Brash Defiance

After checking on his friend, Darren returns to the Academy to resume his studies. During the first martial arts class after his return, Darren faces the stern sneer of Volodar Selorn. Despite transforming his body for this teacher, Darren receives the elf’s anger at every turn. Volodar constantly demands more from Darren than any of the other students at the Academy...

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White Sand Vol. 3

Unlike the earlier installments, I did not stalk the release of White Sands Volume 3. So, when I saw the final book of this trilogy available, it was a pleasant surprise. Unfortunately, as with all things, life got in the way, and I didn’t buy it the moment I made my discovery. But I promised myself that I would add this book to my collection soon. Well, I recently did just that. And over the last couple of nights, I concluded Brandon Sanderson’s first foray into the world of comic books...

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Spark of Hope

Almost a year after agreeing to relinquish their region’s right to the scientists, Marcus and a handful of other farmers craft a handful of plows. With those crude tools, the farmers of the Eastern Region plant a more bountiful crop. Shortly after planting, Marcus and Talia abandon their farm and rush headlong to the Central Region’s best hospital so Talia can receive the best care for her condition...

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Treachery

While some citizens are still healing from the devastating attacks of a mysterious new enemy, the colony must remain diligent. Scouting teams are scouring the forest, searching for some clue to the enemy’s identity. Caleb attempts to retrace Keldon’s path, and His team scouts the western forest closest to the colony...

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Letters

Patricia’s fingers caressed the photograph in the album. Her fingers kept tracing James’s close-cropped brown hair. As Patricia ran her finger across the cheek on the image, she stifled a sob. Wincing under the scrutiny of James’s warm eyes, she buried her face into the album, struggling to restrain her tears.

When she calmed her sorrowful eyes, Patricia lowered the book. As she studied the picture, she caught sight of the banner for the homecoming dance over their head. She ripped her gaze away from the photograph...

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