I started writing Sci-Fi short stories in fifth grade after seeing the movie "Aliens" in the theater. After getting into Dungeons & Dragons with friends as a teenager, my interests moved to Epic Fantasy, but still rooted in a Sci-Fi alien world. The Eve of Redemption series represents the culmination of years of world-building and back-story development, much of it through epic AD&D campaigns, that takes familiar epic fantasy and brings it to an alien world.
I currently live in Rhode Island with my wife and two daughters.
Salvation's Dawn (Eve of Redemption, Book 1)
The War was over, the Devil Queen cast down...
In the wake of the Apocalypse, veteran demonhunter Karian Vanador understands that the vigilance of her Order leaves little time for leisure. Even as one paragon of darkness is cast down, Kari knows it won't be long before another rears its head.
For the Order, after all, the War never ends.
With demons threatening invasion once more, Kari soon finds herself lunging headfirst into danger again. It is the life she's chosen, the only path she really knows. She fights with savage passion, defending her convictions despite the varied trials awaiting her there in the dark. Tests of friendship. The fires of love. The heat of battle. Even the limits of her own faith. Through these, though, Kari will seek the answer to a question that has ripped at her mind for eight long years:
"Why was I resurrected?"
White Serpent, Black Dragon (Eve of Redemption, Book 2)
Things have been quiet since the incident on Tsalbrin, but veteran demonhunter Karian Vanador recognizes the calm before the storm all too well.
When one of the Order's most prominent mortal enemies arrives on campus demanding help with an underworld threat, Kari knows there has to be a connection to the incident on Tsalbrin. Harried by a deadly foe, Kari must call upon friends old and new to track down a serial killer from the underworld. Along the way she must figure out: are the killings just the act of a depraved demon, or an ingenious plot to shatter the barriers between Citaria and the underworld? And will the people she goes to help prove to be her allies or her enemies in the end?
Serpents Rising (Eve of Redemption, Book 3)
After barely escaping an attempt on her life, veteran demonhunter Karian Vanador must root out infiltrators within her own Order.
At the same time, she is presented with a unique opportunity: infiltrate the very realm of the demon kings to bring back a possible defector. With a family to consider, and the risk of inciting a war between two worlds, Kari must decide: is the life of a syrinthian priestess worth the risk?
If she goes, she will be tested to the limits of her courage, wits, and faith to navigate safely through the schemes of the demon kings. If she succeeds, she may bring back someone that can tip the balance, but if she fails, she will leave more than a widower and a motherless child behind. With the help of allies new and old, can Kari outwit and outmaneuver beings that are thousands of years old? And what other secrets will she uncover that could possibly shatter every truth she's ever known?
Legacy of the Devil Queen (Eve of Redemption, Book 4)
In the wake of a deadly attack, veteran demonhunter Karian Vanador faces a daunting task: sending her friends and family into danger without being at their side. With her pregnancy progressing, she must see to other tasks: she must uncover a spy within her own Order, expose servants of the demon kings living right in her home city, and match wits with enemies that she knows little, if anything, about. And in all of this, she must act as a general, putting the lives of her friends and family at risk to see to an end she can't accomplish herself.
Erijinkor Tesconis also faces a daunting task: he must lead the Silver Blades and their allies without Kari's expertise and sword arm. Though a capable leader, he and his companions face an unknown danger, something only seen once before in the world. Adding to the pressures of his task are challenges he is ill-prepared for: allying with werewolves, taking up authority over nobility, and working to patch relationships among his own family.
Both will face tests that push them to their limits, weighing the balance of love for their families against duty and a deep-seated desire to protect an entire world. But can either of them stand against the legacy of the Devil Queen herself?
The Huntresses' Game (Eve of Redemption, Book 5)
As the web of deceit and lies widens, Karian Vanador must try to find allies - however unlikely - to combat the enemies of the Demonhunter Order, or at least set them against each other. Effectively forced into a visit to the volatile King Koursturaux S'Bakthra, Kari must try to match wits with a being over twelve thousand years old. Can she turn an enemy into an unwitting ally, without having the same done to her?
This is to say nothing of Kari's testing to become her deity's avatar. An age-old enemy comes back into Kari's life, forcing her to walk away from an ailing husband and young children to see to her god's wishes. Worse, she must leave behind friends and family as well to avoid having them used as tools against her. It seems a straightforward hunt, but as she uncovers more and more plots, it will be anything but...
What new allies will she find as she returns to the land of her birth, the nations where she was a legend, and can they stand against these ancient enemies?