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Novels 2

These books are listed in the order of publication.

The Eyes of the

Wind

by  Stephen Brooke Facing pirates, bandits and sorcerers, Saj seeks the four mystic gems known as the Eyes of the Wind. Accompanied by a wily and mysterious priest, and by the willful young noblewoman who may or may not love him, his quest takes him from the sea to the mountains and into his own soul as Saj becomes aware of the powers that lie within him. 180 pages, 49,900 PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-33-2 published in 2016

Donzalo’s

Destiny

by Stephen Brooke Young Donzalo, scholar and tinkerer, expected an uneventful life. That was not to be, as the plots and ploys of kings and sorcerers, of minstrels and spies, took him from his comfortable existence into a life of heroism and of love, a life of which he could never have dreamed. For Donzalo was a man of destiny, whether he wished it or not! This fantasy novel includes the four previously-published books of Donzalo’s Destiny: The Song of the Sword, The Shadow of Asak, The Sign of the Arrow, and The Hand of the Sorcerer, and is availble in hardcover and paperback print editions. 714 pages, 205,900 words Hardcover ISBN 978-1-937745-34-9 Paperback  ISBN978-1-937745-37-0 published in 2016

Waves

by Stephen Brooke Surf shop owner Ted Carrol was happy, perhaps for the first time in his life. It was time for him to settle back into a quiet existence in Cully Beach, now with the woman he loved beside him. It was not going to happen. Someone had framed his friend, Chief of Police Bill Cotton. There were rumors of corruption in city hall. A mysterious developer had plans for his sleepy neighborhood.  And an old flame chose just that time to come back into his life. Once again, surf, suspense, and self- doubt combine as Ted solves the riddles of the present and of his own dark past, in the follow-up to ‘Shaper.’ 316 pages, 80,400 PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-39-4 published in 2016
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ARACHIS PRESS

God of Rain

by Stephen Brooke Hito had tired of war, of knowing he would never be more than the second to the hero Aranu. It was time he sought his own destiny, to leave fighting behind and seek more. Peace, he desired, and a wife and home. If a bit of wealth came his way, too, that was to the better. But was that what he truly sought? Should there not be more? From the Mora homeland to the jungled valley of the Gurang, from a new life as a trader to that of a Kohari prisoner, condemned to be sacrificed to the Sun Bird, his quest carries him. And does he find love, as well? Perhaps. In Teva, the God of Rain, must he seek who he is truly meant to be. In the end, it will be Hito himself he finds, in the first novel of a new Mora Trilogy, GOD OF RAIN. 227 pages, 54,400 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-40-0 published in 2017

The Crocodile’s

Son

by Stephen Brooke Qala, once Queen of the Pirates,  had retired, hoping only for a comfortable and peaceful country life for herself and her little demigod son. Any of us might wish for such things! But others had their own plans. The boy’s relatives, an unruly family of deities, felt called upon to meddle in his upbringing — and one might just want him dead. Add to this the politics and intrigues of mortal men and women, and their penchant for falling in love, as well as her old crew who think Qala has hidden treasure somewhere about her estate. Kidnappings and quests, an adventure through the worlds of gods and of mortals, await Qala in  Book One of The Crocodile Chronicles, THE CROCODILE’S SON. 204 pages, 58,300 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-42-4 published in 2017

Arrows of

Heaven

by Stephen Brooke The end of every epic is the beginning of another. Who was Teme? A noble girl, sister to the High King of all the Mora, and of an age to marry appropriately? Yes, she was this, but also a renowned archer, acclaimed by her people as a hero of the recent civil war, named in the epics bards sang across the land. Warrior or woman? Was it possible to be both? Through intrigues and adventures in the realm of the Mora and beyond, Teme has one quest above all others — to learn who she truly is. 248 pages, 60,100 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-44-8 published in 2017

The Ways of

Wizardry

by Stephen Brooke For two of those born to Hirstel, that lost city of sorcerers, it became a place to leave behind as they explored other worlds. Young Im, the least powerful but most ambitious sorcerer in Hirstel. Na, the woman who had spent a century being second-best to the powerful Prince-Sorcerer. Guiding them, the enigmatic trickster god, Xido.Guarding them, the amoral demon, Qu’orthseth. Pursuing them, demon policemen and bounty hunters, gods of evil, jealous wizards. Another city, distant and mysterious Tesra, called to them. Would they safely reach the Southern Sea and the ship that might bear them to their destiny? Sorcery and romance, and a journey of discovery await Na and Im along The Ways of Wizardry. 208 pages, 60,900 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-48-6 published in 2018

Woman of the

Sky

By Stephen Brooke A long journey it had been for Rahiniti. Born a Kohari peasant, trained from childhood as a dancer in the great Temple of Mihasa, she had followed the Mora warrior Hito over the mountains to a new life, a life as a noblewoman, adopted by the powerful Lord Temani'itu. A life that turns to a new journey when her friend Demba passes, leaving a grieving husband and a young daughter with hidden powers. There are those who mean harm to Lord Gordie, who hope to manipulate him to further their own ambitions. How can one small 'woman of the sky' oppose them? The journey that began in 'God of Rain' and continued through 'Arrows of Heaven' comes at last to a conclusion here, as Rahiniti finds her true place in the realm of the Mora, in the third and final novel of the Mora Trilogy, 'Woman of the Sky,' by Stephen Brooke. 264 pages, 64,000 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-50-9 published in 2018

Asanas

by Stephen Brooke Yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow only a vision. Two women. A yoga class, an art gallery. The little Gulf Coast resort town of Tamarind seems to go to sleep when the ‘season’ is over, when tourists and winter residents alike return north. But turmoil lurks beneath that drowsy surface. For Lynn and Karen, their yoga class becomes something more. Workaholic Karen decides yoga instructor Pat is ‘just what she needed.’ But would she ever be what he needs? Lynn has her doubts, as she does about own relationship with a charismatic married artist. Through the heat and storms of a South Florida summer, passions and tensions grow, testing both love affairs and friendships. Life has its own asanas, its movements and postures, as surely as a yoga class, and its own lessons to teach in ASANAS, a novel by Stephen Brooke 281 pages, 76,500 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-52-3 published in 2018
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Novels 2

These books are listed in the order of publication.

The Eyes of the Wind

by  Stephen Brooke Facing pirates, bandits and sorcerers, Saj seeks the four mystic gems known as the Eyes of the Wind. Accompanied by a wily and mysterious priest, and by the willful young noblewoman who may or may not love him, his quest takes him from the sea to the mountains and into his own soul as Saj becomes aware of the powers that lie within him. 180 pages, 49,900 PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-33-2 published in 2016

Donzalo’s Destiny

by Stephen Brooke Young Donzalo, scholar and tinkerer, expected an uneventful life. That was not to be, as the plots and ploys of kings and sorcerers, of minstrels and spies, took him from his comfortable existence into a life of heroism and of love, a life of which he could never have dreamed. For Donzalo was a man of destiny, whether he wished it or not! This fantasy novel includes the four previously-published books of Donzalo’s Destiny: The Song of the Sword, The Shadow of Asak, The Sign of the Arrow, and The Hand of the Sorcerer, and is availble in hardcover and paperback print editions. 714 pages, 205,900 words Hardcover ISBN 978-1-937745-34-9 Paperback  ISBN978-1-937745-37-0 published in 2016

Waves

by Stephen Brooke Surf shop owner Ted Carrol was happy, perhaps for the first time in his life. It was time for him to settle back into a quiet existence in Cully Beach, now with the woman he loved beside him. It was not going to happen. Someone had framed his friend, Chief of Police Bill Cotton. There were rumors of corruption in city hall. A mysterious developer had plans for his sleepy neighborhood.  And an old flame chose just that time to come back into his life. Once again, surf, suspense, and self-doubt combine as Ted solves the riddles of the present and of his own dark past, in the follow-up to ‘Shaper.’ 316 pages, 80,400 PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-39-4 published in 2016
back to Novels 1 | on to Novels 3

God of Rain

by Stephen Brooke Hito had tired of war, of knowing he would never be more than the second to the hero Aranu. It was time he sought his own destiny, to leave fighting behind and seek more. Peace, he desired, and a wife and home. If a bit of wealth came his way, too, that was to the better. But was that what he truly sought? Should there not be more? From the Mora homeland to the jungled valley of the Gurang, from a new life as a trader to that of a Kohari prisoner, condemned to be sacrificed to the Sun Bird, his quest carries him. And does he find love, as well? Perhaps. In Teva, the God of Rain, must he seek who he is truly meant to be. In the end, it will be Hito himself he finds, in the first novel of a new Mora Trilogy, GOD OF RAIN. 227 pages, 54,400 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-40-0 published in 2017

The Crocodile’s Son

by Stephen Brooke Qala, once Queen of the Pirates,  had retired, hoping only for a comfortable and peaceful country life for herself and her little demigod son. Any of us might wish for such things! But others had their own plans. The boy’s relatives, an unruly family of deities, felt called upon to meddle in his upbringing — and one might just want him dead. Add to this the politics and intrigues of mortal men and women, and their penchant for falling in love, as well as her old crew who think Qala has hidden treasure somewhere about her estate. Kidnappings and quests, an adventure through the worlds of gods and of mortals, await Qala in  Book One of The Crocodile Chronicles, THE CROCODILE’S SON. 204 pages, 58,300 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-42-4 published in 2017

Arrows of Heaven

by Stephen Brooke The end of every epic is the beginning of another. Who was Teme? A noble girl, sister to the High King of all the Mora, and of an age to marry appropriately? Yes, she was this, but also a renowned archer, acclaimed by her people as a hero of the recent civil war, named in the epics bards sang across the land. Warrior or woman? Was it possible to be both? Through intrigues and adventures in the realm of the Mora and beyond, Teme has one quest above all others — to learn who she truly is. 248 pages, 60,100 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-44-8 published in 2017

The Ways of Wizardry

by Stephen Brooke For two of those born to Hirstel, that lost city of sorcerers, it became a place to leave behind as they explored other worlds. Young Im, the least powerful but most ambitious sorcerer in Hirstel. Na, the woman who had spent a century being second-best to the powerful Prince-Sorcerer. Guiding them, the enigmatic trickster god, Xido.Guarding them, the amoral demon, Qu’orthseth. Pursuing them, demon policemen and bounty hunters, gods of evil, jealous wizards. Another city, distant and mysterious Tesra, called to them. Would they safely reach the Southern Sea and the ship that might bear them to their destiny? Sorcery and romance, and a journey of discovery await Na and Im along The Ways of Wizardry. 208 pages, 60,900 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-48-6 published in 2018

Woman of the Sky

By Stephen Brooke A long journey it had been for Rahiniti. Born a Kohari peasant, trained from childhood as a dancer in the great Temple of Mihasa, she had followed the Mora warrior Hito over the mountains to a new life, a life as a noblewoman, adopted by the powerful Lord Temani'itu. A life that turns to a new journey when her friend Demba passes, leaving a grieving husband and a young daughter with hidden powers. There are those who mean harm to Lord Gordie, who hope to manipulate him to further their own ambitions. How can one small 'woman of the sky' oppose them? The journey that began in 'God of Rain' and continued through 'Arrows of Heaven' comes at last to a conclusion here, as Rahiniti finds her true place in the realm of the Mora, in the third and final novel of the Mora Trilogy, 'Woman of the Sky,' by Stephen Brooke. 264 pages, 64,000 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-50-9 published in 2018

Asanas

by Stephen Brooke Yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow only a vision. Two women. A yoga class, an art gallery. The little Gulf Coast resort town of Tamarind seems to go to sleep when the ‘season’ is over, when tourists and winter residents alike return north. But turmoil lurks beneath that drowsy surface. For Lynn and Karen, their yoga class becomes something more. Workaholic Karen decides yoga instructor Pat is ‘just what she needed.’ But would she ever be what he needs? Lynn has her doubts, as she does about own relationship with a charismatic married artist. Through the heat and storms of a South Florida summer, passions and tensions grow, testing both love affairs and friendships. Life has its own asanas, its movements and postures, as surely as a yoga class, and its own lessons to teach in ASANAS, a novel by Stephen Brooke 281 pages, 76,500 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-52-3 published in 2018