Elaria has supernatural skills. She thinks they’re worthless, but her sorcerer mentor, Solomon, knows better. He also knows something else Elaria doesn’t; her future. Hidden in an ancient book are the secrets of her destiny, and although the time the prophecy speaks of is drawing close, Solomon is reluctant to tell her. With her eighteenth birthday approaching, Elaria is already overwhelmed with the impending responsibility of her sovereignty, and as an independent and strong-willed young woman, is struggling to accept the constraints of having a Dedicated Guard watch over her from dawn until dusk.
When a new supernatural gift awakens in Elaria, she comes to learn of a deep-running treachery, as Lorcan, a long-time adversary of Solomon’s, emerges from a century of hiding. Eager for the chaos he can create by taking Elaria’s power for himself, Lorcan summons a demonic army, and as it marches towards Lynan Castle, Elaria fears the worst for her kingdom, her family and the man she loves.
About the Author
Julie Embleton was born and raised in Ireland in a suburb at the foot of the Dublin Mountains. Despite being determined to become a Graphic Designer she never forgot the encouragement given by a teacher that had prompted her to begin writing during her early teens. Julie graduated from college with a degree in Graphic Design and then promptly left Ireland to find her fortune. Years later she came to realise that the fortune she sought was an urban legend, so returned home to Ireland where the weirdness of life had thrown her head first into the hotel industry. While continuing to experience the eye-opening education provided by hotel life she never stopped writing, and after doing so in secret for many, many years finally decided to brave a step into the literary world. She now lives by the sea with her amazing daughter and ridiculously cute cat and is happily buried in the creation of her next book.