Serenade of Kings

King Moragon, a powerful mental magician, desires to possess musical magic at any cost. Gailea, an aspiring music mage serving in Moragon’s castle, dares to hone her rare song-spell gift in secret. Crispin, a young Fyre mage, plays a dangerous balancing game of striving to ascend in his uncle’s court while protecting Gailea from Moragon’s cruel whims.

Gailea has only been safe from the wicked king as long as her gift remained hidden, but try as she might, she can’t conceal that gift forever. What’s more, Moragon isn’t the only one who takes notice: his brother, Alastair Ragnar—known as “the snake” by those who fall prey to his charms—has his eye on the prize too.

As the castle’s secrets start to unravel and expose a deadly spell, a murder plot, a crafty sorcerer, and a certain Prism…can Crispin protect Gailea, especially from his own fiery ambitions? And as war breaks out to rival the conflict waged inside her heart, will Gailea be forced to sacrifice her love for the good of the realm?

Continue the epic saga of The Gailean Quartet in this overture to Prelude of Fire that weaves music, magic, love, and betrayal to sing the origin stories of Gailea and Ragnar—a union of both harmony and flame.

 

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About the Author

Christine E. Schulze

Christine E. Schulze has been living in castles, exploring magical worlds, and creating fantastical romances and adventures since she was too young to even write of such stories. Her collection of young adult and children's fantasy books, The Amielian Legacy, is comprised of series and stand-alone books that can all be read separately but also weave together to create a single, amazing fantasy.

One of her main aspirations for The Amielian Legacy is to create fantasy adventures with characters that connect with readers from many different backgrounds. Her young adult books include many racially diverse characters, while her children's books represent characters with various disabilities. The latter is inspired by Schulze working with adults who have autism and other developmental disabilities at Trinity Services in Southern Illinois.

Schulze draws much of her inspiration from favorite authors like Tolkien and Diana Wynne Jones, favorite games like The Legend of Zelda, and especially from the people in her life. Some of her exciting ventures include the publication of her award-winning Bloodmaiden, as well as The Gailean Quartet with Words Matter Publishing. Her books for younger readers include In the Land of Giants and The Amazing Captain K.

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Prelude of Fire
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Ashlai is a Fyre who can harness powers of flame from the sun. Despite her powers—or perhaps because of them—she has always felt like an outsider among the Forest-footer Elves who raised her and her brother, Merritt. When their home is attacked by King Ragnar and his "Sere,” a vicious drought that burns all in its path, Ashlai embarks on a quest to save it. Her only clues are the strange music playing inside her head, the warnings of a captive princess, and a broken prism left to her by her long-lost mother. With the help of new friends, including a snarky elf, two squabbling but kind-spirited bards, and a boy who can turn into a tree, Ashlai journeys to collect the remaining prism shards. Can she find them and defeat Ragnar before his Sere consumes all Hyloria? Or will the secrets of the prism cause Ashlai to lose her new friends, her family, and even herself? Prelude of Fire is the first in an epic quartet that combines music and magic while reminding us that our choices, not our circumstances, define who we truly are and will become.

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