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BIOGRAPHY Born in a small Kansas town on the Missouri river, C. L Schneider grew up in a house of avid readers and overflowing bookshelves. Her first full-length novel took shape in high school, on a typewriter in her parent's living room. With a main focus in adult epic and urban fantasy, she also dabbles in the occasional science fiction or post-apocalyptic story. Her adult epic fantasy trilogy, The Crown of Stones, tells the story of Ian Troy, a man born with an addiction to magic. She is currently working on the first book in an urban fantasy series entitled, Nite Fire.

You can learn more about C. L. Schneider and her work at clschneiderauthor.com where you can read reviews, excerpts, sneak peeks and teasers, subscribe to her newsletter, and follow her journey as an indie author on her blog, Heading Down The Yellow Brick Road. You can connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Google+, where she spends most of her time talking about books, zombies, coffee, and the daily up’s and down’s of writing.
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Magic-Price (The Crown of Stones, #1)

by: C.L. Schneider

Ian Troy is one of the Shinree, a fallen people with an inherent addiction to magic. Scorned and reviled for the deadly side of their spells, the Shinree are bred as slaves. Their magic is suppressed by drugs and used only as it serves the purposes of the other races. Descended from a long line of soldiers, Ian is conscripted into the Rellan army and made to fight in their longstanding conflict against the ruthless Langorian invaders. The downfall of Rella imminent, Ian goes against orders and turns to the Crown of Stones, an ancient Shinree relic of untold power. Ignorant of its true purpose, Ian uses the crown to end the war, and pays a terrible price. A decade later, still tortured by the aftermath of that day, Ian lives as a bounty hunter in self-imposed exile. Having renounced his magical heritage, he curbs his obsession with a steady stream of wine and regret. He struggles to put it all behind him, until a fateful encounter with a pretty assassin brings Ian’s past crashing into the present. Targeted by a rogue Shinree, and a ruthless old enemy, Ian is forced to use magic again. His deadly addiction is rekindled and his life of isolation is brought to a swift end. With the land he gave up everything to protect once more in jeopardy, and his people’s future at stake, Ian becomes embroiled in a violent race for control of the Crown of Stones. To save the realms and those he cares for, Ian must embrace the thing he fears most: his own power.

Category: Fantasy
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