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The World of Erana

Erana is a world of magic, and although forbidden by law the magic persists for magic is wild and will not yield to the laws of men. Plague and war are familiar to the denizens of Erana. With strife comes disease but the Plague was much more than mere sickness. It brought the elves of Erana to the brink of destruction and it touched each and every race to some degree. It fed on magic and on ignorance and fear, and it shaped a world. The Plague brought the Order of Witch-Hunters to the fore and a martial law which became tyranny It is a world ruled by oppression, held beneath the iron fist of the Order of Witch-Hunters; abhorrent of magic in any form, even rumour may lead to imprisonment or execution. Most of the Order hate elves, for they blame the elves for the Plague. Good and evil are relative, as are law and order. Freedom is where one finds it.

These are the tales from such a world – a world of contrasts, a world of darkness and light, hope and despair.

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The short stories range from family-friendly and darkly humorous tales of naughty imps, to love in war, to the dark horror of the Autumn of Terror in 1888 London, to the memories of the Paris Opera House. An eclectic mix of fantasy, history and ‘might have been’ tales told in the mythic and gothic style.

Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles: Book I

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In a dark world where magic is illegal, and elves are enslaved a young elven sorceress runs for her life from the house of her evil Keeper. Pursued by his men and the corrupt Order of Witch-Hunters she must find sanctuary. As the slavers roll across the lands stealing elves from what remains of their ancestral home the Witch-Hunters turn a blind eye to the tragedy and a story of power, love and a terrible revenge unfolds.

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Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles: Book II

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Who rules in this game of intrigue where magic is forbidden, and elves enslaved? Journey where beliefs shatter like glass, truth is unwelcome and monsters from ancient times abound: share the romance and revenge, magic and passion, and the wages of greed in a world of darkest fantasy.

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The Stolen Tower – the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles – Book III

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What stalks the land cannot be but is.

Where magic is outlawed a troll Shaman calls from her deathbed to her heiress, Mirandra Var, daughter of the storm. Mirandra vows to find her missing kin, sort friend from foe, and claim the dangerous secrets guarded by unthinkable creatures. If she succeeds she will become the leader of her tribe. If she fails, there will be no tribe to lead.

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Tales of Erana: Just One Mistake

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Coel, the bard, thinks his life has taken a turn for the worst, but he hasn't met the Thiefmaster yet. An ill-conceived notion of earning more money to pay off his debt and escape a dark past leaves the minstrel in a situation he can't escape and with a deadly bargain. Will he survive his mistake? Who is this mysterious patron?

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Tales of Erana: Warriors Curse

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He who bargains with monsters beware! A hero forges an unholy bargain with a witch and learns magic never forgets.

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Tales of Erana: Myths and Legends

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In a world where magic is illegal, and elves enslaved dare you hear the tales of old? Five tales of myth, magic, and monsters from the world of the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles.

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Echoes of a Song

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A dozen tumultuous years after the dramatic events at the Paris Opera House Raoul, Comte de Chagny is still haunted by the mysterious Opera Ghost – the creature of legend who held staff at the Opera House under his thrall, kidnapped Raoul’s lover and murdered his brother. In Raoul’s troubled imagination the ghosts of the past are everywhere, and a strange and powerful music still calls in his dreams.

Madness, obsession and the legacy of the past weave their spell in this short, tragic tale based on the Phantom of the Opera.

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Tears and Crimson Velvet

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Madam Giry finds herself embroiled in the tragedy unfolding at the Opera house; mystery and murder stalk the corridors and, it is said, a ghost haunts the place. Giry knows the truth, for she recalls the caged man she met so many years ago. This is her story, their story.

When murder and mystery begin at the Opera House one woman knows who is behind it, and what really lies beneath the mask. Secrets, lies and tragedy sing a powerful song in this 'might have been' tale.

A short, tragic tale based on characters from Phantom of the Opera.

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Kitchen Imps and other Dark Tales

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Naughty imps, missing socks, cunning thieves and baffled gods feature in this collection of short fantasy fiction.

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Outside the Walls (Expanded edition)

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Award-winning short fantasy from A L Butcher & Diana L Wicker

When the tide of war flows who will be caught in its wake? A short fantasy tale of a woman’s determination in time of war.

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Shattered Mirror

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A short book of poems about war, politics, and the vagaries of life.

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The Watcher – A Jack the Ripper Story

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The year is 1888, and the place is Whitechapel, in the very heart of London. But the heart is bleeding. A mysterious killer is stalking women of the streets - his true name is unknown but his legend will go down in history. This is a short tale of Jack the Ripper.

18 rated for scenes of violence.

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