Welcome to Averraine

About the Author

Morgan Smith has been a goatherd, a weaver, a bookstore owner, a travel writer, and an archaeologist, and she will drop everything to travel anywhere, on the flimsiest of pretexts. Writing is something she has been doing all her life, though, one way or another, and now she thinks she might actually have something to say.

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NEW! FREE! Beat those winter blahs.
Snippets: A Year of Writing Dangerously

A collection of flash fiction pieces with a fantasy twist.


Available in Paperback, too!

mourning rose eBook (1)

The Mourning Rose

Manners meet magic in this tale, where curses mix with curtseys, and Charm takes on a whole new dimension.  Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen fans will love this romantic fantasy, set in a Regency that never was.

Eglantine Mayland is this Season’s Reigning Toast, and seems destined to make a good marriage. When the wealthy Lord Valremer, a confirmed bachelor, begins to court her seriously, Eglantine’s cousin Polyantha senses that not all is well. Too many of his actions seem to be part of a web of evil that twines itself around the Mayland family.

And why is a well-known rogue and smuggler so interested in their plight?

Mourning Rose paperback


  shades eVersion

The Shades of Winter – A Novel of the Averraine Cycle

2019 Silver Falchion Finalist

An aging band of sea raiders set out on one last voyage of revenge, and get a whole lot more than they bargained for.

Tam Isliefsdottir wasn’t planning to end her life in a futile attempt for vengeance, but when your brothers- and sisters-in-arms need you, what can you do? Leaving her son and her granddaughter behind and sailing to the shadowy island of Alvandir, she expected to die gloriously for the sake of her country, her king, and her own reputation.

Nothing is as it seems, however, and it hasn’t been for the last twenty years. Tam and her Kyndred are in for the surprise of their lives.

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spell thumbnail     A Spell in the Country  – A Novel of the Averraine Cycle (Book 2)
What if you weren’t what heroes are made of? What if your life was an open book? What if you were just an ordinary soldier, with ordinary skills and ordinary goals? What if you weren’t “The Chosen One” but still had to try to save the world?

Lured into treason and only narrowly escaping the gallows, Keridwen was desperate to build some kind of life for herself. But between demons bent on death and mayhem, treachery at the very heart of the kingdom, and a prince who had every right to nurse a grudge against her, what were the odds that she could stay out of trouble for long?

“A Spell in the Country” is the story of that soldier – a young woman driven not by prophesy, but by circumstances and coincidence, and by the strengths and weaknesses that anyone might possess.

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casting thumbnail      Casting in Stone – A Novel of the Averraine Cycle (Book 1)

They said ill winds blew at her back. They said she was cursed, a hex, and a jinx. And it was true: everywhere she went, no matter what she did, misfortune seemed to follow in her wake. But that, of course, wasn’t the worst of it.

The evil that seemed to track Caoimhe throughout her life had caused many tragedies. She fled her old life, trying to lose herself in anonymity , but the unholy circumstances of her birth, and the machinations of those who sought to use her existence to further their own schemes followed her still. Can she overcome a long-dead evil and finally be free?

This is the stunning prequel to “A Spell in the Country”.

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nogooddeed     No Good Deed


eyam     The Plague Village – An English Adventure


And to find out more about Morgan Smith…
fbackssmashwords     Flashbacks (an unreliable memoir of the ’60s)
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All paperbacks available  at Amazon.


7 thoughts on “Welcome to Averraine

  1. Hello,

    I am having issues checking out your site. I cannot find any information pertaining to your book. I hope you can offer me some help. Sorry to bother you.

    Adriana Lucas


    1. I’m not sure what the problem is. There are blurbs for each book on the site.

      If you hover the cursor over the words “Get it here” and click, it should take you either directly to Amazon or to a funnel site giving you the choice of vendors (Amazon, Barnes&Noble (Nook for e-version), Kobo, or iBooks, as well as Smashwords. Those sites all (I think) offer a certain percentage of the books for a sample read.

      For “The Mourning Rose”, you click on the smaller print of the title just below the description.


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