The fourth novel set in L. J. McDonald’s richly imagined world of the elemental sylphs returns readers to the kingdom of Meridal, where an invisible, deadly force has descended…
Former concubine Eapha now sits on the throne as the carefree—if negligent—queen of a corrupt desert empire. As the ambassador from Sylph Valley, Devon Chole travels to Meridal, aided by an air sylph named Airi—and saddled with a crippling fear of battle sylphs. Upon his arrival, Devon quickly falls for Zalia, a young virgin waitress who has recently become the object of a supremely handsome battle sylph’s unyielding lust. But there are worse dangers than battle sylphs…
Unseen and insatiable, it threatens to consume all life in its path. Should it reach the heart of Meridal, even an army of battle sylphs will be helpless in the face of a creature known only as The Hunter.
“A remarkable new voice and a stunningly original world.” —RT Book Reviews
About the Author
L. J. McDonald is a fresh new voice in fantasy romance. Her first book, The Battle Sylph, was published by Dorchester in 2010 and named one of the top five romance novels by Library Journal that year. She quickly followed her debut with two sequels: The Shattered Sylph and Queen of the Sylphs. McDonald earned a degree in anthropology from the University of Victoria and joined the Canadian Air Force in 2002. She currently lives in Embrun, Ontario.