Aenya’s destiny could cost her freedom.
After years of compulsory training to become an elite warrior, sixteen-year-old Aenya plans to run away with her friend Lewin. However, her plans crumble when she is chosen to be Elriyon’s new figurehead and wife to the future ruler, Rieve.
But Aenya has a secret: she is a Darcara—one chosen by elusive dragon-like beings, the Dargun, to receive the wisdom that once governed her people.
When the current rulers decide to stop a growing rebellion by killing the remaining Dargun, Aenya flees to Elriyon’s mysterious interior. Still, the Dargun’s words burn into her mind. They have a new task for her: return to her people and speak the truth, no matter the cost.
With escape close at hand, Aenya must choose between a dangerous calling or finally being free.
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“Didn’t the Council of Sungate tell your da they had been talking with elves?” I ask. I tense, uncomfortable, realizing he has been staring at me while I have been studying the map.
“They did,” Rieve answers, “but my father thinks their attempts are hopeless. They are trying to gain the elves’ trust with one or two at a time, but they have nothing to offer.”
“What does one offer elves?” I ask. It is said elves can communicate with animals, even plants, somehow convincing them to do their bidding. They have unmatched skills in healing. I picture Seagate, searching for hidden resources. “All we have to give is stone.”
Rieve looks down at the book while he talks, staring as if it will show him something new. “They like land, or rather, they like uninhabited land. Father is hoping to trade some of the stripped areas of Northgate we can no longer use. They don’t mine, so it shouldn’t matter to them.”
“And in return?” I ask, not sure what that price would fetch.
He stammers as though it’s obvious. “We—we would have their allegiance.” He seems to be trying to convince himself.
“You don’t think that will work?” I ask, noting his skepticism.
“I don’t know,” he says, closing the book.
Excerpted from Heir of Elriyon by K. Michele Moseley, Copyright © 2021 by K. Michele Moseley. Published by Uncommon Universes Press.