The Silverlands’ Series is an epic fantasy series, featuring magic and the occasional sword fight. It’s a portal fantasy featuring two young women from our world who are transported to Argenterra.
About the Silverlands
In a land where oaths can’t be broken be careful what promises you make.
To break the binding oath is to risk the very magic of Argenterra.
Vorn and the First Comers fleeing death and destruction came to Argenterra through the Crystal Gate. On arrival, they made a binding oath to not kill — and in return the land gave them the given, a native magic. For over a thousand years they have prospered but now the Ancient Evil seeks Vorn’s descendants and reaches a hand into the land.
Oaths are bound with the given and every promise must be kept or the land’s magic will compel completion of the oath or prevent its breaking. Only a murder can sunder the binding oath, which would make the given fade. In his later years, Vorn prophesied that a time would come when the land would be ungiven. That time is near.
Argenterra, The Silverlands Book One
Every one hundred years a woman comes to Argenterra through the Crystal Tree Woods. This time two women came…
While on a ghost tour in Castle Crioch, Sophy and her best friend and foster sister, Aria, are sucked into the world of Argenterra, where they encounter a strange Crystal Tree. Two leaves fall from it, one of which Aria catches and the other mysteriously delves into Sophy’s chest.
Met by Dellbright, the prince of Valley Keep, and Oakheart, the high king’s ambassador, the girls learn they are expected. Aria has beauty and talent with the given, the land’s native magic. She finds a home and a husband in Prince Dellbright and is revered as the legendary Gift of Crystal Tree Woods.
Sophy is out of place as anything made with the given makes her ill.
Sophy accompanies Oakheart to the capital to find out why the crystal leaf is in her chest. A sinister force is tracking her—trying to snatch her away or kill her. Only Oakheart suspects her importance: she is the talisman that can cause great harm to the world of Argenterra if she falls into the wrong hands.
Argenterra is available in print and in ebook.
Buy links. Print copy from Book Depository here
Print elsewhere. Available from Createspace and Ingram Sparks.
Oathbound, The Silverlands Book 2
We have some time before the Ancient Evil can reach into Argenterra. We are not the Ungiven Land yet…
Sophy lies trapped within Rufus’s jewelled prison. Protected by her oathbond to Oakheart Rufus cannot touch her, but her crystal form is draining Argenterra of the given. Oakheart has to leave Sophy behind because he is bound by his promise to return Gillcress to Princess Aria at Valley Keep.
The weakening of the given has repercussions: oaths are fading and darkness has festered in Prince Dellbright’s heart. Oakheart fears for Aria and Gillcress, but he must return to the Lower Warrens and free Sophy — and before the jewel she is trapped within drains the given completely from the land. Accompanied by an adept and the forest folk, he sets out to rescue her. The order from Crystal Mountain Retreat is, if Sophy cannot be freed, she must be destroyed…
Oathbound is now available on Amazon. Later it will be in other retailers and in print.
Link is here.
Ungiven Land, The Silverlands Book Three
The exciting conclusion to Sophy and Aria’s adventure in Argenterra. Is now available for pre-order on Amazon here.
I do not know how we will live with a decrease in the given. The Puri may want what we have but the fact is what they want may no longer exist…
Sophy is trapped in Yulandir at the mercy of Rufus and the Ancient Evil as they drain the lands’ given from her. Sophy must fight to keep the power inside herself and find a way back to Argenterra. Oakheart’s loyalties are divided: he cannot go after Sophy to rescue her because no one knows how to operate The Crystal Gate and his father calls for aid as the Puri have invaded Silverdale and he must go to war.
Aria has to come to terms with the destruction of her plans to escape from Argenterra and her oath to Dellbright. Yet, she must face her greatest fear and return to Valley Keep and her husband. There she must learn to protect herself.
Meanwhile, Rae returns to the Puri summer tents to find Hanal of Puri gone. Pregnant and alone, she must follow him across the barren plains to prevent Hanal from doing something so dishonourable that she could not love him anymore…
Here is the map which I think is hard to see in the ebook.