I live in the Emerald City (Seattle, Washington) with my wonderful wife and seriously idea-inspiring kids. The first half of my life was “wasted” (as my mother said once) being an avid science-fiction/fantasy reader. To earn money I work as a software engineer. However, I prefer to play RPGs and spin stories. It took me twenty years of thinking I should publish before I finally got serious in 2012. Writing is a great way to get away with dreaming all day. I hope to eventually make writing my primary job. For now there is reality, so I work as a software engineer (which I like referring to as being a code janitor) for Expedia. In short, by day I help people take fabulous vacations, and at night I help people take even more fantastic trips of the imagination. Helping people have happier lives appeals to the Dagger in my soul. The symmetry of my work appeals to the Navy-trained computer scientist in me. If you like Fantasy, Science-Fiction, and RPGs feel free to drop me a note I’d love to hear from you. You can find me on Goodreads.
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Trained from birth as a hunter and fighter, Ticca wanted and got more. She learned military tactics from the very best. She was given access to much of the world’s true history, stretching back beyond legend. Found worthy, the world’s second-best warrior, whom even the Gods feared, finished her combat training. Ticca thought she was ready to join the ranks of military specialists for hire known as Daggers.
Able to control more power than even a full master mage from birth, Lebuin was sheltered and taught magic by the greatest wizards. He has rightfully earned his Journeyman Mage badge – except he isn’t so sure he wants to explore the world. But all Guild wizards are required to travel, and Lebuin is sent out into the world. He quickly discovers reality isn’t anything like what he read in books or expected.
A great mage is missing and Lebuin hopes to find him for clues to undiscovered magics. Lebuin hires Ticca to guide and protect him while he tracks down the missing wizard. Together they stumble into a hidden power struggle between a powerful Duke and a secret group of warriors with unbelievable skills and speed. The deadly conflict ignites a worldwide power struggle, a struggle in which the Gods themselves fear to intervene. As Ticca and Lebuin attempt to survive, they learn that they may hold the key to powers capable of destroying all the realms. Together they are far more powerful than they or anyone else ever imagined.
Can a new Dagger and Journeyman mage manage to stay alive long enough to figure out what powers they control? Who can they trust as both are targeted for assassination and relentlessly hunted?
“Loved reading this book thoroughly. I enjoyed it so much I have started re-reading it. Thread slivers has many exciting twists and turns, lots of battles, magic and new found courage. As I was reading this exciting book was incredibly hard to put down I was staying up til 2am and once even 4am. Love Duke, Ticca and Lebuin and can’t wait til the next book to continue the threads and find out more.” – Messy85
“An excellent story that hints at a well developed world with a rich history, I cannot wait for the next book! Pay attention, it’ll surprise you.” – Scott Weekes
“As I turned the pages of Thread of Slivers I became trapped in the plots and various well developed characters via Leeland’s creative descriptions; visuallation of the costumes and scenes made the book flow straight from the written pages into detailed mental imagery in my mind. The continuous flow of action and inter-action kept me glued. At the end I was disappointed that I couldn’t pick-up the next sequence and continue my new relationship with Duke(he’s my favorite, so much like my eldest son)and Ticca, a woman warrior after my own heart.” – Olde Soul