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About D.K. Holmberg
D.K. Holmberg lives in Minnesota and is the author of multiple series including The Lost Prophecy, The Cloud Warrior Saga, The Dark Ability, The Teralin Sword, and The Lost Garden. When he's not writing, he's chasing around his two active children.
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Looking for a series reading order? Several series share the same world, but they can all be read and enjoyed independently (books in the series should be read in order).
The Shadow Accords
The Collector Chronicles
The Dark Ability
The Sighted Assassin
The Teralin Sword
The Lost Prophecy
The Endless War
The Cloud Warrior Saga
The Lost Garden
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Taught to fear magic. Trained from a young age to destroy those who wield it. The First of the Blade Series begins.
Trained to destroy sorcery from a young age, Imogen Inaratha left that life behind, having come to see magic differently. When her brother asks for help, she embarks on a dangerous journey—and must face a part of her past she wanted to forget.
An encounter with one of the mythical Porapeth changes the course of the journey. Protecting him forces her to face dark magical creatures and a powerful sorcerer determined to destroy the Porapeth in his quest for even more power.
To succeed, she must learn the truth of the blade she’d long thought she’d mastered.
She must truly become the First of the Blade.
Magic is a part of the world. Now the First of the Blade must master it.
Having saved her people from the danger of the branox, Imogen must find a way to lead them home. The way back is treacherous and there’s an ever-present threat of more dark creatures attacking.
When hunted by a new threat, the sacred patterns are not enough. Imogen must find a way to bring her people together while staying on the path the Porapeth have seen for her, but even that might not lead her to safety.
The First of the Blade must be more than a sacred sword master. If she can’t unlock potential hidden deep inside her, all her people will fall.
Ty’s connection to the Flame is the key to a greater truth.
After saving the king from the Lothinal attack and defeating Roson James, Ty thinks he will finally have a chance to learn more about his connection to the dragons.
There’s much to be done, as he’s convinced the Dragon Touched are still compromised, and the threat from Lothinal is not gone, but when the ghost king requests Ty’s help, he has little choice but to help.
The journey leads Ty toward a different understanding of the kingdom, as well as his connection to the Flame. Secrets long buried may destroy the kingdom—or save it.
The Dragon King concludes the epic fantasy adventure of The Dragon Thief.
It will take a thief to stop a thief.
Zarinth is a dangerous city at the edge of the kingdom, illuminated by the constant fire of the nearby volcano Ishantil. For thief Ty, it’s more than a city filled with valuable ancient dragon relics. It’s the home he could never leave.
When Ishantil threatens to erupt, and the city descends into chaos, Ty wants one last score before finally leaving the city—and his past behind. All while the notorious Dragon Thief chases the same prize.
The Dragon Thief has a reputation for a reason, but Ty begins to think there’s more to the job than he ever expected.
Success means more than freedom. It means he can buy the answers he really wants. And it just might save the city from destruction.
Packed full of action and adventure, Path of the Flame is the beginning of a brand new epic fantasy adventure.
Life on the farm at the edge of the kingdom is anything but routine for Ashan. The plains around Berestal suffer from severe storms, making travel to the city difficult, with the threat of an attack from the people of Vard always looming. He long ago abandoned dreams of serving as a dragon rider, caring for his injured father and brother, but everything is about to change.
A Vard attack forces Ashan to risk everything to protect his sister. Doing so brings him closer to the dragons than he had ever imagined, but brings him into a war he never intended to join. Somehow, Ashan and his best friend might be the only ones able to prevent the Vard from reaching a prize they’d long sought, if only they can survive the dangers of the forest, the mysterious Djarn people, a terrifying creature chasing them, and the power of a dragon mage.
Packed full of action and adventure, The Caged Dragon is the beginning of a brand new epic fantasy adventure.
Having found the true power of her blade, Imogen must use it to protect her people.
After preventing her brother from taking the power of the Porapeth and becoming the very thing her people have defended against, Imogen now chases him, believing he can still be saved.
When a dangerous creature not seen in centuries emerges and begins to hunt those with magic, Imogen fears her brother responsible. Stopping these creatures involves an understanding of the sacred patterns Imogen hasn’t fully mastered, and requires her to protect those the Leier have long warred with.
They need a true master of the sacred patterns, which means the First of the Blade must become something more.
She must find a way to lead.
A captured thief holds the key to the kingdom.
Having learned the truth about the Dragon Thief and saving Zarinth, an impossible decision will bring Ty away from the only home he’s known.
When a dangerous priest demands his help finding something the Dragon Thief failed to find, Ty must finish the job even the Dragon Thief had failed to complete, but must stay ahead of Roson James and the Dragon Touched.
The prize will secure the Dragon Thief’s freedom, but there’s even more at stake than Ty can imagine.
If he succeeds, he might stop a war—and learn a truth long hidden from him about his connection to dragons.
Packed full of action and adventure, Within the Dragon’s Jaw continues an exciting new epic fantasy adventure.
The bonded smoke dragon may be key to saving the kingdom.
Ty has bonded to a strange smoke dragon and trains as a Tecal. If he can’t control the connection, the dragon will be stripped from him so that another can use the power of the dragon in service of the kingdom, as the threat from Lothinal is not gone.
When Roson James makes his move, Ty feels an increased urgency to understand how to connect to the dragon. Help comes from an unlikely source, but it might not be in time.
This time, the kingdom is not the only target. And those able to intervene may have the power Roson James needs to bring about their downfall.
Packed full of action and adventure, Smoke and Shadow continues an exciting new epic fantasy adventure.
The arrival of a dangerous sorcerer forces Gavin to confront his past.
As Gavin works with the El’aras to master his connection to the ring, he learns of an El’aras prophecy that speaks of the Shard and a Champion.
One must destroy the other.
Though Gavin doesn’t believe in prophecy, he can’t deny that he’s caught up in something greater than he understands—and begins to suspect he’s been guided toward his fate.
The arrival of a powerful sorcerer tests Gavin’s belief. If he can’t stop the Sul’toral, he might have no choice but to fulfill the ancient prophecy and destroy someone he’s come to deeply care about.
A dangerous power returns to the city, and only the master executioner can stop it.
Finn has served the king as journeyman executioner, but the time has come for a testing with the executioner court. Regardless of the outcome, he will no longer serve in Verendal.
Strange attacks in the city lead Finn to believe that witchcraft has returned, but he’s the only one who suspects. He must find the answers before his testing, and fears that Master Meyer does not understand the truth.
He must be the Hunter one last time to save the city—and the kingdom—but he faces an insidious power that’s been active for far longer than he ever imagined.
The thrilling conclusion of The Executioner’s Song fantasy series.
Ty stopped the danger to the kingdom but a new danger emerges.
While trying to understand his Tecal connection to the smoke dragon, Ty knows Lothinal have not abandoned their plans. Roson James has been stopped but not defeated, and now the Dragon Touched are compromised.
The key to protecting the kingdom is mastering his dragon connections, but the smoke dragon remains elusive and Ishantil is simply too powerful.
Finding understanding means chasing the Flame—and the possibility that he might be more than a Tecal. Ty must succeed or Lothinal will destroy not only the kingdom, but the power of the Flame itself.
Packed full of action and adventure, The Obsidian Dragon continues an exciting new epic fantasy adventure.
After stopping two attacks on the kingdom, Ashan yearns to master his connection to the dragons and finally serve as a dragon mage. He has connected to a cycle of dragons, but he’s still only a student and doesn’t understand what it truly means to be a dragon mage.
When word spreads about Vard movement near his homeland, Ashan learns a terrifying truth about the Vard and the devastating steps the king will take to stop them. Worse, he’s the only one who believes that more than the Vard are involved. He needs to find proof, but this time his cycle of dragons might not be enough.
If he can’t stop the attack, not only will his family and friends suffer, but he’ll lose the dragons and the kingdom will be destroyed.
An action packed fantasy adventure that continues the saga of The Cycle of Dragons.