“Good intentions aren’t enough.”

My name is Amber, and I am Asura.

I was a member of a prestigious golem krewe, working toward goals of exploration and scientific discovery, but that life came to an end when my lab was raided. Now, I have been forced to reach back into my past for the skills to help me fight the Inquest, who destroyed the tranquillity I’d created for myself – and who want to destroy a whole lot more.

I want answers, I want to protect my stolen research, and I want to save my people from the dark shadow of the Inquest’s ambition. And, just possibly, I might seek a little revenge along the way.

chapter one amber

Amber, a former thief, has put her past behind to focus on a life as a researcher in a golem krewe. However, when Inquest attack her lab, she is set on a new path: to hunt down the asura who stole her master’s research, and make sure they pay for their crimes.

chapter two amber

On the advice of a new ally, Amber sets her sights on Brisban Wildlands, where she hopes both to learn more about the Inquest, and run her foe to ground.


With Amber’s enemies in hiding, she is persuaded to head east to Ascalon, to aid the research of her new charr allies. However, with new weapons and old grievances coming to the fore, her journey is anything but easy.


A fresh sighting of her enemy has Amber on the road again, but in Kryta it soon becomes clear that Inquest aren’t the only trouble she’ll have to deal with – and that’s before she counts her travelling companions, all of whom have secrets of their own.


Things with Amber’s companions haven’t gone smoothly and now she’s on the run – and whilst help might have arrived in the shape of an old friend, that doesn’t mean things are going to get any easier.

News from a friend sets Amber on the path to Mount Maelstrom – but with one betrayal already behind her, there are more revelations yet to come.

With her enemies finally out in the open, it’s time for Amber to return to Rata Sum to muster its defenses. As the final battle approaches, though, can Amber and her allies possibly prevail?


Book 1: Zurra

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7

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Chapter 1

Chapter 1: Part 1 – The Golem, the Thief and the Interrogator Chapter 1: Part 2 – Investigators Don’t Do Subtlety Chapter 1: Part 3 – Infiltrating the Inquest Chapter 1: Part 4 – Even Asura Have to be Stupid Chapter 1: Part 5 – Allies in Lion’s Arch

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Chapter 2

Chapter 2 – part 1: Into the Wildlands Chapter 2 – part 2: Guts and Courage Chapter 2 – part 3: Asura Don’t Joke About Destroyers Chapter 2 – part 4: The Aid of Aethervolt Lab Chapter 2 – part 5: Whispers in the Dark Chapter 2 – part 6: You Just Don’t Trust Charr …

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Chapter 3

Chapter 3: Part 1 – Intel in Divinity’s Reach Chapter 3: Part 2 – The Charms of the Dragonbrand Chapter 3: Part 3 – Into Tenaebron Lake Chapter 3: Part 4 – An Unorthodox Arrival Chapter 3: Part 5 – The Infernal Devices of Charr Chapter 3: Part 6 – A Few More Heroic Thieves …

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Chapter 4

Chapter 4, part 1 : Kryta Beckons Chapter 4, part 2: Gendarran Flight Chapter 4, part 3: The Ghosts of Ascalon Settlement Chapter 4, part 4: Our Little Ranger Friend Chapter 4, part 5: Traitors and Desertors Chapter 4, part 6: Elementals and Energies Chapter 4, part 7: ‘Can we kill it?’ Chapter 4, part 8: The Shaman Falls Chapter …

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Chapter 5

Chapter 5: Part 1 – Mouse in the Snow Chapter 5: Part 2 – An Old Friend, A New Road Chapter 5: Part 3 – Perceptive for a Norn Chapter 5: Part 4 – Laying Ghosts to Rest Chapter 5: Part 5 – Covert Investigations Chapter 5: Part 6 – Loyalty and Betrayal Chapter 5: …

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Chapter 6

  Chapter 6: Part 1 – A Familiar Face Chapter 6: Part 2 – A Tarnished Legacy Chapter 6: Part 3 – An Unknown Quantity Chapter 6: Part 4 – Cruelty and Depravity Chapter 6: Part 5 – Die Trying Chapter 6: Part 6 – Volunteers Chapter 6: Part 7 – The Heart of the …

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Chapter 7

Chapter 7 : Part 1 – No News is Good News Chapter 7 : Part 2 – The Minds of Asura Chapter 7 : Part 3 – Best Left Forgotten Chapter 7 : Part 4 – The Arcane Council Chapter 7 : Part 5 – T.A.F.D.A. Chapter 7 : Part 6 – Dead Metal Chapter …

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