Love-Lies-Bleeding launches the Legends of Elysium series, one that explores the lives of the supporting characters who drive events in Michael Alexander's Thieves of Elysium saga. Here readers meet Conradin, the tragic leader of an Elysium Shadow Team.
Rebecca, the daughter of a prominent Guild Council Member, disappears through the Gate of Charon into the land of Mythos on her search for the ancient and symbolic Amaranth flower known as "Love-Lies-Bleeding." She plans to offer the flower to her future husband but has instead fallen into the hands of Therion, an ambitious and ruthless Satyr chieftain.
Conradin defies his superiors to mount a rescue mission. Accompanied by his loyal Shadow Team, Conradin infiltrates the Satyr ranks-only to discover that Therion plans to ally with the mysterious Veradunii Warlocks to overthrow Elysium itself. And Rebecca plays a vital role in that alliance...as a blood sacrifice to consummate the unholy union.
Killing Therion will end a war before it begins but requires the sacrifice of the one person Conradin values the most. Duty has driven the Shadow Team member all his life. Can he honor that duty at the loss of his own love?
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About the Author
Michael Alexander has lived the life of an action hero. After graduating at the top of his class, he spent eight years as a medic in the United States Air Force before moving on to become a firefighter with a major metropolitan fire department.
After a decade of firefighting and emergency rescue, Alexander left the department to pursue his passion for storytelling. Obtaining a bachelor's degree with honors in political science, he went on to receive a master's degree in diplomacy and international conflict management from Norwich University, the nation's oldest private military college.
Alexander is currently a 32˚ Scottish Rite Freemason, a York Rite Knights Templar, and serves the fraternity as a Knight of Saint Andrew. In addition to writing, he is also a theater actor.
He and his wife, Katarzyna, have been married for eighteen years and live in Southern California with their two daughters.