The Sanctuary Duet, epic fantasy by

Carol Berg

Dust and Light

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Dust and Light

How much must one pay for an hour of youthful folly?

The Pureblood Registry had accused Lucian de Remeni of unseemly involvement with ordinaries which meant only that he had spoken with a young woman not of his own kind, allowed her to see his face unmasked, worked a bit of magic for her... Since that one mistake, Lucian’s grandsire had excised half his magic; he had endured five years of Inquisitor Pons casting her sour eye over his shoulder; and savage Harrowers had massacred his family. Now, the Registry had contracted his art to a common coroner. His extraordinary gift for portraiture was restricted to dead ordinaries – beggars pulled from refuse heaps or starvelings scraped from ditches.
    But sketching the truth of dead men's souls brought unforeseen consequences. Sensations not his own. Truths he could not possibly know and dared not believe.
    The coroner called him a cheat, trying to weasel out of a humiliating contract. The Registry would call him mad, and mad sorcerers were very dangerous...

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Cover art by Gene Mollica

And the magical conclusion to Lucian's story
Ash and Silver

AshAndSilver His name is Greenshank...though he knows that's not his true name. He is a reticent man. It does him well to be so, as he has a very hard time determining who is friend and who is enemy and who is . . . something other.

Ever since the secretive Order of the Equites Cineré - the Knights of the Ashes - stole his memory, his name, and his heart, considering the past makes Greenshank's head ache. After two rigorous years of training he is ready to embrace the mission of the Order - to use selfless magic to heal Navronne's troubles. Navronne's brutal civil war has exposed corruption that could bring the once glorious kingdom to its knees. But on his first assignment, threats from the past come roaring back, threatening to drown him in conspiracy, grief, and murder.
    He is Lucian de Remeni - a sorcerer whose magical bents for portraiture and history threaten the safety of the earth and the future of the war-riven kingdom of Navronne. He just can't remember how or why.
     To untangle his missing past and a cryptic outsider’s plan for his future, Lucian must evade the brutal justice of elemental beings, solve a crime hidden in the depths of history, and locate a city beyond the boundaries of the human world . . .

Read an Excerpt:   Ash and Silver

Cover art by Gene Mollica

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