About the Authors

Valerie MechlingValerie Mechling lives with her husband and young children in North Carolina. Alongside being a novelist, she is a Taekwondo instructor and referee. Her martial arts philosophies of “mind, body and spirit” can be found in much of her writing. Mechling’s solo novel “Traitor Defiant” was a quarterfinalist in the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest.

Samuel Stubbs

Samuel Stubbs is a student of language and culture. During his two years spent living and working in Malaysia as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he came to appreciate the people and their culture. Stubbs has spent many years studying martial arts, especially Shotokan Karate. Stubbs lives in Utah with his wife and four children.

Together, Mechling & Stubbs have created The Tales of the Seventh Empire, a series of Asian fantasy novels full of adventure, intrigue, exotic martial arts and subtle magic.

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