Weird savior to a demon race is born.
Is he the good guy, or is he truly evil?
The time has come. King Jameson arrives on the Continent to seal his union with his betrothed, Queen Taresa. The marriage will unite the two most powerful kingdoms of Afari: Marland and Ibia. What’s more, Jameson will be able to start his family, to carry on the legacy of Kin Saliswater.
The gravity of such a regal union is not lost on the four Saliswater quadruplets – Symon, Dawkin, Ely, and Gerry – who continue their clandestine ruse as King Jameson. Their lifelong secret continues to serve them well, right up to the exchange of wedding vows . . .
Then chaos ensues. The end of a fragile peace begins.
Kin Saliswater – and soon the whole of Marland – find themselves embroiled in attacks and insurrections, which rise and fall without provocation or warning. The brothers suspect a sinister plot connects all these seemingly random events, but with enemies too numerous to count, none can determine the true source.
With danger looming at every corner of their nation, the highest authorities in Marland convene to formulate a response. In the guise of King Jameson, the four arrive at the gathering . . . Where they encounter a force determined to end them all.
In a medieval land four identical brothers, in the guise of one prince, battle a mysterious evil. A riveting tale of fantasy and adventure, Kinghood follows the secret lives of quadruplets Symon, Dawkin, Ely, and Gerry. Since birth, they have taken turns serving as their island’s monarch-in-waiting, Prince Jameson. Through careful planning, they have managed to cultivate the image of a perfect royal, a rising star within their kingdom. Handsome. Strong. Intelligent. Charismatic. A natural-born leader. But such an icon has come at a cost. The alliance between brothers is fragile and taut, with each different in personality and ambition, eager to make their own mark on the world. In the midst of this darkness and intrigue, their father the king is assassinated. Chaos ensues. Allies talk of usurping the throne while murderers and plotters seem to stalk every corner. Forced to put aside their differences, the brothers unite to face their enemies and rise as one.
Despite years and years of conflict, and deaths reaching beyond what the mind can even fathom, the world continues to wage war amongst themselves. Those in power seem to wish for peace but are not willing to give any concessions to do so. The nations of the world, such as Tufe; a nation with infinite spells to victory, Rikta; a nation able to bend the elements to their will, and Oslionia; whose ingenuity is their source of pride, each feel as if they still have everything to gain and nothing to lose.
The seemingly impossible question then for this world is has become this; Can a world that seems to be built on war, find peace?
Welcome to the Sobosian Universe where many a creature is cherished. This compendium of short stories comes from countless people, whether they be human or something else entirely. Come learn about the many happenings of the realms therein. 🌍
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Ressi and Kiran Victor are tasked with being official guardians of young Princess Martina Garamond of Stornval. Little did they know, years later, their job would entail a lot more than protection.
Two different summaries:
1. Eighteen-year-old Rayne Hill has been gifted with a painting at a local garage sale. At first the piece draws her in like a moth to a flame. Yet as she continues to stare, her skin tingles with anticipation. She regards the canvas with caution, but gratefully accepts it. On the same day, unbeknownst to Rayne, something sinister spills from the painting. This leaves her orphaned and left in the care of other relatives. Months after the strange deaths of her parents, Rayne must face the painting head on-but in this case, she steps too close. The painting is in fact a portal guarded by ancient forces for a millennium. Rayne finds herself in the hands of an unlikely ally, and must trust his guidance to bring back the balance between the two worlds.
2. I am starting to feel something for him, something powerful and alive. It is making home in my chest, like embers of ash being relit, and small flames are starting to grow. I turn to look at him, and it is like I am seeing him for the first time. He is beautiful. So beautiful I can't describe it.
It has been a hectic week for Marjorie Valora Antoinette, a noble who lives in the Kingdom of Hamtalin. First, she meets a half-demon and goes to a tour around the Magic Academy. Then, she finds out her elder sister is about to marry someone they never even met.
However, 'hectic' soon turns into 'the worst' when the whole Hamtalin gets burned down by the so-called Revolution Army. She is forced to hide in the Magic Academy, and with the help of that half-demon and some other friends she made, she promises to avenge her family.
All in all, it's a bit surprising to find out that the soul of the archdemon Dominic rests inside her.
Razmyr’sya and Krestovia have been at war for as long as anyone can remember. Children were born and raised in its shadow. But with great war comes great mobility, and Kovya Karazamova rose from an enslaved girl of a conquered country marred by heresy and sin, to one of Rezerikost, the twelve best sharpshooters in the Imperial Gold Army.
The trees whisper of cruel things that will come to pass and the sorrow that will seep into the earth when they are written into history. Children of the gods walk the land as people do, breathing as they breathe, speaking as they speak, but they are not equals.
After nineteen years of dancing just beyond Death's fingertips, Kovya's life hangs precariously by a thread when the Razmyrsi king tasks the Rezerikost with an impossible endeavor that she knows they will not emerge from with their souls still tied to their bodies. But if she sees through what can not be seen through, she will have her freedom.
Yet as the war has become a plaything of the divine, and justice has become something more than desire, the whispers of a creature that steals faces from the shadows of skulls and pulls false things into being are growing louder.
A single truth: kings can meet their deliverance just as mortal men do.
Journey eight thousand years into the past of Evernia, with Chosen of Drathell Katima Di Malsvir. A tale of a young man who falls victim to the needs and bite of the Hellhound. Instead of facing death, he comes to be reborn as a Lycanthrope, a being bred to defeat the enemy of the Hellhounds, the Demons of Drathell. In return, the demons come to create what is known as the Homo Nosferatu Vampiris (Vampire) or better known in their mother tongue the Vean'ta. Follow the tale of Eric Elmunli, as he transitions from man to beast in a world foreign to him. Will he find the strength to become the barbaric killer he was bred to be? Or will death claim him before he is able to defeat the vermin he was created to slay?
A baby is abandoned in the Spirit's Forrest...Fate leads her to discover her lineage as a Sea Maiden...Mira grows up with the LeVane family, aware from the beginning of just how different she was. Because of where she was found as a baby, she is forbidden from being a part of the village church. From the very start she knew she was different. As a child she makes friends with a playful spirit, and as she grows older she becomes physically ill when she is not near water. Fate leads her to discover her lineage as a Sea Maiden.
These are strange days...
Lirare, daughter of the river goddess, never told the barbarian prince about his child she bore. A hundred years had passed since he had last stepped foot in her forest but he returned one last time on the eve of war. Their child, sheltered Thistle, is thrown into the savage world of his nation as they win back their stolen homeland. As the last of her Clan, the ancient line of Kings called the Blackhelms, she has no desire to rule her father's people. But soon finds, she may have little choice.