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Warden's Reign
(Book 1)


Orphans are snagged from their beds…

…used in the Warden’s dark experiments.


Those who seek asylum in the forest must survive the dangers of the night, when the forest trees uproot and roam free.


Fifteen-year-old Kole, with the help of his mentor, Russé, has adapted. He’s learned to tame the rampant trees and protect the orphans.


When one of the Warden’s mutated creatures discovers the camp, setting it aflame, Kole’s life is upturned and the refugees’ safe hiding place is lost.


Kole must convince the others to make a stand to save themselves—and all their people—from the anguish of being the subjects of brutal experiments.


But what chance does a rag-tag band of refugees have against the malevolent power and magic of the Warden and his vile creations?

Follow the adventures of Kole in the battle for his life and the lives of his people.


Essence of Ohr: Warden's Reign (Book 1).

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“The world-building is intricate, strange but compelling, drawing fantasy elements into its own cohesive and engaging lore... full of dark thrills, adrenaline-pumping moments, and heavy emotions... With twists, loss, revenge, and a quest for peace and freedom, 'Warden’s Reign' hits all the right notes not just for YA readers but older fantasy fans as well.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Lit Amri (5 STARS)



“A layered world mythology folds into the gripping plot, and disaster forces the refugees to make a decision that will decide their future. Unique, imaginative, and well-crafted world-building and a plot rife with danger and startling discoveries make for addictive reading.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Caitlin Lyle Farley (5 STARS)



“'Warden’s Reign' is an exciting beginning to what promises to be an action-packed fantasy series. ...very original and extremely imaginative. Fans of fast-paced fantasy adventures will enjoy reading Warden’s Reign and the rest of the ‘Essence of Ohr’ series.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Scott Cahan (5 STARS)


w/ Sam Keiser (Cover Artist), Darren Todd (Editor)


Children of the Volcano
(Book 2)


With the people cursed by a god—forever doomed—Kole enters their stronghold to seek the heart of the volcano.

Peace has returned to Kole’s city, yet day by day, the world dies. Only the gods can return balance to Ohr. Kole has already found one, Russé, his mentor. Together they decipher the cryptic map in Kole’s head to locate the others, but they aren’t the only ones searching for the gods.

Tailed by the enemy, the trail leads to a volcano in a forsaken land, with winds of swirling ash, toxic fumes, and creatures of living stone. Kole and Russé will discover why the grounds are rumored to be cursed, why no human has set foot near the volcano in centuries, and just how much grit they’ll need if they hope to reach the god first.

Essence of Ohr: Children of the Volcano (Book 2)

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w/Sam Keiser (Cover Artist), Darren Todd (Editor)


“Children of the Volcano is filled with mystery and a beguilingly rich magic system, a dark allure that keeps the narrative tense, and a masterly example of the elements of epic fantasy.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Jose Cornelio (5 STARS)



“There is a cinematic quality to the narrative and the way this story is written. It is perfect and incredibly entertaining.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Rabia Tanveer (5 STARS)


“Coming-of-age in fantasyland can’t be executed any better. This story is well-imagined, cleverly plotted, and written to perfection.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Ruffina Oserio (5 STARS)

Beyond the Flame (Book 3)

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When old scars open—wounds that never truly healed—can Kole find the courage to stand against the deepest fear he’s ever known?


In Kole’s quest to reunite all six gods, he’s led to a distant city where magic and technology have merged and proven as a combatant against the spread of the Black Wall. Yet the god he seeks lies beyond the border of the black wall of fire encroaching on the continent.

Kole plans to use this new-found technology to aid in his search, but when equipment begins to mysteriously malfunction, he suspects foul play. He must uncover and eliminate the perpetrator if he hopes to save Ohr, but a part of him wants it broken, or he’ll have to face the very entity which left him maimed.

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"One of the best young adult epic fantasy series of the decade..." ~ Rabia Tanveer, Readers' Favorite Books Reviews (5 STARS)


"I found myself both immersed and totally invested in Beyond the Flame from cover to cover..." ~ K.C. Finn, Readers' Favorite Books Reviews (5 STARS)


"...visually compelling, clean, and extremely addictive, the pacing is pitch perfect and the overall story is richly fulfilling." ~ Jamie Michele, Readers' Favorite Books Reviews (5 STARS)


"The action sequences in the latter third of the book are among the best in any YA fantasy fiction I've read." ~ Asher Syed, Readers' Favorite Books Reviews (5 STARS)


"Author Parris Sheets's world-building is simply phenomenal." ~ Pikasho Deka, Readers' Favorite Books Reviews (5 STARS)

The Hollow Key (Book 4)




The world’s future lies within Kole, but what will salvation cost him?


War has begun. Only the united front of six gods can fell Aterus’ corruption. Yet the only one who can bring the gods together and save Ohr is missing.

When Kole leaves his world behind in search of a hidden god who can save Ohr, he faces floating islands, crumbling lands, and distorted gravity. With the portal home set to reopen in mere hours, Kole must navigate this strange landscape, release the god, and find his way back before the war is lost.

After dark secrets of his past come to light—what he truly is and will become—will Kole want to return? Or will he leave Ohr to its fate?

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