Fantasy | Romance | Adventure
When Taly was only six years old, a horrific fire swept through her village, stealing away her home, her family, and every memory of her previous life. Fifteen years later, she finds herself living on Tempris, a derelict island on the fringes of the once-mighty fey empire. Living as a human among a race of powerful and immortal mages, Taly is treated as barely more than an animal. They even have a name for her kind: shardless.
Still, Taly considers herself lucky. Taken in by a prominent fey lord, she’s lived a comfortable life. But when an accidental brush with magic causes her to see things - ghostly apparitions that give her small glimpses into the future - she quickly finds herself in a very dangerous situation. The Sanctorum has returned to the island, executing anyone showing signs of time magic. If they find her, they’ll kill her… and anyone that tries to protect her.
Fearing discovery, Taly leaves home, abandoning her old life and everyone in it. It’s just too bad her best friend refuses to let her go… And despite the risk, Taly finds that she doesn’t really want him to.
Now Taly’s life is about to change again. An ancient evil is rising - with its eyes set on conquering Tempris. In the face of this new threat, will Taly be able to keep her secret? Or will she be forced to face her fears in order to save the people she cares about?
His hands moved down to cradle her neck. “I only have one request if you’re going to keep me in suspense all day long.”
“What’s that?” The movement of her lips drew his eyes down.
“Let me kiss you again?”
That voice, breathy and low, set Taly’s heart racing. His lips twitched at the corners – he could hear it. Now that he could use his magic, he knew exactly the kind of effect he was having on her. But he didn’t move. He waited.
Her choice. She set the pace.
Taking a shaky breath, she jerked her head. Yes.