The Spirit Gate

The Spirit Gate by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-448-2

The magic of Polia is broken, the delicate connection between its male and female elements, sundered. Blame for this and other calamities both natural and political has long been laid at the feet of the White Mothers–rare adepts who can handle both male and female elements. The young widow, Kassia Telek, is one such woman. Barred from the legitimate use of her talents, she peddles herbs in the town square to feed herself and her son, Beyla . . . until, one day, she comes to the attention of Master Lukasha, head of Polia’s foremost center of arcane learning.
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Taminy

Book Two of the Mer Cycle
by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
eBook: $4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-248-8
Print: $15.95 ISBN 978-1-61138-645-5

They said Taminy-a-Cuinn was a sorceress who drowned in the Meri’s Sea, punished for seeking a station denied to women by tradition. One hundred years have passed. Taminy has returned to the land of the living with a purpose only she knows. Some see her reappearance as a miracle. Others see it as a diabolical plot to overthrow both the religion and government of Caraid-land. Colfre Malcuim, King, sees it as a means of making his own power absolute.

For good or ill, Taminy is the pivot upon which the future of a people turns. She is also an eighteen-year-old girl, learning anew what it means to be human. Will she fulfill her purpose, or will she become a pawn in a high-stakes game of political chess?

Taminy is the sequel to The MeriLocus Magazine Best First Novel and Crawford Fantasy Award nominee.

Reviews:

“…be sure to pick up Taminy, the enthralling continuation of Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff’s powerful and powerful and evocative first book, The Meri. …this intricately wrought character study…set(s) the stage beautifully for the forthcoming Crystal Rose. Ms. Bohnhoff is a superlative talent with an exquisite gift for pure storytelling magic.” – Romantic Times

“If The Meri is about the liberating and empowering aspects of Divine love, Taminy is about its sometimes fearsome human consequences. They make a good pair, richer together than either would be alone. …I will be keeping an eye out for the third.” – Science Fiction Review

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The Mer Cycle:
The Meri
Taminy
The Crystal Rose

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Ruler of Naught

Ruler of Naught by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

Exordium – Book 2
by Sherwood Smith & Dave Trowbridge
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-148-1

In the revised sequel to The Phoenix in Flight, Brandon vlith-Arkad, who fled the Mandalic Palace and his old life only hours ahead of assassination, is now heir to the Panarchy. He wants only to rescue his father, the Panarch. But everyone wants a piece of him.

The Dol’jharians, who smashed the Panarchy and took his father prisoner. A Rifter pirate and her crew, who helped him escape a doomed planet—twice—and now wonder what to do about a royal prisoner with the price of ten planets on his head. And the remnants of the government of the Thousand Suns, for whom he’d at best be an inconvenience.

And that’s before things go seriously pear-shaped. The chase is on, and unexpected detours await.

Authors’ preferred edition, corrected and expanded.

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The Exordium Series:
The Phoenix in Flight
Ruler of Naught
A Prison Unsought
The Rifter’s Covenant
The Thrones of Kronos

REVIEWS:

“…jam-packed with nifty SF technologies, great space battles, fascinating alien races… and a hefty dose of humor to leaven out the characters’ angst… an exuberant, sweeping space opera complete with great action and characters… ”

—Courtney Schafer, author of Whitefire Crossing

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Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

Maya is the New York Times Bestselling author ofThe Antiquities Hunter (a Gina Miyoko Mystery)andStar Wars: The Last Jedi (with Michael Reaves. She became addicted to science fiction when her dad let her stay up late to watch The Day the Earth Stood Still. Since then her short fiction has been published in Analog, Amazing Stories, Century, Realms of Fantasy, Interzone, Paradox and Jim Baen’s Universe. Her debut novel, The Meri (Baen), was a Locus Magazine 1992 Best First Novel nominee. Since, she has published over a dozen speculative fiction novels. Maya lives in San Jose where she writes, performs, and records original and parody (filk) music with her husband and awesome musician and producer, Chef Jeff Vader, All-Powerful God of Biscuits. The couple has produced five music albums: RetroRocket Science, Aliens Ate My Homework, Grated Hits and Shrödinger’s Hairball (parody), and the original music CDs Manhattan Sleeps, Mobius Street and I Remember the Rain.

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