Bio: Apprentice weaver Liza doesn't think things can get much worse after her mentor dies. When she finds work as a spinster, she thinks it's a step up--something to tide her over until she can find another weaving apprenticeship.
But soon Liza finds herself tangled in a god's quest to regain his stolen powers, a set of warring brothers, and a ghost that seems to want her dead. And as if all that weren't bad enough, she might lose her new job too.
Evil Outfitters, Ltd. has specialized in the equipage of dark lords, assassins, necromantic wizards and priests, and rich madmen for hundreds of years--and it's still run by its original founder, Tavrax the Lich. When the baron Drackley signs on as a new client, he ruffles the firm's calm by showing every sign of truly being able to overthrow the king. Even Tavrax takes an interest. Madeline Muir and James North, who comprise the tailoring department, are much less happy to discover that Drackle... more info>>
May Armstrong used to be a renowned animal tamer, until her mind-control abilities disappeared along with her ghostly mentor. She's been retired for two years--but a pushy king won't let her refuse his job offer. He wants her to tame a dragon for him. She knows she can't do it. But when May's current employer turns out to be more than just an innocent ship's captain, suddenly she's a wanted woman in more ways than one. May has a big decision to make: risk being eaten by a dragon, or outrun... more info>>
Liza Tarvie is an apprentice weaver, but when her weaving mistress dies she must find a job until she can secure a new apprenticeship. Work in the city of Graybury is hard to come by, though. Discouraged, Liza visits the temple of the wolf-headed god Sikivis, known as "Eraser of Worries," where she meets a monk who suggests she look for work as a spinner. That afternoon Liza finds a job at Grayson's Spinsters. She enjoys the work, but begins to be troubled by dreams of spinning black thread--... more info>>