Ihva is horrified to find out she might be the most dreaded individual in all of Gant, but before she can discover the truth, she is whisked away on a rescue mission. Prince Jasper’s fiancee has gone missing. As they chase his betrothed all over the continent, Jasper is hiding secrets of his own, and he’s willing to risk his life to keep them. Is Ihva the feared harbinger of the world’s doom? Will Jasper find a way to save his bride and his kingdom? Only time will tell the answers, and then it might be too late.
Jasper was brooding, and he knew it. He just couldn’t help it. The longer they were on the road, the more time he had to think, to wonder what might happen if things didn’t go as he wanted. The message in the clearing had shaken him. Over the past month, he’d considered what might happen if the Lady of Shadows ever captured Lady Cibelle, since the day he’d told the woman about her role in the plan. Lady Cibelle wouldn’t betray him, he knew, but the Lady of Shadows was cunning and had ways of convincing people.
He thought of Oerid, and a sense of duty dragged at him. The nation was in danger. He was its crown prince, the only clear heir, and anything that threatened him threatened his people. He was adamant to be freed from this menace to his reign. The Lady of Shadows thought she could steal his allegiance, did she? He wouldn’t be won without a battle, no, a war. He trembled inside. If only it was up to him.
About the Author
Lauren C. Sergeant is a poet, a founding contributor for the Auburn-Opelika Moms Blog, a writer, and the author of Light of Distant Suns, the first book in the Children of the Glaring Dawn series. Her writing career began in junior high with composing poetry, and by age 26, she started on her first novel. She has always had a passion for fiction as a means of both escape and reconnection to the world around her. Her fascination with world customs, her deep interest in personal relationships, the plethora of spellbinding stories she has read and watched, and her enthusiasm for the fantasy genre combine in wondrous ways in her engaging debut novel. Shaped by these influences, she creates compelling cultures and fascinating, relatable characters in lush imaginary realms.
In her spare time, when she is not writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a good book, whether it be fantasy, history, physics, or calculus. She lives in Opelika, Alabama with her beloved husband and dear son, though she grew up in Southern California and never imagined calling the American South home.
It seems the unanticipated things in life are sometimes the most delightful, though.