"After eight years, Evadne will finally be reunited with her older sister, Halcyon, who has been serving in the queen’s army. But when Halcyon unexpectedly appears a day early, Eva knows something is wrong. Halcyon has been charged with a heinous crime, and though her life is spared, she is sentenced to fifteen years. Suspicious of the charges brought forth by Halcyon’s army commander, as well as the details of the crime, Eva volunteers to take part of her sister’s sentence.
After surviving a revolution that will finally put the rightful queen on the Maevan throne, Brienna struggles to find her place as the adopted daughter of a Maevan lord. Aodhan Morgane, meanwhile, loved by Brienna as Cartier, is fighting to rebuild his own House from the ashes of tyranny and oppression. When a remnant of the old regime stirs in Maevana's shadows, Brienna and Cartier must put their doubts and desires aside in order to face a new threat—one that will target any
Lift doesn't make plans. She doesn't stay anywhere long enough to be known. She doesn't think, whenever she can help it. Nope, Lift steals food. And occasionally stops assassinations—on really, really good days when she's had enough to eat. But not making plans doesn't feel as right as it used to, not with a soulless man named Darkness hunting people like Lift—people with powers they're not supposed to have, who do things they shouldn't be able to do. More and more, Lift hear
"Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron. Growing up in Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her. While some are born with a talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she chose knowledge. However, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true: she is left without a patron. Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers
Blue de la Cour, alchemist's daughter, sees life in absolutes. From conducting dangerous alchemy experiments for street urchins in need to thwarting the reckless escapades of her childhood nemesis, Prince Kellan, she's never been afraid to act on her convictions. Even if it risks exposing the forbidden magic in her veins. Kellan, crown prince of Balavata, is being crushed by responsibility and the guilt of a troubled past. But when Blue, long-time thorn-in-his-side, finds her
As someone who is constantly on the hunt for clean fantasy, there's nothing quite like those "Eureka!" moments when I stumble on a gem. 2020 has been a fantastic year for reading, not only because I've had more time, but because I've been more deliberate in narrowing my search. In the past, my strategy has been to pick up popular fantasy titles, start reading, then abort when they failed to meet any kind of clean standard. A flawed system—not only because I was expecting a tr
Despite having spent time with her through the many, many drafts of The Heir of Ariad, when it comes to Salienne (sah-lee-ENN) of the Rain Realm, I feel like I've barely scratched the surface. Anyone familiar with Ariad will know Salienne as the fearless and unyielding Silver warrior who takes her role as a sister extremely seriously. If you're not familiar with the story (which *nudge, nudge* can be remedied here) allow me to sum up Salienne as a fierce, indomitable female c