On the spell-crossed Phaer Isle, young Xemion and his friend Saheli just made one little mistake, but now they’re in a fight for their own lives and the future of all Phaer. Up against Thralls, Triplicants, dragons, rage-wraiths, will they find the key to victory in the Great Kone, the source of all magic? And what will it cost them?
The Paper Sword – Spell Crossed #1
After shaking hands with a man with a red hand, Xemion and Saheni must flee their forest home and cross dangerous lands haunted by creatures caught in the forces of conflicting spells, while being pursued by a traitorous Examiner. They head for the city of Ulde, where a rebellion is brewing against the ruthless rulers of Phaer Isle, the Pathans.
Second Kiss – Spell Crossed #2
Young Xemion is at a crossroads. War looms on the horizon, and his dream of becoming a swordfighter is finally a reality, but without his warrior beloved, Saheli, by his side, he’s incomplete. He must break the spell that separates them and find his way back to her. For one more kiss.
Missing Piece – Spell Crossed #3
Xemion has great power as a mage and as a warrior, but none of that means anything to him if he cannot bring back his beloved Saheli. And with war looming, the evil Montither is set on taking care of Saheli once and for all. Can Xemion save her in time? And will she still remember him and their promise of long ago?
Robert Priest has written plays, songs, picture books, and poetry for young readers. His critically acclaimed fantasy novel Knights of the Endless Day was compared to the Narnia Chronicles. The first two novels in the Spell Crossed series are The Paper Sword and Second Kiss. He lives in Toronto.
Priest demonstrates considerable skill in creating his fantasy world: magic is real and spells can cross-react, producing such bravura set pieces as the city without friction.
Where Priest excels is in his stellar construction of this visionary world and his enviable, sophisticated writing style.
A great adventure-fantasy tale in the tradition of the classics.… Highly original.