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The Rook: An assassin hired by vengeful elven rebels to kill the calculating Duke of Shalridan, Julian walks into a trap and barely escapes with his life. Healed by a beautiful captive in the dungeons, he’s enthralled and vows to free her from the duke’s clutches.

The Hawk: A Knight of the Hawk duty-bound to cleanse elven magic from Adalonia, Kestar has a secret—and heretical—ability to sense the use of magic from afar. He knows something suspicious is happening in the duke’s keep, but he has no idea how deep the conspiracy goes.

The Dove: A half-elven healer with no control over her magic, Faanshi is the goddess’s to command. She’s always been a pawn of the powerful, but after healing two mysterious and very different men, she faces a choice that may decide the fate of the whole kingdom…

about the book

Important Note: The Rebels of Adalonia books are not standalone novels, so you must read each book in sequence to get the entire story. Valor of the Healer is followed in turn by Vengeance of the Hunter and Victory of the Hawk.

Valor of the Healer is Book 1 of the Rebels of Adalonia high fantasy trilogy, released in 2013. It has roots that stretch clear back into my high school days, when I was hand-writing stories in class! In 1998, I wrote the first scene for a story I was at the time going to call Lone Hawk’s Flight–and in 1999, I joined an online game called AetherMUSH, where I played the first incarnations of both Julian and Faanshi. In 2003, I started work on the very first draft of a novel called Lament of the Dove.

And in 2012, the sixth draft of that novel got me my offer from Carina Press.

I’m very proud to bring you Valor of the Healer, the first book of a tale that was a long time coming. I hope you all enjoy it!

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Here are all the major places where you can buy the book:

* Note that while Valor of the Healer does have a page on Everand, that site currently marks it as unavailable. This is outside of my control, so if you’d like to buy the book, I recommend one of the other links instead. I’m keeping the link here for reference, though.


other editions

Valor of the Healer is also available as an audiobook, and you can get that edition from the following places:

As Carina Press is a digital publisher, the book is not currently available in print.