A tesseract birthmark on her right palm.
Visions of the future that he cannot change.
Together, Emma Jackman and her brother Luke have the power to stop—or fulfill—an ancient prophecy dooming both Talahm and Earth to total annihilation. Will they be able to change the tides of fate?
MARK OF STARS
BOOK 1 OF THE CHRONICLES OF TALAHM
The only clues to Emma Jackman’s destiny as Talahm’s Seventh Sorceress are the tesseract birthmark on her right palm and the last, precious letter from her father on her eighteenth birthday.
When she and her brother Luke arrive from Earth to reunite with their dad, Luke has a Vision bigger and more devastating than ever before… A prophecy showing the destruction of Camelot and the death of their father Tomás. Having just gotten her dad back, Emma will not lose him again, even if she has to break the rules of magic to do it.
Someone has betrayed the crown. Talahm’s two most ancient and almighty sorcerers lay in an irreversible sleep, caused by the same curse now trapping the entire population of Camelot inside the city walls. Day by day, the curse slowly moves to the center of the city, killing nearly everyone it touches.
Emma must break the curse before it reaches the citadel, because if she doesn’t… A traitor will claim the crown of Renova over the bodies of Camelot’s people.
And Luke must wake the ancients before Emma breaks the curse, because if he doesn’t… Tomás Artair will die.
THE PROPHET'S RUIN
BOOK 2 OF THE CHRONICLES OF TALAHM
Countless disasters, two missing covens, and one frantic Olis. Mythical creatures appear across Earth and Talahm, disoriented and dangerous: A Kelpie in London. A Kraken in the Sleeping Sea. A Dragon in the skies over Camelot.
Luke, suspecting that someone with magic is behind it all, welcomes his Vision of a witch with the power to stop Septim from ever rising again.
And Emma, struggling to reconnect with her brother after four years apart, hopes everyone is wrong about the signs pointing to Septim’s return.
When an unexpected portal rips Luke and Emma's mother from Earth, the race is on to find her, the covens, and the witch before Septim rises from the ashes, before the kingdom crumbles, and before secrets ruin them all.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING
As fantasy, with plenty of magic involved, the book has a sort of C.S. Lewis/ Tolkien feel to it. The characters spoke to me. Books don't often capture me and leave me turning pages when I should be sleeping in anticipation of a conference presentation. This one did. Then, at the airport and on the trip back, I read it again. I enjoyed it even more the second time. Subtleties I had missed in the first read were revealed. I look forward to the next book in the series.
I’m upset my book has ended. So so good. I cannot wait for the second one.
Thoroughly enjoyed reading Mark of Stars. So much so that I went to bed too late two nights in a row! Magic, danger and a little coach speak! If you are wondering if you should read it, do it. You won’t be sorry.
This book was so well written. The characters had real depth and it didn't feel flat like so many new books I've tried. The story was gripping and I love that there were realistic bonds and struggles between the siblings. Well worth reading!!
If you love normal, ordinary characters discovering they have magic abilities and transporting into other worlds/planets of magical creatures, assassins, and medieval societies; then this is the book for you! I found 'Mark of Stars' incredibly fun to read, and I honestly could not put it down once I started. What makes this book unique are the strong bonds between family and friends that are already established at the beginning of the book. After reading so many orphan tropes, it was refreshing reading about a protagonist who has a support team from the get-go.
Shanna P. Lowe
An excellent book by a new author. The characters are believable and their struggles are real She keeps the action moving right along. It was fun to see some familiar names from the King Arthur stories and how these were a part of some modern adventures into magic. The glossary was excellent and very helpful!
I really enjoyed this book, the tesseract on Emma's palm was intriguing to start off and Luke's visions...and then the story built really well and finding out what it all means was so fun and interesting! I found myself wanting to do nothing else except get back to reading! Very creative and I cannot wait for book 2 now!
This book is perfect for the entire family to be transported to another time and place. The storyline is compelling and the lead characters are incredibly likable. Soon after picking up this book you will find yourself rooting for Emma, Luke and Bethany as they work to solve a mystery and save the Kingdom of Renova. I can’t wait to continue this adventure with the second book.
I loved the characters and couldn't put it down needed to know what happens next can't wait till the next book!
"If King Arthur did not live, he should have." Sir Winston Churchill