The Crystal Halls

Harness Your Power

A gritty knife-fight in the shadows of the Undercity brimming with dark magic and intrigue.  


5? reviews

Lynda C.

Amazon Reviewer

"Well created fantasy realm with believable characters. Multiple running storylines hold your attention making it almost impossible to set down. Definitely a page turner! Loved the depth of characters."

L. Coffing

Amazon Reviewer

"I just found my new book to talk peoples ears off about! I could not put this book down and have told all of my friends to get a copy to read.  It was a fun refreshing take on magic and creatures. The characters are so captivating. I am glad to see a magic related series that is more female based and has more of the "Supernatural" feel to it."

Dax Munro

Amazon Reviewer

"This is a well structured and exciting tale, with a magical system that any Fantasy lover would die for. This inspiring first novel shows a promising start to a series and kept a firm grasp on my attention throughout. Trials of Magic makes for an addictive read. Many times, I even found myself shouting at the characters, praying either for their safety or for them to succeed in their endeavors. A true work of fiction with great artistic flair. There is a lot of heart embedded within these pages. Trials of magic is a five-star read and a real credit to Mr Thomas Carpenter."

Peter Bruyns

Amazon Reviewer

"This is the second or third time I've read this book. I've seen a review that classifies this book as YA, if that's the case then other so called YA writers should read this book to get a clue! You don't have to use Malopropism to write good books for the young!"

Season Two of the Hundred Halls starts now!

Shadows in Amber

Book 1

The two major clans of the Undercity, Razor and Drops, are at a fragile peace after decades of conflict.

When Pandora is sent to the Undercity to infiltrate the clans and uncover the source of the faez crystals—unusual gemstones that give Undercity warriors magical abilities allowing them to run up walls or move heavy object with a gesture—she joins the Drops clan after saving the life of its warleader.

Kuma Santos, son of Razor's clan leader, has been training to be a warrior of the Undercity his entire life, but his lineage creates expectations that make him a target for his rivals.

Tensions rise between the clans as young warriors clash on neutral ground to uphold their honor bound ways, bringing together Kuma and Pandora who discover an inconvenient attraction. Conflict turns violent as rumors of a spy send waves of distrust through both clans. With storm clouds on the horizon and control of the Undercity—and the faez crystal trade—at stake, it'll only take one spark to trigger the war.

The Emerald Eclipse

Book 2

The clans are on the verge of war.

Pandora and her Drops clanmates discover the existence of an elixir that allows for perfect faez crystal attunement—which will give imbibers a way to match the best stones with the best warriors—signaling the balance of power in the Undercity is about to change. While Razor clan, desperate to keep up with the escalations allies with the Crows, a gang from the city who can supply much needed manpower in exchange for faez crystals and training their members in the ways of the waku.

Both clans have a new foe to worry about, as the smaller clans that they'd previously ignored, come together to form the Alliance. Together with the attunement elixir and their superior numbers, this third clan has pushed the Undercity to the brink of war. The only question is who will strike first.

The Sapphire Stratagem

Book 3

After Razor clan's destruction, the remaining members join the Drops clan, keeping alive the hope that they might survive the ascendant Alliance. The newest clan in the Undercity has all the advantages—warriors, weapons, and a cunning maetrie leader that has outmaneuvered them at every turn.

The leaders of Drops clan believes they have one shot to end the upstart clan's hold on the Undercity.

A strike, right into the heart of the enemy, could put an end to the Alliance. But achieving that goal will require them to overcome not only magical fortifications, but each other, as old enmities bubble to the surface under the stress of achieving something most think impossible. If Kuma, Pandora, and the other young waku can't come together as a team, then they'll lose the Undercity—and their clans—forever.

Chains of Obsidian

Book 4

Coming in 2024

The Bloodstone Rebellion

Book 5

Coming in 2024