The Shadow & The Sun No. 8 (#8Sunday)
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It's been a busy few weeks since I last posted, so a reminder of where we last were in the book. Halina had unexpectedly arrived at Gethen's citadel, much to his discontent. But she wasn't intimidated by his dismissive attitude. And now we see our necromancer through our militess's eyes:
Gethen of Ranith presented a formidable figure. He was broad across the shoulders, narrow at the waist, and long-legged. He wore his hair in the style of his homeland’s men, cropped close on the sides but left longer on top, and he sported the shadow of a beard. The silver dusting his thick, black hair defied a youthful face but affirmed his haunted, hard expression; she’d heard that the mages aged quickly, their lives consumed by their own dark magic.
He moved with economy and power, and Halina, court-born and having served in the king’s army for two decades, recognized him as a man trained for warfare and command. But it was Gethen’s dark gray eyes that both fascinated and warned her. He assessed her as a wolf does a stag — potential meal, potential danger. It was much the same way she studied him.
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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