This series is set in the same world as the Mercy Thompson Series, but on a slightly earlier time line. A stand-alone novel featuring an untrained mage and a magical creature with a flirtatious tail, set in its own world. Homecoming:Dabel Brothers Comics is producing the "Mercy Thompson" series of graphic novels. Naked City: My entry, Fairy Gifts deals with a vampire who finds some measure of redemption in the mines far below Butte, Montana. Shifting Shadows: A compilation of short stories in the Mercyverse, including all the stories from previous anthologies as well as several new ones.
When the children of our people came of age, they earn the privilege of wearing the vallaslin, the blood writing.
Vallaslin, sometimes referred to as blood writing, is what the Dalish call the intricate facial tattoos worn by all adult clan members.
According to Solas, the use of vallaslin during the time of Elvhenan is a much more controversial concept than believed by modern elves -- the Dalish in particular.
During the time of Elvhenan, the rebel god Fen'Harel called fleeing elven slaves to him and lifted their vallaslin from them, to break the bonds of the Evanuris who oppressed them. On this page you'll find information on everything I've published, with links to cover art, sample chapters and additional information.


Her Native American heritage has gifted her with the ability to take the form of a coyote at will. This series focuses on a retired warrior Tier, his traveler wife, Seraph, and their family.
Other than Wolfsbane, this is a loosely-woven series, and the books can be read in any order. My entry is called Star of David, and centers on David Christiansen, who was briefly mentioned in Moon Called. It sets us apart from the shemlen, and from the elves who have thrown their lot in with them.
He reveals that, in the days of Arlathan, the tattoos were not signs of patronage to the various elven gods but, in fact, slave markings--signs of ownership--when noble elves enslaved the lower classes; they were representations of the gods that the nobles favored.
She's surrounded by far more powerful supernatural beings, including werewolves, vampires and an assortment of fey.
Dragon Blood depends on the reader having some knowledge of the world, and references events from the previous book, and is best read after Dragon Bones.
They share the same world, but each book is a stand-alone story with its own cast of characters.
To be honest, the whole graphic novel thing is a bit of a mystery to me, but I sure like the pretty pictures!


Many young Dalish receive their vallaslin when they are around 18 years of age, or so.[1] When a Dalish elf comes of age, they prepare to gain the vallaslin by meditating on the gods and the ways of the Dalish, and by purifying the body and the skin. Abelas and the Sentinels of the Temple of Mythal have vallaslin dedicated to Mythal, etched on their faces.
There appear to be eight main designs, each of which comes in a simpler and a more complex version. The series has plenty of action, but there's more emphasis on the romantic attraction between the hero and heroine. If a young elf cannot tolerate the pain of the blood writing, they are deemed unready to undertake the responsibilities of an adult. The keeper may stop the ritual if they decide that the one gaining the vallaslin is not ready. Blood writing is at least in part a religious practice, and there are different designs representing deities in the Elven Pantheon.



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