Book I: Fate of Ash

RELEASED: 9/19/2020


Able to generate electricity, Selena Somerset is admitted into Vanderwald Academy, a school in Celestria for the gifted who possess a special ability known as a Ceres. There, she meets an alluring, yet distant student named Lucas Brayden who is burdened by a haunting past. Thrown together by the hands of fate, she grows closer to him and uncovers the pain he has been hiding.

Selena soon discovers a hidden Ceres deeply rooted into her tangled past. As the descendant of an ancient power, she is carved into a destiny that questions her very existence. When a thief’s sudden rampage terrorizes Celestria, Selena and her friends must figure out who the culprit is to bring him to justice. Friendship, love, and betrayal lay in wake for Selena as she is faced with the impossible decision to save the many or to save the only one who she has ever loved. Can she stop the thief even if he is the only one who can reveal the truth about her lost past?

FATE OF ASH is the beginning of Selena’s thrilling adventure and the first book of THE PHOENIX ASHES TRILOGY. Formerly published under the title KARNAGE, the first installment was republished with edits in 2020.

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“I read this book not knowing anything about it, other than the synopsis, and didn’t know what to expect. I was completely wowed!” –LibraryCutie (Book Blogger) Read the full review here!

“A winning fantasy you won’t forget in a hurry!…” –John Hennessy (Author of The Dark Winter series) Read the full review here!

“I have to say that this book is the most amazing new fantasy book I have read. In fact, it is one of the best I have ever read. I was totally engrossed with this story and cannot wait for the next book…” –Tom Fallwell (Author of Dragon Rising)

“This is an excellent fantasy book and it really does feel the like the first real fantasy I’ve read in a while…” –Cithara Patra (Author of Hearts Under Ice)