Poised to become the most powerful priestess in Idara, Nelay doesn’t have time to become a pretty bauble for the king. She’s too busy saving her people from the invading army sweeping across her kingdom.
But in defeat after defeat, Nelay begins to realize a bigger power is at play than that wielded by mere mortals. Only she can stand between the cinders of her once-great nation and the vengeance of a goddess.
Holy moly, this one has been a long time coming (thanks for sticking with me)! For a while there, I wasn't sure it would ever be finished . . .okay, maybe it's still not finished (the paperback isn't up yet--it's coming, promise!). I can honestly say I've never had more obstacles while writing a book. It's also the longest book I've ever written, coming in at a whopping 116K words.
Nevertheless, I'm thrilled with how it turned out. The challenge to write a "red" character was a difficult one, as it's a very different mindset from my own "blue" (if you have no idea what I'm talking about, check this out). I'm sorta in love with Rycus. He's my favorite hero, simply because of his wit and humor. I loved Jezzel too, she was super fun to write. Maran's character was inspired by several friends in abusive relationships. Through Nelay's eyes, the young mother's growth felt like part of my own journey.