The books in the Edward Red Mage series (so far) are:
Cloak of Obscurity
Young wizard-for-hire Edward Red Mage was no hero, and he certainly didn’t consider himself an instrument of Divine Justice–until he was called upon to save the life of one of his best friends. The friend? A social outcast accused of murder. The victim? A girl whose greatest problem (until her untimely death) had been being a little too attractive.
The puzzle of how the beautiful young heiress’ body wound up floating in the sea wasn’t the only mystery. Everyone around the girl seemed to have a secret: her betrothed, her lover, even the friend Edward had sworn to defend.
Love, jealousy, deception, and magic are all wrapped in a Cloak of Obscurity, the first mysterious fantasy by Angela P. Wade. First published in a limited-run print format in 2002, this book and its sequels are becoming a favorite among lovers of fantasy, mystery, and things medieval.
Kindle digital and print-on-demand editions are available through my Amazon page ( https://www.amazon.com/Angela-P-Wade/e/B07GPZZB2T ). Other digital editions are also available through other vendors, including Smashwords at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/522703
“Justice is Served”
A little gift to my readers, this short mystery was inspired by, of all things, an entry in a food history text. Wizard-for-hire Edward Red Mage discovers his reputation is growing faster than his waistline, as he’s called away from breakfast to prove the death of a Baron was no accident. This story takes place between the full-length novels Cloak of Obscurity and Queen Isabeau’s Book. Link to free download below:
Queen Isabeau’s Book
All wizard-for-hire Edward Red Mage really wants is to tell fortunes and cast spells for the lower classes of Belcamp-a-Lyr, in exchange for food and beer. Oh, and he might want to find a wife someday. But when an attempt is made on the life of the King’s Royal Wizard, Edward has to take his place and travel to Saint Gabriel’s Fair. The King’s new bride is pregnant. If she dies before giving birth, the succession, and the entire kingdom of Belerin, will be in jeopardy. Anyone could be an assassin: from nobles of the court to freaks in a traveling circus, and Edward’s supposedly prophetic dreams aren’t giving him much guidance. Can a common-born wizard protect a Queen from a conspiracy against the throne? And can he avoid the advances of a beautiful circus performer who isn’t interested in marriage–but might be interested in murder?
Kindle digital and print-on-demand editions are available through my Amazon page ( https://www.amazon.com/Angela-P-Wade/e/B07GPZZB2T ). Other digital editions are also available through other vendors, including Smashwords at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/485297
The Mermaid and the Monster
When someone, or something, leaves a trail of headless corpses around Belcamp, Edward Red Mage finds himself investigating some of the lowest and most depraved places and people of his career. He traces the deaths to one seedy tavern . . . but is blocked from further investigation for fear of creating a scandal. Meanwhile, his childhood flame, Elizabeth Fuller, is back in town. She’s as attractive as ever, and seems to be attracted to him. The only catch? She’s married. With a serial killer stalking the city, and a worldly woman stalking Edward, what could possibly go wrong?
Kindle digital and print-on-demand editions are available through my Amazon page ( https://www.amazon.com/Angela-P-Wade/e/B07GPZZB2T ). Other digital editions are also available through other vendors.