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Allan Packer is an epic fantasy author. Titles published by Luminant Publications are available in ebook and print editions. Some titles are also available in audiobook editions, with new titles due later in 2021. Refer to the audiobook page on the author's website for up-to-date information.

Titles in
The Stone Cycle series are described below. If you enjoy epic fantasy with gripping action, relatable characters, and clean romance in a sweeping coming of age saga, then try the novels of The Stone Cycle now!

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The Stone Cycle Series
  • The Stone of Knowing (The Stone Cycle Book 1)
  • The Cost of Knowing (The Stone Cycle Book 2)
  • The Seer: A Prequel to The Stone of Knowing
  • The Stone of Authority (The Stone Cycle Book 3)
  • The Struggle for Authority (The Stone Cycle Book 4)
  • The Rending: A Prequel to The Cost of Knowing

Box Sets
  • The Stone of Knowing Complete Set (The Stone Cycle Complete Sets Book 1)
  • The Stone of Authority Complete Set (The Stone Cycle Complete Sets Book 2)

Intended audience: Adults



The Stone of Knowing (The Stone Cycle Book 1)


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A talisman that unmasks thoughts, desires, deepest secrets. The fate of kingdoms depends on mastering its power and protecting it...

The untroubled world of young Thomas Stablehand is changed forever when he stumbles upon an unusual stone. With the thoughts and intents of others laid bare to him, he eagerly indulges his curiosity. But seeing into other minds isn’t like Thomas expected. And troubles are only beginning.

Invaders attack the kingdom of Arvenon, and Thomas has nowhere to turn except to his friend Will Prentis, a gifted and ambitious leader who has risen rapidly in the ranks of the king’s army.

Will is fearless, and where he leads men follow. With the kingdom on the brink, Will leads a small band on a perilous quest to thwart the invaders. Fearing his secret will be exposed, and hoping to help prevent catastrophe, Thomas flees with them.

But dangerous enemies seek the stone for their own ends. As Will faces a relentless opponent whose true purpose remains hidden, Thomas must decide what price he's willing to pay to protect the stone and preserve the kingdom.


Note: The Stone of Knowing is Book 1 of The Stone Cycle, a multi-part saga. The first part of the ongoing tale concludes in Book 2, The Cost of Knowing.


Publication History
The Stone of Knowing eBook (ISBN: 978-0-6483051-6-3) is the first novel in The Stone Cycle series. It was published on the Amazon Kindle Store on February 26, 2019. A print edition (ISBN: 978-0-6483051-7-0) is available from Amazon and also from a wide range of online booksellers worldwide. The audiobook edition (ISBN: 978-1-925898-63-7) was published on March 4, 2021, and is available from libraries and a wide range of online audiobook sellers worldwide.



The Cost of Knowing (The Stone Cycle Book 2)

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The ripples begin to make waves

Thomas Stablehand’s life is not the only thing spinning out of control since he found the stone. Entire kingdoms are now in turmoil.

Will Prentis, newly appointed as army commander, must outmaneuver a growing array of enemies as he prepares for an unequal showdown with Arvenon's invaders. Thomas, hunted unceasingly, must sacrifice all to safeguard the stone.

The fate of kingdoms soon hinges on them as they confront a ruthless invader hiding a darker purpose.

The odds are hopeless. And for three kingdoms, the stakes are higher than anyone knows.


The Cost of Knowing concludes the saga begun in The Stone of Knowing, book one of The Stone Cycle.


Publication History
The Cost of Knowing eBook (ISBN: 978-1-925898-00-2) is the second novel in The Stone Cycle series. It was published on the Amazon Kindle Store on March 26, 2019. A print edition (ISBN: 978-1-925898-00-2) is available from Amazon and also from a wide range of online booksellers worldwide. The audiobook edition (ISBN: 978-1-925898-64-4) was published on March 11, 2021, and is available from libraries and a wide range of online audiobook sellers worldwide.



The Seer: A Prequel to The Stone of Knowing

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Eyes see only a glimpse

Sheylha is a seer—a woman with unique and extraordinary abilities. Powerful men want to control her, to use her to dominate others.

Kalvor is a warrior of unusual tenacity, a hunter who never gives up. Driven by his past, he has become a dangerous enemy.

When Kalvor is sent to find and capture the seer, each of them will be tested in ways they could never have imagined.

In time the outcome will determine the fate of kingdoms.



Publication History
The Seer eBook (ISBN: 978-1-925898-10-1) is a short prequel to The Stone of Knowing. It was published on the Amazon Kindle Store on July 9, 2019. A print edition (ISBN: 978-1-925898-11-8) is available from Amazon and also from a wide range of online booksellers worldwide. The audiobook edition (ISBN: 978-1-925898-60-6) was published on February 5, 2021, and is available from libraries and a wide range of online audiobook sellers worldwide, including Amazon, Audible, Apple, Google Play, Kobo/Walmart, NOOK Audiobooks, Chirp, BingeBooks, and Scribd.



The Stone of Authority (The Stone Cycle Book 3)

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The invasion is over, and the survivors of the shattered Rogandan army have straggled home. The people of Arvenon and the surrounding kingdoms are at peace. Or so they believe.

Little do they know that a new stone of power has emerged, controlled by a cruel tyrant bent on destruction. But King Agon of Rogand lusts after much more than conquest. He will settle for nothing less than unending power.

No armies are massing at the border. The kingdoms face a threat from within.

As chaos spreads, Will, Steffan, Essanda, and Arvenon’s other key defenders are each confronted with crisis. If any one of them stumbles, the kingdom will fall.


Publication History
The Stone of Authority eBook (ISBN: 978-1-925898-17-0) is the third novel in The Stone Cycle series. It was published on the Amazon Kindle Store on February 28, 2020. A print edition (ISBN: 978-1-925898-18-7) is available from Amazon and also from a wide range of online booksellers worldwide. An audiobook edition is planned for release later in 2021.



The Struggle for Authority (The Stone Cycle Book 4)

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Arvenon is controlled by a traitor. The kingdom of Castel teeters on the brink. With the unseen hand of King Agon of Rogand pulling the strings, a mantle of oppression is slowly settling over the four kingdoms.

Now recovered from the assassination attempt, King Steffan of Arvenon sets out to wrest back control of his kingdom, vigorously supported by Will, Rufe, Thomas, and their allies. Unlikely influences might ultimately tip the balance.

In a desperate attempt to block Agon, Will and Thomas set out for Rogand. What each of them encounters there will shake them to the core. The fate of four kingdoms will hinge upon the Stone of Authority.

Publication History
The Struggle for Authority eBook (ISBN: 978-1-925898-52-1) is the fourth novel in The Stone Cycle series. It was published on the Amazon Kindle Store on October 29, 2020. A print edition (ISBN: 978-1-925898-53-8) will be available from Amazon and also from a wide range of online booksellers worldwide. An audiobook edition is planned for release later in 2021.



The Rending: A Prequel to The Cost of Knowing)

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Endings may be beginnings in disguise

Anneka is comfortable and confident, a noblewoman of consequence living a life of privilege. Until the day her world is torn apart.

After losing everything she most cares about, she must abandon her home and her way of life in an attempt to secure the future of those who depend on her.

No one, least of all Anneka, could anticipate a deeper significance to her struggle. Yet her journey will one day influence the fate of kingdoms.


Publication History
The Rending is a short prequel to The Cost of Knowing. A print edition (ISBN: 978-1-925898-19-4) is available from Amazon and also from a wide range of online booksellers worldwide. Free ebook and audiobook versions are available by joining the author's mailing list at www.allanpacker.com.



The Stone of Knowing Complete Set (The Stone Cycle Complete Sets Book 1)

The epic fantasy saga of The Stone Cycle begins...
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A talisman that unmasks thoughts, desires, deepest secrets. The fate of kingdoms depends on mastering its power and protecting it...

The untroubled world of young Thomas Stablehand is changed forever when he stumbles upon an unusual stone. With the thoughts and intents of others laid bare to him, he eagerly indulges his curiosity. But seeing into other minds isn’t like Thomas expected. And troubles are only beginning.

Invaders attack the kingdom of Arvenon, and Thomas has nowhere to turn except to his friend Will Prentis, a gifted and ambitious leader who has risen rapidly in the ranks of the king’s army.

Will is fearless, and where he leads men follow. With the kingdom on the brink, Will leads a small band on a perilous quest to thwart the invaders. Fearing his secret will be exposed, and hoping to help prevent catastrophe, Thomas flees with them.

But dangerous enemies seek the stone for their own ends. As Will faces a relentless opponent whose true purpose remains hidden, Thomas must decide what price he's willing to pay to protect the stone and preserve the kingdom.

The odds are hopeless. And for three kingdoms, the stakes are higher than anyone knows.


Publication History
The Stone of Knowing Complete Set (ISBN: 978-1-925898-65-1) is a complete story that begins the ongoing saga of The Stone Cycle. It includes the novels The Stone of Knowing and The Cost of Knowing as well as the novelette The Seer: A Prequel to The Stone of Knowing. It was published on the Amazon Kindle Store on April 12, 2021.



The Stone of Authority Complete Set (The Stone Cycle Complete Sets Book 2)

The epic fantasy saga of The Stone Cycle continues…

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A new stone of power has emerged, controlled by a cruel tyrant bent on destruction. But King Agon of Rogand lusts after much more than conquest. He will settle for nothing less than unending power.

No armies are massing at the border. The kingdoms face a threat from within.

As chaos spreads, Will, Steffan, Essanda, and Arvenon’s other key defenders are each confronted with crisis. If any one of them stumbles, the kingdom will fall.

The fate of four kingdoms will hinge upon the Stone of Authority.


Publication History
The Stone of Authority Complete Set (ISBN: 978-1-925898-73-6) is a complete story that continues the ongoing saga of The Stone Cycle. It includes the novels The Stone of Authority and The Struggle for Authority. It was published on the Amazon Kindle Store on May 5, 2021.