Circle of Thieves

Author: C. Greenwood
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781489516732
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In the wake of a painful betrayal, Ilan abandons her friends among the river people to return to the peace of shadowy Dimmingwood. But things in the forest are not as she left them. A deadly new enemy is attacking the local villagers, threatening the very existence of the forest outlaws. When Ilan mounts a rebellion against Rideon the Red Hand, the brigand camp is divided between those loyal to their old captain and those prepared to follow Ilan in a war against the mysterious magical raiders.

Magic of Thieves

Author: C. Greenwood
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481093781
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In a province where magic is forbidden and its possessors are murdered by the magickless, young Ilan has only one hope for survival. Concealment. In the shadow of Dimmingwood, she finds temporary protection among a band of forest brigands led by the infamous outlaw Rideon the Red Hand. But when old enemies reappear and new friendships lead to betrayal, will Ilan's magic and the power of her enchanted bow be enough to save her? * * * * * Also in the LEGENDS OF DIMMINGWOOD series: Betrayal of Thieves ~ Book II, Circle of Thieves ~ Book III (Coming Spring 2013), Redemption of Thieves ~ Book IV (Coming Spring 2013)

Betrayal of Thieves

Author: C. Greenwood
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481213226
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Ilan has narrowly escaped her last encounter with the soldiers of the evil Praetor but many of her outlaw friends have not been so fortunate. When her closest companion is dragged off to Selbius for execution, Ilan has no choice but to defy the captain of the forest brigands and journey to the stronghold of her enemies.Risking exposure, both as an outlaw and a possessor of illegal magic, Ilan has few allies in the strange city. Worse, she has attracted the attention of an unknown mage bent on her destruction. With the help of an unpredictable warrior priest, a cunning street thief, and her powerful bow, will Ilan evade the clutches of the Prateor and the attacks of the mysterious mage long enough to complete her mission and rescue her friend?

Legends of Dimmingwood Series

Author: C. Greenwood
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781497479074
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Book 1: Magic of Thieves -- In a province where magic is forbidden and its possessors are murdered by the cruel Praetor, young Ilan, born with the powerful gift of her ancestors, has only one hope for survival. Concealment. In the shadow of Dimmingwood, she finds temporary protection with a band of forest brigands led by the infamous outlaw Rideon the Red Hand. * * * * * Book 2: Betrayal of Thieves -- Ilan has narrowly escaped her last encounter with the soldiers of the evil Praetor but many of her outlaw friends have not been so fortunate. When her closest companion is dragged off to Selbius for execution, Ilan has no choice but to defy the captain of the forest brigands and journey to the stronghold of her enemies. * * * * * Book 3: Circle of Thieves -- In the wake of a painful betrayal, Ilan abandons her friends among the river people to return to the peace of shadowy Dimmingwood. But things in the forest are not as she left them. A deadly new enemy is attacking the local villagers, threatening the very existence of the forest outlaws. * * * * * Book 4: Redemption of Thieves -- Compelled to join forces with her life-long enemy, the Praetor, Ilan sets out to defend her friends in Dimmingwood from the murderous raiders across the border. But when Ilan, Terrac, and the Fists in their command enter Skeltai territory through a magic portal, they find themselves in more danger than they bargained for.

Rule of Thieves

Author: C. Greenwood
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781517533373
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Returning home, Ilan finds nothing is as she left it. After a year of peace, Skeltai raiders are once again threatening the province, even as the Dimmingwood thieves find themselves betrayed by the praetor. From within the castle in Selbius Ilan must guard against an unknown enemy plotting her assassination, while uncovering a mage's secret that could help her protect the province. When old friends turn against her, will a new alliance prove powerful enough to defend against the dark magic of the enemy? Or will the coming battle be Ilan's last?

Redemption of Thieves

Author: C. Greenwood
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ISBN: 9781495292675
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Compelled to join forces with her life-long enemy, the Praetor, Ilan sets out to defend her friends in Dimmingwood from the murderous raiders across the border. But when Ilan, Terrac, and the Fists in their command enter Skeltai territory through a magic portal, they find themselves in more danger than they bargained for. Their only hope of returning home alive may lie in sacrificing the thing Ilan values most -- her enchanted bow.As Ilan works to save her companions, she grapples with newfound feelings for an old friend and uncovers an unexpected truth about her origins. Will the answers she has worked so long to discover prove to be her final undoing?

Thief s Curse

Author: C. Greenwood
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546502180
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When Rideon's scheme to rescue his brother goes horribly wrong, he forms a new plan-one that turns former allies into foes. Rebelling against the rule of the cunning thief king, he steals the dreaded Thief's Blade and leads a dangerous faction of the guild on a new mission. But the past isn't done with Rideon. A new opportunity for vengeance beckons. After the ambitious son of a noble offers a tempting deal, a deadly bargain is struck, leading Rideon down a treacherous path. Can he resist the call of darkness, control the magic of his cursed amulet, and hold together his growing band of followers? Or will one final gamble bring about the end of Rideon the Red Hand?

Thief s Blade

Author: C. Greenwood
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544133225
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Luka's carefree existence as the spoiled son of a minor noble ended the day his family was arrested and imprisoned in the Eyeless Tower. His father, a political rival to the praetor of Camdon, would never live to see freedom again. Luka should have joined his father on the scaffold but fate - or the schemes of men - intervened. Escape came. Now Luka has a chance to thwart his persecutors until he can avenge his family. Beginning life again in a distant province, he takes a new name - Rideon. But the past he left behind won't stay buried. His father's old foe is determined to destroy him. Rideon finds help, only to discover a sinister purpose drives his mysterious allies. His recently acquired bow seems to be cursed by an evil spell. Worst of all, he has offended a powerful faction within the city of Selbius. The treacherous thieves' guild is out for his blood and their cunning thief king won't be satisfied until Rideon feels the wrath of his infamous blade. The only whisper of hope seems to come from the shadows of far away Dimmingwood. But can Rideon reach that haven, protect his young brother, and dodge all foes until his day of vengeance comes? Or will the traitors, thieves, and magickers surrounding him finish the deadly work his enemies began?

Mistress of Masks

Author: C. Greenwood
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781499606898
Format: PDF
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An ancient evil has awakened in Earth Realm. The dead are rising, the oracles haven fallen silent, and foul creatures are devastating the baselands. When the dark sorcerer, Rathnakar, escapes his tomb, the First Mother chooses three champions to become the saviors of their time. The hopeful adherent, Eydis, wants nothing more than to lead a life of solitary devotion within the sheltered walls of a seclusionary. But when her pilgrimage to a sacred grove ends in a vision of the end of the world, she realizes the Mother requires a more dangerous service from her. Seeking the catalysts prophecy says can overcome chaos, she aligns herself with a notorious traitor, Orrick of Kroad, and Geveral, a dryad mage who has yet to tame his powers. Together, can the three unlikely heroes thwart Rathnakar and the wave of darkness threatening to devour their world? The Catalysts of Chaos Series:Book 1 ~ Mistress of MasksBook 2 ~ Betrayer of Blood (Coming Winter of 2014)Book 3 ~ Summoner of Storms (Coming Spring of 2015)

The Pun Also Rises

Author: John Pollack
Publisher: Avery
ISBN: 1592406750
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A former speechwriter for Bill Clinton provides a light-hearted exploration of puns, including the brain science and history behind them, as well as how they play out in pop culture. Reprint.