Books in Series Groups
The Firebird Fairytales
The Blood Lake Chronicles
*Note* The Blood Lake Chronicles is an unofficial spin off series that has a character, Eldon Blaise, that you meet in The Rise of the Firebird. However, these series can be read separately.
The Western Wars Series
Stand Alone Stories
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The Golden Queen – The Western Wars (Book 2)
Still recovering from her imprisonment in the Red Fortress, Aláenor travels to the northern city of Anan in search of new allies in her war against the Emperor Mordecai.
Anan has more than one surprise for Aláenor, and as she comes to terms with the magic awakening inside of her she will need Haldirian’s support to make it back to the West.
Aláenor has been raised to believe that Mordecai’s family line were traitors, but history is written by the winners and she will discover she has more in common with the enemy than she thinks.
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Eastern Gods – The Western Wars (Book 1)
She’s the last known scholar of a fabled land.
Only together can they stop a magical war that will rip their world apart.
Eastern Gods is the first book in a new epic romance fantasy series. If you like complex worlds, a will they, won’t they romance and magical destiny’s, then you’ll love this a new epic romance fantasy series
When he catches a spy in his kingdom, Haldirian is sent to the only reliable scholar of the East in Elindor. As the first female heir in history, and carrying a warrior’s swagger, Aláenor isn’t what Haldirian has learned to expect from bookish scholars.
Elindor turned their back on magic hundreds of years ago, and they will have no way to stand against it if the mysterious magician and Emperor of the East decides to make war.
Together, Aláenor and Haldirian will journey to the other side of the world to learn the truth, but nothing is as it seems, and the East will reveal secrets to Aláenor that will shatter her world.
With allies betraying her at every turn, and magic awakening in her veins, Aláenor will be torn between saving those she loves and allying herself with her greatest enemy…
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Blaise – The Blood Lake Chronicles (Book 2)
Eldon Blaise, magician and misfit, has arrived at Gwaed Lyn to turn Rosa’s life upside down. Not only is he claiming to be the lost son of Eli Vane and his human wife Deryn, Rosa’s ancestor, but that he also used to be none other than Merlin Wylt, the magician of legend who fought by King Arthur’s side.
The curse the Autumn Queen has placed over the Aos Si is breaking, but she isn’t prepared to go down without a fight, and releases the one person that brought the great Merlin to his knees…Nimue.
Her spirit broken from a lifetime imprisoned by the Autumn Queen, Nimue must convince the Vanes to trust her. She wants to be free of the Queen forever, but winning over Merlin is going to be no easy task. She broke his heart, and being together again will bring back a life of pain and passion that neither of them can fight.
To defeat the Autumn Queen and protect Gwaed Lyn, Merlin will have to stop running and become the powerful man he used to be…that includes having the fearless and formidable Nimue by his side.
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Wylt – The Blood Lake Chronicles (Book 1)
‘The Wylts have always served the Vanes. It is our honor. It is our duty.’
Rosa Wylt’s life plans are disrupted when she is summoned back to Gwaed Lyn, an ancient estate in the Lake District.
Struggling with childhood memories overshadowed by the wealthy Vane Family, Rosa is determined to learn of the ties that have kept the Wylt’s bound to their benefactors for centuries.
Rosa finds more than her own family’s history when she uncovers the passionate, doomed love affair of a Vane ancestor… an ancestor that bears an uncanny resemblance to Balthasar, the only Vane that she can’t help being drawn to.
Nothing in the estate is as it seems and as Gwaed Lyn and the immortal Vane Family start revealing their mysteries, Rosa realizes it is called The Blood Lake for a reason…
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Rise of the Firebird – The Firebird Fairytales (Book 3)
A supernatural war threatens to split the worlds apart as the Darkness, led by Yanka and Vasilli, seek revenge on those who entrapped her. The Illumination and Baba Yaga aren’t ready to relinquish their power to her old protégé and alliances are made and broken.
Betrayed and left for dead, Anya is granted sanctuary by the mysterious Álfr where she must bury her fallen friends. Fighting to control her grief Anya finds a manuscript left by her ancestor Ilya which may contain the key to stopping Yanka.
Travelling from the battlefields of Skazki to the Underworld of Tuonela, Anya and her companions encounter vicious gods and mythic heroes on her quest. As devastating secrets of history and the heart are revealed, Anya must fight the darkness within her and rise up to be a symbol for the Neutral rebel army that rallies under the banner of the firebird. Ready to restore the balance at any price, the final battle of the three armies will shape the worlds forever.
In the concluding chapter of The Firebird Fairytales Anya must choose what she is fighting for and what she’s willing to sacrifice to save those she loves.
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Ashes of the Firebird – The Firebird Fairytales (Book 2)
Shaman. Gate Keeper. Rogue.
Anya’s magic is keeping Russia safe but not without a price. Her mind broken from the last battle with the dark magician Ladislav, Anya is trapped in the Land of Dreams and is fighting like hell to get back to her body.
Branded as Rogues and hunted by the supernatural world Anya’s friends take her unconscious body to Budapest, a place of new allies where they will be safe. They begin the search for Yanka, Anya’s ancestor and the only person in history with enough power to change the tide of the brewing war.
But something stronger than all of them is prowling the streets of Budapest, something not quite human and trained to kill.
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Cry of the Firebird – The Firebird Fairytales (Book 1)
With the family farm to run after her grandfather’s murder and a spiralling drinking problem Anya doesn’t think life can get worse. But when Tuoni, God of the Underworld, interrupts her breakfast to tell her that her grandfather’s responsibility’s as a Gate Keeper of Skazki has now fallen to her, Anya’s simple life falls into chaos.
Planning to write Tuoni off as a drunken hallucination doesn’t go smoothly when a stone, bequeathed to her by her grandfather, hatches into a legendary firebird. It’s sharing its body with the broodingly good looking Prince Yvan, whose dark magician brother has been seeking to destroy for centuries.
With powerful enemies closing in around them, Anya has no choice but to sober up, follow Yvan into Skazki and hope that she can learn how to control her awakening magic before it destroys her and any hope of keeping the gates to both world’s safe.
Steeped in Finnish and Russian mythology, Cry of the Firebird is an Amazon Dark Fantasy Top 100 Best Seller about the power of magic and the forces on both sides that seek to control it.
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Reviews for Cry of the Firebird
Kirkus Reviews says:
“…the story incorporates a fair share of surprises, and never fails to provide new scenes featuring bloodshed and strange new creatures…The beasts, in particular, help this story to move beyond the genre’s many clichés, and their complexity extends well beyond typical fantasy creatures. Fantasy fans will likely enjoy Anya’s adventures, which feature novel supernatural elements in a modern setting.” – Kirkus Reviews
Self Publishing Review says:
“A series that promises a fresh twist on the world’s mythologies and folklore. Kuivalainen immerses her tale in the fantastic – a fact that will no doubt thrill fantasy enthusiasts. It also has enough love triangles and romance subplots to keep this genre’s fans entertained for days. Cry of the Firebird contains a compelling cast of characters and a delightful grounding in the some of the world’s most ancient legends – all told by a natural storyteller.” Self-Publishing Review, 4 Stars
The Eagle Key
What would you do with a key that could open anything?
In the spirit of “The Princess Bride,” “Stardust” and “Howl’s Moving Castle” comes a story of adventure, redemption, magic and the ever perilous True Love.
After a hasty wish on the Evening Star, pensioner Martha Brown finds a key with the power to open the heart of all that it touches. When the Eagle Key opens a door to Faerie Martha is spurred to action. Fuelled by her anger at growing old without any adventures at all, Martha packs her bags and heads into Faerie determined to find one.
Saved from a carnivorous rose bush by Greyfeather, a wanted criminal, blatant flirt and scoundrel, Martha agrees to give him the use of the Eagle Key in exchange for helping her navigate her way through the pitfalls of Faerie.
The thrice cursed Greyfeather has secret motivations of his own and his past is swiftly catching up to him. Hell hath no fury like a sorceress scorned and Lady Highwater is desperate to see him hang. Only Greyfeather’s questionable integrity stands in her way of becoming Queen and plunging the Summerlands into a bloody war.
In a world of bar fights, jail breaks, angry trolls and royal revenge plots, Martha must rely on her wits to keep herself alive and Greyfeather away from the noose, but can she trust such a scoundrel when he’s so close to breaking his curse?
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