Swords and Scimitars: A Fantasy Short Story (Alaia Chronicles: Legends) [NOOK Book]



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Swords and Scimitars: A Fantasy Short Story (Alaia Chronicles: Legends)

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"From the first page I was instantly transported into a well-developed fantasy world and couldn't put my Kindle down until I had finished the last page. A fast-paced story with heartfelt emotion!" --Amazon Review

"A fairy-tale-like adventure that will entertain even readers new to the series. Another worthy installment from an author who's become an auto-buy for this reader!" --Amazon Review


Two immortal brothers. One enchanted sword.

The lives of well-born twins Kismet and Taso are easy and carefree--endless days of bedding women and fighting battles among the gods--until sorcery drives a wedge between them that slices deeper than flesh. Kismet has striven to be the ultimate warrior, but a mistake costs him his brother, his family, and his homeland.

He carves out a new life in the desert, rising to the command of a realm and an army, yet can't escape his past. When two women beg for his aid against tyranny, he must sacrifice his freedom and his long-scarred heart to help them.

Swords and Scimitars is a 7,000-word short story (approximately 25 pages) about the immortal founders of verdant Teganne and desert Kad, rival realms divided by magic and bound by blood, mistrust, and love. The celebrated Alaia Chronicles series continues with the fantasy romances Sword and Lute, The Source of Magic and Kismet's Kiss.


Sword and Lute: A Fantasy Romance Novelette
When a musician stumbles across a dying god, she must sacrifice her precious lute to save him...and to find her heart's desire.

The Source of Magic: A Fantasy Romance Novel
A modern woman finds herself ensnared in a fantasy otherworld, trapped by treachery and family secrets--and opposing a mystical prince, the one man who can make everything right.

Kismet's Kiss: A Fantasy Romance Novel
When a deadly epidemic strikes a sultan's realm, only a magical healer from an enemy land has the skill to save it. The sultan never imagined the healer would be a woman...


Kiss That Frog: A Modern Fairy Tale
A cynical Los Angeles artist reluctantly pet-sits for her young niece's frog and discovers magic in the terrarium--in the form of a sexy enchanted prince.

Flirting with the Fireman: A Romantic Short Story
A sculptress, a battery-chasing cat, and a studly fireman meet through a supernatural recipe for "Get a Husband" Brunswick stew.


"Fantastic worldbuilding." --The Romance Reviews

"A writing force to be reckoned with." --Smexy Books

"If you love magic and romance, then you will love Rowan's books." --The Pen & Muse Book Reviews
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014019866
  • Publisher: Cate Rowan
  • Publication date: 2/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 193,281
  • File size: 1,011 KB

Meet the Author

Cate Rowan has washed laundry in a crocodile-infested African lake, parasailed over Cabo, had monkeys poop in her hair, and swum with dolphins, but her best adventures are her story worlds. Her lush fantasy romances about magic, danger and passion in faraway realms have won more than thirty awards. Her debut novel, Kismet's Kiss, was a two-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finalist.
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  • Posted August 30, 2013

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    Nice Fantasy World Building  In this prequel to the fantasy ser

    Nice Fantasy World Building 

    In this prequel to the fantasy series, we have excellent mythos building. This very much has the tone and feeling of an origin story from
    any culture. The world building is well done.  There is a nice weave of romance here but it is mor in the line of romantic element than a
     romance.  The story would have been more captivating if we had gotten the romance. 

    Never the less, I am intrigued with this world and will read on.

    I was given this book for my honest review. So there you have it! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    Well written, interesting

    Very short but enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

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