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I left off with Halina checking out Gethen after being shown into Ranith Citadel's great room. His cool greeting comes up against her obstinacy and the result is conflict that he solves with sorcery:
He made a gesture with his open palm and intoned a few strange words beneath his breath.
Halina’s grip tightened on her dagger, but the room became a blur of green light and icy wind, and before she could pull the weapon or protest, she was sitting on her arse in the middle of the snowy bailey.
“He used his sorcery on me. That insolent fen-sucker!” She stood and stomped up the steps to the citadel’s wide main doors. She didn’t bother knocking; she’d spare no more courtesy on the stinking mage. Halina heaved back the door. She strode through the doorway. And walked right back into the frigid bailey.
The Shadow & The Sun is now available on Amazon for $3.99.
Among the living or the dead, he’s never needed anything from anyone.
Shadow Mage Gethen is a powerful necromancer, keeper of the border between the living and the dead, and brother to the king of Besera. But with his dark powers failing and a vengeful entity attacking, Gethen should be happy when a formidable lady knight appears at his gates. He’s not. The price for her aid is steep—his allegiance in a war against his brother.
In battle or in bed, she’s never met a man she considered her match.
Militess Halina is undaunted by the threat of war between her country and neighboring Besera. She earned her titles by shedding blood and breaking bones. She uses her body to reward soldiers who serve her loyally, and to punish those who don’t. And Halina’s never met a man she couldn’t command or crush.
Passion and power unexpectedly ignite when a blizzard traps Halina at Gethen’s citadel. With the evil entity’s onslaughts rapidly deteriorating Gethen’s sorcery, they have little time to understand their unexpected attraction. But could their passion be the key to defeating an ancient enemy that’s hell-bent on obliterating their world?
Illustration © 2016 Qistina Khalidah