Book One

Return to the Castle

Ten years ago, in the land of Centernia, a deadly mage feud left Castle Aurumice trapped under a sinister energy field. Fearful of its evil aura, the cat-like inhabitants of the castle were forced to flee with nothing but the clothing on their backs. Only three people remained in the abandoned castle- the starry-eyed drug addict Misa, her dangerously manipulative brother Teren, and Nico, an alluring fire mage and the last true Lord of Aurumice.


Misa is determined to destroy the barrier and save the castlefolk, no matter what trickery it takes. The young woman’s quest sends her across dimensions to Earth, where she deceives her cousin, Jessica Vance Ravenwolfe, a high school freshman with enough problems of her own. Unwillingly, Jessica is thrown into the wild and beautiful world of Centernia, forced to help her strange cousins. The human girl becomes intertwined with the lives of the enigmatic castlefolk and their mysterious fire mage leader.

"...Khan weaves a unique story of a fantastical world that is full of intrigue, deceit, loyalty and belonging. The wonderful cast of characters are so well-defined that readers can’t help but be drawn into this mystical world. A satisfying and captivating read sure to please fans of this genre. "

Donna Rosenblum, 
Floral Park Memorial High School librarian and 
young adult reviewer for School Library Journal

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Mark of the Castle


Reunited with her long-lost kin in Castle Aurumice, Jessica Ravenwolfe struggles to find balance. She spends her days struggling through the tribulations of high school in Autumn Valley, Pennsylvania and her nights in the wild realm of the cat-like ailurians.


With the knowledge of earth at her fingertips, Jessi has been tasked with repairing the castle’s wiring, a frayed, patchwork system from the bygone days before electricity was forbidden.


Jessi has taken over this task from the fire mage who had kept the lights on before, Nicoveren Aristo Verdian. But Nico has been jailed by the Trabalis government for his family’s debts, and he is now suffering in the torturous Mines of Briken, his powers mysteriously gone. As Nico’s friends struggle to pay his debt, an unexpected savior buys his freedom. Hope turns to horror as he finds himself trapped in an even worse fate.

Book Two