The Watchers of Outremer Series
A Wind from the Wilderness
Hunted by demons. Lost in time. Welcome to the First Crusade.
Syria, 636: As heretic invaders circle Jerusalem, young Lukas Bessarion vows to defend his people. Instead, disaster strikes.
His family is ripped apart. His allies are slaughtered. And Lukas is hurled across the centuries to a future where his worst nightmares have come true...
Constantinople, 1097: Ayla may be a heretic beggar, but she knows one thing for sure: six months from now, she will die. Before then, she must avenge her father's murder--or risk losing her soul.
Desperate to find their way home, Lukas and Ayla join the seven armies marching east to liberate Jerusalem. If Lukas succeeds in his quest, he'll undo the invasion and change the course of history.
But only if he survives the war.
Only if his enemies from the past don't catch him.
And only as long as Ayla never finds out who he really is.
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The Lady of Kingdoms
To save the crusader kingdom, Marta Bessarion will need more than a magic spear to destroy its enemies—she’ll need a saint to save its soul.
Jerusalem, 1180: A catastrophe destroyed Marta Bessarion's family and whisked her away from everything she once knew. Now, armed with an invincible lance, Marta vows to protect her new home and family. When enemies muster on the kingdom’s borders, Marta charges into battle. But trouble is brewing within the glittering palaces of Jerusalem itself...
The young Leper King, Baldwin, is dying. Before he goes, Baldwin must choose a successor...but every choice is a bad one: an innocent child, a grasping cousin—or his ambitious sister, who is determined to rule even if it triggers a war.
When Baldwin's choice puts her newfound family at risk, Marta finds herself fighting a new kind of battle within the kingdom itself—one in which intrigue, corruption, and betrayal are the weapons.
The angels may quite literally be on her side, but how can one naïve girl save the soul of a kingdom?
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Children of the Desolate
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Rahel’s whole world is crumbling. How will she survive?
After a dashing rescue turned into something more, Rahel found safety with the handsome young warrior who risked his life for her. But when heretic invaders destroy the small town where she and her family have taken refuge, Rahel loses everything—including John Bessarion, the warrior who has always protected her.
Then Rahel and her two youngest children are taken hostage by two raiders in search of a weapon that could decide the war in their favour. Only Rahel knows where John hid the enchanted weapon, and now she faces a terrible choice. Will she ever see the man she loves again? Should she give up his secret, and destroy her people? Or keep it hidden, and watch their children die?
Children of the Desolate is a novella in the Watchers of Outremer series, an epic fantasy cycle blending real-world history with legend, adventure and a dash of romance! If you like S.A. Chakraborty’s City of Brass or Naomi Novik's Spinning Silver, read Children of the Desolate today!
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A Day of Darkness
A warrior running from his future. A djinn running from her past.
Can they save the city…or will they doom it?
Tripoli, 1289: Trapped by black magic in a hostile future, John Bessarion is determined to find his way home to a family and homeland that desperately need him. Yet when his quest leads him to a city trembling on the brink of destruction, John discovers that not everyone in this strange future has forgotten his name...or the terrible things he's already done to protect his people.
As an enslaved djinn, Soraya fears she will never be anything more than a killer. Sent to infiltrate and betray a city under siege, she is helpless to subvert her mission until she stumbles across a face from her long-forgotten past.
When John and Soraya join forces to save the city, they attract the attention of opposing sides in an ancient battle of evil against evil. Yet the greatest danger they face might not be the demons struggling for control of Tripoli...but the secrets buried in both their pasts.
Is there any way home for killers like them?
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A Conspiracy of Prophets
The last thing Lukas Bessarion wants is to warn the crusaders…yet if he refuses, a bloodthirsty demon will seize power.
Syria, 1098: After a gruelling siege, the crusaders finally capture Antioch—but within days, the besiegers become the besieged. Clawing for survival in a doomed city, the Franks turn to a new power for help: the mad prophet, Peter Bartholomew.
Plagued by his own unwanted visions, Lukas Bessarion knows the vicious Bartholomew is controlled by the demon Lilith, now growing in power. But none of the Franks—from naïve ladies to murderous counts and princes obsessed with political rivalry—seem worth saving.
Worse, if Lukas accepts his destiny as a prophet, he’ll need to renounce earthly power—like his father’s enchanted lance, hidden beneath Antioch. With the Lance, he hopes to avenge his beloved Ayla and lead his own people to victory. But Lukas isn’t the only one who wants the Lance.
Lilith’s thirst for blood is insatiable. And to satisfy it, she will stop at nothing to gain control of Lukas, the Lance, and the entire crusade…
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The House of Mourning
From the demon-infested shadows of an enchanted house, a sorcerer plots the downfall of the crusader kingdom…and his greatest act of vengeance.
Jerusalem, 1186: They call her the White Watcher, the warrior saint guarding the beleaguered kingdom of Jerusalem with her invincible lance. But Marta Bessarion doubts she’s anything special – and all signs warn of a coming disaster.
Now allied with the demon Lilith, the cunning and ruthless Countess Sibylla is poised to seize the throne. In Damascus, Saladin has sworn to conquer the crusader kingdom. And at his side, the sorcerer Khalil plans to take his revenge on the Bessarion family once and for all.
War promises Marta a long-awaited chance to confront Khalil, but in order to defeat him, she must first uncover his darkest secrets…and venture to the heart of his power.
Some battles can’t be won, even with a magic lance.
Sometimes it’s the weak things of the world that put the mighty to shame.
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