Chronicles of Elantra

Cover of Cast in Shadow

CAST IN SHADOW by Michelle Sagara

Back Cover: Seven years ago Kaylin fled the crime-riddled streets of Nightshade, knowing that something was after her. Children were being murdered–an all had the same odd markings that mysteriously appeared on her own skin…

Since then, she’s learned to read, she’s learned to fight and she’s become one of the vaunted Hawks who patrol and police the City of Elantra. Alongside the winged Aerians and the immortal Barrani, she’s made a place for herself, far from the mean streets of her birth.

But children are once again dying, and a dark and familiar pattern is emerging. Kaylin is ordered back into Nightshade with a partner she knows she can’t trust, a Dragon lord for a companion and a device to contain her powers–powers that no other human has. Her task is simple–find the killer, stop the murders…and survive the attenions of those who claim to be her allies!

Trade Paperback: Luna Books, August 2005, 0-373-80236-6, 409 pages
Mass Market Paperback:  Luna Books, August 2006, 0-373-80254-4, Paperback, 507 pages

Read the first chapter: Cast in Shadow.pdf or html.
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CAST IN COURTLIGHT by Michelle Sagara

Back Cover: No good deed goes unpunished…

In Elantra, a job well done is rewarded with a more dangerous task. And so, after defeating a dark evil, Kaylin must enter a place of deceit and treachery. A world where silk and jewels hide deadly secrets…

Kaylin goes before the Barrani High Court, where a misspoken word brings sure death. And Kaylin’s never been known for her grace or manners. But the High Lord’s heir is suspiciously ill and Kaylin’s healing magic is the only shot at saving him–if she manages to dodge the traps laid for her.

Only to discover that the healing might turn out to be the simplest of tasks before her…

Trade Paperback: Luna Books, August 2006, 0-978-80244-9, 488 pages
Mass Market Paperback  Luna Books, August 2006, 0-373-80254-4, 507 pages

Read the first chapter: Cast in Courtlight.pdf or html.
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CAST IN SECRET by Michelle Sagara

Back Cover: Stolen goods were so much easier…

Still avoiding magic whenever possible, Private Kaylin Neya relished investigating a run-of-the-mill theft. Until she found out the mysterious stolen box had been taken from Elani Street, where the mages and charlatans mingled, and it was sometimes hard to tell the difference between the two. And since the box was ancient, without a keyhole, and held tremendous darkness inside, Kaylin knew unknown forces were again playing with her destiny–and her life…

Trade Paperback: Luna Books, August 2007, 0-373-80280-3, 488 pages
Mass Market Paperback:  Luna Books, August 2008, 0-978-373-80283-8 491 pages

Read the first chapter: Cast in Secret.pdf or html.
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CAST IN FURY by Michelle Sagara

Back Cover: To be or not to be…

When a minority race of telepaths is suspected of causing a near-devastating tidal wave, Private Kaylin Neya is summoned to Court–and into a PR nightmare. To ease racial tensions, the Emperor has commissioned a play, and the playwright has his own ideas about who should be the focus…

But Kaylin works her best magic behind the scenes, and though she tries to stay neutral, she is again drawn into a world of politics…and murder. To make matters worse, Marcus, her trusted sergeant, gets striped of his command, leaving Kaylin vulnerable. Now she’s juggling two troubling cases, and even magic’s looking good by comparison. But then nobody ever said life in the theatre was easy…

Trade Paperback: Luna Books, October 2008, 978-0-373-80269-2, 490 pages
Mass Market Paperback: Luna Books, August 2011, 978-0-373-80337-8, 491 pages

Read the first chapter: Cast in Fury.pdf or html.
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CAST IN SILENCE by Michelle Sagara

Back cover: A member of the elite Hawk force that protects the City of Elantra, Kaylin Neya has sacrificed much to earn the respect of the winged Aerians and immortal Barrani she works alongside. But the mean streets she escaped as a child aren’t the ones she’s vowed to give her life guarding. Those were much darker…

Kaylin’s moved on with her life–and is keeping silent about the shameful things she’s done to stay alive. But when the city’s oracles warn of brewing unrest in the outer fiefdoms, a mysterious visitor from Kaylin’s past casts her under a cloud of suspicion. Thankfully, if she’s anything, she’s a survivor….

Trade Paperback: Luna books, August 2009, 978-0-373-80300-2
Mass Market Paperback: Luna books, August 2011, 978-0-373-80338-5

Read the first chapter Cast in Silence Chapter One.pdf or .html.
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CAST IN CHAOS by Michelle Sagara

Back Cover: Swirling Chaos…

Kaylin Neya is a Hawk, part of the elite force tasked with keeping the City of Elantra safe. Her past is dark, her magic uncontrolled and her allies unpredictable. And nothing has prepared her for what is coming, when the charlatans on Elani Street suddenly grow powerful, the Oracles are thrown into an uproar and the skies rain blood…

The powerful of Elantra believe that the mysterious markings on Kaylin’s skin hold the answer, and they are not averse to using her–how ever they have to-in order to discover what it is.

Something is coming, breaking through the barriers between the worlds. But is it a threat that Kaylin needs to defend her city against–or has she been chosen for another reason entirely?

Trade Paperback: Luna books, August 2010, 978-0373-80319-4

Read the first chapter Cast in Chaos Chapter One.pdf or .html.
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CAST IN RUIN by Michelle Sagara

(Back Cover:)

Seven corpses are discovered in the streets of a Dragon’s fief. All identical, down to their clothing.

Kaylin Neya is assigned to discover who they were, who killed them–and why. Is the evil lurking at the borders of Elantra preparing to cross over?

At least the investigation delays her meeting with the Dragon Emperor. And as the shadows grow longer over the fiefs, Kaylin must use every skill she’s ever learned to save the people she’s sworn to protect. Sword in hand, dragons in sky, this time there’s no retreat and no surrender….

Trade Paperback: Luna Books, October 2011, 978-0-373-80330-9

Read the first chapter: Cast in Ruin, Chapter One.

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