Breta Swan

The Ticking Realm

Frailty of Crystal, The Locket

Character Profiles (some slight spoilers)



Cora Minturne - A Sorceress from Borluum with a murky memory of her childhood and a troubling past.  She is in the Ticking Realm (earth) on an assignment to further the interests of Borluum (a parallel realm of magic).


Justin Langsley - A handsome and hauntingly familiar stranger Cora meets on a business trip.


Garry Van Arden - Cora's beautiful young neighbor who is struggling to find love with the right man. 


Geoff Decante - The human lover from Cora's recent past.


Olive - A Chihuahua Cora has taken as a familiar.  She is bound to Cora's will, but loves Garry.


Esme - Cora's mentor from Borluum, and closest confident of the High Queen.


Fabian - A Supreme Warlock from Borluum, who is Cora's friend and occasional lover.


Fariel - Fabian's twin brother.


Katrine - Justin's soon-to-be ex-wife


The High Queen - The royal ruler of Borluum for close to a millenium.


The Sorcerer King - The High Queen's husband and consort - a young prince from Borluum's closest neighboring realm, Kellaan


Basthaltienne - A demon warlock who is the executive commander of Borluum's penal system.


Jonah Reddpohl - The High Prince of Kellaan.