The Dreadmark Covenants


Map of the Dreadlands

The Dreadmark Covenants is a coming-of-age epic fantasy series that takes place in the Dreadlands, which consists of the Three Realms:

The Four Duchies

The Lowland City-States

The Mountain Kingdom of Mythria to the north

Three hundred years ago there were seven Duchies. But Domaxus the Conqueror led his armies out of the Lowlands and exterminated three of them. And now, war is an ever-present threat along the borders of the Three Realms. Carthagen is the largest and most prosperous of the city-states. But Marius, the Senatus Supreme, is slowly dying, and his heir, Maximillian, is a weak man with a penchant for drink. The Four Duchies would love to pick at the bones of Carthagen. And with no power of his own, can Aurelius, Maximillian's younger brother, stop them?


Dread Child (book 1)

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Is the birthmark on a young boy's arm just a patch of discolored skin, or the dawn of an ancient curse?

Young Ket is the half-breed son of a Scairn bondservant and an unknown Duchies man. To him, the birthmark on his arm is just a smear of discolored skin. But the wizard Kainborne sees in it the Dreadmark, a portent of both evil and greatness. With his mother murdered, and him kidnapped by Kainborne's assassin, Ket must survive the enemies about him. But can he survive the curse of the Dreadmark?

Dread Child
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Dread Spirit (book 2)

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Ket is recuperating in the Deoclation Palace from his injuries in the Fighting Pit. Under Porcia's care, and given the assumed identity of Tribune Justicus, he's not sure if he's a prisoner, a guest, or a patient. Caerie is under increasing scrutiny by Melceinnia, who suspects her of withholding information from her and Selene. Caerie also suspects that the High Priestess knows more about the flame and the crucible than she admits, and is keeping her own secrets. Macallan is still pressing both Carthagen and Mythria on their borders, and Zarkoffa hasn't given up the search for Ket. Aurelius is desperately trying to hold off Macallan, and hoping he doesn't end up fighting a war with the Mountain Kingdom as well.

And then there's the Empire of Quantanople. Located deep within the Hinterlands, they're viewing the developments in the Dreadlands with considerable trepidation, and wondering if and when they should act.

Dread Spirit
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Dread Lord (book 3)

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Macallan prepares for all-out war with the Mountain Kingdom and the Lowlands. Now in Carthagen, Kainborne hopes to enlist Lucius's aid as he seeks to gain more power through the Dreadmark. As the diplomatic mission from Mythria comes to an end and the Mythrian's prepare to return, the Scairn priestess Andella seeks to uncover Caerie and Ket's secrets and pressures them constantly. Aurelius considers revealing more of Ket's past to Andella, while Ket and Caerie's relationship deteriorates further.

And no one is aware of the impending invasion from Quantanople.

Dread Lord
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Dread Witch (book 4)

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Available soon. Scheduled for full release in December 2024