top of page

From the Ashes
Volume #0.5

The civil war ends now.

Igtheos and his rebels have fought tirelessly against a would-be dictator and his army for almost two years. The city they’ve holed up in has become a prison, soon to be a tomb if they cannot arrange a means of escape.

When the enemy leader offers an armistice that’s too good to be true, Igtheos reluctantly accepts, thinking it will buy him enough time to smuggle those loyal to him out of the city. But he quickly learns the cost of choosing hope over caution as he finds himself caught in his enemy’s sinister plan, fighting a final unexpected battle. Failure means death, or worse, the loss of his loved ones.

And he only has one night to determine everyone’s fate.   

From the Ashes is a prequel novelette that takes place over two thousand years prior to the events in Of Thieves and Shadows—volume one in the epic fantasy series, The Heart of Quinaria.


out Now

(Kindle, Paperback, and Hardback!

e-book also free to

newsletter subscribers)

Praise for From the Ashes



" The action is big, the emotion even bigger."

-C. Daley, Fanfiaddict


"Garcia has created a story that works well as a standalone and as an appetizer for the main series; certainly an enjoyable read that gives us a jump point to dive inside Quinaria."

-Jamedi, JamReads

"From the Ashes combines excellent world building and beautiful prose in a concise story. I found myself connecting with the characters early on and was impressed by the amount of detail included." 
-Laura, OWWR POD
"I really thought this was a solid win- I was easily hooked because the world building has so much potential."
-Catherine Catcho, Before We Go Blog
" of the best prequel novellas I've read; it's a nice quick read and great introduction to Garcia's writing style and story-telling."
-Michael, Wolfmantula
"...a bittersweet tale of heartbreak, in a compact package... this is a lovely introduction to Quinaria, and certainly won't be my final foray into the world."
-Roger Sandri, dark fantasy author
"This is worldbuilding at its best, trust me, and of epic proportions, the kind which I wish I was talented enough to pull. Detailed and alive, Quinaria is like nothing I've read before, and makes me want to see it live (hint to all those TV producers out there, this would be one hell of a great show!)."
-Ruth Miranda, dark fantasy author

bottom of page