The Peridot Shift

The Peridot Shift

On a planet cracked open by ancient magic, outlaws and pirates are the only ones with what it takes to save Peridot from its next apocalyptic threat.

Peridot is a wild world drawn from the author's love of high fantasy, space discovery, and found family. Aliens, gods, and magic mingle, make alliances, and—often as not—betray each other. The best heroes are on the outskirts of society, following their hearts and defying the odds to protect those they love.

Books in this Series

Presented in Order of Story Events

Descriptions of later books may contain spoilers for earlier entries.

CoverTitleRelease DateDescription
Meran's CataclysmMeran's Cataclysm
Mar 25 2018

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Book One of The Peridot Shift
Mar 27 2018

Captain Talis just wants to keep her airship crew from starving, and maybe scrape up enough cash for some badly needed repairs. When an anonymous client offers a small fortune to root through a pile of atmospheric wreckage, it seems like an easy payday. The job yields an ancient ring, a forbidden secret, and a host of deadly enemies.

Now on the run from cultists with powerful allies, Talis needs to unload the ring as quickly as possible. Her desperate search for a buyer and the fallout from her discovery leads to a planetary battle between a secret society, alien forces, and even the gods themselves.

Talis and her crew have just one desperate chance to make things right before their potential big score destroys them all.

Book Two of The Peridot Shift
Sep 3 2019

Peridot is headed for its second cataclysm. War has broken ancient alliances, sealed borders, and locked down the skies. The Five, Peridot’s alchemist gods, have seen one of their number die and another fall in their efforts to protect their world from invaders beyond the stars. Defeated and diminished, they have ceased to answer the prayers of their people and have left the rapidly unraveling world to fend for itself.

Talis and the orphaned crew of the lost airship Wind Sabre have a plan to set things to rights, but they’re stranded on a rock far from the heart of the conflict. When an old enemy comes and offers them a ship and a path forward, it comes with strings that will pull them further from the home they are so desperate to save.

Can Talis and her crew chart a course through hostile skies, shifting allegiances, and subverted governments before the true enemies of Peridot claim a power that can destroy the world once and for all?

Hunger and the GreenHunger and the Green
A Peridot Novella
Oct 22 2019

This description and this book contain spoilers for the author's Peridot Shift series. It is recommended that you read FLOTSAM and SALVAGE first!

A gothic horror set in the world of Peridot, Mary Shelley's influence permeates this magic-infused tale of hubris, horror, and obsession.

Following the events of Peridot Shift Book Two, SALVAGE, a Yu'Nyun gas released on the trade winds is tearing people's souls from them, leaving their bodies violent, anguished husks. Ada's brother, Elias, is one of many of the foul winds' victims.

Launching a desperate plan to bring him back, Ada hires a bounty hunter to procure an empty body for her brother's preserved quintessence. If Ada can re-bond Elias's soul to this new body, the can help the other citizens of Peridot who were similarly devastated.

But when the bounty hunter brings her a mermaid, one of Onaya Bone's soulless experiments, Ada's plan for redemption spirals into a hellish nightmare. The flesh-eating mermaid may not have a soul, but she won't allow Elias to have her body without a fight.