Free science fiction Kindle books for 13 Aug 18

Dragon Storm (Heritage of Power Book 1)

by Lindsay Buroker

Born with a secret power he must hideâ?¦

Telryn “Trip” Yert has always been a little odd, with hunches that are too accurate to explain. Magic is feared and forbidden in Iskandia, so he’s struggled his whole life to hide his eccentricities. As a boy, he was forced to watch his mother’s execution. Her crime? Witchcraft.

Understandably, Trip wants nothing to do with the power that lurks within him, always threatening to reveal itself. Instead, he dedicates himself to serving as an officer in the king’s army, to battling pirates and imperial conquerors. He longs to become a soldier as respected and renowned as the legendary General Zirkander.

But his country is in need of more than a soldier.

After disappearing for over a thousand years, dragons have returned to the world. A few of them are willing to be allies to mankind, as they were millennia before, but far more want to destroy or enslave humans and claim the world for themselves.

There are few people left with the power to fight dragons. For reasons he doesn’t understand, Trip may be one of those people. But if he chooses to learn more about his heritage and the power he can wield, he risks losing everyone he loves and everything he longs to be.

The Stars That Form Us (The Arclight Saga, Book 2)

by C. M. Hayden

“A love letter to Patrick Rothfuss and Brandon Sanderson. A detailed world, a thrilling pace. If you’re looking for a new fantasy universe to immerse yourself in, look no further.” -Cristina Mull

Taro’s adventure continues in this world-spanning epic.

Nearly a year has passed since the Arclight incident, and Endra is beginning to thrive once more. Trade lines have re-opened, the city streets bustle with life, and Vexis now sits behind the bars of the most sophisticated magical prison ever conceived.

Spurred by the death of their beloved brother, Antherion, the dragons of the north arrive at the Magisterium to issue an ultimatum: turn Vexis over or face destruction.

Meanwhile, Taro searches for his sister’s whereabouts. With few clues and fewer allies, he travels to the hostile nation of Helia where the use of magic is punishable by death. To survive, he’ll require the help of an unlikely (and unstable) ally.

However, all is not as it seems, and once again Taro finds himself playing both sides in a dangerous game of lies, treachery, and terrorism. He must decide how far he’s willing to go to protect his family, while preventing a tyrant from using an ancient artifact to cement his rule.

THE ARCLIGHT SAGA is a fast-paced, epic fantasy adventure with unique twists on the genre. Featuring custom artwork and detailed appendices, STARS dramatically expands the worlds and mythology of Arkos.

Book 0: Why Dragons Hide
Book 1: The Reach Between Worlds
Book 2: The Stars That Form Us
Book 3: All the Gods Below
Book 4: Kingdom of Light

Twin Time

by Christopher Werby

Alex and Sasha are twin sisters, physically identical down to their freckles. But the resemblance is only skin deepâ??Sasha is profoundly autistic, while Alex is not. Sasha can’t communicate and acts bizarrely, and the family revolves around her and her intense needs. Yet the aged, wealthy, and mysterious Aunt Nana seems to have a particular interest in both girls. Offering a helping hand, she encourages the family to move to San Francisco to be near her. And when the young twins discover a tunnel in Nana’s tool shed, it leads them on a journey across the world and back 100 years in time. The tunnel is a pathway to the Firebird Estate, the home of their ancestors, located in rural Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century. Even more remarkable, through the effect that twisting time has on cognition, Sasha is not autistic when she’s at the Firebird Estate. Now, growing up in two strikingly different times and places, the twins must face their separate destinies among the ravages of the incipient Russian Revolution. Can they save their families on both sides of the tunnel? Can they simultaneously stay true to their own hearts, to each other, and to the people they left behind? Each sister must face her own personal challengeâ??but only together can they discover their own future within their family’s past.

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