Novels available by Mara Amberly
Fire and Gold (Book 1 of the Sisters of the North)
The elemental sorceresses of the Sisters of Destiny have long protected the city of Kalle, peaceably tending to the faithful and reading the runes. Yet even their powers can be clouded or misled. When the Temple of Solitude is attacked in their absence, sisters Alexa and Cassia are thrust into events beyond their experience and training, as they attempt to rescue their fellow priestesses and reach safety in the city of Kelbani.
Cassia, a spirited fire priestess and Alexa, her calmer, less impetuous sister, soon discover the road is treacherous and dangers lurk in every shadow. Fighting against fear and suspicion, and their faith wavering, the priestesses find help from an unlikely ally, as in the distance a shadow of dark magic grows.
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A Key to Worlds (A Parallel Worlds Novel)
Pandora is a scientist confined to a barren, post-apocalyptic world. A mystical dream compels her to explore her family’s history, as rumours swirl that there might be people living outside their planet’s protected settlements. Once, outsiders tried to form free colonies of their own – Pandora’s parents among them. They were said to have perished in the world’s toxic environment, but Pandora doesn’t know for sure. She’s compelled to explore the planet for herself, but the laws of Alverron forbid it without the council’s say-so.
Nessa’s unique gift and her reckless nature have an unfortunate tendency to get her into trouble. When she opens a portal into another realm from the back of her aunt’s garden, she doesn’t expect to find an archaic world or herself imprisoned. A chain of perilous events and poor decisions force Nessa to test the limits of her gifts. Can she find the strength and ingenuity to set things right and help her new friend James find his way home?
A Key to Worlds: A Parallel Worlds Novel is an intriguing tale of fantasy adventure spanning multiple worlds.
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Short Stories by Mara Amberly
Her Gypsy Promise
This is a standalone version of the short story ‘The Forest Dweller’ as published in my book, Enchanting Whispers, Romantic Dreams. It’s around 2,000 words in length.
Bethe is a gypsy woman of fae heritage, traveling home for her intended marriage to a man she’s never met. A forest stands between her and her destination; a source of stories for the locals who portray it as a place best avoided.
Bethe chooses to travel through the forest rather than skirting around its edge, as it would save her weeks of travel.
Everything seems normal at first but then she comes to realise she’s being followed…
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Diary of a Harbinger
In this short story, the angel Aleidne shares her tale of her life in the modern human world, and her attempts to avert an apocalyptic event known as The Sundering.
This is a standalone version of the short story ‘Diary of a Harbinger’, which was previously published in Mara’s book, Enchanting Whispers, Romantic Dreams.
This short story is approximately 1,800 words in length.
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Poetry Books by Mara Amberly
Enchanting Whispers, Romantic Dreams: Selected Poems and Short Stories
Romance meets mysticism and beauty mingles with fantasy in this unique and creative compilation of poetry, short stories and digital art.
Penned by fantasy author and artist Mara Amberly, Enchanting Whispers, Romantic Dreams shares the rewards of years’ creativity and brings to light a treasure trove of beautiful words and images, including the fantasy short stories, ‘The Forest Dweller’ and ‘Diary of a Harbinger’.
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Feathers, Dreams and Faerie Wings: A Fantasy Poetry Collection
(Previously Published as Feathers, Dreams and Faerie Wings: An Art and Poetry Collection)
“Reaching skyward, red rocks tower, against the pre-dawn sky,” the poem ‘Earth’ reads, calling to mind an image of untrammeled, timeless ground in which life takes root, in this second book of poetry and art by Mara Amberly. ‘Feathers, Dreams, and Faerie Wings’ pays homage to this place of primal beauty, of the natural world at its wildest, as well as the fantastical flightiness of faeries, angels and the mystical borne out of humanity’s fascination with the living, changing universe around them.
Mara draws her inspiration from Celtic tales and knotwork, from New Age spirituality and notions of harmony between humanity and its natural context, and from the timeless legacy of the mythologies of human civilizations through time as she weaves a tapestry of words and images to delight the senses, and when you put down this book, you may be left with an impish, perhaps fey, smile.
This new edition of Feathers, Dreams and Faerie Wings has been partially re-illustrated, with less art than its previous version, but a better quality of art as my illustration skills have grown. I’ve placed more emphasis on my poetry and less on the art, as I prefer it this way.