Down a Lost Road (LRC #1)
Every family has its secrets.
Sixteen-year-old Merelin Lindon always knew there was something different about her family. There were the ethereal glimmers that always showed up in photos of her dad. The way her mom always seemed to know exactly what she was thinking. The nagging feeling that she never quite belonged. To make it all worse, her father disappeared four years ago, and Merelin could never shake the feeling that everyone stopped looking for him much too quickly.
When she receives a curious medallion that belonged to her missing father, her whole world changes—literally. She finds herself swept into a harsh but beautiful world, where an ancient civilization faces annihilation at the hands of an enemy they have no weapons to fight.
Some fear she will be their ruin. Some of them think she will save them all. And one of them makes her imagine she could.
With the help of the fascinating and sometimes frustrating Guardian named Yatol, Merelin chooses to hazard everything in a daring attempt to find her father and save his people.
But it will be more dangerous than she can even imagine.Down A Lost Road (Lost Road Chronicles Book 1)
Subverter (LRC #2)
Arah Byen stands on the edge of disaster…
A year has passed since the Judgment of the Ungulion, and Merelin Lindon is beginning to believe she will never return to the world she loved. But when she begins to suffer from strange visions of a life and a love she left behind, visions that grow darker and harsher with each passing day, she comes to understand that her role in Arah Byen is far from over.
But nothing can prepare her for what she will find. Peace should have been returning to the world, but a new enemy has crept from the shadows, plotting the overthrow of all that Merelin holds dear. With everything turned upside-down and nothing as it seems, Merelin must discover whose side she is really on, and who she can trust, before it is too late.
But how can she know who to trust, when she isn’t even sure she can trust herself?Subverter (Lost Road Chronicles Book 2)
Prism (LRC #1)
They called her Prism, as if that was her name.
Forced to take on a new identity to protect herself from a still-angry people, Merelin Lindon wants nothing more than to help bring the world of Arah Byen into some kind of balance. But nothing is going as planned. The High King Zhabyr is falling apart. Merelin’s allies have scattered, and even Yatol is acting more mysterious and tormented than ever. And just when Merelin believes things can’t get any worse, she is framed for a terrible crime, and deserted by those who should have defended her.
But Merelin soon realizes that she is not the victim of a horrible plot, but just one more pawn in a deadly game she never really understood. It is the game immortals play, and nothing can prepare her for the truths that are coming to light, or the enemy she knows she will have to face.
In the coming fight Merelin cannot stand alone. But can she bring her allies together before it is too late?Prism (Lost Road Chronicles Book 3)
The Extended Editions
After spending some years working on the Madness Method novels, I fell in love with narrating from alternating 1st person perspectives. I always felt like the Lost Road books suffered a little bit from having a single narrator — and that narrator being someone with no prior knowledge of Arah Byen and its history, people, and culture.
In 2017 I decided to start working on “Extended Editions” of the novels a la Peter Jackson’s LOTR and Hobbit movies. These are the same stories as before, but with approximately 50% new material. These are not simply the same chapters told from alternating viewpoints (ugh!). But if you ever wondered what was going on when Merelin wasn’t around, now you get to find out. Down a Lost Road is already out, and I’m currently hard at work on Subverter.
Down a Lost Road: Extended Edition
When her father disappeared unexpectedly four years ago, sixteen-year-old Merelin could never shake the feeling that everyone stopped looking for him much too quickly. Then she receives a curious medallion that once belonged to him, and her whole world changes—literally. She finds herself swept into a harsh but beautiful world, where an ancient civilization stands on the brink of annihilation at the hands of an enemy they have no weapons to fight.
Some fear she will be their ruin. Some believe she will save them all. And one of them makes her imagine she could.
Yatol has been training all his life as a Guardian of the star road, but it has been four years since anyone came across from the world on the other side. Then, without warning, the portal opens and leaves a girl at his feet. She has no knowledge of her role in his world, or the meaning of the object she carries, but Yatol cannot help feeling drawn to her stubborn strength and spirit. And if she is who she says she is, then Yatol has a promise to fulfill.Down a Lost Road: Extended Edition (Lost Road Chronicles: Extended Editions Book 1)
Subverter: Extended Edition
Details coming soon!