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The Marchalt of Wilentelu has sent Ashóli as an emmissary to the Kaltaoven villages in his domain. But one village hides a dark secret and will go to extremes to protect it.

Ashóli and Eysla come to the city of Wilentelu to sell horses, but if they want to stay they must bargain with the city's ruler.

You can't go home again. And that went double for Eysla, after Ashóli broke the rules of the Kaltaoven and created a skin-song for one not of the tribe.

Laaki has taken on an apprentice skinsinger, but when a stranger takes refuge in the village, Ashóli has her own idea of how best to help.

Laaki and her charges are offered a new home in a Kaltaoven village, but someone will go to great lengths to prevent it.

To save two boys from a sorcerer who wants their magic skin-cloaks, Laaki must decide what she's willing to sacrifice.

When Elin rode out and heard the seagulls crying, it set her on the greatest adventure of her life.

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(From Daughter of Mystery)

…for a brief time, intrigued and flattered by the interest and starved for the human touch that she was denied in the ordinary way, Barbara had let things go further than had been wise. Her cheeks still burned at remembering that glorious imprudence.

This is the story of that glorious imprudence.

In the turbulent France of 1678, Hortense Mancini, Duchesse Mazarine takes on the disguise of a King’s Musketeer to pursue her love affair with Anne Lennard, Countess of Sussex. She crosses paths with a true Musketeer, and with Aphra Behn, English playwright and spy, both seeking to retrieve letters between the kings of France and England that could prove ruinous. Every disguise and plan is threatened by the arrival of a young woman who seeks to gain fame by besting a Musketeer in a duel—and now she has a chance to challenge two of them!


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