Where I Stand
"...Piazza pays off all the conflicts with highly satisfying conclusions. Where I Stand is a good read, a good message, and a good book." --Jen Brown, University of Iowa.
Two years ago, Alynn was separated from her brother. Today, she learns that he's still alive--and in grave danger.
The bloodthirsty Norse tribe of Darsidia is on the warpath, raiding and kidnapping and heading straight towards Tarin. Alynn is willing to risk everything to save him, but no measure seems like enough. Further complicating her plans is a meeting of the Norse parliament Althing, which promises to change the lives of everyone on St. Anne's Cleft--and perhaps not for the better.
Alynn will find her brother. Even if it means sacrificing everything she's come to love.
Where the Clouds Catch Fire
Alynn has lost one family. Can she kill to protect her new one?
Change is the only constant in Alynn's life. Every few months, there's a move to a new home, a new church, a new town. Finally, Alynn's father runs out of Ireland to wander through and takes what's left of his family to Scotland.
They never make it.
Alynn washes ashore on St. Anne's Cleft, where she's taken in by a kind but eccentric monk named Lukas. But they're not alone. A Norse army, led by Chief Konar the Mad, is hunting for them. In a desperate attempt to save their home, Lukas trains Alynn in the art of sword fighting. She vows to fight off the Norse alongside him. If they win, she gets the home she's always wanted. If they're defeated, she faces death--or worse, slavery.
Alynn doesn't have much of a chance. But if it means a forever home, it's a chance worth taking.