Steve Turnbull's books

  • The Dragons of Esternes cover
    What value is freedom when you can’t even ride a dragon?

    As the life of a slave goes, Kantees doesn't have it too bad. Being responsible for a racing dragon means her existence is more than just drudgery and fear, even if her life is at the whim of her masters and their rules.

    But when her dragon wakes her in the middle of the night Kantees forced to make a life-or-death decision that breaks her masters’ rules and means her own life is forfeit.

    Escaping on the back of dragons, with a hodgepodge of unwelcome associates, she attempts to right a wrong that can never be fixed. Until, ultimately, she must put her own life on the line to keep the freedom she has stolen for herself.

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  • DOE3 Heretic Dragon
    Looking after dragons is easy but, when you steal one, things get harder

    Free at last from those who harass her and hold her back, Kantees finally searches for her own people in the mountains of Esternes.

    But what she finds brings her face-to-face with a power she can neither comprehend nor fight, and when it takes away her future everything seems lost.

    Abandoned by those she loves and those she would call friends, she must dominate the powers of the wild magic, and ride as she has never done before. Now she must engage in a desperate struggle against an ancient abomination that seeks to possess and destroy her.

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  • DOE4 Battle Dragon cover
    When your path is uncertain, it's better to be riding a dragon.

    As Kantees tries to build an army against her enemy, trouble strikes at her from every side, and it seems she's doing it to herself.

    But even finding new allies where she least expects them, she struggles to find a place for herself, still unwilling to lead her friends into danger.

    As the moment of truth approaches, she knows that she has failed her own people as she helps those who have oppressed her. Ultimately the question arises as to whether it's even possible for her to succeed in her final quest.

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  • DOE1 Rebel Dragon cover
    What value is freedom when you can’t even ride a dragon?

    As the life of a slave goes, Kantees doesn't have it too bad. Being responsible for a racing dragon means her existence is more than just drudgery and fear, even if her life is at the whim of her masters and their rules.

    But when her dragon wakes her in the middle of the night Kantees forced to make a life-or-death decision that breaks her masters’ rules and means her own life is forfeit.

    Escaping on the back of dragons, with a hodgepodge of unwelcome associates, she attempts to right a wrong that can never be fixed. Until, ultimately, she must put her own life on the line to keep the freedom she has stolen for herself.

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  • DOE2 Outlaw Dragon cover
    Once she was the keeper of a dragon, but then she stole it.

    As a runaway slave, Kantees isn't safe anywhere but the need to find out who'd pursuing her, and why, drives her back to her first master.

    But when he is unable to give her the answers she needs, and with death at every turn, she has to take what she can and get out.

    As her dragon carries her beyond the realms of what she has ever known, her lack of understanding brings her face-to-face with the true power of her enemies. Once more she has to risk everything to keep the promises she wished she had not made.

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  • The Taliesin Affair cover
    Boarding school can be hell - sometimes it can be MURDER

    So far from her home in India, Maliha Anderson did not enjoy life in her British boarding school, but discovering the school bully murdered certainly made it more interesting.

    And when the police chose the wrong person as the most likely suspect, Maliha decides to investigate and reveal the true culprit.

    But, as the bodies mount up, the murder becomes a plot, and the plot becomes a conspiracy aimed at the heart of the British Empire.

    When Maliha herself comes under suspicion, she realises her only chance lies in a dangerous gambit that risks the lives of herself and the people she's come to know.

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  • Harry Goes to Italy cover
    Sometimes family isn't what you hope it is.

    Harriet and Khuwelsa Edgbaston aren't typical sisters. Harry is nosy and that winds them up in all kinds of trouble.

    But this time it's different. After their father's home in East Africa was destroyed, they're going to Italy to find Harry's mother who left when Harry was ten.

    The search turns into a fight for their lives as they become the target of the Ottoman Empire's war machine.

    When they finally track down Harry's mother, the deadly outcome is something neither girl could have imagined.

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  • Monsters Purity cover
    The story of a teenage girl who's turning into a monster - literally.

    Manchester, 2046. Chloe Dark lives in a world destroyed by a disease that turns people into monsters - it could happen to anyone, even her.

    When Chloe's best friend goes missing, Britain’s powerful ruling class tries to prevent Chloe from discovering the truth. So she must travel deep within the seedy monster underground where she realizes she has more in common with the freaks than she’d care to admit, and the search to save her friend becomes a fight for her life.

    When a new horror threatens Chloe’s quest, she must risk everything to determine if the real monster… is the one within.

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  • Monsters Poison cover
    The story of a teenage girl who's turning into a monster - literally.

    The arrival of the Purity Officer brings a new twist as he has his own plans for Chloe who is recovering in hospital. Meanwhile the police investigation moves ahead as they discover worrying facts about the murder. Chloe finally realises what's going to happen to her.

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  • Monsters Flight cover
    The story of a teenage girl who's turning into a monster - literally.

    Still trying to cope with her future Chloe withdraws from the world, just going through the motions and trying to make sense of her life. The police investigation leads them closer to the mastermind behind the kidnappings while the Purity Officer concocts a plan to flush the criminals out. But that plan puts Chloe in mortal danger.

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