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“A joy to read! Very few authors paint real pictures of their worlds as vividly as J.D. Lakey does. Its marriage of story and tension and real characters that you can care about and emotionally interact with, is a rare joy. I so look forward to more books from this author.” — Oliver Fallen, Amazon Reviewer 

Arrow’s Flight: Book Five of the Black Bead Chronicles

Cheobawn, Black Bead Ear, warrior witch, and exile from the domes, now sails with Samwell Wheelwright down the great River Liff. Without her omeh, without Blackwind Pack, without the comforting presence of the land above the Escarpment, she must make her way to Dunauken, the Lowlander city on the edge of Orson’s Sea. What she […]

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Storm Child: Book Four of the Black Bead Chronicles

Ten-year-old Cheobawn Blackwind, the most powerful psi adept ever made by the dome’s genetic engineers, wants nothing more than to be an ordinary child, but she has an unerring propensity for finding trouble. Branded Bad Luck on her Choosingday, she wears a black bloodstone in her omeh, her honor’s necklace. Her one source of comfort […]

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Spider Wars: Book Three of the Black Bead Chronicles

Join the Blackwind Pack on their third adventure in Spider Wars: Book Three of the Black Bead Chronicles. Winter is a time of quiet industry under the domes. At least it should be. Cheobawn senses a danger she doesn’t understand, and with the eldest three children of the pack away for temple training, Connor is the […]

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Bhotta’s Tears: Book Two of the Black Bead Chronicles

Life under the dome is simple. Work hard, follow the rules, be safe, do what is expected of you and you will be rewarded. Easy. But the Blackwind Pack has two problems: Tam – the alpha – aspires to greatness, and Cheobawn – his Black Bead Ear – is profoundly gifted, with a psi ability […]

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Black Bead: Book One of the Black Bead Chronicles

On a savage, outlying planet an enclave of psionically-trained humans have built a utopian, matriarchal society that lives in harmony with all life. Leaving behind the polluted and corrupt world in which they lived, they colonized a new home far from the eyes of the galactic empire. Shielded from the rest of the galaxy by […]

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