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Set 15 years before The Crown of Stones Trilogy....

Called to the battlefield a brash young man of 17, Ian Troy is anxious to show off his prowess with both magic and blade. He believes his role is vital to the realms finally knowing peace.

Only, war is nothing like he thought.

Who Doesn't Love Zombies?

Let the dead come alive! My zombie apocalypse novella is now on Audible.

The eBook is digitally available wide at all online retailers. Paperback only available on Amazon.

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For fans of Supernatural, Jessica Jones, and The Dresden Files...
Meet Dahlia Nite:
a shapeshifting monster-hunter from a parallel world ruled by dragons!

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All 5 books in the series are now on audio. Check out a behind the scenes peek at the recording of book 2, Chain Reaction, on Audible.

Immerse yourself in a time-spanning epic tale of magic and war.
Discover a world torn apart by prejudice and fear, where peace hinges on the strength of one man to embrace the very thing he fears most: his own power.

CL Schneider - The Crown of Stones Trilo

The 1st two books in the trilogy are now available on audio. Check out a behind the scenes peek at the recording of Magic-Borne, book 3, coming to Audible in 2024.

Sometimes what you go looking for isn't what you find. 

The Crown of Stones Trilogy wasn't the end. Continue the adventure in a new sword and sorcery series that takes you away from familiar shores.
*Can be read after the trilogy as a continuation or before as an introduction to the COS universe.
Soulbound Journeys Series

 For the first time in his life, Ian Troy is a soldier without a war. Free to choose his own path, he sets sail on a journey of exploration across the open sea. All he wants is a fresh start, a chance to leave the war behind. But you can't run from what's inside you.


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What do readers & reviewers have to say?

Prepare to be sucked in by this gritty, dark, urban fantasy. Filled with mystery, danger, dragons, shifters and all manner of intriguing fantasy creatures, Nite Fire: Flash Point by C.L. Schneider is one helluva ride!

Readers Favorite

A well written, original urban fantasy that is a welcome addition to the genre and a fantastic start to a series. Bad-ass action scenes, great dialog and terrific character and world building.

Nite Fire: Flash Point

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A stellar start to a killer series! Outstanding Fantasy Read! The subplots and hints at conspiracies give the story a rich texture. The cast of characters and their banter keep the story face-paced. The fight scenes are heart-pounding.

Nite Fire: Flash Point

Virginia Gray, Author

For a rollicking, unpretentious good adventure, The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price by C.L. Schneider has few rivals... From the first page, Schneider keeps the action cranked high and there is no slowing down. The setting is an imaginary world that will excite readers, brilliantly painted in breathtaking prose and vivid descriptions.

The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price

Readers Favorite

This book is one of the most original fantasy novels that I have ever read... I loved this wild mix of sex, violence, and power and appreciated the far-fetched ways it related to today's society.

The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price

Peechy Keen Book Reviews

If I could give this book a ten star rating it would be getting one. It is a throughly entertaining and immersive reading experience. The characters will stay with me forever. I laughed, cried and worried right alongside Ian on his journey into hell and back. I highly recommend this book to any and all fantasy fans.  It's right in the top ten with my favourite books!

The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price

Devour Books, Increase Soul

The characters are beautifully flawed and fully realized. The conversations are fluid and move the story along. The action is fast paced and well described. The magical system is understandable and interesting. The world is well constructed and rich with the unexplored vistas of ancient history that you desire in a first class fantasy novel.

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Red Star Reviews

The characters are fantastically written with each having their own motivations and hidden agendas. I struggled to second guess the actions of the main characters and was left surprised on several occasions. The adventure they embark upon feels epic but also quite personal. The climactic finale was satisfying and left me eager for more.  

The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price

Stephen Rhodes, Fantasy Faction Review

A whole level above most other indie books, this truly is the cream of the crop.... The depth and darkness of the plot was what gripped me,...but what really stole my heart was the characters. The writing is dark and mature, violent and sexy, without over-stepping the mark.

The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price

D. M. Cain, Author

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