The Spectra: Keita's Wings

Exiled and hunted, Keita Sage must unite six magical kingdoms to save her land, stop the dark society that destroyed her family, and just maybe find a place to call home in this exciting fantasy series. The first three volumes are available in paperback and ebook on amazon.com or your favorite online bookstore. Three more will follow.


Keita Sage thought being a princess was nothing but trouble even before the power-hungry Stygians took over the six Spectra kingdoms. Now she’s on the run, hunted at every turn, and able to trust only a few other royal exiles. Her collection of half-learned skills, from changing form to healing others, came from wheedling lessons from pitying relatives. They aren’t enough to protect her from the Stygians, who took unbreakable oaths to gain the abilities of all six clans. Stygians can be defeated only by a team of Spectra from each kingdom, completely united. Combining such different people into a single unit is almost impossible when dodging soldiers, bounty hunters, false rumors, and the Stygians themselves, but Keita and her friends are determined to make a difference.


Nomelands, Spring of 226


Keita thought being a princess nothing but trouble even before the power-hungry Stygians took over the Spectra kingdoms. Standing up to the Stygians means confronting Jasper Smelt, a former friend who insists he wants to keep her safe. His pitch-black dungeon and fiery threats suggest otherwise.


With help from her friends, Keita escapes, but there is no safe place for former princesses. Banding together despite their different cultures, the girls find themselves in the middle of a conflict between the Stygians and a small rebel group. Keita wants to help, but how can she face Jasper, someone with abilities she couldn’t begin to fight, someone constantly seeking her out, someone who fears everything…except her?


eBook and paperback, 340 pages
ISBN:  978-1-63490-724-8

Release date: September 2015

 

Reviews

The Spectra Unearthed is a thrilling tale of friendship and how other's lust for power can bring about misery, as well as being able to draw the downtrodden closer together.
A fantastic read and well worth your time.
--Dacarri, blogger

Someone of any age will find themselves rooting for Sienna and the princesses!
--Kailei  at CommonBookSense

If you like fantasy adventure, escapes from peril, unearthing mysteries, exploring new worlds, or finding friends in times of trial, The Spectra Unearthed is a book worth reading and re-reading.
--J.P., reader

Fantasy readers will be delighted by the creative construction of the Spectra kingdoms. Aside from the well-developed characters and action-packed story, Christie Powell's ability to write in such a compelling way is refreshing. 
--Jack, reviewer


Some of the writing here is just beautiful. Ms Christie knows her craft. Poignant, perfect prose at just the right time.

So. A well-told tale in a well-made world populated by characters you can identify with, with a satisfying ending that still leaves you wanting more. What’s not to love?

--James Devo, author of Blood Red


As an avid fantasy reader, it is refreshing to see an author step outside of the realm of pseudo-Tolkienism and create a word that is entirely unique. I love that the magic system is clearly defined with its strengths and limitations. The main character, Keita Sage, is relatable without being flat or stereotypical, the world is detailed enough that the reader gets a good sense of place without being buried in descriptions, and the plot is full of twists that leave the reader guessing and wanting more.

--M.P., reader

Throughout the book, the princesses who are the main characters of the story are captured, escape, flee from danger, charge headlong into danger, all while doing some self reflection and discovery on the side. 

--Shanlynn Walter, author of Dragons of Daegonlot


I've actually never read a book with such a unique world... I quickly found myself intrigued and I couldn't put it down. Literally. Read it all in a single afternoon. I would definitely recommend this.

--K.C., reader


Keita is an awesome character, one with spunk and attitude but just enough determination to steal your heart. She’s a strong female with a great set of morals and an ideal leadership attitude. I think she makes a great model for how female leads should really be portrayed.

--Valicity Garris

Lectranis, Summer of 226


Princess Keita Sage is trapped in the rival kingdom of Lectranis, which was ravaged in the same attack that tore her family apart. Only finding the true heir of Lectranis will allow her to return home.

One of the late king's children can claim the throne, but all seven have dispersed across the kingdom. Keita will have to rely on her companions: her little sister, who she would rather protect than depend on; her best friend, who won’t take orders from anyone; and an uncomfortably perceptive boy she was once required to marry. Gang Restoring peace to Lectranis will require more than her unique abilities, but how can Keita give this distasteful foreign culture her whole heart?


ebook and soft cover, 350 pages

ISBN:  1537168851

Release date: September 2016

 

Reviews

The end of the first book flows seamlessly into the beginning of this second book. Once again, I was entertained by Keita's adventures. There doesn't seem to be a dull moment in this epic fantasy, and the writing is even better than the first book.

-- Jack, book reviewer


Congratulations to the author for refining and diversifying her writing. I would highly recommend this to avid readers of epic fantasy tales.
       --Shanlynn Walter, author of Dragons of Daegonlot

I appreciate the character growth and exploration of themes that feel very relevant but scarce in such divisive times. Among people she does not particularly like or trust, in a land that she mostly just wants to leave, Keita must find a way to move beyond mere tolerance and seek not what is merely best for herself, but for everyone.
If you like quests, fantasy adventure, evil pigs, dealing with strange relatives, gathering clues, service projects, or discovering what is important, The Spectra United will be a great book to read and to share.
--J.P., reader

Spritelands, Autumn of 226

After a year of exile, Keita Sage is a stranger to her home. Before her father’s death, she was confined to her family’s hidden vale: eclipsed by her brother, scavenging for an education, left behind on adventures.  Now she and Zuri, her brother’s betrothed, are meeting the kingdom properly: unsheltered, unescorted. Her cousin, the usurping king, is on their trail. Uniting the six clans is the only way to defeat him but Keita struggles to unify with the people who dragged her from home. She and Zuri must work together, but one thing stands between them: when the dust settles, only one can stay.

    ebook and paperback, 370 pages
    ISBN: 
    Release date: September 2017