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:: The Legends of Tira-Nor
by Daniel Schwabauer


(September 2012)
BOOK ONE

Driven by their blood-frenzied master, GoRec, a merciless army of rats swarms toward the underground mouse-city of Tira-Nor. The rats have come for only one reason: to slaughter the mice and seize their ancestral home. But rats are not the only nightmare to awaken in the dying days of summer. A cold and bodiless evil stalks the lonely tunnels of the city, a shadow whose presence may mean that the doom of the Ancients has risen once again.

Tira-Nor’s last hope lies with JaRed son of ReDemec, a mouse so small and young even his family calls him Runt. But when the crazy old seer TaMir anoints JaRed to be the next king, JaRed’s brother denounces him as a traitor and threatens to expose the prophecy at court. After all, Tira-Nor already has a king!

Surrounded by enemies too terrifying to comprehend, JaRed searches desperately for a way to save the city from annihilation. When GoRec’s vast rat hordes at last descend on the plains above the city, JaRed is torn between his inner conviction that “right makes might” and the common sense that tells him victory against such terrible odds is impossible.

But JaRed is about to encounter a power beyond the rat army, beyond even that of the Great Owl ... a power that will fling him into a destiny wilder than anything he’s ever imagined!

Runt the Hunted (coming spring 2013)
BOOK TWO

Exiled by a jealous king and rejected by the mice he recently saved, JaRed son of ReDemec faces even deadlier perils than the rats of GoRec. General Kreeg, a rat of profound cunning, plans to invade Tira-Nor even as mouse traitors plot to destroy it from within. Haunted by doubts about himself and his destiny, JaRed must learn what it means to be a true king. Only then can he save the mice of Tira-Nor from their enemies … and themselves.

The Curse of the Seer (coming fall 2013)
BOOK THREE

Everybody thinks Eli is afraid of the dark, and they’re right. But it’s not because he can’t see in the dark; it’s because he can. After his father is murdered by kingsguard mice, Eli is tortured and condemned to death. With the help of Tira-Nor’s old seer, AlBaer, Eli escapes his executioners and discovers that his mother, who was sold into slavery in Cadrid years before, may still be alive. Finding and saving her becomes his passion, but can he survive slavery, cruel taskmasters, foreign armies, the hatred of his own people, and even death itself? AlBaer can't—or won’t—protect him from the supernatural evil that stalks him, and Eli must try to unravel the seer’s curse alone.

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