Janrae Frank

At age eight, while Janrae Frank was hospitalized with polio, her grandmother gave her an expensive pen and pencil set with the admonition to go out and "whip them with a pencil." Janrae interpreted this as "get good grades and write books." She was first published in 1979, in AMAZONS (edited by Jessica Amanda Salmonson), the volume that went on the win the World Fantasy Award for best anthology of 1980. She sold a handful of short stories and then a trilogy to Donning/Starblaze before leaving fiction for a 15 year stint in journalism which included pieces published in Movieline and the Washington Post. During that same period she worked as an outside editor on new age and metaphysical books for Newcastle and Jeremy P. Tarcher Inc., among others.

She currently has two series out in ebook, Lycan Blood, and Dark Brothers of the Light. Daverana Enterprises will be re-releasing the Journey of the Sacred King series and the Mother Damnation trilogy with substantial revisions and additions of new material in 2013.

Books by Janrae Frank

Blood Lies

Series: Dark Brothers of the Light

Published: Feb. 1, 2013

Blood Lies, the ninth book in the Dark Brothers of the Light series.

Isranon and the Army of the Renunciate spend the winter at the estate of Lord Edvarde near Ildyrsetts. Isranon needs mages for his war against the hellgod, Galee, and must convince the three high mages of Ildyrsetts to come to his cause.

Making matters more difficult for him, his two apprentices, Stygean and Jingen are locked in competition for the affections of Chinisi Cordwainer, ... More

Blood Hope

Series: Dark Brothers of the Light

Published: Feb. 1, 2013

Blood Hope, the eighth book in the Dark Brothers of the Light series.

As the Army of the Renunciate fights its way north, marching to the relief of embattled Angrim, Isranon tries to turn two thirteen-year-old boys from the path of darkness: Stygean Loosestrife and Jingen Scathwick. Aided and abetted by Jingen's mother, the boys plan to murder him; and his reward for trying to save them may well be death. 

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Blood Harvest

Series: Dark Brothers of the Light

Published: Feb. 1, 2013

Blood Harvest, the seventh book in the Dark Brothers of the Light series.

Filled with misgivings Isranon attempts to weld the forces of hemovores, lycans, and humans he has brought together, knowing they can be no match for the armies of the hell-goddess Gylorean Galee. If Isranon fails, Galee will be free to throw open the Gate of the Hellgods, loosening their dark destructive powers to ravage the world. 

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Blood Arcane

Series: Dark Brothers of the Light

Published: Feb. 1, 2013

Blood Arcane, the sixth book in the Dark Brothers of the Light series.

Isranon's challenges become greater as his world grows darker. He is faced with the task of becoming not just a leader of his disparate peoples, but a lawgiver who can weld them all together into a force strong enough to challenge the armies of the hellgod Gylorean Galee. Meanwhile, Isranon attempts to win Stygean and Jingen, two sa'necari ... More

Blood Paladin

Series: Dark Brothers of the Light

Published: Feb. 1, 2013

Blood Paladin, the fifth book in the Dark Brothers of the Light series.

Isranon is taken captive by an unscrupulous mercenary captain, and driven mad by tasting the blood of Anksha, the demon-eater. And in the background evil Gods struggle to become supreme in a world in which every living being is increasingly at jeopardy. As darkness deepens, can even a Dark Brother of the Light resist its onslaught?

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Blood Wraiths

Series: Dark Brothers of the Light

Published: Feb. 1, 2013

Blood Wraiths, the fourth book in the Dark Brothers of the Light series.

Isranon must make a deal with his hated enemy Lord Hoon in order to learn the secrets of the hellgod, Gylorean Galee. After a terrifying battle with a powerful demon, Isranon finds that both the scions of darkness and of light want him dead.

Carried off by his liege god, Dynanna, in a moment of rage, he must make his case to an ... More

Blood Dawn

Series: Dark Brothers of the Light

Published: Feb. 1, 2013

Blood Dawn, the third book in the Dark Brothers of the Light series.

Isranon and Anksha flee her estate ahead of the advancing army of the Minnorian empress. Pursued by soldiers and bounty-hunters, they fall in with a group of refugees led by a stalwart young healer who is more than she appears.

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Blood Heresy

Series: Dark Brothers of the Light

Published: Dec. 14, 2010

Blood Heresy, the second book in the Dark Brothers of the Light series.

The world's only hope is now the despised Isranon, apostate Dark Brother of the Light. Eternally bound to Anksha the demon-eater, and threatened by his own people as well as the scions of the light, how can Isranon prevent the coming holocaust sweeping the planet free of life? How can he even hope to survive long enough to ... More

Blood Rites

Series: Dark Brothers of the Light

Published: Dec. 14, 2010

Blood Rites, the first book in the Dark Brothers of the Light series.

Taken as a blood-slave by Anksha the Beast, Isranon, a young necromancer must choose between his dead father's teachings of pacifism and his lycan mentor's warrior beliefs in order to survive. In a brutal world of demons and the undead, Isranon must find the key to Anksha's inner nature. He reaches out for answers in a world growing ... More

The Shadowed Princes

Series: Lycan Blood Series

Published: Apr. 7, 2010

Lycan Blood concludes in this volume. The thanes have gathered in Wolffgard to decide whether to give Kynyr the crown or to hang him. Crippled by his enemies, the only thing standing between Kynyr and a noose are his powerful grandfather, Todd, and his four uncles: Brock, Jordan, Trevor, and Queran. But will even these five mighty warriors be enough to save him when the Serpent is unleashed.

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Kady's Vengeance

Series: Lycan Blood Series

Published: Mar. 22, 2010

Kady Maguire's husband made her promise that if something happened to him, she would flee to their allies in Creeya and not come back without an army. That's exactly what she did. The legendary lycan armsmaster, Todd Sinclair, is her general and there's going to be hell to pay.

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The Exile's Return

Series: Lycan Blood Series

Published: Mar. 2, 2010

Kynyr is hunting for private justice and proof that Malthus murdered a lawgiver. His wife, Kady, takes a viper into her nest by letting her sister Larena live with them: Larena is secretly sleeping with Malthus. Cooley Blackwood has gone looking for his father's murderer. Into this perilous mix, rides a Creeyan military intelligence officer, Stoneriver,who might be Kynyr's worst nightmare.

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Kynyr's War

Series: Lycan Blood Series

Published: Feb. 27, 2010

Amos Raggat sends a letter to Kynyr Maguire, begging for assistance. When Amos' messenger is murdered, the letter goes astray as a monk, Brother Malcolm, attempts to deliver it without any idea which Kynyr Maguire it goes to. The letter holds the key to Malthus' efforts to take over the town of Hell's Widow and decimate the lycan community there.

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If Truth Dies

Series: Lycan Blood Series

Published: Feb. 27, 2010

Malthus has discovered Kynyr's secret and means to kill him for it. Kynyr is the rightful prince and heir to the throne of Red Wolf. Engaged to be married to his beloved Kady Wiggins, other forces are moving to prevent the wedding, even if it means killing both of them.

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Fireborn Law

Series: Lycan Blood Series

Published: Feb. 27, 2010

Padruig Caimbeul, the lawgiver known as Fireborn Law, went to Wolffgard to investigate Malthus Estrobian. Kynyr Maguire is not certain whether Caimbeul is friend or foe, especially after he threatens to arrest Kynyr's grandfather, Todd, on a charge of murder to force Kynyr's cooperation.

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Serpent's Quest

Series: Lycan Blood Series

Published: Feb. 27, 2010

Malthus arrives in Red Wolf, posing as a human refugee from the war beyond their borders. An assassin, code-named "Butchering Serpent," he searches for what happened to his brother who vanished there two years ago and destroy the lycans for his queen. Opposing him is Kynyr, an idealistic young guardsman with secrets of his own, trained by the greatest armsmaster of all time.

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