Book 1

The Crown's Dog

by Elise Kova

Published 22 November 2016

A coastal summer is turned upside down by a violent murder, and a quest for lost pirate treasure turns into a hunt for the killer.

Jax Wendyll is the crown’s dog. As punishment for the unspeakable crimes that tourment him to this day, his life has been conscripted to the Empire Solaris. However, in an Empire afflicted by peace, his duties are relegated to unquestioningly aiding the antics of the youngest prince, Baldair.

Erion Le’Dan, a nobleman’s son, expects a quiet summer visit to the Imperial Palace, his only agenda to visit with his unlikely friends. But Jax’s discovery the legendary pirate Adela Lagmir’s old workroom inspires a hunt for her long lost treasure.

The pursuit of Adela’s truth takes the three men to the Imperial summer manor, built along the old pirate mainstays. When Adela’s trident is branded into a murdered servant, Prince Baldair’s summer amusement of treasure-hunting becomes a hunt to find the killer. But, as mysteries compound, the ghosts of Jax’s past may not be the only things haunting them.

Get ready for an action-packed adventure, filled with mystery and deep friendships, set in a magical world. 

Book 2

The Prince's Rogue

by Elise Kova

Published 22 January 2017

The Empire has declared war against its neighbor to the north, the country of Shaldan. Prince Baldair is summoned to lead, but the untested royal harbors secret reservations about his ability to inspire confidence in troops his senior in both age and experience. The memory of his first kills the summer prior still weigh heavy on his shoulders, and he flees to his friend Erion’s home near the Crossroads to wait for the army before marching north.

Raylynn Westwind had never held a responsibility in her life. After losing her mother years ago, she wanders from town to town in search of a challenge, honoring the sacred song of the sword her mother taught her. She never backs down from a fight, not when her opponents are the deadly Knights of Jadar, mysteriously insistent upon her death. And certainly not when the opponent is the Empire’s young playboy prince.

Baldair has never met another person as gifted with the sword as he, and is insistent on seeing a golden bracer grace Raylynn’s forearm. But the woman lives a mercenary’s life, and Baldair quickly learns that her loyalty comes at a high price. When he discovers the bounty on her head, the prince must choose between his responsibilities to his father’s Empire, and the woman who has captured his heart as a soldier, and as a man.

Book 3

The Farmer's War

by Elise Kova

Published 23 April 2017

Lieutenant Craig Youngly has only ever wanted one thing in his life — to join the illustrious Golden Guard. In pursuit of his goals, he has found himself protege to Raylynn Westwind, notable Guard member and favorite of Prince Baldair. He has fought for two years in the sweltering North and now prepares to embark on a mission on behalf of the Guard that could secure his long-sought membership. It’s the opportunity Craig has been waiting for, until Raylynn’s attention turns toward another swordsman, Daniel Taffl.

Daniel has always been a man of modest aspirations. As a farmer’s son from the East, he seeks a soldier’s wage to support a future for the woman of his dreams when he returns from the front lines. It isn’t until he’s conscripted into Craig’s mission that he learns his sword-craft has caught the eyes of the powers above him.

Craig sees his mission as an opportunity to impress the guard and exert his authority over Daniel. Daniel sees it merely as the chance to secure a more financially stable future. Their goals seem too simple to go awry. But, in the perilous jungles of the North, luck is something both men find to be in short supply.

Books 1-3

Golden Guard Trilogy

by Elise Kova

Published 5 September 2017

Don’t miss this epic fantasy collection by USA Today Bestselling Author, Elise Kova. Now, for a limited time, save over 30% compared to buying the individual books in this special bundle deal!

All three standalone stories are filled with roguish princes, lethal swordswoman, high-stakes adventure, and friendships that run deeper than blood. Warning: once you step into the rich fantasy world of Air Awakens, you may never want to leave!


It was the perfect summer getaway for the Empire’s wild prince…

Until a violent murder turned everything upside-down.

A hunt for pirate treasure turns life or death as the prince and his guards must find the killer.


She’s beautiful, deadly, and has no interest in princes.

Until she realizes she can use him to settle a score.

It’s dangerous, borderline insane. But she won’t stop until she avenges her mother’s death.


One of them is just trying to survive the Empire’s bloody war.

The other wants to advance in the ranks.

When a deadly mission goes from bad to worse, two unlikely companions will have to rely on each other to survive.

While these stories take place in the world of Air Awakens, readers can enjoy them first without reading any other books! All five stories are complete with no cliffhanger endings.