“You can’t make me love somebody!” My voice bounced loudly off the stone walls as I strode down the dark corridor. The morning sun was yet to appear over the pine trees that skirted the Eastern edge of the castle grounds, leaving the wing shrouded in their shadows. “I am not making you love them! … Continue reading Chapter One: Dark Attraction
As the penultimate sneak preview of Eleri's Kingdom, I would like to offer you a quick guide to the royal family and their courtiers. The RoyalsFerdinand d'Elysia: Eleri's paternal grandfather, the first King of Asile, granted power from the Sun. Ferdinand led the magician factions in the Dark War against persecution from humankind. Upon winning the … Continue reading Who’s Who?
“Three young, handsome men have risked reputation and life to be chosen for these Trials, for a chance at your hand in marriage. Surely one of them can win your heart, too.” - Queen Olivia, Chapter One: Dark Attraction Francis Alexander A powerful Caeli magician with strong political links to the throne, Francis is the distant nephew … Continue reading The Three Candidates
“I was really hoping you wouldn’t be like they said.” He fell back onto an old chaise longue, crossing his legs and placing his hands behind his head. “And what did they say?” I stood awkwardly in my place. “That you were sheltered, uneducated, but wickedly powerful.” He picked dust from his trousers and flicked … Continue reading Eleri’s Kingdom: An Introduction