Helena's life had always been quiet. In fact, she liked it that way. When her childhood friend returns home and tells her that she is the prophesied ruler of the Chosen, those blessed with the gift of magic, her quiet life goes up in flames.
Suddenly Helena finds herself surrounded by a circle of protectors, each having sworn their loyalty to her since her birth. All except for one: her Mate.
It's not enough that she learn how to use her magic and undergo a trial to prove her worthiness; in order to claim her title, Helena must also find the man who carries the other half of her soul.
Exiled due to a past he had no part in, Von is the last man the Chosen expect Helena to select. Despite their protests, his soul calls to hers and there's no denying that he was made for her. But the prophecy stands and all isn't as it seems.
There's an enemy lurking within plain sight who will stop at nothing to destroy her.
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About the Author
Like any true SoCal native, Meg enjoys staying inside curled up with a good book and her cat Henry... or maybe that's just her; sunburns hurt! You can convince Meg to buy just about anything if it's covered in glitter or rhinestones, or make her laugh by sharing your favorite bad joke. She also accepts bribes in the form of baked goods and Mexican food.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Helena is very sweet, good hearted and a little naive at times. She was born with a tremendous amount of power and responsibility. Helena was hidden away as a baby to protect her from those who would do her harm. Suddenly as she comes to age she is thrust into a world she has never known and expected to be the Damaskiri (Queen) of the Chosen (magical beings). Helena has a lot to learn and figure out but she does it with unwavering determination. One of the tasks Helena is faced with is finding a life mate. There are many suitors that come forth to pledge themselves to her but none of them catch her eye like Von does. Something about him calls to her. Von has a darkness to him. He’s strong, skilled and deadly. Most people look at Von and think he’s a terrible and untrustworthy man but there is more to him than they want to believe. Imagine his surprise when Helena unexpectedly stands up for him and shows interest in him. The road they travel together is not an easy one. It’s one peppered with trials and hardships but also filled with love and devotion. I loved Mother of Shadows. So much so that I went and bought the second book immediately after finishing this one. I’m very glad this author was recommended to me.
Helena always thought she was a plain farm girl with no magical abilities. Then her childhood friend Darrin returns from a trip to tell her that she is the leader of the Chosen. That she is going to need to learn how to use her powers quickly to pass the trials to get her role. But she also has to find her mate, the other half of her soul. Von has been banished for something that he has not done. When he learns of Helena he initially plans on getting close to her for her powers. But then something strange happens and it seems that Von is Helena’s mate. Together they are going to have to work together to help Helena to fulfill the prophecy of the leader of the Chosen. This is an amazing story. I was instantly sucked in and felt for Helena. The story of the Chosen had me cheering for Helena and hoping that this was not going to break her in the end. Von was all kinds of wrong but I loved how he was the last person that was going to end up being so important to Helena and the Chosen. I have to say I loved everything but the ending. Talk about a major cliff hanger. I can’t wait to get into Reign of Ash. I received Mother of Shadows from the author for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.