This is the story of Rae, who is first introduced as Taia. She is a fourteen year old girl who lives in a castle with her father. On her fifteenth birthday her entire world is thrown into chaos. Through the series she tries to discover who she is separate from her father. It would be simple, if only her father hadn't been the one who kidnapped her from her real parents! There are five books in the series. Once the series concludes there is a three book set called A Call to Arms which finishes her story.
The series as individuals are published through Xlibris
The first book is published as a second edition through Lulu. The five-book series as one volume is published there as well.
Original Publication Date - May 2005 - Second Publication Date - April 2009
In a time where magic is being stolen by a tyrannical king intent on conquering the world a prophecy is discovered. The king will be overthrown by one of his own children. At that he sets out to destroy all who are born with magic within them, but he protects his own daughter. She is oblivious to everything including her own danger until the king’s advisor reminds him of the danger he is in from her. Now she must die...
(The second edition is published through Lulu with updated text, formatting, and new illustrations)
Publication Date - August 2005
Continued from the first book, Betrayal of Trust, we find the former princess Taiajara's soft life in the castle gone and her being hunted to be killed. Now she has to learn how to survive in a world she never knew existed. Thankfully kindness is shown by many to those who flee from the rule of the tyrannical king. On her journey she finds more in her than she thought could be.
Publication date - March 2006
Still on the run from Mitra Shakti's soldiers, Rae seeks the help of an alchemist for a change in appearance to help her hide. The change is more than she expected however. In her new form as Tai the alchemist sends him to Kolos Academy for school. There a variety of things happen with both friend and foe. Hopefully she can make it through the year without anyone discovering her secret...
Publication date - June 2006
The school year is over and so is Tai's time at Kolos Academy. Much has happened over the year, including her return to womanhood. Once again she must depart to continue her journey. Farewells both fond and furious follow. In her cousin's ship the Water Lily princess Rae sails towards Leldyna. As with many things in life it's not smooth sailing and many detours take place in both human and nature obstacles. Can they make it across the vast ocean to the island kingdom? Whether they do or not, will Rae be accepted by the crew?
Publication date - December 2006
Princess Rae has finally arrived in Leldyna. She knows her parents will accept her after her long absence, but what about the rest of the populace? Will her past make it impossible for the Leldynian people to accept her as a potential ruler? If they don't accept her, will Rae be able to stay in Leldyna or will she be chased out of the kingdom?
Publication Date - April 2009
This story begins with Taia’s happy life. It soon turns dark though as it is revealed that she isn’t the princess. She’s adopted, but it was by her kidnapper! Urged on by the advisor reminding the king about a prophecy, he turns on the teen. She barely survives the attack. Now with the king’s soldiers on her heels she must find out who she is, escape her pursuers, and find a way home. On her way to discovering her original identity as Rae she meets many people, but perhaps the most difficult experience is reconciling with her estranged family.
This collection holds books 1-5 of Rae's Story : Betrayal of Trust, Castles and Kingdoms, Deviation to Kolos Academy, Everyone's Price, and Finally at Leldyna