We are just starting to sell books, so we're starting small. As soon as we start selling enough stuff, we'll get a way for you to pay by credit card and do that shopping cart junk. As you can tell, we're not really into the selling thing. That aside, the books are really amazing and people love getting them as gifts. Here are a few pictures of the things we have available. Please write to us at:sales@sygkrafeas.(take this out)com if you want to buy a book.
Rivenskin is a "fall from grace" tale about an arrogant man who gets lost in a hostile
wood, falls in love and incurs the wrath of his beloved brother. He learns in this book that
the Empire that he thinks is infallible is only made up of people, some of them corrupt and
evil. He also learns that those he thought barbarian and demonic are more civilized than his
own people. This book is as close to horror as I care to write. It will appeal to those kids
and people who like strange tales that may have a mysterious second level of witchcraft or
evil. It is a book of jealous passions and a fight for power.
Rivenskin is also softbound, but of very high quality, suitable for libraries as well
as carrying around in a backpack. It is 200 pages and packed with magic both evil and good. Although
the story is tragic, it is satisfying and uplifting. It also retails at $30.00-$40.00
Thorn is a graphic novel about a boy astronomer who is stuck in his grief. He
pushes on to fulfill the expecations that others have of him and finally decides to change his fate.
This book is not a hero's journey, but the journey of a very nerdy boy who seems autistic to
his family because he is a mathematical genius with a very focused mind. It will appeal to nerdy
kids (and adults) from ages 10 and up.
The book is softcover, but very sturdy and of high quality printing. It measures 8.5x11 inches
and is 200 pages. There are appendices in the back of the book with links to real astronomy from
the anient world. (See background pages.) Although Teig is nerdy, he is very sympathetic. His
owl is secretly a shapeshifter. This book will absorb the right kind of person for hours. It retails
The Quicken King is a traditional romance. The main character is a slave who falls in
love with a prince who has to marry another woman. She finds her own man, but rejects him because
she fears the future. This book is driven by the ability of some to see the future and their fear
of it. The characters must learn that the now cannot be sacrificed to a vision of the future. It
is also a book that closely deals with the initiation rites of a princess and the problems with
shapeshifting. It would appeal to any girl (or boy) who has ever wanted to be an animal. Age ten
and up, no sex, no graphic violence.
The Quicken King is also softbound, but of very high quality.
It is 200 pages and packed information about herbs and ancient household arts with a companion
website that has recipes and herbal information as well as pictures and articles about weaving,
preparing flax, even making shoes. The story has a happy ending, but is not sappy or mushy and
has so much action in it that boys, too, will enjoy the story. It retails at $30.00-40.00.
The Killing Tree is a traditional hero's journey about a boy's attempt to win a contest
to be a champion of the Holly Clan. The two main characters are both misfits among their peoples
who are ancient enemies. The boys are teased because they are both half-breeds through their mothers.
However their fathers expect a bit too much out of them. The boys fight and quarrel with the
help of a mischevious crow, who loves causing trouble. The contest gets very intense, full of
cheating and misadventure as the boys deal with the fact that their Clans want to kill each other.
The Killing Tree is 200 pages of action, humor and adventure. The format is attractive to
those kids (or adults) who find reading a chore and will entice slow readers to be patient with
their skills. It will also appeal to the very smart child, having a mystery in the background of
the contest. It retails at $30.00-40.00
Aveldonacc is a widdershins hero's journey, better known as a paladin story or a reluctant
hero story. It begins on Earth with twin boys who are players in the Invasion of Anieth game that
their uncle has organized. One of the twins is quieter and is traumatized by his first adventure
in Anieth because he is stuck inside the head of another twin, the traitorous king who sells out
his people to the invaders and then dies a horrible death by poison. The twins to to Anieth, and
must learn to control the prince, make him win a differerent contest for a different kingship. This
is a darker hero's journey, but is also full of action and danger.
Aveldonacc is 200 pages, softcover, and also full of ancient designs of vehicles, ways
of working in wood, music, and even ancient surveying with links to the web site for real technology
from ancient Europe about the time of Stonehenge. This makes the graphic novel ideal for libraries
or any child interested in magic or history. Retails at $30.00-40.00.
Wolven is a widdershins romance, with a witch for a bride. When the Veldonaccii Princess
is found to be hiding with the old King on the border, her life is threatened by soldiers
trying to collect grain for starving Dumona. The soldiers are in turn attacked by the
White Doe and the Holly. Kileen is taken prisoner by the Holly, but released when it is
discovered that she is the daughter of the shape-shifter, Ellie. Faol and Luaith take her
to Coombe Charria to try to teach her how to survive being a shape-shifter. There is
only one problem, Kileen has been enchanted and has lost her magical abilities.
Wolven is 200 pages, softcover, with lavish spreads showing many of the animals of
Europe and their mythological meanings. It will appeal to young and old alike. Available
in December 2018 for $35.00-40.00.
The Burning Bride is the "behind the scenes" book that explains Lucia's story, where the Gate
came from, how the players got started going to Anieth, and what they experienced there that
changed them. Peter Shields tells the story and finally learns that his baby sister is
responsible for the magic. The story continues with Lucia falling in love with a man of the
Rowan Clan, of her desperate desire to make sure her daughter survives and her final decision
to break the Gate, trapping everyone who goes in Anieth.
The Burning Bride is 200 pages, softcover, with backgrounds explaining much of the
anthropology of Anieth. It will appeal to fans who want to see the beginning of the story. Available
in December 2019 for $35.00-40.00.
Moonspine is a traditional mystery tale with the trial of Queen Cuadhe of the Veldonaccii
for killing her husband. It begins with the journey of Cuadhe to the East to meet her cousin,
Teig and attend the election of her brother, Tuama, to the Aspen Throne where she murders
Teig's cousin, a half-breed. She meets Garn there,
who returns with her to Dumona to be her future husband. After Cuadhe's initiation and election,
Garn is killed and Cuadhe suspects a half-blood son of the last king. She cannot prove her
story, for she is an adept at reading and influencing thoughts. She must rely upon the
testimony of a small boy whose mother is an evil witch.
Moonspine is 200 pages, softcover, with spreads showing different characters and
their arguments in the trial. It will appeal to mystery lovers. Available in December 2020 for $35.00-40.00.
Black Sun is told by Stan Agalli, one of the sons of the evil witch, Calli. It is the
tale of Stan's brother, Hav, who has married Cuadhe's daughter, Briau. Unknown to everyone,
Briau never passed her initiation, but the Holly, distracted by civil war, do not know that
she got a child by a commoner whom she has killed. Returning to Dumona, Briau marries Hav
and promptly sends most of the warriors of the Veldonaccii to the aid of Ula in the East who
is fighting off the Zelosians. Only Briau and Hav know that all of warriors will be killed.
What Hav does not know is that others will come out of the Massacre of the Moon, one of them
a young shape-shifting witch, who will win the hearts of Hav and Stan both. Briau begins
to kill off anyone who might defy her rule and faces off with Kileen.
Black Sun is 200 pages, softcover, with side illustrations of the different
customs of the Horse People. A dark book with murder, this may be for older children. Available
in December 2021 for $35.00-40.00.
Drakkis is the story of Peter Shields's attempts to rescue his friend, Bob Gallanis,
from Anieth. It follows Raol's journey to Zelosia where he loses his arm saving the young
Korutos, and Korutos's beginnings as a Lord of Zelos.
It follows the rise of Marsyas to his appointment as Commander of the Decian League and his
fall before the Rose Queen and her patron, Arn Rí. As the Zelosian invasion
advances, Peter attempts to jog the memories of all the players trapped in Anieth.
Drakkis is 200 pages, softcover, with information on the Classical Bronze Age (Troy).
This adventure will appeal to any who like nested worlds. Available
in December 2022 for $35.00-40.00.
The Wings of Gallanis is the second part of Kileen's story. She arrives in Nava to
a series of murders, mocking the murders that had taken place in Dumona ten year before.
All the evidence points to Kileen, who is haunted by Faol in the shapes of animals trying
to rescue her. But before all this stand Korutos, Maker of the Peace, faced again with
his worst nightmares in the form of his true love's daughter. Arrayed against him are
three witches of great power, determined to see him fall.
The Wings of Gallanis is 200 pages, softcover, showing many of the customs
of Zelosia and the Horse People. It is another mystery on a darker note. Available
in December 2023 for $35.00-40.00.
Mirrormere tells the story of Diana Gallanis and Edna Shields and Sasha Greshenko,
the children of people who have vanished in Anieth. Diana is angry and leads the other
two younger ones through the Gate where Sasha disappears. Diana finds that she can take
on any form she chooses and she flies through Anieth, wrecking havoc where she can in her
favorite form: the May Queen, Uafásach. Edna, who has learned of Anieth through
books begins the long search for the boy she admires, Brian Abernathy, and finally finds
him with the Holly. Tormented by Diana, Edna finds herself faced with doubles of herself
and a maze of deceit and intrigue that should lead to the ruin of the Alliance and the
deaths of Edna, Brian and Geoff.
Mirrormere is 200 pages, softcover, with more on the Earth/Anieth magical connections.
Some dark situations, for older children, young adult. Available
in December 2024 for $35.00-40.00.
These books are priced higher than most comic books. They are printed locally in small
quantities and not in Asia by the millions. They are also on high quality paper with
good bindings and will hold up to years of wear. They are pretty enough to be coffee