content is the same.
Pajackok and Snana return to the Brothers' village, unnerved by the Waschini riders entering their camp, carrying threats of taking the land on which the Brothers depend. Oh’Dar also returns from his journey to Shadow Ridge to find Acise pregnant with their child, and continues his quest to weave the remnants of his multiple pasts into one future.
Asked by Grayson Stone Morgan III to render help to the Webbs, Newell Storgis, the Morgan’s attorney, sets out for Wilde Edge and makes a startling discovery. One that sets him on a mission fueled by questionable motives and with an indeterminate outcome.
Fulfilling a promise made by the High Council, Khon’Tor sets out from the Far High Hills with several of Harak’Sar’s men to try to discover the fate of U’Kail, the missing offspring abducted by Berak.
Worlds rent apart by the sins of the past are brought together at the hand of Pan, the last of the Mothoc Guardians. The Mothoc, the Sarnonn, the People, and the Brothers must now join forces to offset the negative currents set in motion by the Hue’Mahns before they bring about the total destruction of Etera and all her creatures. Encouraged by the prophecy of The Promised One, they stand united—on The Edge of Hope.
Some men are wise. Some men are humble. Some men can see their own hand in the troubles that come their way.
Snide Tucker was none of those.
Bitter over his lot in life, Tucker sets out to destroy the happiness of those around him. When Grace Webb turns away his affections and Newill Storis refuses to succumb to his attempts at blackmail, Tucker stirs up suspicions over the truth behind the deaths of Miss Vivian and her husband Ben. As a result, Acise must face complications with her pregnancy alone when her life-walker is arrested for their murders. Oh’Dar’s only chance of escaping the hangman’s noose hinges on revealing the truth about their deaths. And the existence of the People.
As new life enters Etera, shameful secrets are shaken out of hiding. Secrets that have haunted Adia and Acaraho for decades. It is said the truth will set one free—ah, but at what cost? A sharp-edged blade can save or sever.
What will happen when time runs out and destiny lets swing the Blade of Truth?
A lone figure of unimaginable size, with silver-white hair glistening in the sun, makes its way across Etera’s verdant hills and valleys—to what destination? And why? It falls to the Guardian, Pan, to determine if this stranger comes as friend or foe, but to do so she must face a part of her past she put far behind her.
Oh’Dar. The lost grandson of Grayson Stone Morgan the First and heir to the Morgan fortune. Rescued from certain death by the People’s Healer, Adia, and raised among the People of the High Rocks as one of their own. Life-walker to Chief Is’Taqa’s first daughter. He is about to face his biggest challenge yet.
When the Waschini persecution of the Brothers escalates, Oh’Dar is faced with an impossible dilemma. How to save those he loves without also betraying those who have placed their trust in him to keep their existence a secret? Time is running out and only he can decide where his highest loyalty lies—when he stands at the Crossroads.
Crossroads is the final book in Series One of The Etera Chronicles. But the story continues with Series Two and Series Three. The first book in Series Two is The Age of Darkness. Then after you have ready Series Two - get ready for Series Three. The first book in Series Three is Reunion.
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