Preview Chapters

Althea

Here are a collection of sample chapters from my published novels. I’ll be adding to this from time to time. Happy reading! (Note: some books may appear on this page prior to release, with their chapters going live a week or so before the release date.)

Review copies may be available at request – contact me at mcox2112 [at] gmail [dot] com

Update 3/30/17- Added chapter two of Emma and the Silk Thieves, and chapters two and three of One More Run.

Update 7/16/17 – Added chapters one and two of The Eldritch Heart.

Update 8/22/17 – Added three chapters from Nascent Shadow

Update 9/7/17 – Added three chapters from Araphel (Daughter of Mars 2)


Adult Science Fiction (Divergent Fates setting)


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Virtual Immortality

 

 

The Harmony Paradox

  • Chapter One
  • Chapter Two

 

 

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Short Stories:

Into The Beneath – This story is a prequel set twelve years prior to the first book. As a ten-year-old, Kirsten Wren is forced to make a horrible choice: run away from home or die by her mother’s hand.

Loose Ends – This story is set after book one but before book two.

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Division Zero (Book 1)

 

 

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Lex De Mortuis (Book 2)

 

 

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Thrall (Book 3)

 

 

Guardian (Book 4)

 

 


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Short Stories

The Old City – Althea ventures outside the walls of Querq, braving the dangers of the Old City to help a boy who got hurt breaking the rules.

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Prophet of the Badlands (Book 1)

 

 

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Archon’s Queen (Book 2)

 

 

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Grey Ronin (Book 3)

 

 

Daughter of Ash (Book 4)

 

 


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The Hand of Raziel (Book 1)

 

 

Araphel (Book 2)

 

 

Ghost Black (Book 3)

  • Chapter One
  • Chapter Two

 

 


Adult Fiction


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Chiaroscuro – The Mouse and the Candle

 

 


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One More Run (Book 1)

 

 

The Redeemed (Book 2)

  • Chapter One
  • Chapter Two

 

 

Dead Man’s Number (Book 3)

  • Chapter One
  • Chapter Two

 

 


Nascent Shadow (Book 1)

 

 


Young Adult


 

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Note: This book contains real language and some mature themes. If swear words bother you, consider yourself warned.


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The Summer the World Ended

 

 


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Nine Candles of Deepest Black

 

 


The Eldritch Heart

 

 

 


Middle Grade


 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma and the Banderwigh (Book 1)

 

 

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Emma and the Silk Thieves (Book 2)

 

 

Emma and the Silverbell Faeries (Book 3)

  • Chapter One
  • Chapter Two