House of the Stormwind

A magical collection of tales from writing duo The Lazuli Portals (Joanna Gawn & Ron Dickerson).


** Some of the stories are straightforward tales, incorporating themes of the paranormal, suspense, or day-to-day issues. However, many reflect The Lazuli Portals' themes of spiritual awakening, the metaphysical, and inspirational (or visionary) fiction. **



POWER GAMES: A remote farmhouse; three people; one result.

THE MAGIM'S STAFF: A short tale of resistance and endurance.

THE HOUSE OF THE STORMWIND: How far would you go to help your landlady remove a curse?

ABANDONED: Is hope enough?

MIDSUMMER BEAUTY: A letter results in a surprising awakening for Maddie.

LADY OF THE LAKE: Where mist reveals your heart’s desire.

ASSIGNMENT: HUMANITY: Is the human race worth saving?

RED MIST: A darker tale of power and revenge.

KNOCK, KNOCK: Things that go bump in the night.

BONUS: Chapter One of The Cordello Quest, Book One of The Lazuli Portals Trilogy


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Joanna Gawn is a Reiki Master/practitioner based in England. She has a maths and science background, but discovered Reiki and 'subtle energies' when she developed a challenging health condition. That changed her life, and indirectly led to her starting to write again.


She loves writing, reading, listening to melodic rock music, tinkering with spreadsheets, and working with Reiki, crystals, and synchronicities.


Ron Dickerson is proudly Cornish, with a background in rugby, business and Round Table/Rotary. Perhaps not the expected connections for writing of this sort!


Ron has a deep love of books and superb writing. He is an intuitive natural healer. He and his wife also have two cats.


The authors share a love of life-force energy, raising consciousness, and exploring the depths of their own potential.



My Review


It's always difficult to review a collection of short stories, not simply because there is often such a variety of style within the collection that one story may be a five star read yet another sugnificantly less. In this case all the stories are connected in theme, mainly paranormal/metaphysical and to be honest I enjoyed all of them. I have to say that the story from which the collection takes its name , 'The house of the stormwind' is one of my favourites, closely followed by 'Assignment Humanity' which I found highly original. If you like the supernatural element then you will love these stories and if not, you will probably still find something within that you can take away with you. I found myself thinking about some of these stories days after I'd finished reading them so can thoroughtly recommend this collection. They may be short and easy to read but this is no light reading matter. 




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Joanna (Lazuli Portals Trilogy) | Reply 07.01.2015 13.36

Julie, I'm so glad you enjoyed our short stories. Thankyou for your wonderful review & for taking the time to share on Amazon UK, US & GR as well as your blog.

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27.05 | 22:25

Another amazing review, dying to get my hands on this one xxx

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probably the best new author I know....x x x x x x x

27.05 | 14:17

Great review, can't wait to read over the holiday

27.05 | 13:49

Wonderful review. Really looking forward to reading this.

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