A murdered Queen, a usurper King and justice long denied…
The gods have long since vanished — but their gifts and curses have not. Immortal Lian Redmond hardly needs a reminder of the fact. Betrayed and exiled by the Elders who should have been his guardians, the Vampire Lord has long walked the darkness claimed by ancient beasts in human skin.
He guards a secret that could rock their crumbling Kingdom.
When the fall of England’s Immortal Sovereign plunges their world into chaos, Lian must make a choice too long delayed. He can claim his place as the Heir to the warring Kingdom or risk his Family to its bloodlust.
Will Lian act in time to save his chosen family? Or will the legacy of a broken trust cast death’s shadow over his House before it ever rises?
This book includes:
The Fall of the Queen: Following the betrayal and murder of his family, a lone Immortal finds love and new hope in the song of his fated, Eternal Mate.
The Rise of the King, previously published as Rise of Anowen: After centuries in exile, the rightful Heir to England’s Immortal throne faces a choice that can change the destinies of his Family and a Kingdom.
Renee is a lover of words and storytelling. When she has a moment not filled with lesson planning or grading, it's usually spent writing with her co-author Rae Stilwell on the latest World of the Aegeans title. She is a happy wife and proud pet mom of a small zoo in her latest home in the desert.
A smart, engaging historical-fiction-vampire novel
Authentic characters, solid historical details and an intricately-crafted mythology make this an excellent kickoff to a promising series. Well-written and fast-paced, I found it an engrossing read. A shift in the point of view character near the conclusion leaves some unanswered questions, but in a way that intrigues rather than disappoints. Looking forward to the next installment.
Ghosts of Anowen seamlessly blends Historical fiction with PNR. I found the characters well developed and the pacing on-point. This story delivers something different while still staying true to classic PNR tropes, such as fated mates. The historical setting and writing style brought to mind Interview with a Vampire.