|Cover by Once Upon a Time covers|
Sabina de Nespa has known a life of freedom and peace, thanks to the actions of her heroic parents. As a child of royalty, she has kept her intentions pure and her heart guarded, always aware that the crown of the realm may one day rest upon her brow.
When two strangers stumble across her path, she finds her peace shattered as dangerous family secrets begin to emerge, along with a malignant force that threatens to destroy her entire world. These men have the ability to help her rise to brilliant heights, or cause a devastating plunge into darkness.
It is now up to Sabina to continue her parents’ legacy of honor, courage, and strength through adversity. With the fate of Kaldalangra upon her shoulders, she has vowed to follow the path of righteousness, or die trying.
Rhea Aralia lived an uneventful life in Virginia, until the fateful night of her kidnapping. Taken to a strange realm of destruction, despair, and mysterious people with dark secrets, the young woman must learn a new way of life to survive.With the help of her new companions, Rhea discovers the courage to defy the tyrant King Verikhan and his heir, the cleverness to deceive the court, and the power within herself to transform this world of darkness into one of beauty and hope.
Nyssa has taken her place as Queen of the realm, with her secret love, Sebast, now openly at her side. She rules with a fair hand, striving for justice and prosperity for all of her people.
Rowan and Rhea travel the realm, spreading peace and healing wherever they go. In Kylassame, they have formed a strong bond with friends and spread deep roots in the community.
The people of Kaldalangra are joyful, and life in their world is better than ever before.
But a string of tragedies has the ability to bring Rhea to her knees, and with her, the entire realm. While Rowan struggles to recover the village of Kylassame from a devastating crime, Rhea’s faith in her own strength weakens, with dire consequences.
Re-enter the world of Kaldalangra, and join the adventure as Rhea and Rowan endeavor to continue upon their chosen destiny
Deep within the stones of Steinbrekka, the Gormellyn stirred. His beady eyes snapped open and he yawned, his long, black muzzle opening wide and blood-red tongue flicking out to taste the air. His back arched in a feline stretch as he rose on all four limbs, muscles stiffened after the long repose. A purr of contentment turned into a low grown as he lifted his paws to the side of his den and extended his claws, the razor-sharp talons screeching as they scraped thin lines in the hard stone.
The lair was not large, just big enough for a medium-sized dog or large cat. This was the den where the Gormellyn slept in eternal peace, only awoken during times of great need. The last time his long slumber had been disturbed was when the foolish High Prince Mateo had answered the summoning of Steinbrekka, the call to power that was released for Lord Rowan to claim twenty-three long years ago.
Foolish, High Prince. Foolish, King Verikhan. The creature stretched once again, ancient bones cracking and shifting until he was able to move in a sinewy, snake-like smoothness once again. He could still taste the blood of the High Prince on his tongue, and the fear and rebellion of Verikhan lingered in his finely tuned nostrils. For this immortal being, the events of the past decades were as clear as if they had just occurred, and he momentarily lost himself in the deep betrayal of the past king.
Then, his head turned from side to side as his tongue once again darted into the air, seeking that which pulled him from his two-decade-long slumber. His eyes narrowed down to nearly invisible slits and he hissed, steam rising into the frigid air of the cave.
Foolish, foolish, two-faced human. You should have never come to this realm. Now you shall suffer.