Mine is a sequel to my work, Speaker’s Way. Here’s the blurb for that:
Yui, a betrayed thief sold into sexual slavery, is seeking any way to escape the horror of her fate and return to the freedom she was forced to leave behind. Haruto, the outspoken heir of the High Priest and Priestess, is being sent to a life of brutality laced with the threat of death for his insolence and near blasphemy against his parent’s religion.
Drawn passionately to each other, at first through agreement, but then through desire, they flee society’s chosen roles for them, finding instead an underground rebellion and another love, Sam. As the High Priest becomes power hungry, issuing missives further denigrating the female class, it becomes clear that something must be done. Yui and Haruto, along with Sam, return to where they started in the Capital City, only, this time, they have sworn to make a difference.
The next book, with a working title of Chooser’s Path, is about how, now that they’ve overthrown Haruto’s father, Yuto, they try to make things work by being the new leaders. The tentative plot is (there’s detail here that only makes sense if you’ve read Speaker’s Way):
Haruto learns about trade; Yui sets up loan program for the women cheated out of their holdings byt Yuto’s crazy declarations; Sam begins to recruit Warriors for the Tear. Haruto and Yui reset society to what it was before Yuto got crazy, but they start flipping the ceremonies between men and women (a BIG change to society). The Teacher of the Warrior’s Way returns to the Tear, send the Lieutenant back to gather up first round of Yearlings (young Warrior Trainees).
Shiro, a rebel leader, arrives at Temple and starts to change the dye from Speaker’s Cloth to Chooser Blue at the behest of Haruto and Yui. Rento, the famous assassin who now protects Yui, and by default, Haruto and Sam, and Haruto begin to get closer and they develop a relationship.
Assassination attempt on Haruto; Rento, Jin, and Momo save him. Sam goes after assassin. It was done by a Warrior who was threatened with the death of his family by [who? Foreign government? If so, which one?]
Yui’s relationship with Rento develops through Haruto. Haruto and Rento sleep together, then he, Rento, and Yui sleep together (without Sam) a few times (she’s busy with the Lieutenant?). Yui gets pregnant; not clear if the father is Rento or Haruto.
Yiu is kidnapped [by who and why?] Hell hath no fury than Haruto, Rento, and Sam without Yuri. Haruto finally catches up with them, somewhere, and slaughters them.
Yui gives birth to twins [of different fathers, one from Haruto and one from Rento… revealed later? One has brown hair and tawny eyes, obviously Haruto’s. One has black hair and dark eyes, could be from Yui, but actually from Rento. Who do they figure it out?]
(Also, rated mature!)
So far, I’ve written about trade. Lot’s more to go.