Brain to Books Presents C.L. Schneider
- Genre:Epic Fantasy
- Series: The Crown of Stones
- All eBooks are marked down to $0.99 for Indie Pride Day 1 July 2016
Ian Troy is one of the Shinree, a fallen people with an inherent addiction to magic. Scorned and reviled for the deadly side of their spells, the Shinree are bred as slaves. Their magic is suppressed by drugs and used only as it serves the purposes of the other races.
Descended from a long line of soldiers, Ian is conscripted into the Rellan army and made to fight in their longstanding conflict against the ruthless Langorian invaders. The downfall of Rella imminent, Ian goes against orders and turns to the Crown of Stones, an ancient Shinree relic of untold power. Ignorant of its true purpose, Ian uses the crown to end the war, and pays a terrible price.
A decade later, still tortured by the aftermath of that day, Ian lives as a bounty hunter in self-imposed exile. Having renounced his magical heritage, he curbs his obsession with a steady stream of wine and regret. He struggles to put it all behind him, until a fateful encounter with a pretty assassin brings Ian’s past crashing into the present. Targeted by a rogue Shinree, and a ruthless old enemy, Ian is forced to use magic again. His deadly addiction is rekindled and his life of isolation is brought to a swift end.
With the land he gave up everything to protect once more in jeopardy, and his people’s future at stake, Ian becomes embroiled in a violent race for control of the Crown of Stones. To save the realms and those he cares for, Ian must embrace the thing he fears most: his own power.
Magic-Price is the first installment in The Crown of Stones trilogy. Buy now on Amazon.
About the Author
Born in a small Kansas town on the Missouri river,I grew up in a house of avid readers and overflowing bookshelves. My first, full-length novel took shape while I was still in high school, on a typewriter in my parent’s living room. My main focus is adult epic and urban fantasy, but I also dabble in occasional science fiction or post-apocalyptic story.
Though I have been writing all my life, The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price was my first published novel. Completing the trilogy has been a wonderful experience. While I am sad to see Ian and his friends go, I’m also looking forward to breaking in some new characters.
You can learn more about me at clschneiderauthor.com where you can follow my journey as a new author on my blog, “Heading Down The Yellow Brick Road”. I love to connect with fellow authors and readers, so please come find me on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Google+. We can talk about books, zombies, coffee, the ups and downs of writing, or whatever random topic pops into your head.