Now, something is killing them before they can be born.
When Iminique Demascus senses a nameless evil striking at the unborn royal children, she has to make a choice. A noblewoman and a healer in a world where aristocrats and mages belong to different castes, she is forbidden by her father to ever heal. Breaking his dictate, she saves a single girl child.
No one thanks her. Neither the child’s parents nor the people want a girl, reviling her for surviving when the males perished. Left as the princess’s sole protector and faced with adversity and hostility from nearly every quarter, Iminique allies herself with the wizard who once dragged her to the brink of death and then inexplicably let her go; a wizard who has his own secret agenda and casts spells that should be impossible.
Meanwhile, in the south, a young sorceress falls prey to an ancient enemy, one weaving his own plans for bringing mankind to its knees.
In the city of mages, a guild slave dances on a stage while magical spells disguised as stars trail from her hair. Across the city in a quiet manor, a shunned sorceress with bone-white tresses and ruby eyes writes to a young mage who wields magic that he uses on her in unexpected ways.
Watching them both from the shadowlands is a woman – a spirit – the lover of a sharp-toothed creature whose talons once wrought pleasure in her body. Now, even after he stole her soul from her physical form and holds it captive, still she loves him…and still she fights him.
He and she both watch the lives of those in the Seventh Demesne, where a guildmaster pulls the strings of his slaves like puppets, the slave dancer chronicles her memories before a shadow in the night steals them away, and the shunned sorceress is deemed a pariah by her peers despite being the only one holding up the city’s protective walls. Haunted by loneliness, she becomes enmeshed in the web a treacherous mage, who offers her the one thing she cannot resist: love.
As passions flare and rage rises between the sorcerers and the sorceresses of the Seventh Demesne, battle lines are drawn in the wrong places, unions are made with the wrong allies, and all the while – unseen, unheard, scarcely deemed real by the humans within the city walls – the shadow-hungry watches.
Until he acts.
Heiress of Rebellion (coming in 2021)
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Heiress of Shadow (coming sometime in 2021)
For a peek at the first chapter, click here.