"Wow this book blew my mind and it's apparently the authors debut! I had this recommended by a fellow book worm and I'm so glad I listened. I dont read a lot of fantasy and this is a seriously long read (913 pages) but so engaging I just wanted to keep reading." - about book #1 Marta, Goodreads
Published: August 2015
A clumsy step, the wrong branch to hold on to and a bump on the head to leave her unconscious – no more than that causes Eryn’s life to turn upside down and to suddenly find herself in the capital city as a prisoner to the king.
She is determined to keep her magical abilities a secret in a kingdom where magicians have only ever been male as long as anyone knows. That doesn’t work out that well, though. The Order, the governing body for magicians, and the king seem to have their own plans with her, none of them caring in the least that she just wants to leave that blasted city behind and return to the peace and quite of her profession as a healer.
And then there is Enric, a high ranking magician in the Order thanks to his considerable strength, who seems to find watching her struggles an amusing diversion.
Ram'an has, to Enric’s great relief, left Anyueel again to return to his home country - which leaves him to figure out the challenge that Eryn still presents to him in more than one area of his life.
Eryn is restless, unnerved by the Order’s demands and her own urge to do something useful. Thus an expedition into the woods to teach the herb gatherers in the city how to provide her with acceptable goods seems just the thing to do to pass the time until the new healer’s place is ready for use. Ten peaceful days of collecting plants far away from the city. Or at least that’s the plan.
"I enjoyed this book, this series is a fun read for me. I normally don't like a book with a lot of political dealing and secrets but this book seems to be an exception for me, it was done really well. [...]
Over all I think this is a great read and fantastic series, if you want a fantasy world to jump into I think this is a good one to pick." - Jennifer, Goodreads
Published: July 2016
After the delegation's return not only the Old Kingdom has to face changes as a consequence of the contact with the Western Territories. Eryn and Enric, too, realise that their recently established bond is not without side effects. Eryn centres all her hopes on the healer from Takhan who is supposed to aid her for a few months and who is bound to arrive soon...
"The Order series has just captivated me from the first book, The Order. Believe me, there is so much going on but the core characters have most of the action/reaction. I recommended the first book to many of my fellow bloggers and friends. They seem appalled that the books are so long. I was thrilled because I love the story and characters that much. [...]
As always in my favorite books/series, it’s the characters that I love. The interactions between them in Schemes is one of the high points so far in this series. Yes, I know the books each have many pages but I want to go back and read them all over again. I can’t say that about too many series. Now the wait for the next book begins…..sobs!
Highly Recommended!!!!!" - Dolly, Goodreads
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