The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga
Gail Z. Martin discovered her passion for SF/fantasy in elementary school. The first story she wrote - at age five - was about a vampire. Her favorite TV show as a preschooler was Dark Shadows. At age 14 she decided to become a writer. She enjoys attending SF/Fantasy conventions, Renaissance fairs and living history sites. She is married and has three children, a Himalayan cat and a golden retriever.
The newest novel in Gail Z. Martin's breathtaking Ascendant Kingdoms saga -- a tale of unpredictable magic, battling warlords, and the lust for vengeance.
The lines are drawn. The war has begun.
Blaine "Mick" McFadden has scored a victory and restored the magic, but new threats rise from the wreckage of the kingdom of Donderath. While the magic remains brittle and undependable, warlords both mortal and undead vie for power, fighting for control of the ruined Continent. McFadden and his unlikely band of convict heroes must choose their allies wisely as renegade talishte take long-awaited vengeance and powerful mages seek to control Donderath's next king. Blaine McFadden must protect those loyal to him against the coming storm, and find a way to bind magic to the will of mortals before it destroys him, because time is running out...
" The immediate action in this story pulls the reader in... And with more than a few unexpected twists, this easy-to-follow storyline will leave the reader completely surprised and ready for the next book in the saga."—RT Book Reviews on Ice Forged
"[Martin] launches herself into the adventure with whole-hearted passion."—SFX on The Summoner
"There's plenty of action and plot embroidery, and the pages turn easily."—Kirkus on Ice Forged
"Well written and full of action, this grabs the reader on the first page and refuses to let go until the very last page."—RT Book Reviews on The Sworn
"With creepy ghosts, nefarious undead, magic, plenty of intrigue, and even a little romance, high fantasy fans shouldn't miss this series."—SciFiChick.com on Dark Haven