When the peaceful world of Avalon (contained on the roots of a supernaturally big tree) begins to suffer mysterious droughts and darkness, the heir of Merlin is the only one who can save it. But is 17-year old Tamwyn the heir, or is he the child of the dark prophecy, who is destined to destroy Avalon? Loosely tied to the author’s Lost Years of Merlin series. Sequels: Shadows on the Stars, The Eternal Flame.
Clary witnesses a murder in a New York City nightclub--and the body disappears into thin air! It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing to show that a boy has died. This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into their world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .Full of snappy dialogue like an episode of Buffy. Sequels: City of Ashes, City of Glass.
Sick in bed with cancer, Lucien discovers he can journey to a place in a parallel world that resembles medieval Venice, Italy, while he sleeps. He becomes caught up in the political intrigues surrounding the Duchessa who rules the city. In each volume, new characters from our modern world learn how to “stravagate” and join Lucien in his adventures.
Sequels: City of Stars, City of Flowers, City of Secrets
After the death of her beloved father, headstrong princess Thirrin Freer Strong-In-The-Arm becomes warrior queen of her homeland, Icemark, defending it from a formidable invader. Despite Thirrin's bravery and the support of Oskan, the Witch's son, the task proves more difficult than Thirrin ever dreamed. She must assemble a force to rival her opponent. And, in the chill winter of Icemark, she only has until spring to unite the strange beasts and frightening creatures who live just outside her country. Ultimately, it is Thirrin's vision and determination that will see her through to victory.
See also Book 2: Blade of Fire
After his little sister Hannah becomes mortally ill, ten-year-old Joe follows a shadowy figure to the war-torn land of Asphodel, a mysterious and dangerous world of dying children, where he entrusts himself to a devious blind guide, faces ruthless killing machines, and discovers a shocking truth about himself.