Fate – Fire – Shifter – Dragon

Book Seven: THE BURNING WORLD
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The Fate - Fire - Shifter - Dragon series takes Rysa and Ladon—and Ladon’s companion beast, Dragon—through a landscape punctuated by unfamiliar creatures:

  • Fates with the ability to see past, present, and future.
  • Ghouls called Burners who devour with fire and acid.
  • Shifters who shape much more than their bodies.
  • And two dragons who speak with color and pattern.

 

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Book One: GAMES OF FATE

Rysa Torres stumbles through life an overwhelmed young woman fighting against her attention deficit disorder. She can’t get a handle on the world, no matter how she tries.

But when monsters activate a part of her she didn’t know she had, Rysa becomes the Fate at the center of an epic battle against a terrifying future—and a world consumed by fire.

When Ladon and his companion beast, Dragon, find Rysa, they see only the potential hell a young Fate might unleash into their lives. But Ladon quickly realizes Rysa is much more than the daughter of an old enemy—she is his key to forgiveness.

With the threat of a burning future distorting Rysa’s Fate abilities, she sees only two options: End her own life, or watch Ladon, the only man to see beyond her attention issues and love her for who she is, die. Will they accept the only future they see, or will they find the strength to break the bonds of fate?

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79 AD: Rome presses outward. Vesuvius smokes. Ladon exacts a terrible vengeance for an unthinkable act—and sets in motion the unavoidable collision of four people: Two Fates bound by the rigidity of the past and the arrogance of the future. One Shifter with a gift too vile to use. And a man and a dragon who must save them from the mountain’s smoldering anger—and the weight of their soul’s ashes.

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Book Two: FLUX OF SKIN

Flux of Skin picks up Rysa and Ladon’s story four hours after the events of book one, Games of Fate.

Century after century, wars with malicious Fates, Shifters, and Burners always won. The world needed Ladon. So he fought. But now he’s left his past, and his violence, behind. He found a new way: A quiet, modern life with his beloved Rysa.

When a vicious group of Shifters rains death down onto everyone he loves, Rysa’s developing abilities turn into a raging cyclone. Her body—and his mind—rip apart. Violence edges back in. But Ladon needs to find the strength to save his family before his rupturing soul destroys everything….

Book Three: FIFTH OF BLOOD

An insane Shifter stole Rysa’s talisman, jacked her body, and caused her abilities to nova. Now, she wastes away in front of Ladon’s eyes and he can’t stop the power that’s eating her alive.

Watching her anguish triggers flashbacks. When Ladon’s soul ruptures, only Rysa holds the cure he needs. But she’s too far away to stop what’s eating him alive.

With the help of the newly-healed, newly-invincible Derek, Rysa runs from the worst Fates and Burners on the planet as she desperately tries to heal Ladon—and herself. Can she solve their problems—and recover her talisman—before the long immortal find their prey?

ACTIVATION includes: GAMES OF FATE, FLUX OF SKIN, FIFTH OF BLOOD, plus the shorts CONPUSLIO and POP ROCKS.

Ghouls called Burners see Rysa as their savior. The past-, present-, and future-seeing Fates see her as the ultimate weapon against the coming apocalypse. And the Shifters just want her dead.

But Rysa is much more than the overwhelmed young woman Ladon and his companion beast, Dragon, find. She sees beyond the weight of the burdens he carries: She’s his key to forgiveness.

Trilogy One of the Fate – Fire – Shifter – Dragon series pits Rysa, Ladon, and Dragon against the worst Burners, Fates, and Shifters on Earth—and their own demons. Will their love be enough to keep them alive?

 

The Fate Fire Shifter Dragon series begins with the Activation Trilogy:

Games of Fate: Rysa Torres stumbles through life as she fights against her ADHD. But when monsters activate a hidden power, Rysa becomes the Fate at the center of an epic battle against a terrifying future—and a world consumed by fire.

Conpulsio: 79 AD: Rome presses outward. Vesuvius smokes. Ladon exacts a terrible vengeance for an unthinkable act—and sets in motion the unavoidable collision of four people.

Flux of Skin: Century after century, the need to do battle with with malicious Fates, Shifters, and Burners always won. The world needed Ladon. So he fought. But now he’s left his past, and his violence, behind. He found a new way: A quiet, modern life with his beloved Rysa.

Pop Rocks, a Texas tale of horror: Billy Bare attempts his rock star comeback. Fire, though, has other ideas.

Fifth of Blood: An insane Shifter stole Rysa’s talisman, jacked her body, and caused her abilities to nova. Now, she wastes away in front of Ladon’s eyes and he can’t stop the power that’s eating her alive.

 

Book 4.1: BONDS

Daisy Reynolds might be taller and more athletic than the average seventeen-year-old, but she doesn’t make waves. Hiding from her klepto mom’s terrifying Shifter ex-boss makes an invisible life necessary. But when a Burner—a chaos ghoul—gets a whiff of Daisy, hiding turns into running for her life.

Daisy soon realizes the conflicts around her run deeper than nasty ghouls and mean Shifters looking to beat up her mom. Future-seeing Fates want a piece of her, too.

But some fates cannot be escaped unless you have courage… and an unlikely ally.

 

Book 4.2: BROKEN

After Daisy Reynolds’s friend and protector vanishes into the desert, she realizes one option remains: Leave San Diego for Branson, Missouri, and ask for help at the bar favored by the dragons.

The Shifters at The Land of Milk and Honey hold the key to finding her missing father, but they also have the power to compel her to spill her secrets. When threatened with an enthralling, Daisy runs.

But bad people take advantage of the threatened and the vulnerable—and escaping a very bad person soon becomes Daisy’s only option for survival…

 

Warning: While not graphic, the situations depicted in Broken are at times difficult and brutal, and for adult readers only.

Book 4.3: SILENT

As a child, a horrendous accident stole Gavin Bower’s hearing. Now, he lives his life and works hard to get into medical school. But the night the Burners come for his best friend, Gavin suddenly finds himself drowning in a new world of Fates, Shifters, and Burners—until Daisy Reynolds Pavlovich saves his life.

While Gavin’s best friend, Rysa Torres, fights for her life three states away, Gavin and Daisy fight their own battle. Together, they realize Gavin holds a gift that could save Daisy’s mother. And together, they work to take down the most powerful Shifter syndicate on the planet.

 

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The Complete Book Four: Bonds Broken & Silent Miniseries plus the short Dmitri and the Mad Monk.

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 Klepto Shifters. Chaos Ghouls. And a young woman running for her life...

Daisy Reynolds might be taller and more athletic than the average seventeen-year-old, but she doesn’t make waves. Hiding from her klepto mom’s terrifying Shifter ex-boss makes an invisible life necessary. But when a Burner—a chaos ghoul—gets a whiff of Daisy, hiding turns into running for her life.

Broken

After Daisy Reynolds’s friend and protector vanishes into the desert, she realizes one option remains: Leave San Diego for Branson, Missouri, and ask for help at the bar favored by the dragons.

Silent

As a child, a horrendous accident stole Gavin Bower’s hearing. Now, he lives his life and works hard to make it into medical school. But the night the Burners come for his best friend, Gavin suddenly finds himself drowning in a new world of Fates, Shifters, and Burners—until Daisy Reynolds Pavlovich saves his life.

 

Book Five: ALL BUT HUMAN

Can a Fate and her dragon lover live a normal life?

Rysa Torres survived the hell of her Fate activation. She survived the weight of healing the wounds inflicted on her fiancé Ladon’s tattered soul. So how could her final year as a normal college student at a normal university be anything but… normal?

But sometimes the ordinary masks chaos. Sometimes, monsters lurk in crevices so deep not even a Prime Fate like Rysa—or bloodhound Shifter like her friend, Daisy Pavlovich—sense the coming attack.

When the worst Fates and Shifters on Earth come calling for one last dance, Rysa must fight—and embrace the darkness within her paranormal heritage.

Will her heart—and her soul—survive?

 

Book Six: MEN AND BEASTS

Rysa, Daisy, and the people of the Dragon’s Legion work frantically to bring Ladon and Dragon back together before hallucinations and debilitating seizures kill both the man and the beast. Can the group heal a ruptured human-dragon bond? Will they contain an evil Fate from Daisy’s past before he becomes an unstoppable demon?

On the eve of Rysa and Ladon’s wedding, ghosts—both real and phantom—haunt souls. Echoes and revelations rip open the fabric of space and time. The universe of Fate – Fire – Shifter – Dragon teeters on the cusp of the Burning World. Who will survive?

 

 

 

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Can a Fate and her dragon lover live a normal life?

 ALL BUT HUMAN:

Rysa Torres survived the hell of her Fate activation. She survived the weight of healing the wounds inflicted on her fiancé Ladon’s tattered soul. So how could her final year as a normal college student at a normal university be anything but… normal?

But sometimes the ordinary masks chaos. Sometimes, monsters lurk in crevices so deep not even a Prime Fate like Rysa — or bloodhound Shifter like her friend, Daisy Pavlovich — sense the coming attack.

When the worst Fates and Shifters on Earth come calling for one last dance, Rysa must fight — and embrace the darkness within her paranormal heritage.

 

MEN AND BEASTS:

Rysa, Daisy, and the people of the Dragon’s Legion work frantically to bring Ladon and Dragon back together before hallucinations and debilitating seizures kill both the man and the beast. Can the group heal a ruptured human-dragon bond? Will they contain an evil Fate from Daisy’s past before he becomes an unstoppable demon?

On the eve of Rysa and Ladon’s wedding, ghosts — both real and phantom — haunt souls. Echoes and revelations rip open the fabric of space and time. The universe of Fate – Fire – Shifter – Dragon teeters on the cusp of the Burning World. Who will survive?

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Book Seven: The Burning World

Available February 2, 2017!

The world’s going to die. Whole nations burn.

How? The Fates saw dragons. They just saw the wrong dragons.

In the final, pulse-pounding installment of the Fate – Fire – Shifter – Dragon series, fate abandons the people of the Dragon’s Legion — and the world. While death rains from the sky, a fog shrouds Rysa’s ability to future-see a path out of the apocalypse — and to help Daisy as she manifests a terrifying, new Shifter ability.

When an unlikely hero joins the Legion for one last battle, all might not be lost. But they quickly learn that they’re fighting not just in the present, but also in the past and the future, too. Sacrifices were made. Heroes will be lost. Who will stop the Burning World?

 

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will Bonds, Broken, and Silent be available as individual print editions?

Not currently. You can find print editions of the complete miniseries at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

When will All But Human and Men and Beasts be available as a box set?

Yes! The Redemption Duology is available now (see links above).

 

Will Audible editions of the Fate – Fire – Shifter – Dragon series be made available?

We are considering producing audio book editions. Audio books take considerable time and resources, and my focus right now is finishing the series.

 

Finishing the series? Is The Burning World really going to be the final FFSD title?

Yes and no. The Burning World (coming in early 2017) will be the final book of the first FFSD series. I currently have two new spin-off series planned for late 2017.

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#0:  PROLUSIO is no longer available as a single title.

Cinder to Dust, the prologue to Games of Fate: Rysa’s mother, Mira, battles the one truth she cannot escape:  No one is as bound by fate as the Fates themselves.

Available as part of ITCH: Nine Tales of Fantastic Worlds

 

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The World of Fate - Fire - Shifter - Dragon

Two thousand three hundred years ago, five humans and two dragons woke in an olive grove between the sea and the slopes of Vesuvius. Five people and two beasts who soon realized that they were immortal and unkillable—and very powerful.

They don’t know how or why. They remember nothing other than the initial blackness before opening their eyes in a Roman world.

As the years progressed, they became the knows as the Progenitors.

 

The Fates

Janus fathered the Fates, people who were known to the Romans as the Parcae. Most Fates come into the world as part of a triad of one past-seer, one present-seer, and one future-seer. A few, like Rysa, are singulars. Fates tend to be manipulative and aristocratic, as one would expect of people with the rarified ability to see the future.

Fates with strong abilities call themselves “Prime.” Fate families, for the most part, continue to use the Roman “i” suffix on their names: Jani, Ulpi, Palatini, Draki.

A triad’s abilities focus through the context embodied in a their talisman, a metal object which binds to their powers when they activate. The talisman acts as a filter and keeps the Fate from becoming overwhelmed by what he or she sees.

Important characters:

Rysa Lucinda Torres, the Draki Prime

Faustus, Mira (Rysa’s mother), and Ismene, the Jani Prime

Metus, Adrestia, and Timor, the War Babies

Daniel, Timothy, and Marcus, the original Draki Prime

The Emperor Trajan, the leader of the Ulpi family

Aiden, Ethne, and Fina Blake, the Children of the Burning World

 

 

The Shifters

Idunn birthed the Shifters, people who were known to the Romans as Mutatae. Shifters also come in three flavors—morpher, enthraller, and healer. The fluid abilities of Shifters allow them to easily move in and out of situations. Centuries of abuse have led to a strained relationship with the Fates.

Important characters:

Dmitri Pavlovich Romanov, healer

Andreas Theodulus Sisto, the first enthraller and the Second of the Dragon’s Legion

Vivicus, the first morpher

Severo, the first healer

Alessandro Torres (de la Turris) (Rysa’s father), healer

The Seraphim, a paramilitary cult bent on destroying the Fates

Daisy Reynolds Pavlovich, bloodhound enthraller and healer of animals

 

 

The Burners

The Burner Progenitor has not been seen for two thousand years. A Burner bite turns people into the ghouls the Romans knew as Ambustae. Fate and Shifter myths suggest that Janus and Idunn locked the Burner Progenitor in Vesuvius before the explosion that destroyed Pompeii.

Important characters:

Billy Bare, rock star

Ismene, the Burnerized past-seer of the Jani Prime

 

The Dracae

The final two Progenitors, Ladon and AnnaBelinda, walk the earth as the human halves of human-dragon dyads. To this day, along with their dragons, they are known as the Dracae.

Both Ladon and AnnaBelinda are former Roman military commanders, and they are often known by their Roman honorifics: the Dracos and the Dracas. As brother and sister, they know each other as Brother and Sister, and as Brother-Dragon and Sister-Dragon. But to Rysa, Ladon is husband. And to Derek, Anna is wife.

 

The Normals

Not everyone in the Fate -Fire -Shifter -Dragon universe was born with special abilities. Some are regular people, but a few have been made immortal by the touch of a very strong healer.

Important characters:

Derek Nicholson, AnnaBelinda’s husband and a man altered to immortality.

Harold Demshire, born in 1544 and also immortal. Marcus’s partner.

Gavin Bower, Rysa’s best friend in Minneapolis. Gavin is hearing-impaired and signs fluently.

The Emperor Hadrian, Trajan’s adopted son and modern-day foil.

Renee Silverton, bar manager at The Land of Milk and Honey.

 

The Locales

The Empire: Even to this day, the influences of the Roman Empire still permeate the lives of all the long immortal.

The cave: The modern home of the Dracae. The cave is located in a hidden valley in the mountains of Wyoming.

The Land of Milk and Honey: The entertainment complex in Branson, Missouri, owned by Dmitri Pavlovich.

Praesagio Industries: The scientific, research, and development arm of the Ulpi family. The main Praesagio campus is located in Portland, Oregon.

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