The world of El'Anret has been quieter since Hazel Leigh Mac Tíre became the Faerie's new Queen of Diamonds. With her son, Jack, in tow, she leads the land with a calm and careful diplomacy.
That is, until an unseen force shakes the very foundation of the land.
At Midsummer, a new Queen is set to be Marked. A Faeborn girl comes forth, blazing diamonds marking her arms, and what should be a day of celebration turns the entire world of El'Anret against their mortal queen. No sooner than her diamonds appear, the girl is kidnapped, and a single clue is left in her wake: a missive, written in blood.
ALL HAIL QUEEN MAC TIRE. ONE TRUE QUEEN.
Time is not the only enemy Leigh faces as she seeks to rescue the girl and set things right. The entirety of El'Anret hunts her and her family, believing that she intends to keep the throne from the rightful heir. In the midst of chaos, Jack disappears, becoming a fabled creature all his own.
A storm is brewing— one that no one, human or Fae, might survive.
JACK OF DIAMONDS is the second novella in The Tale of El'Anret series by Melody Klink.
While pretending to be a human, Melody Klink likes to write down words. Lots and lots of them. All to gain the admiration and trust of the human masses.
Wait. I mean… Melody Klink is a lovable little scamp with a sweet tooth for all things coffee. When she's not collecting superstitions about the American South, she can be found scribbling out stories on just about anything, which explains her odd assortment of used napkins, pictures of skin, and copious number of notebooks.
While her first foray into publishing was Bad Mood Boogaloo, a picture book for toddlers, she also enjoys writing novels, and has several titles in the works. Her debut novel, Godeater: The Second World, released on February 29th, 2016. She currently resides in the Mid-South with her husband, daughters, and one annoying cat.
Jack of Diamonds is out! Woohoo! I wrote the thing.
This little novella is a continuation of Hazel Leigh Mac Tire's story, and she's quite near-and-dear to my heart. As Queen of Diamonds, she's ruled the land of the Fae with a strong, albeit sometimes unsteady, hand. Her son, Jack, is sprouting up faster than he should, and the world around them is ever-changing. As the time comes to mark a new Queen, a secret plot unfolds-- one that can destroy everything Leigh has worked for, and more.
And for those who are asking, the finale of the series, KING OF DIAMONDS, will be out later this year, along with a paperback edition of the entire series in one!