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Tracking Trouble

by Aldrea Alien

A jaded mage-hunter. A mystery that's better left unsolved. And a choice that tests morals against codes.

For years, Tracker’s life has had two facets: Hunting spellsters and entertaining strangers in his bed. Few doubt he's good at both, although only one is considered acceptable amongst the King's Hounds. His trip to Toptower should be just another task in an endless string of routine. Take down any dangerous spellster he finds and send the timid ones to Demarn’s tower prison.

It is a role he was born to play. One he has grown weary of.

But there's something off about the spellsters he’s encountering. The people he typically finds aren't usually this powerful or anywhere near as lethal to a man immune to magic. It's as if something, or someone, is releasing them with an eye to weaken an already harried kingdom. To what end, he cannot be certain of. History is littered with the dangers of magic running unchecked.

He must uncover the truth, and quickly. But with all leads pointing one way, will he be able to uphold the code of the King's Hounds once he finds it?

*This book contains violence, gore and explicit adult themes.*

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About the Author

Aldrea Alien is a multi-award-winning, USA Today Bestselling, bisexual & genderqueer author from New Zealand who writes fantasy romance of varying heat levels.

She grew up on a small farm out the back blocks of a place known as Wainuiomata alongside a menagerie of animals, who are all convinced they’re just as human as the next person (especially the cats). Aldrea now lives in Upper Hutt, on yet another small farm with a less hectic, but still egotistical, group of animals (cats will be cats), and published her first book in 2014. One thing she hasn’t yet found is an off switch to give her an ounce of peace from the characters plaguing her mind, a list that grows bigger every year with all of them clamouring for her to tell their story first. It’s a lot of people for one head.


Aldrea is the author of…

Dark One's Trilogy
Dark One's Mistress
Dark One's Bride
Dark One's Wife – Release TBA


Spellster Series
The Leap to Freedom
Someone Else's Shoes: A Cinderella Retelling

To Target the Heart: A Tale of Two Princes #1
To Poison a Prince: A Tale of Two Princes #2

Tracking Trouble: Spellster and the Hound #0
In Pain and Blood: Spellster and the Hound #1
And the World Crumbled: Spellster and the Hound #1.5
In Love and Death: Spellster and the Hound #2 – Re-release 7th Nov 2024
In Hope and Freedom: Spellster and the Hound #3 – Re-release TBA
An Unexpected Gift: Spellster and the Hound #3.5 – Re-release TBA

In Pain and Blood was 2nd in the 2018 Connections eMagazine Reader’s Choice Award (Sci-fi, Paranormal & Fantasy Category) and a finalist in the 2018 The Wishing Shelf Awards
To Target the Heart was 1st in the 2020 Connections eMagazine Reader’s Choice Award (Sci-fi, Paranormal & Fantasy Category) and a finalist in the 2020 The Wishing Shelf Awards
Someone Else's Shoes was originally published in the USA Today Bestselling book Once Upon Another World.