Dark forces seek to topple the Mage Guild and the Empire itself. But one man emerges from the shadows to battle them.
When retired Imperial Investigator Bander reaches into a hollow log to retrieve his cache of gold, he finds it missing and something else left in its place: a scrying stone with a message from a mysterious young sorceress. She desperately needs his help in solving the murder of Tobin Leroth, a renowned mage and one of Bander’s oldest friends.
Tobin Leroth was murdered during a city festival and only the secretive Mage Guild knows why.
But as Bander gets drawn deeper into a deadly mystery that involves the highest powers in the realm, he finds himself battling the same dark forces he suspects killed his friend. But this time they are hunting him…
With the Empire of Harion under siege and gripped by terror, a company of unlikely heroes rises…
An unspeakable act of terror has shaken the Empire of Harion to its core, and no one is safe from the mysterious foe wielding power enough to destroy an entire city.
Retired Imperial investigator Bander must overcome defeat to stand up to these dark forces. But this time he’s not alone.
A ragtag fellowship of old friends, criminals, and renegades has joined Bander to battle the shadowy enemies intent on destroying the Empire of Harion and its Mage Guild.
But will they be too late?
A host of battle mages gird themselves for one last attack: against Bander and his company.
As Bander and his team gain the upper hand and track down the perpetrators of the devastating attacks on Harion’s cities, it appears the tide has turned. Or has it?
With the Empire on the brink of rebellion, the Guild effectively dissolved, and its mages imprisoned, a new threat rises, and Bander’s fellowship is tested one final time.
While wandering in the rugged far northeast corner of the Empire, Bander encounters intrigue and murder in a remote mining village.
When an ex-Los Alamos scientist uncovers a “black” military project (involving genetically-modified komodo dragons) which threatens a major metropolitan area, she must infiltrate a secret underground lab to extract the evidence she needs to shut the project down.
Bogwood, Washington is a pleasant suburban community with a special distinction–it has more garages per capita than any other town in America. Not surprisingly, Bogwood is also the “Garage Sale Capital of the U.S.A.”
When retirees Doris & Clayton Fenwick decide to empty their nest of retro-modern antiques, they set the wheels in motion for a frantically funny “g-sale” involving Bogwood’s most avid garage sale junkies: Angela Cocci (an obsessive market researcher), Ed LaSalle (a beleaguered computer programmer and creator of the cult fantasy roleplaying game “Caves & Beasts”), Dick Nickerson (a retired star of the 60s sitcom Pot o’ Gold), and BJ Harwood & Helen Ziegler (partners and owners of a trendy retro-modern antique store).