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Levigne, Michelle

Michelle lives in Ohio, just about half an hour from Lake Erie and Cleveland. She graduated from Northwestern College, Iowa, with a BA in theater/English, and from Regent University, Virginia, with an MA in communication (film/writing). She has over 40 short stories and poems to her credit in fan fiction--Star Trek, Highlander, the Phoenix, Beauty & the Beast, Stingray, among others. Her first professional sale was also a first-place win in the Writers of the Future Contest, with the short story "Relay."

Michelle has written a number of series set in very different "Universes". To make them easier to keep track of, I have detailed the four universes currently available/or becoming available from Writers Exchange below (including all known book titles). Below that are detailed descriptions and cover art for each of her books.

Faxinor Universe

Faxinor Universe LogoLegend says long ago, Yomnian gave to each country its own Spirit Sword, entrusted to a Sword Bearer to lead in the defense of each country, and also to provide spiritual guidance. If necessary, the Sword Bearer could overrule the word and authority of the king, but those to whom the most power and authority have been entrusted also have the highest standards and the most expected of them. As the centuries passed, Sword Bearers fell, and the Spirit Sword for each country was lost.

Now only one country, Reshor, has a Spirit Sword. Its bearer, Rakleer, has vanished into mist and memory, waiting until need and danger will awaken the sword to choose a new Bearer and lead in the defense of Reshor.

Current books:

  1. Heir of Faxinor
  2. Lorien
  3. Traitors
  4. Sword of Faxinor (currently being written)

The Commonwealth Universe

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From the Downfall of a galactic civilization to barbarism, and the long climb back to the stars... The journey continues!








Please see the individual book details for a detailed explanation of this universe as it was too long to put in this section.

Book list in Chronological Order:
Note: This listing will increase as more books are written (or thought of), please go to the author page (http://www.writers-exchange.com/Michelle-Levigne.html) for the most up to date list of available Commonwealth books.

AGE I:
  • KHYBOR: In the Beginning (A Khybor Story)
  • Norbra's Children (A Khybor Story)
  • Slipping the Weave (A Khybor Story)
  • First Law: Proto-Leapers (A Khybor Story)
  • Nova Vendetta Part 1: The Injustice
  • Nova Vendetta Part 2: The Truce
  • The Pirate and the Professor (Scifi Romance Novella)
  • The Talon: The Adventure Begins (A Talon Story)
  • The Talon: The Hero's Mask (A Talon Story)
  • The Saddle and the Sleuth (SciFi Romance Novella: A Talon Story)
  • Song of the Nightskimmer (A Talon Story)
  • Interval (A Hoveni Story)
  • Wind Walker (SciFi Romance Novella: A Refuge Story)
  • Moonbirds (SciFi Romance Novella: A Refuge Story)
  • The Peace Village (A Refuge Story)
  • Stone City (A Khybor Story)
  • Null and Void (A Khybor Story)
  • Lost Souls (A Khybor Story)
  • Always Running (A Khybor Story)
  • AGE II
  • Undying (An Order Story)
  • Scholar (An Order Story)
  • Vision (An Order Story)
  • Phoenix Under Glass (An Order Story)
  • Legacy of the Talon (A Talon Story)
  • Flight (An Order Story)
  • Solana
  • AGE III
  • Lin of Sunsinger (A Sunsinger/Scouts Story)
  • Sunsinger (A Sunsinger/Scouts Story)
  • Spacer's Creed (A Sunsinger/Scouts Story)
  • Dead World (A Sunsinger/Scouts Story)
  • The Lady and the Order (A Sunsinger/Scouts Story)
  • Fever (A Sunsinger/Scouts Story)
  • University (A Sunsinger/Scouts Story)
  • Leap Ships (A Sunsinger/Scouts Story)
  • Aramar (A Sunsinger/Scouts Story)
  • Gemar (A Sunsinger/Scouts Story)
  • Scouts (A Sunsinger/Scouts Story)
  • Star Sword (A Sunsinger/Scouts Story)
  • Illumination (A Sunsinger/Scouts Story)
  • Star Dances (sequel to Aramar and a SciFi Romance)
  • Hoven Quest (A Hoveni Story)
  • Meruk Episodes I - V (A Hoveni Story)
  • Meruk Episodes VI - X (A Hoveni Story)
  • Meruk Episodes XI - XX (A Hoveni Story)
  • Hoven War (A Hoveni Story)
  • Virtually Dead (A Khybor Story)
  • Kin (Sequel to Virtually Dead - A Khybor Story)
  • True Caderi
  • Kleintran (A Sunsinger/Scouts Story)
  • The Hunt Universe

    Who are the Hunt? Children sent from an endangered world in another universe/dimension of reality, to protect them from a despot who wants to command their Talents. Given into the keeping of the Hounds of Hamin, the members of the Hunt have been separated by time as well as distance. They know each other by the scars--rows of teeth marks--on their wrists. Some have been in our world for decades, others have only been here for a few years. They have to find each other--and soon, before more enemies show up to destroy them--and find a way back home to save their world.

    The Hunt books are:

    1. Dawn Memories
    2. Quartet
    3. Butterfly
    4. Finders, Keepers
    5. The Gathering

    We are hoping that Michelle will continue adding books to this series to flesh it out even more, but the above five, do make a complete series all by themselves. These books are also available in print.

    Wildvine Universe

    Wildvine Universe LogoIn multiple worlds and universes and dimensions of reality, there are tales of Hub Worlds, where many different realms can meet and intersect. Some travel between worlds through the power of the mind and Talents born into the blood, while others are chosen through vision and prophecy and step between worlds with the power of talismans. None can go to the others' worlds, except when they meet in a Hub World.

    Wildvine County, somewhere in the United States, is that pivotal point where the travelers from multiple worlds and universes meet.

    The story begins when refugees from a world called Rehdonna stumble through the vortex to Wildvine. Through danger and treachery, the only one who can take them home again was killed, but they live in hope that someday, one of them will be born with the Talent and can find the way home again.

    The Wildvine Books currently known are:
    1. Jahanna
    2. Istorica
    3. Felin-Ru
    4. Old Solar's Shoppe
    5. Apprentice Solar

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    0a] Commonwealth Universe: Age I: KHYBORS: In the Beginning by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    Go far back in Commonwealth history, before the Downfall of First Civ, when the galaxy-spanning civilization called itself the Central Allied Worlds. Three novellas in one volume explore the birth of the Khybors, whose descendants will impact the Downfall, the rebirth of civilization, the return to the stars, and the Commonwealth far into the future.
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    0b] Commonwealth Universe: Age I: Norbra's Children by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    Before the Commonwealth, there was First Civ, and then the Downfall, an age of barbarism when the galaxy-spanning civilization shattered and colony worlds were abandoned to die or to survive by their own strength.

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    0g] Commonwealth Universe: Age I: The Pirate and the Professor by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Romance Novella)
     
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    As captain of the legendary pirate ship, Nova Vendetta, she makes her homeworld a haven for the downtrodden. Then the scholarly representative of a neglected colony comes as a peace envoy and makes her think of more than just surviving. When the two of them are shot down in the badlands of her planet, they become partners to survive, then friends, then maybe something more.

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    0h] Commonwealth Universe: Age I: The Talon...The Adventure Begins by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    When the expected revolution does erupt, Edrian's father and grandfather are taken away, accused of treachery. His older brother flees to the wilderness to lead the rebels, and Edrian and his mother become hostages.

    Edrian hides behind his false reputation of being sickly and studious, allowing him to move freely at night, freeing prisoners and striking in defence of the colony. He is only a boy on the verge of manhood, but the Talon's reputation has already taken root.

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    0j] Commonwealth Universe: Age I: The Saddle and the Sleuth by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Romance Novella)
     
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    On a remote colony world, the daughter of the Talon, the defender of the people, takes over her father's mask and identity. At the same time, an investigator comes to the colony in search of the Set'ri, to stop them from hastening the disintegration of the galactic civilization.

    Can the two work together for the sake of the future, or will their necessary deceptions push them apart forever?

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    0k] Commonwealth Universe: Age I: Moonbirds by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Romance)
     
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    K'reeth and her sister, K'rin, were named for the moonbirds -- sister raptor birds who shared parenting duties, one the nurturer, the other the hunter and defender. Orphaned by catastrophe and adopted by the High Mistrada of the T'bredi scholars, they were teachers, entrusted with all the gathered wisdom of the Ayanlak.

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    0m] Commonwealth Universe: Age I: Wind Walker by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    Refugees from the Downfall Wars, separated by centuries of spaceflight, clash on a far distant world. Caught between them are Tayree -- native, Wind Walker, visionary, and a recent widow -- and Arin, a foundling raised by the invading Colonists.

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    2a] Commonwealth Universe: Age II: Undying by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    Marnya is a novice, traveling to a teaching enclave to expand her healing talents. But her life is changed forever when her traveling party is attacked by brigands. In defending herself and her friends, Marnya is critically injured -- but she does not die. She thinks she has hidden her remarkable healing from everyone, but two of the soldiers who rescue the novices belong to the Order of Kilvordi, and they know her secret. She is one of them, an Undying.

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    4b] Commonwealth Universe: Age III: Sunsinger by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Young Adult)
     
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    The alien Mashrami have invaded sectors of space occupied by Humans. They won't communicate and they won't share -- there is nothing the Commonwealth Fleet can do other than fight, and evacuate the colony worlds that lie in the path of the Mashrami fleet.

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    4c] Commonwealth Universe: Age III: Spacer's Creed by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Young Adult)
     
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    Bain knew Lin wanted him to stay on Sunsinger with her and Ganfer, just as much as he wanted to stay, but someone in authority was getting in the way. Lin had to keep a secret from him, and if she told him what it was, he might never be allowed back on board.

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    4d] Commonwealth Universe: Age III: Dead World by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Young Adult)
     
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    Bain and Lin meet up with Ranger Captain Gilmore again. Gil has an important mission for Sunsinger's crew: helping test a new device to protect ships from the alien Mashrami. The only problem is, Lin has to get Sunsinger very close to the aliens in order to test it!

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    4e] Commonwealth Universe: Age III: The Lady and the Order by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Young Adult)
     
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    Bain and Lin meet up with Sister High Scholar Marnya, a member of the Order of Kilvordi - the Church scholars and scientists who brought civilization back from the destruction of the Downfall and took Humans back into space. Marnya needs their help on a very important mission: She needs to travel in disguise, to see if the conditions on the colony worlds match the reports that she receives. Plus, someone is trying to kill members of the Order, and Marnya is the most important target of all. Bain's dreams of having the power and resources to help the helpless come a little closer to reality as he learns from Marnya and her bodyguard, Jax.

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    4f] Commonwealth Universe: Age III: Fever by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Young Adult)
     
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    Sunsinger's crew joins the Rangers on a mission of mercy where time is the enemy -- along with a plague created by the alien Mashrami. Bain and Lin help to deliver medicine to hopefully prevent and cure the plague. When they come to a planet where the colonists are uncooperative, they start to unearth secrets better left buried.

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    4g] Commonwealth Universe: Age III: University by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Young Adult)
     
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    A researcher was attacked, his laboratory ransacked and deadly cultures stolen. With the possibility of a plague being loosed under the domes of Centralis, Bain and Gorgi knew they had to help. But it could cost them their lives.

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    4h] Commonwealth Universe: Age III: Leap Ships by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Young Adult)
     
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    Bain and Lin go on an exploring mission and meet Leapers - descendants of people who escaped from the abuse and slavery of First Civ. Leap ships travel vast distances in a few heartbeats by slipping through the fabric of space and time. Journeys of years with Spacer pilots take days on Leap ships. Captain Lorian and the crew of the Estal'es'cai have come to see if anything remains of their galaxy and the civilization where their ancestors originated. What Lin and Bain do on meeting the Leapers could affect the future of the Commonwealth.

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    4i] Commonwealth Universe: Age III: Aramar by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Young Adult)
     
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    Trouble is brewing, and the crew of "Sunsinger" is asked by the Commonwealth Council to go to Aramar and assist the Commonwealth's ambassadors. And help them escape if the trouble erupts into civil war.

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    4j] Commonwealth Universe: Age III: Gemar by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Young Adult)
     
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    Gemar, a lost colony, former member of the Conclave, now a member of the Commonwealth. A world with legends of shapeshifters.

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    4k] Commonwealth Universe: Age III: Scouts by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Young Adult)
     
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    Bain and the first generation of Scouts go on a training flight with the first Scout ship, but it turns into their first official rescue mission. Sunsinger has been damaged. Ganfer could be destroyed. And Lin is missing.

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    4o] Commonwealth Universe: Age III: Hoven Quest by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    Legend says the planet Gemar once belonged to the Hoveni, a race of shapeshifters. Hoveni and Humans lived together in peace until the Set'ri decided to exterminate anything that didn't meet their definition of what a Human should be.

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    4p] Commonwealth Universe: Age III: The Meruk Episodes I-V by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    Meruk was just an ordinary university student. A piece of Hovenu jewelry left for him by his parents when they died sparked an interest in Hovenu history and culture that became his major course of study -- archaeology. A fascinating discovery on a summer dig led to strange dreams of actually being a Hoven ... and when thieves attacked the dig site, Meruk learned those dreams were true -- he was a Hoven, and with his secret revealed, he had to flee for his life.

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    4q] Commonwealth Universe: Age III: The Meruk Episodes VI - X by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Young Adult)
     
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    Meruk's quest to find other Hoveni continues as he heads out into the desert, following clues and legends of hiding places deep under the shifting sands.

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    4t] Commonwealth Universe: Age III: Virtually Dead by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    For six hundred years, the Khybor scientists on Ayvystal slept, through the destruction of their civilization. Now the new civilization built on the ruins above them threatens their existence.

    Caspya is their Sentinel, their guardian. She must make contact with the living, waking world above them, find allies, and recover their life tubes before any more members of their virtual reality Community are killed. Or worse, found by the heirs of the enemy who sent them into hiding long ago.

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    4v] Commonwealth Universe: Age III: True Caderi by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    Qinda was a nobody, surviving on her wits, and cursed with genetics that hinted at unusual gifts. Strong enough hints to make a powerful, domineering old woman chase her across the star systems to gain possession of her.

    When her safe home on an agricultural planet is threatened by her enemy, Qinda and her husband know the only way to keep them all alive and safe is to split up, and hope to reach the Commonwealth where they can request sanctuary. But along the way, someone even more powerful finds Qinda's trail, and he has the law on his side when he takes her prisoner...

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    Faxinor Chronicles Book 1: Heir of Faxinor by Michelle Levigne (Fantasy)
     
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    When Andrixine falls ill and spends the winter recovering at Snowy Mount, a community of holy folk, scholars and healers, she never dreams it will be the first step of an adventure that will change her life. But her illness came from a murder attempt, and the same enemy tries to kill her traveling party on the way home.

    When she seeks a weapon to rescue her mother, she is chosen by the mystical Spirit Sword to lead in the defense of her country, Reshor, against its ancient enemy. First, she must rescue her mother and uproot treachery from within her own castle and family. The friends she gathers along the way become her closest allies and supporters--and she is surprised when friendship with a young warrior turns into something more.

    Faxinor Chronicles Book 2: Lorien by Michelle Levigne (Fantasy/Fantasy Romance)
     
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    Lorien vows to do whatever it takes to serve Reshor and protect her pregnant sister, Andrixine, the Sword Bearer. Even if it means making a loveless political marriage. She learns that the game of politics and courtly manners is a harsher duty than swordplay and battle. Then Ambassador Lord Arand of Eretia comes to Reshor to make politically astute marriages to protect his kingdom against Sendorland. He has been ordered to win Lorien for his queen's grandson....
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