The Castle Keepers Series

Full-length Novels

 

 

Shadows in the Stone


Book 1

 

2nd Edition released January 19, 2019

When bandits seize his child, one man sacrifices everything to save her.

The most important thing in Corporal Bronwyn Darrow’s life is rising in the ranks at Aruam Castle. His goal is to be captain of the guard one day. The last thing he needs is distractions. When a woman and a child are forced into his life, tensions escalate, and he’s caught between his drive for promotion and what his heart desires.

If you love stories of adventure mixed with magic and romance set in archaic landscapes, you’ll love McGyver’s Shadows in the Stone. Unlike many fantasy novels, family plays a central part in this story, so be prepared for the hero to receive unwanted motherly advice.

Shadows in the Stone is the first book in the Castle Keepers epic fantasy series. It will introduce readers to a unique cast of characters who want to control their own destiny. Brace yourself for the ride to another time and place. [Reviews]

Learn more about this book at Shadows in the Stone.

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Scattered Stones


Book 2

 

Scattered Stones is an enchanting epic fantasy novel, a mesmerizing, breathtaking treat for the imagination.

Honour is nothing without the ones you love.

Five years. That’s how long Bronwyn Darrow has been searching for his daughter who is trapped in that elusive Blackvale Castle dungeon. He’s grown desperate during that time and when he learns she’s being transferred, he’s willing to sacrifice everything, including his honour, to rescue her.

If you love stories of adventure mixed with magic and romance set in archaic landscapes, you’ll love McGyver’s Scattered Stones. Unlike many fantasy novels, family plays a central part in this story, so be prepared for the hero to receive unwanted motherly advice.

Scattered Stones is the second book in the Castle Keepers epic fantasy series. It continues the adventures of the characters introduced in Shadows in the Stone and takes readers on a journey across Ath-o’Lea to find the young girl named Isla.

Learn more about this book at Scattered Stones.

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Mystical Series

Full-length Novels

 

Beyond the Myst

 

Book 1

 

When the truth can no longer be hidden, destiny leaps from the shadows.

Willow Asuwish’s life has been turned inside out since her meeme was banished from Knavesmire. Her best friend Nyx is there for her, but when she is almost captured by a green dragon, the Elders confine her to the castle. Without her birth gemstone, she is at the whims of the Elders and her emotions. She must find the inner strength to conquer doubt and follow her true destiny to remove the curse from her homeland.

If you love stories of adventure mixed with magic and romance set in archaic landscapes, you’ll love McGyver’s Beyond the Myst.

Beyond the Myst is the first book in the Mystical epic fantasy series. It introduces readers to the unique race of newlins who want to control their own destiny. Brace yourself for the ride to another time and place beyond the Myst.

Learn more about this book at Beyond the Myst.

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Castle Keeper Tales

Short Stories

 

Diane began the Castle Keepers Tales to share extra stories about the characters who appear in The Castle Keepers novel series. Each is a stand-alone story, often telling a tragic event that happened in the past, before the first book, Shadows in the Stone. Through these stories, readers can better understand the characters and appreciate a little more of why they act as they do. We are all products of our past and pivotal events shape us into whom we are.

Destiny Governed their LivesDestiny Governed Their Lives: Tale 01

Staring Catriona Wheatcroft, age 17

When a young woman casts a Sight Visitation Spell, it changes her life forever.

Catriona Wheatcroft is an apprentice who aspires to be an impressive sorceress.

When she discovers a scroll for a powerful spell, she hopes to prove to her teacher she is ready to take advanced lessons.

The spell is cast, and the unexpected brings tragedy to her life.

 

 


Blade of Truth book coverBlade of Truth: Tale 02

Staring Bronwyn Darrow, age 17

Innocence is shattered when a young man falls victim to a horrible prank.

Youth and innocence still reside in Bronwyn Darrow.

When he attends a celebration with the girl he admires most, he’s elated but extremely nervous.

He hopes the night will be one they’ll never forget. Instead, he should have hoped for one easily forgotten.

 

 

 


The Pledge short storyThe Pledge: Tale 03

Staring Alaura of Niamh, age 17

Pressured to accept a dreadful proposition, a young woman desperately seeks an escape.

Alaura of Niamh doesn’t want to grow up too fast.

She’d rather seek adventures and dream of all the places she might travel. When she arrives home one evening and learns her future is in someone’s hands, her desperation takes her down a deadly path.

 

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