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Twilight of Kerberos

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The world of Twilight turns in the darkness, illuminated by the ethereal glow of the god-planet, Kerberos. This is a world of heroes and monsters, in which four unique individuals will stand against the end of everything.

The relics of the Old Races – the reclusive Dwarves, the hateful Elves – pepper the ruins of aeons past, and powerful magics rest uneasy. A great storm surrounds all, keeping the men and women of Twilight – and the oppressive Final Faith that seeks to keep them underfoot – trapped in the eye of their god.

Together, adventurer Kali Hooper, thief and mage Lucius Kane, fisherman Silus Morlader and priest and enforcer Gabriella DeZantez will unravel the terrible truths of the ancient world...

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Thief of the Ancients

Released 11 March 2014

By Mike Wild

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The world of Twilight turns in the darkness, illuminated by the ethereal glow of the god-planet, Kerberos. This is a world of heroes and monsters, in which four unique individuals will stand against the end of everything. One of these is Kali Hooper, archaeologist and adventurer, exploring the lost places of the world and uncovering the mysteries and artefacts left behind by lost people in ancient days. Battling the forces of the sinister, oppressive Final Faith – stopping only occasionally for a pint at the Here There Be Flagons – Kali will unearth the secrets of Twilight’s past and discover the fates of the vanished Old Races. And, perhaps, she will reveal the truth of her own beginnings...

This omnibus collects the books The Clockwork King of Orl, The Crucible of the Dragon God, Engines of the Apocalypse and The Trials of Trass Kathra.

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The Children of the Pantheon

Released 11 October 2012

By Mike Wild

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IT ALL ENDS HERE!

Kali Hooper knows how to save her world. She must unite the ‘Four’ and the magic they carry with the old Race artefact known as guardian Starlight. But there’s a problem – Kali’s dying, stripped of her essence by Querilous Fitch, who plans to use it and the artefact for his own terrible ends. In the heavens, meanwhile, the final battle between Kerberos and the Hel’ss, and beneath their glow, Twilight goes insane.

Gabriella DeZantez, Silus Morlader and Lucius Kane join Kali on a final, explosive journey from the ruins of Scholten to the mysterious Congress of Ether, to the shores of an island of diamond and into the haunted void of the Expanse. Armies will clash. Churches will fall. Men and gods will die.

TWILIGHT of KERBEROS: THE FINAL ADVENTURE

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Legacy's Price

Released 21 May 2012

By Matthew Sprange

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Lucius Kane, thief and Shadowmage, now rules over the thieves’ guild in the city of Turnitia. The new ruling lord has proven willing to work with the thieves, and relations with the beggars and Shadowmages guilds are relaxed and friendly.

Now, however, an ancient artefact calls to Lucius, one that will unlock the secrets of his own heritage. But such power inevitably attracts others, determined to harness its mystical energies for their own ends; and a game of brinksmanship erupts between the two great empires, Vos and Pontaine.Will Lucius be prepared to pay his legacy’s price and find out who he truly is?

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The Shadowmage Trilogy

Released 15 May 2012

By Matthew Sprange

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The world of Twilight turns in the darkness, illuminated by the ethereal glow of the god-planet, Kerberos. This is a world of heroes and monsters, in which four unique individuals stand against the end of everything. One such man is Lucius Kane, a rogue born into thievery when his family is destroyed by war. On the hard streets of Turnitia, ruled over by a fearsome army and a corrupt priesthood, Lucius learns of his terrifying legacy. Lucius is a Shadowmage, a powerful sorcerer blessed with the ability to manipulate all the threads of magic. Using his newfound arcane skills, and accompanied by his unusual friends, Lucius must stand against those determined to tear his city apart, while all across the peninsula great powers play for the ultimate prize!

This stunning fantasy features the previously unseen final part of The Shadowmage Trilogy, completing the saga of Lucius Kane. A per fect place for new readers to enter the world of the Twilight of Kerberos!

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The Wrath of Kerberos

Released 16 January 2012

By Jonathan Oliver

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Silus Morlader and the crew of the Llothriall find themselves beached in the middle of a desert after a magical storm envelops their ship. Stranded with dwindling supplies and half their crew missing, Silus leads his companions across the harsh landscape in search of civilisation. What they find will change their view of the world forever.

A new race reveals to Silus that his god, Kerberos, is not all he appears to be; that everything they understand about life on Twilight may be wrong. When the truth is finally told, Silus and his companions must fight their way across a dying world, facing Final Faith fanatics, orcs and dragons. They must find a way to deliver a very important message to Katherine Makennon, head of the Final Faith, before war tears Twilight apart.

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The Trials of Trass Kathra

Released 15 February 2011

By Mike Wild

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One year after Kali Hooper defeated the Pale Lord, Bastion Redigor lives on in the body of Jakub Freel. The mysterious entity known as the Hel’ss, meanwhile, moves closer to Twilight, welcomed as the herald of their ascension by the Final Faith. Only Kali and her friends know the deadly reality of what this will bring, but they have been declared outlaws, hunted by the Order of The Swords of Dawn. So begins Kali’s penultimate adventure, a quest far beyond the Stormwall to the mystical Trass Kathra, the Island of the Lost. Here she will suffer the trials of the Four to discover the true nature of Twilight’s gods and her own shocking origin in the chaotic depths of the Thunderflux. Kali Hooper is dead, and this is the beginning of the end...

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Engines of the Apocalypse

Released 14 April 2010

By Mike Wild

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"THE SENTENCE IS DEATH..."

Giant dwarven sirens rise from the ground and, all across Twilight, magic stops. Blamed for the emergence of these machines, Kali Hooper faces execution until a mysterious stranger offers her a deal. In order to keep her life, Kali is to help find the tyrannical head of the Final Faith, Katherine Makennon, who had been abducted by the Pale Lord. Kali joins old enemies and unexpected allies in an epic quest that pits her against the dark machinations of the Pale Lord and reveals secrets not even she could have guessed at!

A Kali Hooper Adventure.

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The Call of Kerberos

Released 15 January 2010

By Jonathan Oliver

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Silus is a fisherman working the Nurn coast; a simple man leading a simple life. But there is more to Silus than even he knows. Soon Silus's life is turned upside down when a mysterious man on the run from the Final Faith tries to persuade him to embark on an extraordinary voyage. Soon Silus becomes a pawn in a deadly game played between ancient races - and he must take to the forbidding Twilight seas to discover a world-shattering truth about his own abilities.

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Night's Haunting

Released 15 October 2009

By Matthew Sprange

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"He's dead, Lucuis! Dead! While you were off playing thief, they killed him!"

Thief and Shadowmage, Lucius Kane, has found that his influence and power in the underworld of Turnitia has grown. The thieves' guild is prosperous, and his magical skills have proved a great asset to his peers. His prospects seem boundless, until the Empire of Vos descends upon the City.

Soldiers fill the streets and a new cleric has taken command of the souls of Turnitia's citizens. This strange priest has promised to eradicate the thieves' guild, as well as outlaw unlicensed magic - and the pagan Shadowmages are at the top of his list.

Lucius will come to realise that, once again, a war in the streets of his city must be fought...

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The Crucible of the Dragon God

Released 15 June 2009

By Mike Wild

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Hordes of a deadly and unknown species of predator swarm across Twilight, killing and destroying everything in their path. Where have they come from? Is there a connection with the Final Faith airship in the Drakengrat Mountains? What was ‘the mistake’? Exactly what are the k’nid – and how can they be stopped?

New questions for Kali Hooper and her friends to answer – but doing so will prove far from easy. From a labyrinthine dwarven deathtrap to a besieged and battle-torn city, a haunted ancient limbo at the end of time and the aquatic lair of a vast serpent, Kali must battle her way to a place in the clouds that legend calls the Crucible of the Dragon God. There she must confront the past itself, for the Crucible holds a secret kept even from the Old Races – a secret so staggering that Kali is about to discover the true reason her world is called Twilight…

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The Light of Heaven

Released 4 February 2009

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Do you see the Light?

The Final Faith does, and so does Enlightened One Gabriella DeZantez, Sister of the Swords of Dawn. She sees the Light of God. She sees the Light of Truth. The Order of the Swords of Dawn have been the bane of heretics and apostates for as long as there has been a Final Faith, but when an assassin strikes at the heart of the Faith, it signals both a new threat and an ancient one.

Gabriella must eliminate the danger to the Faith, but what is the connection between shadowy assassins, fleeing refugees, and an ancient legend of an island made of diamond?

The answers can only be illuminated by making everyone see the Light of God, the Light of Truth and, ultimately, the Light of Heaven.

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The Clockwork King of Orl

Released 14 August 2008

By Mike Wild

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There's a whole world out there and it isn't ours!

The words of her mentor inspire Kali Hooper to explore the lost places of Twilight, unearth the secrets of its past and discover the fate of the vanished Old Races. But when an unexpected encounter in the deadly Spiral of Kos brings Kali head to head with Twilight's all-consuming Final Faith, she finds herself in a race for the keys to the Old Races' most terrifying secret yet - the mysterious construct known as the Clockwork King of Orl. Everything Kali knows is about to change. She'll lose old friends, gain new ones, learn a devastating secret about herself, and come face to face with a threat she must stop at any cost. Because while the Final Faith believe what they are about to unleash is their true destiny, Kali knows it is not only their future but the whole of Twilight's that hangs in the balance. She has seen the fires, the deaths. She has heard the marching. The marching that heralds a sea of blood...

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Shadowmage

Released 7 February 2008

By Matthew Sprange

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A Master of Shadows!

Lucius Kane was forced to flee Turnitia when the Vos Empire destroyed his home and his family. Now, many years later, he returns to the city that once held him safe. Here he finds a new trade and joins up with the Hands, a thieves guild run with precision and economy by a master of his craft. But Lucius is so much more than a mere thief. He is a Shadowmage!

These practitioners of magic and subterfuge are master infiltrators, spies, scouts... and assassins. Now Lucius finds his loyalty torn between the Hands and his mentor in the secret society of Shadowmages. And when a war erupts between the thieves guilds that threatens to wash the streets of Turnitia with blood, Lucius must decide where his loyalties lie while mastering his burgeoning powers!