Sanzaki Kojika books in order
Fawn Szymoniak, better known as Sanzaki Kojika, is an author of fantasy.
Raised in a house full of books and mythology, Sanzaki has been a full-time resident of the fantasy world from a very early age.
Introduced to the fantasy works of Barbara Hambly and Terry Brooks by her mother, Sanzaki had already penned her first novel by the time she was eight years old–as chaotic as it was.
Now an author of fantasy series such as Fall of the Dragon, The Archive of Sinners, and The Dragon Pillars, she is also a freelance graphic designer with a number of self-published graphic novels to her name.
In addition to teaching Photoshop and Intro to Manga at a local art gallery, Sanzaki has also instructed several other classes on Japanese and fantasy art styles throughout the years.
She enjoys writing, drawing, sewing and cosplaying.
Genres: Fantasy / SF, Fiction
- Desert Tracer (2011)
- Altier (2015)
- Book Dreams Volume #1: A Brain to Books Anthology (2017)
- The Archive of Sinners: Artbook (2018)
- The Dragon Pillars Artbook (2020)
Kappa to Ieba
- Kappa to Ieba Volume 1 (2012)
- Zos Kias Volume 6 (2012)
Fall of the Dragon
- Beyond the Dancing Flames (2015)
- Across the Wavering Landscape (2015)
- Into the Fading Twilight (2015)
The Archive of Sinners
- Lust (2016)
- Greed (2016)
- Gluttony (2017)
- Wrath (2017)
- Sloth (2019)
The Dragon Pillars
- Water & Fire (2018)
- Earth & Wind (2020)
Detailed book overview
Society has cast aside those given the ability of Tracers. No longer needed by Guardians or the world, they have become condemned to a frivolous existence. To survive, they have to continue to push forward, as Tural has everyday since his life began in the mazoku infested desert.
One day, the Guardian Radulf shows up to enlist his aid. Begrudgingly, Tural agrees and the two set off across the desert to fight together. Though Tural thinks it's just business, Radulf has other plans. Can the two work together and restore the Guardian and Tracer partnerships of the past?
Altier’s world is turned upside down by a prophesy that forces him from his home. Joined by his dear friend and a man once his enemy, he must seek out the dark spire from the visions and bring its terror to a close. In a new and magical world, each day is a struggle with powerful enemies on their tail. The further he journeys, the more he realizes that in a world of magical creatures, he just may be the strangest one of all.
“Here, we present the talents of assorted artists. In this collection you will find short stories, continuations, and poems that encompass the hidden treasures of today’s uprising authors. May their words influence you as much as they have influenced mine."
Story included- The Archive of Sinners: Priti. The short story follows Priti during the early parts of Lust.”
Authors Include: Ani H. Manjikian, Adam Dreece, W.J. Howard, Toi Thomas, Timothy Bateson, Laura McHale Holland, Ash Krafton, Sanzaki Kojika, Tyrean Martinson, C.T. Callahan, Natash Jackson, Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra, Jeanne Richards, Charlene Jones, Angela B. Chrysler
Kappa to Ieba
In the world exists creatures of Legend, which are treated as bounties and hunted down. Suisen (a Legend himself) is one of the many Legend Hunters that exist throughout Japan, though his way of hunting is a bit different than the others. Joined by other creatures of legends, like a Kitsune and a Byakko, he finds these Legends and hears their stories. As they try to save the legends of the world, they might just make a legend all their own!
With things settling down, and the others resting, Kazehiko heads out with Lily to London for her first on-field training mission. Not only do they have a handful waiting for them with their mischevious target, but their chaperone isn't someone that's easy to deal with either!
Upon their return to Zos Kias, Kazehiko goes straight back to work. Lily wants to play, but the playmate she finds might be enough to change her mind! The 6th installment in the Zos Kias series!
Fall of the Dragon
In a world of forgotten magic, the Land has fallen to chaos and war. At the head of the chaos ride the Dragon and Phoenix empires, mercilessly fighting over control of the land. The war has lasted far too long, but the end is near. The Dragon is about to stumble. In a desperate attempt to avoid their eminent defeat, they reach out to find a replacement for their heir, a young desert boy named Shima.
While the Dragon is searching desperately, they fall into an internal struggle for control of their empire and future. The Phoenix must try to put an end to this madness. But will the madness overcome them as well?
Twenty long years have passed since the fall of the Dragon Empire. During this time, the Phoenix and the newly founded Crescent Luna have worked hard to bring peace to the land. A dark rumor lurks beyond their reach, telling of the dragon's return. When the rumor hits close to home, young Amren, heir to the Phoenix Empire, takes off across the land with his phoenix partner Anya to destroy the dragon. As Amren and Anya are wrapped up in the dark secrets surrounding the dragon, a new danger arises and a new battle begins.
When the land falls to dark times, the Phoenix Princess Ambrosia finds hope with a vision of her own. She leads Faun and her allies into the West, hoping to track down the evergrowing darkness. While they head into danger, Amren and Abaou Qu are freed from their magical prison. Abaou Qu and the dragon are finally ready to act, and even with Amren and Anya at their side, it may not be enough to save them.
The Archive of Sinners
In their tiny Chicago-land office, Vere and his partner Thomas take any case big or small, and will do anything to see it solved. A woman hires them to find out the truth behind her boyfriend’s sudden illness, but when their case takes a turn towards the supernatural, they might not be enough.
When Thomas falls prey to their mysterious attacker, things only get worse. Armed with minimal knowledge and left to fend for himself, Vere’s in for the ride of his life. He might have found help, but his new partner is a creature of nightmares herself - a Succubus.
When paranormal activity happens in the area, Cain Investigations are the ones for the job! Thomas, his partner Vere, and their newly "hired" assistant Priti receive a strange request from a duo of German ghost hunters to help get back an antique mirror. A simple search job turns south when they learn a ghost is haunting it.
Cain Investigations take any case, normal or paranormal! They are hired to investigate a girl’s boyfriend who fears he could be cheating. Weeks of investigation lead to nothing, and as soon as the case is cleared, her boyfriend comes and asks them to find out what’s really been happening with him.
Following Ken turns a bit hairy when he transforms into a werewolf. While they figure out how to help him control his powers, the rest of his pack shows up to take him back. Not willing to give up easily, Vere and the gang try to fight back, but taking on a pack of werewolves may be more than they can handle.
Cain Investigations is broken. Vere is ensnared by his grief, and cases are the last thing on his mind. An unexpected call from the police draws him back in when Mrs. Johnson, a frequent client, is found murdered. As Vere steps into her life, he discovers a side of her he never knew. And, on top of everything else, her dog is missing.
While he desperately searches for the lost dog, a mysterious young girl named Mysleriana shows up at their doorstep claiming to be a witch’s familiar. She alleges that Mrs. Johnson murdered was because of a book of black magic she was protecting. Witches are running rampant in Chicago, and Vere has to pull himself together if he hopes to stop them.
In the burning summer heat, Chicago is plagued with a string of gruesome murders. The corpses turn up mangled, their skins entirely stripped off. The cases are weeks apart, and the only thing the victims have in common is their ghastly demise. There are no leads, no hints, no trace of the killer left behind. And without a client, Cain Investigations is forced to sit on the sidelines.
When another body washes up along Lake Michigan, the Chicago PD is desperate to bring a close to the case, assigning it to Detectives McKinley and Vargas. As they dig deeper into their investigation, McKinley starts to be haunted by nightmares. Fearing for her life, she seeks out help from Cain Investigations, hiring them to get to the bottom of these murders before she becomes the next victim.
The Dragon Pillars
There is a legend that everyone knows- the legend of the Dragon Pillars. Every several hundred years, darkness befalls the land. The Dragons awaken and choose their Pillars, humans strong enough to withstand their powers, and together they drive back the darkness.
In the towering cathedral of Vivdaugas, students flock to study the archives built upon the legend and train to reach the glory of its heroes. Garred Conway is preparing for his test to become a true Defender when a storm threatens to destroy the citadel, and the land around it. Trapped in the catacombs, desperate to save those he cares for, he finds help from the most surprising place- the Water Dragon Aysu. Now, as Aysu's new pillar, he finds himself with more responsibility thrust on him than he could have ever imagined.
The Pillar of Fire Shula is left reeling with loss and a new heavy burden of responsibility. The Water Pillar Garred leads a small party into the dangerous Whispering Forest to seek out weapons that were blessed by the Light Dragon. Disaster is narrowly avoided, but it brings a dark secret to light. Once reunited, Shula steels her resolve and the journey continues.
With two Dragons awoken, their quest for the third leads them to the harsh terrain of the desert. The sand dregs up a certain Defender’s self-proclaimed pathetic past and the hard feelings associated with it. Can a Dragon really chose a Pillar from an isolated people dedicated to a life of pacifism?