What reviewers say about this Trilogy:“Exciting and vivid sci fi/fantasy/adventure, grounded in real emotions and fully realized characters…”
“..a complex and extraordinarily powerful story with masterful battles and constant dangers for our two main characters…”
".. a truly unique Science Fiction/Fantasy story?...The author, Aurora Springer, deftly weaves her tale with detailed attention to character development. Her characters come to life in a realistic way. Some you care for, some you dislike. Even the non-human characters are believable, and the worlds are constructed with care."
The stories set in the Grand Masters's Universe comprise:
1. A FREE short story Gifts of Jangalore
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2. Grand Master's Cat, Short Story and Prequel to Grand Master's Pawn
3. The Grand Master's Trilogy
Grand Master's Pawn, Book 1:
One young woman challenges the super psychics ruling the galaxy, and finds an impossible love.
Young empath, Violet Hunter, dreams of exploring exotic planets as a Grand Master’s pawn. When life-threatening cracks appear in the teleportal web, Violet is tasked with investigating the disruption. Suspicions point to the twelve Grand Masters, and she must penetrate their curtain of secrecy to identify the culprit. Her challenges escalate when she meets the enigmatic man behind the griffin avatar. Armed with only her erratic powers and a mishmash of allies, she must challenge the most powerful beings in the galaxy.
Reminiscent of the science fiction stories of Andre Norton, Violet’s perilous adventures are sweetened by romance and a sprinkle of laughter.
Grand Master's Game, Book 2:
Psychically linked lovers fight the powerful Grand Masters dominating the galaxy.
The rebellious Grand Master, Athanor Griffin, devises a risky plan to defeat his nemesis and solve the life-threatening portal crisis. He is joined by his loyal pawn and lover, empath Violet Hunter. They travel across the galaxy in pursuit of his strategy, contending with portal failures, hostile aliens and Grand Masters. Success will depend on Violet. But, she wrestles with her erratic psychic talents and doubts about their unequal partnership. She must surmount her insecurities and recruit allies to survive the inevitable battle with their enemies. Their worst nightmares lie ahead.
If you favor action adventures in space with aliens, dragons, and a sprinkle of humor, read Book 2 in the Grand Master’s Trilogy.
Grand Master's Mate, Book 3:
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Young empath, Violet Hunter, and her crafty Grand Master, Athanor Griffin, tackle the villains threatening civilization. Their worst enemy rampages across the galaxy evading capture, while blocked portals restrict normal commerce among planets. Compounding their problems, half the Grand Masters on the Council fear Violet is the agent of their doom as her father foretold, and vow to eliminate her. To restore peace, Violet and Athanor embark on a hazardous quest for a weapon hidden by the ancient psychic masters on one of four planets. But, the weapon proves elusive, dangers lurk in the ancient sites, and new alliances forged with bizarre entities may not be sufficient to foil their enemies and save the galaxy.
Reminiscent of science fiction stories by Frank Herbert and Andre Norton, this rollercoaster adventure offers weird characters and deadly horrors balanced by lighthearted moments.
Grand Master's Trilogy Box Set: Epic SciFi Fantasy - Three Volumes on One
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