Author’s Note: The Parallel Magic trilogy takes place concurrently with the final three books of the Order of the Elements series, and is best enjoyed as a companion to that series.
In the Court of the Dead, kill or be killed takes on a whole other meaning.
I'm Bria Kent, and ever since I escaped the deadly magical prison of the House of Fire, I've lived by three rules: always be ready to run, adapt to your surroundings, and do whatever is necessary to survive.
When my cover is blown and my best friend is kidnapped, I have little choice but to seek refuge in the one place my enemies will never find me: the Court of the Dead. The slight problem? Only one fire mage can earn the right to stay on as the Death King's official Fire Element, and the contest has been rigged from the start.
My only allies are also my competition -- and the rogue spirit mage partially responsible for getting me into this mess to begin with. Yet he might be my only hope to rescue my best friend and expose a conspiracy within the Court of the Dead before the Death King figures out my real reasons for being here.
It's kill or be killed… and I have no intention of losing.
I'm Bria Kent, paranormal rogue and former inmate of the House of Fire. As the Death King's official Fire Element, my first order is to help my boss negotiate with the Houses of the Elements. Yeah, my former jailors. Nobody ever said this was an easy job.
All our negotiations go out the window when someone shows up dead, and my ex-best friend turns out to be the prime suspect. Worse, the deadly mages who raised me are on the loose, and I'm almost certain they're involved with the trouble brewing in the Houses.
With a war on the horizon, the Family are all too ready to step in and take advantage of the chaos. And there's nothing they want more than for me to fight at their side…
I'm Bria Kent, and let's just say my last mission for the Death King didn’t quite go according to plan. In fact, I barely made it out alive. And now I have bigger problems.
The Family who raised me are plotting world domination, a band of rogue spirit mages are on their way to seizing power, and the Houses of the Elements refuse to accept my offer of an alliance to fight off the oncoming threats.
To complicate matters, the Death King has tasked me with finding the elves, who vanished a long time ago. An impossible mission, or so I think. But the elves might be our last hope for vanquishing the Family before they bring the world -- and the Parallel -- to its knees.