(Dragons Rising #1)
By Alisha Klapheke
YA Fantasy, Romance
Paperback & ebook, 292 Pages
March 27th 2019
An Earth Queen desperate to wake her magic.
An elven prince fighting a ruthless betrayal.
A flood is coming. The Sea Queen has a mad plan to drown the world. Only the magic of the Earth Queen can stop her. Vahly, the last human, was born to fill that role and wield the power necessary to battle the rising oceans and save the dragons and elves.
But Vahly is the worldâ€™s biggest disappointment. She possesses no magic whatsoever.
When she finds an ancient scroll that mentions a human power ritual conducted deep in the homeland of the elves, she gathers her dragon allies and journeys to see the king of that great forest-dwelling race.
Welcomed by a handsome royal cloaked in dark magic, will Vahly find answers or will a twisted and powerful elven lord destroy her chance at saving the world?
There, on the ground, was a shape that was not rock or smoke or golden earthblood.
Her lips parted in a silent gasp.
Two arms. Two legs. Supple flesh instead of scales.
Crouching by the body, Vahly moved a curtain of obsidian hair away from the creatureâ€™s face.
A pointed ear.
Vahlyâ€™s tongue didnâ€™t want to work.
It was an elf.
She shook him hard, finally forcing her mouth to make sounds. â€œWake up, fool! Youâ€™re going to die out here and Iâ€™m not about to go down with you. I thought your kynd was known for wisdom. Why in the world are you out here by yourself?â€
He could have asked her the same thing.
The elf was nothing like sheâ€™d imagined. Yes, he had the glowing elegance of the illustrations sheâ€™d seen from the library scrolls. His exposed arms showed powerful muscles and his features were just as chiseled as recorded in dragon history.
But there was an age to him, a feeling of having weathered many storms, a burnished look to his fine, clear skin and proud, beardless chin. His presence weighed on her like a winter cloak, heavy but somehow comforting.
A line between his sharply slanted eyebrows made her think he had experienced great frustration in his lifetime. She hadnâ€™t thought to see that in an elf. This wasnâ€™t the picture sheâ€™d cobbled from her research.
He was so much â€¦ more.
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