When the sacred dagger essential to the solstice rites goes missing, disaster is only hours away. Everyone in the temple turns out to search for the solstice dagger. Can one special boy fight past his inner distraction to save the day?
This is a fun story, suitable for all ages, set sometime in the future of the main body of work of the Dark Servant. The boy, Nivi, one of Rak's sons, is autistic and gifted in ways that his parents have yet to understand.
Rak, newly come to Okyro and the novitiate, isn't finding life as a free man as easy as he'd thought it would be. On top of his struggles with his studies, he's lonely. His dragon had abandoned the love of his life, the bard Tafflynn, during their escape from Zoth. When Rak discovers that his bard isn't who he thought, he feels betrayed. The bard had lied to him about who and what he was for years. Is their relationship over, or is their love strong enough to survive the honesty necessary to create a lasting partnership?
Violet and Verde
S'Avetina is a young priestess of the Lord of Night. Although she is a mage, she has failed to bond to a dragon, leading her family to fear that too much out-crossing has weakened their Loftoni blood. Ave is under immense pressure to marry another Loftoni, and soon. Then she meets S'Rak, a young priest, just off the Line, and a full Loftoni. To her immense surprise, her family is dead-set against the match, due to Rak's past. But in Okyro, women do the courting, and women make the choices. Will Ave choose to continue her hunt, or will she yield to family pressure and let the young priest go?
Violet and Verde is the story of how Rak and Ave met, from Ave's point of view. It is essentially the same story, but how the character perceives what's going on makes it unique.
Malchite and Iolite
S'Rak, a young priest of the Lord of Night, meets S'Avetina, a young priestess who is Loftoni, just like he is. Soon he finds himself embroiled in her family's plot to see her married—and he's the intended groom. Can he set a snare for his huntress before she has him entangled?
Malachite and Iolite is the story of how Rak and Ave met, from Rak's point of view. It is essentially the same story, but how the character perceives what's going on makes it unique.