stories, magic, heart

Leslie Claire Walker is the author of the Awakened Magic Saga, including the young adult contemporary fantasy series the Faery Chronicles and the Soul Forge urban fantasy series.

Stories bloom within and touch the deepest parts of our imagination.
Magic ignites what is possible in the world, and in ourselves.
Heart shows us who we are and gives us the strength to go on in spite of the toughest odds.


Soul Forge Book Three

Magical assassins. Fallen angels. Destiny’s challenge.

Night Sanchez discovers the last person she expects on her doorstep—the woman who raised and trained her in the Order. The woman who wants her dead.

She offers aid that Night has little reason to trust—aid that Night’s daughter, Faith, needs.

Thrust into a battle on three fronts, Night struggles to help Faith, face her own dangerous relationship with the Angel of Death, and confront a cataclysmic danger that threatens not only the children of the Order, but the world itself.

Who will pay the price for the Order’s help? Can Night stop the Angel of Death from taking over her body, her mind, and her magic? Can she rise to destiny’s challenge?

An action-packed, magical thrill ride. Enter the Soul Forge.


Latest Releases

A Faery Chronicles Story

The Uncollected Anthology Issue 13: Mystical Melodies

A war song. An enemy. Only one way out.

A haunting magical melody draws Queen Simone out of the Faery Realm and into the human world. The song triggers violence in the streets, endangering innocents—including humans she loves. All signs point to a fae source.

Can Simone find the source of the music? Can she stop it before it kills?

A standalone story in the Faery Chronicles series, Street Song explores the depths of rage—and the mysteries of the heart.

Available here as a single story, or collected with the rest of the the Uncollected Anthology issue at these fine e-tailers and at BundleRabbit.

Soul Forge Book Two

Magical assassins. Fallen angels. A perfect storm.

Night Sanchez is a player in the unfolding end of the world, balanced on a knife’s edge. Something she never wanted to be.

The former magical assassin won’t run and refuses to hide. Night will do whatever it takes to save the people she loves—especially her daughter Faith, who carries a sleeping god known only as the Awakened, a ticking time bomb inside of her.

Night crafted a truce with the Watchers—descendants of the fallen angels—and killed assassins sent by the lethal magicians that trained her, before they could kill her first.

But the truce with the Watchers won’t hold forever, and the Angel of Death strains at the chains that bind him.

Can Night save Faith from the Awakened? Can she prevent the Angel of Death from taking over her will? Can she stop Death from moving the world closer to its doom?

Available here.

The Faerie Summer Bundle

The summer sun bathes the earth in warmth and light,
Faeries dance under the moon at night.
Cross through the portal into a land ancient, beautiful, and wild.
See the wonders that enticed the stolen child.
Come away, O reader! To the Realm of Faerie.
But if you want to make it back home, you had better be wary…

This collection includes twenty tales of faeries and magic set in our world – and in others.

Available here.


Fiction River: No Humans Allowed

Humans prove great fodder for fiction. But what about the universe of possibilities offered by the nonhuman protagonist? The eighteen daring humans of Fiction River’s latest volume explore just that. From a goblin who must choose whether to risk everything for love to a heroic rat adventuring at sea to sentient underpants (yes, underpants), these nonhuman tales demonstrate why Adventures Fantastic says: “If you haven’t checked out Fiction River yet, you should. There’s something for everyone.”

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Bewitching Love - Oracle

Clockwork Heart Tales No. 3
available in
The Uncollected Anthology Issue 11: Bewitching Love

To read more about The Clockwork Heart Tales and Oracle, click here.



A Faery Chronicles Novelette

To read more about The Faery Chronicles and Sanctuary, click here.