Ciara Ballintyne was born in Sydney, Australia, and started reading epic fantasy at the age of nine when she kidnapped “Castle of Wizardry” by David Eddings from her father. She holds degrees in law and accounting, and has been a practicing financial services lawyer since 2004. She is both an idealist and a cynic. “Confronting the Demon” is her debut novel.
Ciara currently lives in Sydney with her husband, two daughters, one masochistic cat, and one cat with a god complex. She enjoys horseback riding and speculation about taking over the world. If she could choose to be anything it would be a dragon, but instead she shares more in common with Dr. Gregory House of House. M.D.
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Genre: High Fantasy (Adult)
The gates to hell are thrown wide when Alloran is betrayed by his best friend, Ladanyon, and framed for forbidden magic. He is hunted by the guards and the wizards both, tormented by the gruesome murder of his friends and loved ones, and crippled by fear for the living. Now Alloran must face his demons, or damn the woman he loves.
Including bonus short story A Magical Melody
When a lethal spell is stolen from a locked and warded room, Avram must hunt down the thief before the song of power buries a city of innocents beneath a thousand tons of ice.
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