On the sixth day of Christmas, Solaris gave to me... an entire epic fantasy with mystics, kings, half-bloods, and one female stronger than them all. At first, King Charald uses his half-blood mystic son in plans to destroy the mystics, who become Besieged, but not defeated. Rising to lead negotiations, the powerful Imoshen gains the loyalty and spying of the half-blood Sorne, but has to deal with threats from within and without. Gaining an Exile for her people, Imoshen has to find a way through the land of true-men, storms, hostile harbours, all to find her people a place to stop running . This Christmas, follow the conflict between peoples and within factions, and see how one female mystic leads her people to a new home, a final Sanctuary.
Beseiged, Book One of The Outcast Chronicles | Rowena Cory Daniells
£7.99, ISBN: 978-1-78108-010-8
From the author of The King’s Bastard and The Chronicles of King Role’s Kin...
For nearly 300 years the mystics have lived alongside the true-men, who barely tolerate them, until...
King Charald is cursed with a half-blood mystic son. Sorne is raised to be a weapon against the mystics. Desperate to win his father’s respect, Sorne steals power to trigger visions. Unaware King Charald plans their downfall, the mystics are consumed by rivalry. Although physically stronger, the males’ gifts are weaker than the females. Imoshen, the only female mystic to be raised by males, wants to end the feud. But the males resent her power and, even within her own sisterhood Imoshen’s enemies believe she is addicted to the male gifts.
Sorne tries, but cannot win the respect of true-men. When he has a vision of half-bloods in danger he has to ask himself where his loyalty lies.
Convinced he can destroy the mystics, King Charald plans to lay siege to their island city. Will Imoshen win the trust of the mystic leaders and, if she does, will she believe the visions of a half-blood?
Exile, Book Two of The Outcast Chronicles | Rowena Cory Daniells
£7.99, ISBN: 978-1-78108-012-2
The second book in The Outcast Chronicles.
For over three hundred years the mystics have lived alongside the true-men, until King Charald lays siege to the mystic’s island city.
Imoshen, most powerful of the female mystics, is elected to negotiate with the true-man king. The male mystics still resent her, but she has an ally in Sorne, the half-blood, who was raised by true-men. Even though he is vulnerable to her gifts, he gives Imoshen his loyalty. In return, she gives him the most dangerous of tasks, to spy for her.
She negotiates exile for her people. They must pack all their valuables, reach port and set sail by the first day of winter. But to do this, they have to cross a kingdom filled with true-men who are no longer bluffed by their gifts. Meanwhile, there are mystics living in the countryside, unaware that their people have been exiled.
King Charald announces any mystics who remain behind after they are exiled will be hunted down and executed.
Sanctuary, Book Three of The Outcast Chronicles | Rowena Cory Daniells
£7.99, ISBN: 978-1-78108-014-6
The thrilling conclusion of The Outcast Chronicles.
For over three hundred years, the mystics lived alongside the true-men, until King Charald laid siege to the mystic’s island city and exiled them. Imoshen, most powerful of the female mystics, was elected to lead her people into exile. She faces threats from within, from male mystics who think they would make a better leader. And her people face threats from true-men, who have confiscated their ships. They must set sail by the first day of winter. Those who are left behind will be executed.
Once they set sail, they face winter storms, hostile harbours and sea-raiders who know their ships are laden with treasure. Imoshen relies on the sea captain, Ardonyx, for advice, and Sorne, the half-blood mystic, who has lived among the true-men kingdoms of the Secluded Sea.
But Imoshen knows the mystics can’t run for ever. they need somewhere to call home. They need... Sanctuary.