Elyse Salpeter

A ruby discovered in a mountain stream transports Joshua and Sean to the war-torn world of Karov. They are immediately caught up in a violent struggle between the people and their treacherous king, who is determined to find the legendary ruby hidden deep in the emerald caverns. But time is running out. The boys must help the Karovites find it before the king does. For if the king gets to it first, he will become the most powerful being in the universe and the Karovites will be enslaved… forever.

Adam and Alec are identical twins, but they are mortal enemies. Always jealous of his twin, Alec does everything he can to destroy his brother’s happiness, including kidnapping Adam’s fiancée on their wedding day and disappearing with her deep into the Canadian mountains. Adam searches for them for months, but he never finds them. Just when Adam is at his most grief-stricken, a stranger appears and offers him a chance for a new life in a land filled with magic, gems, and powers unimaginable. But, will he escape from his past, or will it eventually come back to haunt him? 

The Children of Demilee Series