Wolfkin – Book One
Suchen’s life as Steward of Kellsjard is a good one, if uneventful. But the arrival of the exiled wizard Ax threatens to upset her quiet existence. The task he sets for her seems simple on the surface: escort Trethya, a young noblewoman, from the southern reaches of the kingdom back to the safety of Kellsjard’s walls.
Soon, Suchen and her companions–five warriors Sworn to the service of her lord–discover that the fate of the entire kingdom depends on keeping Trethya alive. For only Trethya is privy to a deadly secret: Rozah, Queen of Jenel, is held captive by her regency council. If she is not freed, the treacherous Council will force her into a marriage with a necromancer intent on making Jenel his own.
Pursued by enemies, attacked by shape-changers, and threatened by hidden traitors, their path seems doomed to end in death. But into this mix comes an unlikely ally: Yozerf Jonaglir, scion of the non-human Aclytese race, heir to a forgotten throne.
Haughty, bitter, and haunted by the darkness of his past, Yozerf at first seems the antithesis of everything Suchen has ever known. Yet from the first, she finds herself drawn to this wild stranger, finding in him an answer to the longings of her own heart. But is Yozerf the friend he seems to be–or will the dark secrets he hides ultimately destroy them all?
“Ms. Corvidae takes you inside the minds of the characters…you become their demons and taste their fear…This is a masterfully crafted fantasy, full of surprises. The plots and sub plots kept me turning the pages as I read my way through one of the best books I’ve read in a long time.”
–Jozette Aaron, The Blue Iris Journal
The Crow Queen – Book Two
Winner 2005 Eppie Award for Best Fantasy Novel
To be crowned King of Jenel, Lord Auglar must convince the Council of Lords that he is worthy. Against his better judgment, Yozerf joins Suchen and the Sworn in their mission to protect Auglar as he seeks to defeat his rival, the cruel Lord Fellrant.
Betrayed by the other lords, the companions soon find themselves fleeing for their lives into Segg’s decaying ghettoes. Trapped in the city with enemies on every side, their only ally seems to be the mysterious assassin known as the Crow Queen.
Yozerf has a hidden weapon that may prove their salvation; the magic gifted to him by the ghost of his ancestress Telmonra. But as Telmonra’s presence grows ever stronger in his mind, Yozerf begins to wonder if the price of his power will be everything he holds dear.
“Corvidae doesn’t sugarcoat her fantasy worlds: they are just as sick and evil as ours…Terribly fun and dark…”
–Heidi Martinuzzi, Pretty-scary
Dragon’s Son – Book Three
Winner 2006 Eppie Award for Best Fantasy Novel
After their harrowing escape from Segg, Suchen, Auglar, and their companions find themselves lost in the midst of anonymous masses of refugees. Devoid of hope, they want only to return to Kellsjard and lick their wounds. But the journey is long, and the dangers many.
Lost to his friends, Yozerf must also make his way back to Kellsjard, his only companion an eight-year-old human girl. But as conditions continue to deteriorate, he soon finds himself at the head of an army of refugees–men, women, and children, human, Aclyte, and Wolfkin. And as opposing armies converge on them, the fate of the kingdom itself may lie in his hands….
“Corvidae’s…characters are not cookie-cutter heroes and princesses… their lives and emotions are complicated and often disturbing, as well as deeply involving…In the world of High Fantasy, Corvidae is up there with Lackey and Bradley as a female fantasy writer who grasps both Darkness and Light, and the importance of both in a dark fantasy tale.”
– Heidi Martinuzzi, Pretty-Scary