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Enchantress Novels

Brood of Bones

Cursed with endless drowsiness, Enchantress Hiresha sleeps more than she lives. Since she never has had a chance to raise a family, she sometimes feels like every woman is pregnant except for her. This time, she is right.

From virgin to grandmother, all the women in her city have conceived. One unexpected pregnancy is a drama; fifty thousand is citywide hysteria.

A lurking sorcerer drains power from the unnatural pregnancies, and Hiresha must track him by his magic. Unfortunately, her cultured education in enchantment ill equips her to understand his spellcraft, which is decidedly less than proper. The only person uncivilized enough to help is the Lord of the Feast, a dangerous yet charming illusionist. Associating with him may imperil Hiresha’s city, yet refusing his help will allow the sorcerer to leech godlike power from the mass births.

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Fox’s Bride

Everyone in Oasis City worships the fennec fox as a sacred animal, except for the one woman forced to marry him. Enchantress Hiresha believes her fiancé is possessed by nothing more divine than fleas, and she also objects to the wedding venue: the afterlife. Priests will trap her in an airless sarcophagus with the fox. She has only four days of engagement left to live.

Her escape attempt ends in disaster, leaving her at the mercy of the city’s vizier as well as her own pathological sleepiness. She wishes she could trust help from the Lord of the Feast, a past acquaintance with forbidden magic. He warns her that a sorcerer with even fewer scruples than himself may have arranged her marriage, to murder her. To find the truth before it’s too late for her and the fox, she must slip off her silk gloves and break into pyramid tombs.

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Gravity’s Revenge

In the Mindvault Academy, magic imbued within the stone reroutes the flow of gravity. The school’s enchantments allow for architectural wonders that inspire the empire’s next generation of great minds.

Now those minds are falling. The Academy’s spells are collapsing, its keystone jewels stolen. Saboteurs have invaded the magic school in a political heist a year in the planning. The attackers make but one mistake: Getting between Enchantress Hiresha and her research.

Hiresha, Provost of Applied Enchantment, endures her own pathological sleepiness to study unorthodox magic. Now twelve warriors have invaded the Academy, the only home she has ever known. Hiresha plans to expel them with the help of a dangerously charming illusionist, her loyal bodyguard, and spells by no means in the approved curriculum.

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Dream Storm Sea

She saved their lives. They rewarded her with imprisonment. She vows to escape, even if she has to cross a sea flourishing with monsters and magical storms.

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Dark Lord’s Wedding

“Any half-rate tyrant can take over with an army. The truly talented do so with a party.”

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14 Responses

  • Maggie says:

    Loved the book world, every little detail is there. When do we get a sequel?? I hope there will be one and soon!

    • A.E. Marling says:

      Thank you for your interest in my writing. Rest assured that I am editing the second draft of the sequel and hope to have it released in September. Between now and then, I aspire to have yet another novel unleashed upon the general public, also set in the Lands of Loam.

      May fantasy always light your horizons.

  • "Apathy" says:

    Wow. We met this weekend at a convention where you were quite interested in everything and just reading the description i have to say you have quite an imagination and creative mind. I fully intend to read this book at some point, including thanks to the fact that your kindle reviews on amazon say its a great book. It was great to make your acquaintance, while playing card games. I will recommend this book to others.

    • A.E. Marling says:

      And here I thought I’d never call Apathy a friend. Turns out, he’s a swell guy. Don’t worry, though. I won’t be spending so much time with Apathy that I fail to complete the next book.

  • Kate the Crone says:

    Considering I’m old as dirt, have read more fantasy than the crows feet and wrinkles on my face, and being quite jaded — I just want to thank you for a really good read! Your characters were original, your world believable, good pacing, nice twists, damn good job! Hope to read more of your work in the future…

  • kaydee says:

    This book turned out to be one of my favoriite books!!! I loved your characters and the whole story. It was very different from any other fantasy book out there. Love your creativity!!!! Cant wait for the next book!!!

  • Sam says:

    Your book sounds really interesting. Will it be available on NOOK anytime soonish?

  • Dorothy says:

    Enjoyed Brood of Bones a lot. And I have read a lot of Fantasy that failed to suspend belief. You totally sucked me in. I believe, I believe. I will be reading the rest. Who did your cover? It is gorgeous.

    • A.E. Marling says:

      I’m Zeus-in-a-thunderstorm happy that you took the time to reply here and write a review for Brood of Bones. The artist is Eva Soulu, who has illustrated all the beautiful covers of my books. I wish you a fantastic and fox-filled adventure in Fox’s Bride.

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  • Cate says:

    Brood of Bones grabbed me hook line and sinker. I inhaled Fox’s Bride next and then Gravity’s Revenge, the three books took me about four days only because I have these unfortunate afflictions I call responsibilities. I’ve read everyone in fantasy. Unless they write about vampires or were-anythings. Your books are special. I’ve never read anything so visually appealing. I can imagine the colors and textures of Hiresha’s gowns piled on top of each other like the kimonos of twenty geishas. I can see the facets of cut gems catching the sun when thrown, against a crisp white background of snow. My thoughts were, “This would be a gorgeous movie, but only if done perfectly” and, “This reminds me of rainbow brite” 🙂 I don’t want to go on forever but I’d also like to compliment your wording, Tethiel’s idle mockery of those less perceptive. I love that he seems not to care whether anyone else sees the truth of what he’s saying, as long as its apparent to him. Thank you as well for making him bowlegged, possibly bald and wasted by magic, earless, scarred, crippled and a dandy but making him the object of Hiresha’s regard by showing how truly complicated and multi-faceted, -_~ a person can be. There are too many more things I enjoyed about your books to note here. I rarely find books that strike me like yours, so please keep writing! The genre needs more authors like you.

    • A.E. Marling says:

      I am soaring-through-clouds happy that you appreciated Tethiel’s paradoxical character and the lush visuals of the fantasy genre. It is my hope that you’ll be similarly delighted with the vibrant antagonist in my current manuscript, Dreamstorm Sea. It is my aim to show fantasy readers wonders they’ve never before imagined, as well as taking them to new heights of storytelling.

  • Kristi says:

    I just finished Brood of Bones, and oh my, how I loved it! Thank you for such an enthralling tale! I cursed often when I had to put it down for such trivialities as work, sleep, a shower. I am excited to begin the next tale, and, of course share with everyone how much I enjoyed it.