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The Third Peregrination
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Edward C. Patterson

Book II of The Jade Owl Legacy series

12 five-star reviews out of 12 reviews



The world is on the brink, now that the relics flow together again. The new China Hands should have left the Jade Owl in the tomb, to fester silently for another age, but they didn't. Now there is a tapping in the basement and a flowering of new relics, all seeking to move Curator-General Rowden Gray and his crew into the field again to solve the mystery of The Seven Sisters. However, the world has changed since Rowden managed his first task. The new China Hands are sucked into the maelstrom of time, flowing together with the relics, now that the world is at the brink.

Rowden Gray and Nicholas Battle, joined by three new stalwarts in pursuit of the next level in the triad, find a fortress in a mystery deeper than the first warrant, something that compels them to return to China and unravel a more difficult truth - one that challenges them beyond time's membrane. This second book in the Jade Owl Legacy Series pushes the new China Hands to the world's brink - now that the relics flow together again.
666 pages

The Jade Owl Legacy Series
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The Jade Owl
The Third Peregrination
The Dragon's Pool
The People's Treasure
In the Shadow of Her Hem

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Good morning!

I am offering Empress Aurora Trilogy Quest For the Kingdom Parts I, II, and III Revised With Index for free on Amaon on Saturday. If you like fantasy with unforgettable characters, spellbinding magic, epic romances, and family saga with interweaving storylines you may want to check it out. There are so many characters and lands in the series that I felt an index would be helpful to those who might want to take the journey but feared getting lost!

Book description and link are below:

Join the Quest For the Kingdom, now with an index of all of the primary characters and fabulous lands to help guide you on your journey!

An impossible task that determines the fate of a family. A sword that must never be used in violence. A love triangle that divides friends. A River that takes you where it wills, if it wills.

"All may seek, and all may buy, the Great Pearl of price so rare, But it costs all you possess, So let the buyer beware."

Thus begins the riddle that leads young Marcus Maximus, the proud and snobbish son of the Commander of the Army of the Valeriun Empire, on the quest of a lifetime in Quest For the Kingdom Part I The Legend of the Great Pearl. In a single day his world of wealth and privilege is destroyed when he is seized and sold into slavery, his father's estate confiscated by the government, and his parents thrown into prison. And he discovers that during his slavery his one true love has turned to another: his closest friend, who is now a rival for her hand.

Now a ruthless Empress demands that Marcus find and bring to her a legendary and costly Pearl as the price for his life and the freedom of his beloved parents. The quest takes him to fantastic lands where he meets extraordinary people and is joined by unusual companions, but he finds more questions than answers along his journey. For he will learn of the mysterious and powerful Dominio, be haunted and hunted by the evil Astra, and receive the gift of a fabulous sword that must never be used in violence.

Marcus' journey continues in Part II Conquering the Domain of Darkness, where the quest is complicated by the trials that face him and his companions as they are pursued by the Astra, and find that before they can confront the evil around them they must first conquer the darkness within them. Marcus also discovers that he has more than one rival for the hand of his lady, and every hour spent away from her diminishes his chance of success in the pursuit of her hand.

Part III Invitation To Eternity sends Marcus and his companions on another quest for the Fountain of Youth, a star from the heavens, the Rays of the Sun, and the Secret of Life, all demanded by the ruthless Aurora as a condition to spare Marcus and release his beloved parents. But for Marcus' parents and his own chance with the fair Tullia, time is running out.

Quest For the Kingdom by L. M. Roth is a 7 book series divided into 2 sections.

Books 1 through 3 comprise the Empress Aurora Trilogy and the tale of the young Marcus Maximus. Books 4 through 7 consist of the Chronicles of Logos and recounts the fate of the fabulous Sword. It continues the saga of Marcus and his friends, and reveals how the decisions of the next generation impact the Kingdom for years to come.

 

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FREE Today & Tomorrow No 22nd & 23rd at Amazon

The Sapphire Astonishment -- A Nick Firestone Mysterys
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Edward C. Patterson

A Tale of the New and Old China Hands


What Readers say:

"The spirit of the Jade Owl Series next generation!!! With our older friends included!!! An amazimg start of a new series featuring Nicky Firestone and his friends." - ellen

"The Pricilla Queen of the Desert type romp over the Golden Gate Bridge in a convertible 1967 Cadillac was priceless." - S. M. Reaves

"This is a terrific way to fill a day! I purchased this book right after finishing the fifth book of The Jade Owl series. I really enjoyed reading about Nick Firestone along with John and Amy Gray in this new mystery series. I'm lookinf forward to reading the next book about Old Friend Cane." - Nancy.

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The last time we encountered Nick Firestone (in The People's Treasure and In the Shadow of Her Hem - Book 4 and 5 of The Jade Owl Legacy) he was a five year old scamp, precocious and filled with the spirit of adventure. Now he's all grow'd up, as Simone DeFleurry would say, and itching for an occupation worthy of the scratch. It's 2025 in San Francisco (post-earthquake of 2020) and things have changed for the adventurer as he wakes up to the sparkle of a rare relic -- a Chinese hat-pin called The Sapphire Astonishment.

This first Nick Firestone mystery will take you on a wild ride through the city by the bay as young Firestone seeks the provenance of the curious hat-pin and its secrets. Many want this prize, including characters familiar to the readers of The Jade Owl Legacy series, but you won't need that story to enjoy this one. So, slip into your eShirts and hold on to your gillifrickers for a ride down the hills of San Francisco into the world of the youngest China Hand. Your GlimmerGlasses will never feel the same.

227 pages
Available also as KindleUnlimited and Prime Member Purchases


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Hi everyone!

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The Academician
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Edward C. Patterson


Book I of the Southern Swallow (Nan Ya) series
12 4&5-star Reviews



What readers say:

"The author has done a great job bringing an ancient civilization to life both at a macro and micro level. The characters of the high and mighty as well as the lowly servant appear in flesh and blood." - V. Li

"The Academecian is one of the best books I've read in a long time. It's one of those you want to go on and on - and Mr. Patterson is going to see that it does!" L. Pinord

"Patterson masterfully weaves in the fictional fantastic elements of the Jade Owl and the character of Li K'ai-men during the sweeping changes in China's dynasties centering around the great painter but ineffective Emperor Hui and his family." - T. Fonseca

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"A bigger fool the world has never known than I - a coarse fellow with no business to clutch a brush and scribble. I only know the scrawl, because my master took pleasure in teaching me between my chores. Not many men are so cursed . . ." Thus begins the tale of Li K'ai-men as told by his faithful, but mischievous servant, K'u Ko-ling - a tale of 12th Century China, where state service meant a life long journey across a landscape of turmoil and bliss. A tale of sacrifice, love, war and duty - a fragile balance between rituals and passions. An epic commitment between two men to define the indefinable in their own world and time. Here begins the legacy of the Jade Owl and its custodian as he holds true to his warrants.

The Academician is the first of five books in the Southern Swallow (Nan Ya) series, capturing the turbulence of the Sung Dynasty in transition. Spanning the silvery days under the Emperor Hui to the disasters that followed, The Academician is a slice of world events that should never have been forgotten. Still, there are things more important than invasions and empires. The world's fate rests in the warrants of Li K'ai-men, this young scholar from Gui-lin, called master by his faithful servant, but known as Nan Ya to the world.
404 pages.

[size=14pt]The Southern Swallow Series:

The Academician
The Nan Tu
Swan Cloud
The House of Green Waters
Vagrants Hollow

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The Goddess Time Travel Romance Adventures Two Book Set:
The Missing Princess of Egypt
The Princess and the Minotaur
Free for both books 11/26 to 11/30/14
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This is a Two Book Set
Book 1: The Missing Princess of Egypt:
Love across Time--Even a three thousand year span could not stop them from being together

"Mara," breathed Aaron. I have waited three thousand years to see you again, he thought. He heard Prince Zuth's cry and saw him reach for his whip. Aaron only had seconds to save Princess Mara.

Greek Chariot racer Aaron and Egyptian Princess Mara were destined to be together, even if a Pharaoh and a King stood between them. This compelling story is set against the background of Ancient Egypt and Modern day. Princess Mara is betrothed in an arranged marriage to a cruel prince from a neighboring warrior nation. Enslaved Aaron Light Bringer has been given as a gift to the Princess, to train her leopard to pull her chariot. Mara is drawn to this exceptional man, despite his slave status, and her duty to marry the prince.

Modern day archaeologist Aaron has nightmares about escaping from an ancient ruthless prince while attempting to rescue a stunning Egyptian princess. In a cave, he finds gifts left for him by the princess three thousand years earlier. Can he work the spell and go back in time to save her?
Book 2: The Princess and the Minotaur
Fleeing from the cruel warrior prince of the Hittites, the Princess of Egypt calls upon the Goddess Isis, who opens a time portal. She and her friends enter the time portal, causing the palace handmaiden Sati to land in a labyrinth in Minoan Crete. A man--or a minotaur--carries Sati off. Sati's boyfriend will do anything to save her, even if it means fighting an undefeated Minotaur.

The warrior king of the Hittites vows to avenge his son. He awakens the dragon of the volcano to do his bidding, to kidnap the Princess of Egypt, and punish those that helped her escape the king's clutches.

Drawn into the sensuous joy of the Minoan people, the Princess of Egypt forgets her fears, but the mysterious attractive traveler may be the greatest threat yet. The princess' beloved--the Greek charioteer Aaron--collapses into a magic caused coma. Only a dangerous journey through the clashing cliffs to the healing waterfall will save him.
 

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Often compared to Bentley Little & Stephen King, THE PEN NAME is like THE DARK HALF meets THE POLICY. The bestseller currently has 60 reviews on Amazon and is FREE!

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"The Pen Name is an interesting, thrilling and horrifying take on writing with a co-author... the writing is crisp and taut, and filled with the stuff of very scary nightmares."

"This is a sharp and extremely tense thriller. The authors are merciless with their main character, throwing him into situations that quickly ratchet out of control. There's something extremely compelling, yet utterly uncomfortable about watching Ben's life fall apart.... I think they [the authors] would make Bentley Little and Stephen King proud!"
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Free Today and Tomorrow 27 and 28 November

Gluten-Free Made Easy



Gluten-Free Made Easy: Learn How to Go (and Stay) Gluten-Free the Easy Way!

Are you thinking about going gluten-free but have no idea where to start? Are you already on a gluten-free diet but find it almost impossible to stick to?


It's hard, right? So many products contain gluten these days; the list just goes on and on. It really does seem like an impossible challenge to cut gluten out of your diet.

However, it can definitely be done. With the help of this book, you will be quickly on your way to go AND stay gluten-free!

Gluten-Free Made Easy will make your transition to a gluten-free lifestyle as easy and effortless as possible. It contains all the tips and tricks you need to know to successfully jump-start your gluten-free diet.

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Gluten-Free Made Easy also contains 25 simple and delicious gluten-free recipes for you to try. These recipes will give you plenty of tasty options for a gluten-free breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or snack.

Here's a preview of some of the recipes you'll find inside:

  • Chocolate quinoa muffins
  • Zucchini noodles with sun-dried tomato and avocado
  • Pecan crusted salmon with pineapple salsa
  • Chicken coconut curry with spinach and sweet potatoes
  • Banana and blueberry chocolate pudding
 

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The Dragon's Pool
by
Edward C. Patterson

Book III of The Jade Owl Legacy series
6 5-star reviews out of 7 Reviews



What readers say:

"Patterson weaves a complex and detailed tapestry of families, legend, history, destiny, politics, love interests, and conspiracy all with an international flair including the requisite destinations of San Francisco and China with substantial time also dedicated to Italy." - T. Fonsec

"The end of The Dragon's Pool is one of the most spectacular I have ever read and couldn't have even imagined." - ellen

"The author continues the adventure with as much mystery and excitement and spell binding writing as the other books in the series." - Cathy

A shadow stalks the lanes and streets, from Gui-lin to San Francisco, from Florence to the Dragon's Pool. In its wake, Rowden Gray and his China Hands follow a course to right the wrongs of time. The relic is hidden, but stirs in the soul and archaic rituals long since forgotten, but never lost. Some books are closed. Others are open, giving up their secrets. And in the darkness, ancient terror awaits. A barren field yields up its magic and . . . the comets return to earth.

The Dragon's Pool, the next installment of an adventure like none other, looms across the landscape giving even the stouthearted pause to reflect. The stalwart characters of The Jade Owl and The Third Peregrination are back, and joined by new players and helper bees and . . . yes, villains. It is time for the Tien-xin Rite. It is time to close history's fissure. It is time to complete the prophesy that dwells beneath Her Majesty's hem. It is time to count the teeth that emerge from the Dragon's Pool.
706 pages

The Jade Owl Legacy Series
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The Jade Owl
The Third Peregrination
The Dragon's Pool
The People's Treasure
In the Shadow of Her Hem

Edward C. Patterson
 

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My novella, "Loose Ends" - Hugo, Nebula, and Sturgeon Award nominated - will be free all day today - just today, November 28, Black Friday - as Kindle on Amazon. Here's the link Loose Ends (Jeff Harris Book 1)

The story: Jeff Harris goes back in time to stop the Challenger explosion.

from the Tangent review: "Paul Levinson has taken the brilliant step of combining the emotional impact of two tragic American events ... But Levinson does much more. He creates a love story set against the evocative portrait of New York City."

 

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It's a long, holiday weekend… that means more reading! Starting today, November 28 through December 2, my NYC-based New Adult novel is free on amazon. Check it out here: http://amzn.to/1vsUTrt



What it's all about:
Sick after catching her slacker musician boyfriend entangled with a buxom groupie on her floral duvet, Kate Keller finds her antidote in John McAllister: a wealthy, conservative businessman who considers freshly pressed chinos the last word in casual wear. She trades late night jam sessions and video game addictions for jazz clubs and gourmet Central Park picnics. This, she thinks, is what an adult relationship is. No more prying petrified Froot Loops from cartoon- themed plastic bowls.

Yet it doesn't take long for Kate to realize that John isn't her knight in designer-clad armor. He switches from generous and romantic to moody and unavailable so often, Kate has a hard time keeping up with the emotional whiplash. But just as she decides she's better off alone, John reveals a secret that changes everything.
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It's a fun-to-read, not-so-love story that perfectly pairs with some post-holiday leftover pie! Happy reading.
 

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Macy Mercer only wants a little independence. Eager to prove herself grown up, she goes to a dark, secluded park. She's supposed to meet the boy of her dreams who she met online. But the cute fifteen year old was a fantasy, his pictures fake. She finds herself face to face with Chester Woodran, a man capable of murder.

Distraught over his own missing daughter, Chester insists that Macy replace his lost girl. He locks Macy up, withholds food, and roughs her up, demanding that she call him dad. Under duress from his constant threats and mind games, her hold on reality starts to slip. Clinging to her memories is the only way of holding onto her true identity, not believing that she is Chester's daughter. Otherwise she may never see her family again.
 
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