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Official website of Science Fiction and Fantasy Author Carol Hightshoe
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Works in Progress
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Novels
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The GodStones
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That Which Was Complete

Then Torn Asunder

Must Be Rejoined; The Many Made Two

 

Twelves Stones of Power

Parts Of A Soul

Two Shall Join Together; The Many Made Whole

 

These words of the Oracle send Dwynia and Cerigan; warriors from two separate cultures on a joint quest to save their world. First, they must learn to trust each other and give up the prejudices of many centuries. To save their world, they may have to sacrifice both of their cultures and their beliefs.

 

This novel is about 1/2 way through the first draft.

 

CLICK HERE for a map of and the history of Salamacia the world of The GodStones.

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The Stones of the Triad
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Power in all the Realms is controlled by the Stones of the Triad. Together they can be used by anyone to gain absolute power over all planes of existence. The stones were decreed to always be kept separate -- one from the other.

 

When one of the stones is stolen from its guardians, the balance of power shifts and Malia, the High Ruler, finds her throne and her life threatened by one she once called her sister.

 

This novel is in the early planning stages.

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Dragon Swords
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Myleran was ruled by the great dragons and legends still speak of the Dragon Knights who served the Dragon Emperor. It has been centuries since the dragons relinquished their rule to one of the knights and his descendants.

 

Kelria is the youngest daughter of the man who now rules in the name of the Dragon Emperor and when she and her companion Rane find a dragon egg, events are set into motion for the return of the Dragons and the destruction of the humans who trapped them millenia ago.

 

This novel is in the early planning stages.

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The Seals of Magic
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Calandra is a world where magic no longer exists. A place where no gods are worshiped and everyone knows their place.

 

Saria is minding her own business when the tavern she is in becomes a portal to a realm of magic and several demons enter. Together with other members of the guard, they force the demons back through and a robed stranger closes the portal.

 

The man tells them he is a mage and he is seeking to restore the magic that was once a part of this land. He warns that if magic is not restored, more and more demons will try to invade and eventually they will be able to destroy everyone and everything.

 

Saria agrees to assist the mage, as do a few of the others - though most scoff at the idea of magic.

 

They learn that there are several "Seals" of magic and each one most be found and broken. The mage tells them that each one is guarded by creatures that are only considered to be legends, but that together with the little magic he posses they can restore what was lost.

 

This novel is in the early planning stages.

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Masquerades of Honor
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Commodore Kelli Ramsey has been given command of the CAS Herakles - but finds the former Captain Craig Leigh has been left on board. Despite his claims that he is only there for a short time, Kelli soon finds that he is there to investigate allegations she is a Remaristi agent.

 

Rumors soon start flying around the Herakles and the arrival of the Remasti Ambassador on board brings new problems.

 

Ramsey finds her own past catching up to her, a past she barely remembers and has worked to keep secret. A past that may be a greater threat to her than the allegations Leigh wants to prove are true.

 

This novel is currently in the first draft stage.

 

Click HERE to read the first chapter.

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Chaos Bound
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Book Five of the Chaos Reigns Saga

 

After returning from the Abyss, Kyrianna and her friends find time to catch their breath and deal with other things in their lives other than the Lady of Chaos and her plots.

Even without Thynitic threatening them directly there are still dangers to face as they prepare for there next challenges:

Andrinor returns to Rhysia as he seeks a way to return Ghainaess' Children to Shokar.

 

Falden returns to face the Circle of Mages and Cassandra when he challenges her for her position on the Circle in order to force the Circle to acknowledge their hand in creating the Blooded.

Kyrianna risks the dangers presented by the Reverie in order to speak to the elves of Shokar about opening a portal from their home to the home of the Dawn elves of Rhysia.

 

Myrith enters the Coliseum to complete the training all new novices go through and then finds herself going to the Arena to train with the Fifth Sword.

New challenges face the group all while the threat of Thynitic still follows them.

This novel is in the first draft stage

Click HERE to read the first chapter

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Short Stories
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Overlord (A Chaos Reigns Story)
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Lavial's sister has been named as the Daughter of Chaos - but he is also of the same line founded by Thynitic the Lady of Chaos and feels he should have some power among the Midnight Elves of Rhysia. When he challenges his sister's position she banishes him and his followers to another plane - from there they find their way to another world where he uses the arcane and divine magics he controls to establish himself as the Overlord of Talader and to supplant the local gods with Thynitic.

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World of the Firebird
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The pending nova of the sun leads to the rebirth of an old religious cult.

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I am Medusa
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A Modern look at the Medusa myth and free will.

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Touched by WolfSong
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The Clan's Elders said she was touched by WolfSong, but all Selaynia knew was that she was only one of her age mates who had not been chosen by one of the Wolves to be her companion. To make matters worse, because she had been singled out the Elders would not give their blessing so she could bond with one of the Wolves.

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The Unicorn Queen
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Legends claim unicorns can only be captured by a maiden or virgin. But, why would unicorns be drawn to these women in the first place? What if they were seeking for a specific person? One who was pure of heart and who could become the next Unicorn Queen.

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