See the Kaarathlon Series and Kingdom of Light below.


The Anidril System

Introduction to Areaer

Characters from Areaer

Areaer Image Gallery

Return of the Dragonriders

“Slice of Life” X Epic Fantasy


DragonBirth, Book One, Return of the Dragonriders, Areaer, Raina Nightingale, Fantasy, Fiction, Dragons

In a world where dragons are considered demons and Dragonriders are hunted and killed as witches…

A devout village-girl, Silmavalien, meets a dragon hatchling and discovers a love she could never have dreamed. At the same time, her world is ripped apart as she discovers the gods she has worshiped and everything she has ever been taught or believed is a monstrous lie. Not knowing what to believe – or even if she can trust her engaged, Noren, with her new secret – she must find a way to care for herself and her dragon, Minth, in a wild and hostile world, a world which only grows stranger as the days pass.

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DragonWingAn age-old war is renewed. The destiny of two Dragonriders and the race of dragons hangs in the balance…

Silmavalien thinks she has found a safe haven. She just wants to raise her dragons and learn how to ride them in peace, but a war is being waged around her and over her, one which will determine not only her fate but that of the dragons, whether she accepts her part in it or not.

On the other side of the mountains, Noren’s dragon has hatched. He determines to find Silmavalien and her dragon, but that is easier said than done, especially in a society where to be found with a dragon is a death sentence. Moreover, he soon discovers that there are other, darker foes who threaten him and his darling Elninya.

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DragonSwordWhen the Obsidian Guardian rises and the Dragon-sword shines again, so will hope to defeat the Nightmare…

Dragonrider Noren has narrowly escaped being burned at the stake. Reunited at last, he and Silmavalien flee northwards. Joined by Onyxalis, a black dragon who believes himself to be the destined Avenger of the Dragons, they must battle their way through the hordes of the Nightmare Lord to the Volcano of Ellen Island. There Onyxalis may receive the power he needs as the Obsidian Guardian, and there the re-forging of the Dragon-sword will be begun.

With the Gift of the Volcano, they will finally have the power to fight the battle before them and even the mightiest of the Nightmare Legion.

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Legend of the Singer Duology

Friendship High Fantasy

Children of the Dryads

Children of the Dryads, Legend of the Singer, Areaer, Raina Nightingale, Fantasy,When her human father, Eldor, a member of an organization of elite warriors dedicated to protecting the Valor Alliance, is called on a mission she does not think he can survive, Tara-lin violates his orders and follows him…

She is a half-elf, born with the long-lost ancestral magic of the elves. With her is Alis, a human girl desperate to avoid a marriage forced on her by her father, a colleague of Eldor, but terrified that gods Tara-lin does not believe exist will cast her into the netherhells for her disobedience. Ahead of them is Eldor’s terrifying destination – Nightshade Castle, haunt of madness and black magic.

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Sorceress of the Dryads


The magic of the dryads does not come at a price, but it binds the Singer to the Pact of the forests. To keep her nature or be corrupted.

When the corrupted elven prince, Anakrim, takes the throne in the aftermath of the deaths of King Orenduil and Queen Alaria and promises the elven people the return of their long-lost magic, the forests of Elethri begin to languish…

The dryads and Tara-lin must join their magic as never before to end his menace in a way consistent with their natures and the healing of the forests. In the midst of the upheaval, Tara-lin finds herself in a position of influence she never wanted. With the help of the dryads, she must find and stay true to her song and try to lead the elves to discover and nurture their individual magic.

Release Date: February 22nd, 2022.

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Other Tales from Areaer (Standalone Novels and Novellas)

The Gifts of Faeri


The Gifts of Faeri, standalone novella, Areaer, Raina Nightingale, prequel to Return of the Dragonriders, fantasyFaeri has something no one else does: the ability to sing power into objects and direct that power to her will. For more than two decades she and the obsidian dragon paired with her, Chrysanthemum, have been traveling Aneri, using her song to give gifts to everyone they come across that will make their lives easier. But then the fabled enemy in the stories, the Nightmare, shows its hand, trying to taint Faeri’s gifts and make them a snare to the souls of those who keep them.

Just when Faeri is convinced that her song is worse than useless,  a conflict with nightmare creatures reveals Chrysanthemum’s fire as a bane to the Nightmare. . .

A prequel to the Return of the Dragonriders Trilogy

Release Date: Jan 27nth. Available now. List Price $5.00 Paperback. Free Ebook.




Kindred of the Sea

cover of Kindred of the Sea, fantasy by Raina NightingaleWhen Corostomir and his partner march into battle and find themselves dreaming the dreams of trees, they know that all is not what it seems. . .

The Valor Alliance has declared war on Elethri, naming it haunt of demons and forest of the nightmare. But when the Valor Soldiers are driven back with enchantments of sleep and not with arrows, his partner, Aderan, and their friend soon convince Corostomir that a nation that will not shed the blood of its enemies, let alone that of its own people, cannot be in the thrall of the nightmare. Corostomir and Aderan must now make a difficult decision, one that is forced when the Valor Alliance sends the Army back to attack Elethri, this time by sea instead of land.

Kindred of the Sea is an enchanting tale about the love and intimacy possible in an asexual relationship and a trope-defying Portal Fantasy.

Standalone. Will be released on June 24th.

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Kingdom of Light

Metaphysical/Symbolic Christian Fantasy

Kingdom of Light, Christian Metaphysical Devotional Fantasy by Raina NightingaleA kingdom of darkness where soldiers guard the people against wicked glowstones that attract nightmare monsters and death…

A young girl, terrified of the darkness and drawn to the light. What if the glowstones provide the only protection against the monsters of the dark? What if everything she has ever been told is a lie?

What if the Kingdom of Light is not confined to the afterlife, but can be found even in this world?

With her friends, Louisa discovers that the real world is unlike anything any of them could have ever imagined, and thousands follow…

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Kaarathlon Series

Edgy (dark with hope) Christian High Fantasy

Introduction to Kaarathlon

Characters from Kaarathlon

Knights of the Promise

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The touch of a nine-year-old girl, Cassian, awakens a twisted and tormented dragon from a spell of oblivion to rain destruction upon the world. A young orphan boy, Jaryle, is chosen to call the people, from the mighty King Faarwhey to the prisoners in his dungeon, to turn to the Creator, for the fullfillment of the long-awaited yet-all-but-forgotten Promise is at hand. His visions of Kathreen Alarion, a Dragon-rider and Wizard who lived in a different time on another continent offer insight and perspective for his own life and the events of the war-torn world around him. Meanwhile Amrath, embittered and traumated by her own tragedy, flees for her life from the wrath of the Dragonqueen, the bloodthirsty goddess of the age. Is she called to join Jaryle in his mission as Herald and Knight of the Promise?

In the midst of all this, the Promise is to be fullfilled. Seeming disaster and failure are proven to be in accord with the prophecies and the very fullfillment of the Promise.

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The Three Scrolls

Arendellie’s best friend, Kathreen, has left her to proclaim the Promise. Deeply disturbed, she leaps at a chance to become Queen of Camil Hasseleighton, hoping to leave behind her past life and all memory of the Promise in the complexity and excitement of court intrigue, but a scroll given her by Kathreen has the power to change her life completely.

Azshbir, another friend of Kathreen Alarion, is thrown into prison. While struggling with the greatest despair he has ever known, he is gifted what may be the greatest prophetic vision yet given to the People of the Promise.

Brisia is rescued by Kathreen when her mother is taken by the soldiers of Camil Hasseleighton. Her child-like approach to reality allows her to see things others miss, but as she grows older and reads the scroll left to her by Kathreen, she learns more about the Creator and His Promise – or does she only learn how to better say what she knows?

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