About “Winter Herald”

“I dream of fire, and ash falling like snow.”
— Meparik of the Frostbitten Court

Navaeli, Crislie, and Meparik had hoped that their troubles might be over after escaping the Irongardhe knights pursuing them, and Silamir, the cruel death goddess Herald-bound to Navaeli.

Regent Elaina has lost their trail, Silamir is oath-bound to leave Navaeli alone for a few months, and Crislie and Navaeli are living in the bliss of a new relationship. It’s almost a happily-ever-after in a world as grim as Rhimn. All that’s left is to sever Navaeli’s connection to Silamir entirely, and they’re free to decide how they want to live their lives from then on.

Unfortunately, the gods have other plans for them.

Unrest ripples the world of Rhimn as the feyrie courts prepare to resist the rule of the unjust Irongardhe Knights and their revered Sunlit Herald, Regent Elaina Ayowen. Trapped by the political imperatives of Navaeli and Meparik’s roles as Heralds, the three will have to balance their need for revolution with their desire to keep each  other and everyone else they love safe from the hungry maw of open warfare.

But that’s easier said than done. The clock runs out on Navaeli’s deal with her goddess, allies come with the most unexpected emotional ties, and complacency has its price . . .

Genre: LGBTQ+ Dark Fantasy (Lesbian Romance Sideplot)
Age Category: Most suitable to Young Adult & New Adult audiences.
Content Warnings: Contains blood, death, and systemic wrongs. Features an intimate lesbian romance, but nothing more explicit than kissing and cuddling. Minimal cursing — mainly uses archaic and fantastical swears.
Series: The second book in the four-part Heralds of Rhimn series, preceded by Shadow Herald and to be followed by Ember Warrior, and Breathing Gods.

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