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TheSecondRealm.net is home to the Second Realm trilogy by the author Melissa Vazquez. The first book, Shadow Assassins, and the second book, Warpath, are both available now in paperback and for Kindle. Grab your copy from the following:


the newest book from Melissa Vazquez


The Shadow Assassins have never been in a hidden magical realm called the Second Realm, until they were called in by a teacher from the Moonriver Academy for the Supernaturally Gifted. Following the destruction of the school, three united armies stand against the mad King Emeralde’s soldiers – the remains of the Moonriver Academy, the werecat tribe Kkyathi and the elf colony of Oraldine. King Emeralde’s army runs rampant, no longer controlled by a man losing his mind. In the midst of the chaos, the Shadow Assassins and their two guides separate from Prince Erik to make their own journey across the sea to the Isle Dark, following ancient lore about the Dark Witch Liliana, to see if she is the mysterious being who attacked them as they landed in the Second Realm – and to see if she is the dark force behind King Emeralde’s madness.

As strong as the bonds are between the Shadow Assassins, even they feel the strain of their travel upon them. Crossing into the Isle Dark is not an easy journey, with the opponents in their path. Loyalties are questioned and declared. The Shadow Assassins must stand tall, even as the Dark Witch Liliana’s influence spreads further and threatens to undo the very bonds that their friendship holds dear.

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Shadow Assassins

the first book in the Second Realm Trilogy

THUMBNAIL_IMAGEWhen vampire Dirk Calden visits the city of Moonlight Hills, he is in desperate need of help. He seeks the Shadow Assassins, a group of humans with supernatural talent. They are asked to come back to his native land, the Second Realm, home of all ancient magic. The Shadow Assassins are ready for a job they think will be typical: cleaning up the messes vampires leave in the night, keeping the humans from finding out about the native vampire population. Before they can start their job, they are attacked, separating the fiery half angel, half demon Evangeline from her friends – the shape shifter Kaleb, the earth mage Kaydee and the telekinetic Marco.

Stranded in a strange, magic land, each of the Assassins will have to find each other, among the native populations of elves, werecats and faerie tricksters…as well as deal with a rising war and a king bent on erasing the supernatural population from the land of magic they live in.

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This story keeps you on the edge of your seat and makes you keep reading. What it lacks in size, it makes up for it by keeping the reader entertained. -Amy Bolduc of Naevorlis.com

This book keeps you on your toes. It is absolutely riveting – Christi Hubbard, owner of Veteran Rescue


About the Author


Melissa Vazquez is a 25 year old novelist living in central Texas. Since the age of eleven, she has aspired to be an author. She has published informal pieces of writing, through various self publishing venues. She enjoys internet pop culture, the man whom she calls her “better half,” (whom she also borrowed the character Atrimalous from) and their ever-expanding zoo of pet companions. The Second Realm trilogy is her first major work.