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Robert Jordan, Stephen King, Raymond E. Feist, C.S. Friedman.

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M.L. Spencer grew up on the works of Steven R. Donaldson, Stephen King and Frank Herbert. She wrote her first novel-length manuscript at thirteen. Her debut novel Darkmage won the 2012 IndieReader Discovery Award for Fantasy. She was also awarded 1st Place Prose in in the San Bernardino County Writing Celebration.

Ms. Spencer lives in Southern California. By day she works as a biology teacher; by night she sweats over a beaten-up keyboard. She is now in the process of writing a new series set in the same world as The Rhenwars Saga.

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M.L. Spencer Frodo, of course. Frodo is a tragic character that is denied a happy ending. And although heroic, he becomes deeply flawed by the end of the story. I …moreFrodo, of course. Frodo is a tragic character that is denied a happy ending. And although heroic, he becomes deeply flawed by the end of the story. I love this character arc.(less)
M.L. Spencer Definitely! I just finished writing about culture that exists on a continent without sunlight. Life would have been rough if I hadn't already known a …moreDefinitely! I just finished writing about culture that exists on a continent without sunlight. Life would have been rough if I hadn't already known a bit about energy dynamics in ecosystems! Also, my magic system is based on electromagnetism. So, yes! A science background helps!(less)
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Darkmage (The Rhenwars Saga...

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Darklands (The Rhenwars Sag...

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I write adult fantasy. The Rhenwars Saga has fade-to-black sex scenes and a couple of scenes where characters are nude (not nude together). The Chaos Cycle is a bit steamier though nothing X rated.
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This isn't a bad book per se, in fact far from it, this is a solid dark fantasy story. Spencer masterfully played with her set pieces to create shocking and satisfying twists. However, at the same time, it is very trope-y, playing the rules pretty" Read more of this review »
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"A fantastic and satisfying ending to what quickly became one of my favorite series. I just wish I hadn't read it so fast!!"
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Decimus Fate and the Talisman of Dreams is a new release by Peter Flannery, author of the best-selling epic, Battle Mage. This novel is a bit darker than the previous works I’ve read by this author, with characters that are more morally gray. I reall ...more
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