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Academy Arcanist

Release Date: August 23rd, 2022

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure, Magical Academy

Hopes. Dreams.

And literal nightmares out to kill a young boy.

Gray Lexly, son of a candlemaker, wants to escape his life of old-world technologies and study at the prestigious Astra Academy, a school for arcanists—those who can wield magic. But Gray has a major problem. Every night, as he sleeps, he’s visited by monsters. When they injure Gray in his dreams, he wakes with the same wounds in real life…

On the night Gray might finally die in his nightmares, he is saved by the kind and mysterious Professor Helmith, a powerful arcanist. She offers to protect Gray and invites him to attend Astra Academy.

Before that can happen, Gray must bond with a mystical creature to become an arcanist himself. Will he bond with a unicorn? A pegasus? A kitsune? Whatever he bonds with will determine his magical abilities, so he must choose wisely.

And when trouble finds Professor Helmith, Gray must become powerful enough to help her and fend off the terrible nightmares, before it’s too late…

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Knightmare Arcanist

Release Date: June 18th, 2019

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

Magic. Sailing. A murderer among heroes.

Gravedigger Volke Savan wants nothing more than to be like his hero, the legendary magical swashbuckler, Gregory Ruma. First he needs to become an arcanist, someone capable of wielding magic, which requires bonding with a mythical creature. And he’ll take anything—a pegasus, a griffin, a ravenous hydra—maybe even a leviathan, like Ruma.

So when Volke stumbles across a knightmare, a creature made of shadow and terror, he has no reservations. But the knightmare knows a terrible secret: Ruma is a murderer out to spread corrupted magic throughout their island nation. He’s already killed a population of phoenixes and he intends to kill even more.

rotect his home, his adopted sister, and the girl he admires from afar, Volke will need to confront his hero, the Master Arcanist Gregory Ruma.

A fast-paced flintlock fantasy for those who enjoy How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell, Unsouled (Cradle Series) by Will Wight, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan.

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The Nexus Knight

Release Date: June 27th, 2022

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

After two rounds in the Nexus Games, Alex Kellan has developed strange and powerful abilities, but if he wants any chance of winning, he needs more. When the Arbiter offers the teams a challenge round for arcana and magical items, Kellan leaps at the opportunity.

Separated from half his team, Kellan has to navigate a deadly maze all while escorting a kid to the finish. When the Nexus residents get involved, the challenge becomes even more complicated.

The difficulty doesn’t bother Kellan, but his competitors do. Apparently, several teams are out to use the ultimate prize to enslave other dimensions, and Kellan isn’t having any of that. In order to stop their plans, Kellan has to target certain players—the most dangerous of them all.

A litRPG thriller with high-tech magic.

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The Frith Chronicles: ARC II

Release Date: June 5th, 2022

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

—This omnibus contains three novels of the Frith Chronicles, all of which are also sold separately—
Book 4: Plague Arcanist
Book 5: World Serpent Arcanist
Book 5.5: Arcanist Fables

Volke Savan fled Thronehold infected with the arcane plague. Now he’s on a journey to expose the villains who murdered Queen Velleta, and to find a cure for a plague thought incurable. With his knightmare at his side, and some of his most loyal followers in tow, Volke takes an airship to lands unknown to face Theasin Venrover.

“It is [the] seamless inclusion of lore, world-building, and character back story that marks Shami Stovall’s writing, and what keeps her books head and shoulders above others in her genre.”
– ManyBooks Review (for Plague Arcanist, Book IV)

“This was the perfect book to help ease my stress/fatigue from studying for Law School finals.”
– Mike Watkins (for World Serpent Arcanist, Book V)

“Shami Stovall delivers a wonderful interim between World Serpent and Warlord Arcanist. It was a delight getting some point of view from other beloved characters from events that take place throughout the series.”
– Aaron Scherer (for Arcanist Fables, Book V.V)

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Master Arcanist

Release Date: April 19th, 2022

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

Corruption. Power. The clash of god-arcanists rocks the world.


Volke Savan is tasked with finding the remaining god-creatures and helping them bond with people who will help fight the Second Ascension. Unfortunately, enemies and power-hungry arcanists are out to find the creatures themselves. With the help of the Frith Guild, and those who have sworn to him, Volke intends to face off against the Second Ascension with overwhelming force.

But as more individuals bond with the god-creatures, the worse the magical corruption, the arcane plague, spreads throughout the world. Volke must determine his paths in magic—creation or destruction—and then solve the problem of the plague once and for all, before it destroys everything he cares for.

Continue the Frith Chronicles with the seventh book, Master Arcanist!

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The Frith Chronicles: ARC I

Release Date: Jan 24th, 2022

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

—This omnibus contains the first three novels of the Frith Chronicles, all of which are also sold separately—
Book 1: Knightmare Arcanist
Book 2: Dread Pirate Arcanist
Book 3: Coliseum Arcanist

Volke Savan has always wanted to be an arcanist—someone who has bonded with a mystical creature and is capable of wielding magic. Phoenix arcanists can create fire and heal, hydra arcanists can create poison and recover from most injuries, and knightmare arcanists are masters of shadow and fear.

After bonding with a mystical creature, Volke travels to the mainland, fighting through pirates, tournaments, and dastardly scoundrels, all to follow in the footsteps of legendary swashbucklers and heroes alike.

Knightmare Arcanist by Shami Stovall was rollicking good fun! Perfect for those who enjoy the Codex Alera series, the Homas Wildus series and the Harry Potter series. Stovall is quickly becoming a name I look for.” – Seattle Book Review

Dread Pirate Arcanist was everything I had hoped it would be, and then some.” – Coffee Pot Book Club

“Building on the fantastic story and characters of the previous installments, Coliseum Arcanist is a brilliant continuation of the Frith Chronicles as well as a triumph in its own right.”
– ManyBooks

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The Nexus Games

Release Date: Feb 22th, 2022

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, litRPG, Adventure

Special Forces Soldier Alex Kellan has three problems. He’s on forced medical leave, he’s alone on Christmas, and two men are actively stalking his every step.

Things get worse when Kellan wakes up in a twisted world where people have magical abilities and high-tech weaponry. It turns out, Kellan’s stalkers want him to participate in a deadly competition—whether or not Kellan agrees.

Forced to compete in the infamous Nexus Games, Kellan must risk everything to survive the competition and save the other members of his ragtag team. Their new motto quickly becomes: Situation Normal: All Fouled Up.

A litRPG thriller with high-tech magic, set in a game for the ultimate prize.

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Star Marque Vendetta

Release Date: Dec 28th, 2021

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Sci-Fi, Space Opera, Adventure

Planet Governor Endellion Voight is an inspiration among humans—finally one of their own stands with the elite superhumans. Captain Clevon Demarco will stop at nothing to see her destroyed.

Sequel to the 2019 CYGNUS AWARD WINNER, STAR MARQUE RISING!

“Action fans will enjoy the violence and scheming that drive this story of guile and dark ambition.”
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Clevon Demarco runs the Star Marque with one goal in mind: forcing Endellion to answer for her crimes against him, the rest of the crew, and the millions she killed. And while he claws his way up the mercenary ranks, Cleveon catches the eyes of several superhuman generals—each wanting to see Endellion fall for their own reasons.

Caught in a power play between titans, Demarco is faced with a conflict that troubles him more than Endellion herself.

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The Final Decree

Release Date: Oct 12th, 2021

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

The Kingdom of Luka is controlled by the decrees of God-King Eliezer. Break one and become a twisted monster or serve forever, loyal to the crown. From the author of Frith Chronicles and Star Marque Rising, comes a new fantasy epic.

When God-King Eliezer utters a decree, it’s the law of the land, no matter how subtle or outrageous. Those who break the decrees suffer the god-king’s curse—their bodies twist into nightmarish monsters of devastation and hunger, forever a blight upon humanity.

The magic knows when a decree is violated, the moment it happens.

There are no exceptions. No loopholes. No escape.

Artemisia, a mysterious girl on the run from God-King Eliezer’s Holy Guard, is cursed and doesn’t know why. Fortunately, she has yet to change into a fell beast, but that isn’t a comfort. She could transform at any moment, and the resulting monster would destroy everything she cares for.

Desperate and fearful, Artemisia finds herself captured by a group of monster hunters led by Rylion Nasos, a man of superhuman strength and skill. When Artemisia displays magic of her own—magic that threatens God-King Eliezer’s rule—an agreement is made to confront the crown, despite the horrors it could unleash.

Cursed be the man who disobeys the god-king’s direct command.

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Warlord Arcanist

Release Date: Sept 21st, 2021

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

Kings. Dragons.

The start of an all-consuming war.

As the twelve god-creatures appear in the world, nations brace for a inevitable struggle. Some have allied themselves with the Second Ascension in return for power and protection, but the Frith Guild aims to form a counter alliance.

Volke Savan, along with the other arcanists of the Frith Guild, must not only find a way to end the arcane plague once and for all, but prevent the remaining god-creatures from falling into the hands of their enemies. If the Frith Guild can form an alliance between powerful nations, and defeat the Autarch before he bonds with any god-creatures, perhaps a war can be prevented.

But the dragon arcanists of distant lands have come to challenge Volke and test his worthiness. Despite the ever-mounting pressures, and lack of time, Volke is determined to not only convince the world’s strongest arcanists of his worth, but to also defeat the god-arcanists of the Second Ascension long before the appearance of the dreaded apoch dragon.

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Arcanist Fables

Release Date: May 10th, 2021

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

Strange places. New arcanists.

The rise of the Second Ascension.

Volke Savan has proven himself time and time again, but now the others of the Frith Guild want their opportunity. Illia wants to recover a lost runestone, Master Zelfree hopes to learn the magics of the Mother of Shapeshifters, and Adelgis surprises himself with the new depths of his dreamweaving abilities.

But while the Frith Guild prepares for the coming war, the Second Ascension has grand plans for the world. When two more god-creatures are born, dastardly arcanists try their hands at braving the godly lairs. With the Dread Pirate Calisto as a ferry, men like Theasin Venrover will have to outsmart puzzles and traps that put the world serpent’s to shame.

Witness stories from the viewpoints of friend and foe alike, all while the world races to find and bond with the remaining god-creatures.

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World Serpent Arcanist

Release Date: Dec 10th, 2020

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

Death. Destiny.

The rise of god-arcanists.

Volke Savan has reunited with the Frith Guild just in time to help fight the Second Ascension, a group of power-hungry dastards bent on controlling the newly created god creatures. The world serpent is the first on their list, and if the Second Ascension manages to harness its power, the world will forever be changed for the worse.

But the Frith Guild has another plan. They intend to beat the Second Ascension to the world serpent and have it bond with someone trustworthy—a mysterious man who Guildmaster Eventide believes will usher the world into an era of peace.

As Volke struggles to improve his magic, and also become a mentor for a new knightmare arcanist, he realizes that this may be one adventure the guild never makes it back from…  

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Plague Arcanist

Release Date: May 26th, 2020

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

Deserts. Rogues.

A secret hidden in an underground maze.

Every moment counts as Volke Savan races south to the city of New Norra. His goal: find Theasin Venrover, the famous artificer who may have a cure for the arcane plague. Separated from most of the Frith Guild—and even his sister—Volke must rely on the crew of the airship, the Sun Chaser, to help him find Theasin in time.

To complicate matters, the desert city of New Norra is steeped in mystery, and the massive maze under the streets could potentially solve all of Volke’s problems. With hunters after him, and dread pirates in the port, Volke finds himself forced to choose between equally terrible options…

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Coliseum Arcanist

Release Date: February 17th, 2020

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

Adventure. Competition. A duel to the death.

While on a journey to the famous city of Thronehold, Volke Savan learns of the Sovereign Dragon Tournament. The massive celebration involves hundreds of arcanists competing for fame and glory, and Volke is determined to win.

Dark forces dwell in the city, however, and rumors of the legendary world serpent spread amongst the shadows. Whoever bonds with a god-like mystical creature will gain magic beyond compare, and the queen’s guards suspect cutthroats will use the chaos of the tournament to hide their plotting.

Unsure of who to trust, Volke investigates the terrible rumors while advancing in the ranks of the tournament. Unfortunately, the true villain may be closer than he realizes…

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Dread Pirate Arcanist

Release Date: September 17th, 2019

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

Continue the Frith Chronicles with the second book!

While protecting the newborn griffins on the Isle of Landin, Volke Savan and his adopted sister, Illia, run afoul of the Dread Pirate Calisto, the same cutthroat who carved out Illia’s right eye. As a master manticore arcanist, Calisto’s strength and brutality are unrivaled, so when Illia suggests they bring him to justice, Volke wonders if they’ll have what it takes to fight the corsairs on the high seas.

A fast-paced flintlock fantasy for those who enjoy How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell, Unsouled (Cradle Series) by Will Wight, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan.

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Star Marque Rising

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Release Date: February 19th, 2019

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Science-Fiction, Space Opera

The future is governed through a genetic hierarchy—superhumans at the top, humans and defects at the bottom. 

Clevon Demarco, a genetically modified human, has a cocksure attitude and the combat skills to back it up. With his unparalleled skills, he makes his living as a ruthless gunrunner on a shady space station near the edges of the quadrant. Stronger, faster, and wittier than most sad sacks, no one even comes close to Demarco’s abilities—until he crosses paths with the captain of the notorious Star Marque, Endellion Voight.

Captain Voight arrests Demarco and offers him a choice: go to a prison planet for his crimes, or join her starship, the Star Marque, working as mercenaries for the superhumans. But she didn’t pick him at random. She has a plan to become a planet governor; a title no human has held since the superhumans won the war. It doesn’t matter the cost—assassinations, extortion, blackmail—she’s determined to claw her way to the top.

All Captain Voight needs is Demarco’s help to carry out her machinations, and she’ll give him everything he’s ever wanted in return.

A fast-paced space opera for those who enjoy Old Man’s War by John Scalzi, Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds, or anything by Robert A. Heinlein.  

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Ethereal Squadron

Release Date: December 26th, 2018

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Fantasy, Historical

SOLDIERS, SORCERERS, AND MONSTERS…THIS IS WORLD WAR ONE LIKE YOU’VE NEVER IMAGINED IT.

It’s 1916, and the world is on fire.

The Great War has already consumed much of the globe, but a second, secret war between sorcerers threatens to crack it in two. The ruling families of Germany and Austria-Hungary, those with the chill of magic in their blood, will stop at nothing in their quest for power, and they’ve drawn the entire world into a bloody war because of it.

But Florence Cavell—codename Geist—means to stop them. She had to defy her family, cut her hair, and disguise herself as a man to join the legendary Ethereal Squadron: a joint US-UK division of the allied powers’ mightiest sorcerers. Armed with her powerful specter sorcery, which allows her to “ghost” through bullets and barbed wire alike, Geist fights a tireless battle to end the war once and for all.

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A COMPANY OF MONSTERS

Release Date: November 19th, 2019

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Fantasy, Historical

A secret war of sorcerers threatens to tear the world apart.

The year is 1917, and the Russian Empire is on verge of collapse.

Florence Cavell—codename Geist—takes her special forces team of sorcerers into allied territory in an effort to hunt down spies and keep the Russian royals alive. If the Russian Empire falls, the Germans and Austro-Hungarians will turn their full attention to France and Britain. That can’t be allowed to happen.

Unfortunately for Geist, the enemy has sent the Eyes of the Kaiser, specialists who hunt and destroy sorcerers. And they came prepared to eliminate not only the Russian royalty, but the Ethereal Squadron as well.

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64 thoughts on “Books

  1. Judt read star marque rising, definetly held my interest ,had enough twists and turns to keep you guessing through the whole book. Looking forward to the next in this series.

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    1. Hey James! You’ve made my evening. I’m so glad you enjoyed the novel. The sequel will be out later this year! Please consider joining my newsletter for updates. On June 18th I’ll be giving all my newsletter people a free award-winning short story and audio book version of it!

      Happy reading,
      Shami

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      1. Hey I just finished with plague arcanist and loved it, do you think you could do a collection of all the mystical beasts seen in the book?

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  2. i just finished Star Marque. You have done an excellent job of making the central and secondary characters real people for me. And i was pleased with the ending. I had been disappointed with Clevon being convinced to commit murder by Endellion. His turnaround was good to see. I am looking forward to the next book!

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  3. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and its completely different take on starship crewing and law enforcement. it is an approach that I have never seen before. I also enjoyed all the twists and turns in the story and its Machiavellian plots. While a good portion of the story is dedicated to the genetic, and cybernetic modification of humans; I didn’t think that was the most important part of the story. I found its portrayal of good vs. evil very interesting; it asks the age-old question can good people perform evil deeds, and can evil people perform good deeds? The ending will definitely take lots of readers by surprise, I am definitely looking forward to reading the next book when it is published.
    I am eagerly awaiting my Newsletter.

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  4. I absolutely loved the frith chronicles and was sad to see it end on a cliffhanger with no mention of a fourth book. Putting that aside for a moment I loved how you kind of turned witches and warlocks into arcanists and familiars into eldrin. But my question, is will there be a 4th book?

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    1. Yes! There will be a fourth book. :3 – my plan is to have the pre-order up soon, with a launch in May/June. It’ll be titled “Plague Arcanist.” And thank you for the kind words! Really made my day.

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  5. i hqve just finished the first three books of the frith cronicals. they are simply amazing! i loved every word! my only complaints and requests are that at the end of colisium arcanist the whole plot changes! i heavely encourage you toet vvolke spend time with the frith guild! i dont want new characters! also i wish that volkes and attys relationship would escalate. she was really a backseat character. ease let them date!

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    1. Logan, I’m so glad you enjoyed the first three books of the Frith Chronicles! I don’t want to give you a bunch of spoilers, but I can assure you that Volke and Atty get more time together in the future. There’s still plenty of story left to go, and lots of interesting things to happen, so hope you continue to enjoy! Next book comes out May 26th! ❤

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      1. Yes!!! More Volke and Atty time, I’m very curious to see how the relationship develops.
        I can’t wait for the world serpent book, I read the last books in a single week and now I’m desperate to find something similar hahaha.
        Thanks for all your hard work.

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  6. Hello Shami,

    I’ve left a review of Plague Arcanist on Amazon, but I have to say that I cannot wait for World Serpent Arcanist and am tortured by having to. I will avoid any major details or spoilers, but I have to say that even though I predicted the ending when you-know-who made THAT choice, it didn’t do a thing to stop me feeling 1000% satisfied with how it went down.

    I will say that I have absolutely no ideas about Volke’s fate or future, but I will say that since Knightmare Arcanist I’ve wanted Volke to be the one to bond that world serpent, and while I hope will all my heart it happens, your ability for storytelling has satisfied me so much that even if it doesn’t I have no doubt I’ll love whatever you choose to do.

    I eagerly await Book 5, and pray you choose to release it with less time than between Coliseum Arcanist and Plague Arcanist. I can’t wait!

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    1. Hello Brad!

      I’m so happy you enjoyed Plague Arcanist! To be honest, I always get nervous around release day, but hearing that people enjoyed my work dispels the doubt. You’ve made my evening! I don’t want to spoil anything, but hopefully you’ll be pleased by how everything goes down in World Serpent Arcanist. I can’t wait to get it out to people (and I hope it’s sooner rather than later as well, lol).

      Thank you again! And thank you so much for the review! That really helps.

      Best,
      Shami

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  7. I love the Ethereal Squadrons books they are everything I look for in a series about magic. My only question is how many books are planned for the series.

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    1. Hello Tejas!

      I’m so happy to hear you liked my Ethereal Squadron novels. Right now it’s planned as a trilogy! Geist and crew have to deal with the major threat, so we still have things to cover. Thank you for the lovely comment! Totally made my day!

      Shami

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  8. Hey I just finished with plague arcanist and loved it, do you think you could do a collection of all the mystical beasts seen in the book?

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    1. I hope I’ll make a collection of all the beasts in the book! First I need to find an illustrator, I think, and I definitely want to make a wiki page!

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  9. Shami!!!!!!!! Where have you been all my life? I NEEDED the Frith Chronicles. I discovered the first book on May 15th, and yesterday I finished the 4th book. I have been sharing this series to all of my reader friends. You deserve waves of recognition. I am stunned. Then ending of Plague Arcanist made me cry tears of joy, and somehow I still had a worrisome pit in my stomach about the future of the characters. My boyfriend was looking at me like I was insane (He is not a reader, so he just doesn’t understand.) I can’t wait to read your other books while I wait for the 5th installment.

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    1. Justin!

      Thank you so much for letting me know you enjoyed the books! You’ve totally made my day! I hope I can continue providing fun reading material throughout the years!!

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      1. 4 AM? about the same time I finished Plague arcanist, two for you tho,
        I still lived in Illinois, I’m back in my home state tho. 🙂
        (California)

        Best of luck with your writing, always remember, the time I read nightmare arcanist,
        I could not put the book down even tho I was 10.

        Sincerely,
        Jackson Schopp (Pronounced: shop.)

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  10. Oh my goodness. I just finished Knightmare Arcanist, after starting it a few days ago. Soooo gooood! I’ll need to buy the rest of the current Frith series immediately, to ensure I don’t go through withdrawal. My only complaint is that there’s not 20 books in the series already, cause I’m hooked like a fish that swallowed the line. No escape. Thank you so much for creating such an amazing new world for us to light our minds with. I’m so super excited to dive into the next books, that I’m probably gonna expedite that shipping!!!

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  11. Just finished reading all 4 books in the Frith Chronicles over the last two weeks and wanted to tell you how much I loved them. Each book just got better and I couldn’t put them down. Keep up the great work!

    Also, I’m really hoping that Volke can get together with Karna now that his plague situation is resolved. She’s one of my favorite characters and probably one of the best developed female characters (after maybe Illia). After her tough life and all she has done for him, she really deserves someone like him in her corner.

    Keep up the great work!

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  12. The Frith Chronicles is amazing loved the four books, the ending of Plague Arcanist was perfect!!! I can’t wait for World Serpent.
    Thanks for all the hard work your books are incredible!!

    PS: please don’t bond Volke with the world serpent!!! Luthair is all he needs!!

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    1. I’m obsessed with Frith Chronicles. It is easily one of the best series I’ve read even though it is not yet complete. You are just so articulate and expresses words in a manner that is captivating and really holds attention. I also like to commend that you chose to stay on Volke’s perspective. I always find it annoying when in other stories it constantly shifts, sometimes it makes me feel that the part of the protagonist is a fish in the sea.

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      1. Xandrix – I’m so glad you like the series! That seriously makes my day. I can’t wait for the next books to be released so that you can continue to enjoy the epic saga! ❤

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  13. I don’t even know where to begin with how amazing your Frith Chronicles Series is. It’s just past midnight; I just finished Coliseum Arcanist and, I don’t know what’s more heart breaking between the ending or the fact that I don’t have Plague Arcanist to sate my soul’s desire. The way you write is so eloquent and descriptive that the world you’ve created is alive in my mind. I would be the first in line to see the movie or buy the game. Not only that but your conceptual choices and decisions you’ve made about the characters and the happenings in the book are super clever. You’re a literary genius. I don’t know if you watch anime, but Coliseum Arcanist had my heart in a chokehold like mixing the beautifuly, light-hearted, and jovial feelings of Konosuba, with the utter despair of the first season of Attack on Titan. Your work on the Frith Chronicles is legendary and could rival the great lore of LoTR and Eragon, but is energetic enough that you feel like you’re right there with the characters, instead of feeling like you’re strapped into a seat watching other people ride a rollercoaster for you. I must admit that I’m upset at you in a way that only people familiar George R.R. Martin’s work are (I hope you understand cause I don’t want to spoil for others (Coliseum Ch54)). But I do understand that heartbreak is always painful. I love this series and will always cherish it forever and ever. Btw I would really love some fan merch, like if you made Theasin Venrover’s book into a real thing but with lots of pictures of all the eldrin! And also I’d love to have a map of the world so I could look at it while reading the books (cause I’ll probably read them once a year) and reference where all the different locations are. And of course I haven’t even started Plague Arcanist yet, but I seriously can’t wait til all the next ones come out. I don’t know if you’ve struggled with real depression, regardless of the severety, and I don’t usually like to be so cliche but you’re books are really helping me recently. Whenever I start to feel down again your books with be one of the first things I reach out for. Thank you so much for giving joy to my life in the form of your books. Words haven’t been invented yet to describe my admiration for you as an author!

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    1. Justin, I’m super humbled by your comment. I sometimes get awkward when people compliment my work, but in this instance, I’m just so very glad it helped you though a rough time in your life. I’ve gone through some bouts of depression, and I was extremely thankful to find things to bring me out of it, so I understand where you’re coming from. I hope you enjoy the 4th book (and the rest of the series!). Thank you so much for comment! It encourages me to write more and more often! ❤

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  14. Just wanted to say I love the Frith Chronicles Series. Every book was better than the last and by book 3 I was wondering how you were going to top it but you didn’t disappoint. There is something about the way you write that had me literally unable to stop reading. I hope book 5 comes out this year. Wish you lots more success.

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  15. Hello, I just finished reading plague arcanist and it was amazing!! I can’t wait for the new book to come out! Keep up the awesome work! I was also wondering is World Serpent Arcanist the last book in the Frith chronicles series? Thank you sooo much!

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    1. Hello there! Sorry for the delays response! So much happening lately, lol

      And no! World Serpent is book 5 of 7, so I hope you’re excited for at least two more novels in the series (as well as a spin off series in the works and a short story collection!)

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  16. When is the sixth book coming out. I just finished World Serpent Arcanist and I am dying to read the next one. This is the best series that I have ever read in my life.

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  17. So here I am having just finished Master Arcanist in a blink of an eye and I feel as hungry as Retribution. I cannot wait for Grandmaster Arcanist!!

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      1. How big is the chance they will all be in Grandmaster Arcanist? Also, will we be getting more Volke and Evianna time?

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      2. I think they will be in the bestiary (a book of all the mystical creatures) that I’ll publish afterward. And yes! Definitely more Volke and Evianna time, lol

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  18. Hello! I am absolutely in love with the Knightmare Arcanist and cannot wait to dive into the next book of the series. How does the academy Arcanist fit into it? Will I learn more simply by reading more of the books? I cant ship them fast enough to keep up with the pace I want to read at! Your work brings me both back to my childhood stories but also sitting very grounded in my mid-twenties life.

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    1. Hello there! I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying the novels. That makes my whole day! As for your question: Academy Arcanist is a spin-off series set in an academy. Knightmare Arcanist (and the rest of the Frith Chronicles) take place in a different location/setting. Hopefully that helps!

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      1. Just wanted to learn how many books would the Academy Archanist series have? I am in love with the characters. Gray and Sorin both remind me of Volke but are still different in manu ways! This series holds so much promise! At first, I thought this book series would be like Boruto, a really bad spin-off of a really great anime but now I felt ashamed I felt this way. Great book tbh.

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  19. Genuinely curious, at such a young age I finish your books in about five hours, but other than that I was wondering if you would be making an eighth book in the Firth Chronicles because I hate being left on cliffhangers, so I would really appreciate an eighth book, keep up the excellent writing Shami! :3

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