Isles of Bright and Shadow

A Song of Sorrow

Isles of Bright and Shadow Book One

Keep your head down, stay silent, and never use your magic.

These are the rules that Deana has lived by ever since she and her brother lost their parents in a tragic accident. Now Kai is gone as well. He was the only thing keeping her anchored to a world that will never truly accept her. A world that sees her connection to Grandmother Ocean as a curse and her magic as an anomaly that will eventually spin out of her control and destroy everything.

When Bran arrived in the Faridean Isles to study the magical affliction plaguing its young prince, he didn’t expect to be thrown into a race to stop a tyrant from unleashing chaos. But when Prince Samir is kidnapped and Deana—the only person who knows the truth about the mysterious shrouded ones—goes missing, he finds himself swept up by the machinations of a centuries-old curse. A curse that when triggered will drag the Isles and all in them into the fathomless deep.

A Melody of Death

Isles of Bright and Shadow Book Two

Deana is gone. Stolen in the night by the powerful shrouded one, Astrid, who insists she is not aligned with Idir. But as Astrid begins to teach Deana how to embrace her power, the seething rot of Idir’s curse starts to show beneath her honied words and motherly actions. If Deana doesn’t figure out how to escape Astrid’s clutches fast, then she risks becoming the very thing she has always feared: the avatar of destruction that will destroy the isles and all in them.

Agnes is finally free of Kent and Savita, but the trauma they put her and her magic through has grim consequences. Is it just magical exhaustion or something more sinister, and can she be saved once the magical trap Idir seeded inside her keen two decades ago is triggered?

As they race to find Deana, save Agnes, and stop the curse Idir started several centuries ago from destroying the isles, Bran stumbles upon a revelation of his own. One that will clear the mystery shrouding his origins and reveal the true nature of his destiny.


Map of The Faridean Isles by Fictive Designs

Portrait of Agnes, Bran, Deana, and Varlan by Hillary Bardin