An arctic prison and a convict colony at the end of the world await disgraced Lord Blaine “Mick” McFadden. Spared execution for murdering his abusive father, Blaine doubts that being sent to Velant Prison and the Edgeland colony is really a mercy. Not when every day is a fight to survive.Yet amid the brutal conditions of the prison and the harsh reality of the colony, Blaine forges a new family of friends who are determined to survive, earn their Tickets of Leave, and build a new life homesteading. Until war between the kingdom of Donderath and its rival neighbor threatens to destroy both the homeland they left behind and the new lives they’ve just begun to wrest from the grip of fate.
The defiant prequel to the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga!
Collection includes: King's Convicts, No Reprieve, King's Exiles, and a Bonus story, Reconciling Memory.
Gail Zehner Martin was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Grove City College with a B.A. in History, and earned an M.B.A. in marketing and management information systems from The Pennsylvania State University.
After nearly 20 years as a marketing executive for corporations and non-profit organizations, she started her own consulting firm, Dream Spinner Communications. She also writes feature articles on a variety of topics for regional and national magazines. In addition to writing and consulting, Ms. Martin teaches public relations writing and public speaking for the University of North Carolina - Charlotte. She is married and has three children, a Himalayan cat and a golden retriever.
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