F is for fantasy and this morning we're going to look at five free Kindle books that delve into the world we love so much. With magic, witches, kings and queens, and even a vampire or two. I hope you enjoy these picks. Remember they may only be free for a limited time!
Song of the Fairy Queen by Valerie Douglas
It's said of Fairy that if you're in dire need and you call
their name they'll come. With his castle under siege and young son in
his arms, High King Oryan couldn't be in more dire need. With only his
High Marshal, Morgan, and a handful of Morgan's men at his back, he has
only one direction left to run...up. And only one ally to whom he can
turn. Kyriay, the Queen of the Fairy.
Howl of the Wolf by Diane Rapp
Drako is a planet on the fringe of civilized space suitable for
colonization, but a society of telepathic wolves already occupies the
world. When a colony ship lands on Drako, the wolves try to communicate
but find no intelligent creatures to mindspeak with them. The wolves
watch as colonists develop Drako into a recreation planet for wealthy
tourists. Settlers became feudal lords, desert sheiks, oriental samurai,
and ordinary peasants depending on their level of investment. After
several generations of catering to tourism, the monarchy revolted
against technology and closed Drako to offworld visitors. Distaste for
technology mutated into superstitious hatred, and anyone caught with
spacer tools or weapons could be executed.
In civilized space
scientists invented Transfer, a means to insure immortality by moving a
human mind into a clone—free of hereditary defects. Every fifty years (a
span) an individual qualified for Transfer but the tradeoff was large
debt to the Institute. Governments toppled and war left the Institute in
total control. Individuals were virtual slaves to Institute rules, but
the inventors of Transfer became a threat.
When the medical
spaceship Zebulon flees from an Institute death sentence, the captain
doesn’t know an assassin infiltrated his crew. They picked the remote
planet of Drako for their exile where a dying king needs an heir, and
hereditary lords hate spacers. When the king forces Captain Donovan to
compete for the crown to protect the lives of his crew. Faced with
superstitions, hatred, and eminent danger, the crew must adapt to a
feudal society without using modern tools or weapons. Fortunately the
Transfer process enhanced the natural talents of each person and might
give them an advantage. When Kriegen, the leader of a wolf pack makes
telepathic contact with Donovan, he gains a valuable ally agains
Jarrack, the Institute assassin who is determined to kill him.
The Stargazers by Allison M. Dickson
The Stargazers have long been guardians of the Old Magic, the precious
life force of Ellemire that was stolen long ago and brought to Earth.
For generations, the witches have traveled to our world to conceive a
child and bring that magic home one little bit at a time. Unfortunately,
this ritual turns once beautiful young women to shriveled crones and
Aster, the youngest of the Stargazer coven, is
the next to make this crippling journey, but a lot more is riding on her
success. She is the Great Mother, the long prophesied witch whose child
is destined to release the Old Magic back to Ellemire and save the land
from coming darkness. But she soon learns that saving her world comes
at an unspeakable cost, one that forces her to decide whether she can
even fulfill her obligations at all. Meanwhile, her devious and
power-hungry aunt Oleander is nipping at her heels, determined to do
whatever it takes to make Aster her pawn and her slave.
Crimson Leaf by SM Jonas
When his parents are murdered, seventeen-year-old Prince Travis
celebrates his freedom from a loveless and harsh upbringing by running
riot with his friends. He doesn't curb his behaviour until warned by his
elderly guardian and then threatened by the intimidating Lord Chief
Travis is crowned king, but rumours continue to link
him to his parents' deaths. A strange breed of Guardians, masquerading
as a sword master and a maid, start work at the palace. Not long after,
Travis' brothers and sister are subject to murder attempts. Travis
realises that his entire family is in peril and, king or not, he
desperately needs help and advice.
In a race to find the killer
before he strikes again, the king's advisors and the Guardians become
dangerously at odds. Meanwhile, Travis goes on a clandestine mission
that will lead him to the unimaginable truth.
Protector by Vanna Smythe
Kiyarran always wanted to be a Protector of the Realm. Untold magic and
forbidden love for Princess Issiyanna awaken inside him once his wish
comes true. Now the Priesthood that rules the realm from the shadows see
Kiyarran’s extraordinary skill as a threat.
Issiyanna is needed
for a reaction on the other side of the Veil—a man-forged barrier
separating the world in half. A Beacon and Answer gave up their lives to
Don the Veil 1,000 years ago. Issiyanna is a Beacon needed to renew the
Issiyanna is abducted by a group of Keepers from across the Veil, and Kiyarran follows to save her.
he choose to bring her back, or run from all he knows to follow her
across the Veil? Will Kiyarran fulfill his duty as a Protector, or allow
his love for Issiyanna to guide his future path?
Magic, loyalty, childhood friendship, greed, and love all clash as Kiyarran is forced to make his decision.