INFO: Fiction, 462 pages
PUBLISHED: Amazon, 2015
years have passed since the attempted coup that nearly cost Leisha,
Queen of Tahaerin, her crown, her lover, and her life. With her
fractious and peevish nobles cowed into submission, she can finally
enjoy the peace she work so hard to forge.
war has come to the kingdoms of Ilayta. Sailing over the horizon,
vicious invaders arrive first on the shores of Tahaerin. Under the
banner of their nameless god, they threaten to drown the land in
blood and bring a weapon never imagined here.
will fight ferociously to save her kingdom and her people, while once
more, powerful men plot against her. Conspiracies she thought long
dead return and her one-time lover reappears with grand promises. One
of her closest friends and advisers guards a secret that threatens
everything she has built. Isolated and betrayed, she has only a
pitifully small army and a handful of people she can trust.
her enemies drive her from her home, turn friends against her and
threaten her life, where can Leisha turn?
EXCERPT: From their position on the hill, Leisha
watched the Deojrin advancing, creeping closer to their position.
Still too far away for any of them to threaten her soldiers, she knew
the first rows of enemies fell well within her range. As she stared,
transfixed by their neat ranks, the hill disappeared and then the
sky, until row after row of her enemies filled the whole of her
vision. Blood pounded in her ears. She could start freeing or killing
them now. Time seemed to draw out in front of her, a long line of
possibilities, of victims.
Avrid’s warning. “Look at me,” he commanded while brushing his
mind over hers, demanding all of her attention.
gasps and her pupils shrunk to pinpricks. “I know what you’re
feeling. I remember my first battle well. The signal will come soon.
Take a breath and relax. Bloodlust is not needed here.”
back down the hill. Why did he want to deny her nature? Born a
weapon, now placed in Andelko hands, she stood here to save her
kingdom, her people, herself. Her blood coursed, fast and furious,
driving out all doubt and the vulnerability she loathed. Power coiled
around her, up her legs, around her waist and shoulders, seducing
her, reminding her what she could do if she just called on it. Today
she would hunt and kill, just as she was meant to.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: J.
Ellen Ross lives in Texas with her husband and their four rescue
dogs. She works in high tech, which has nothing to do with fantasy or
writing. As Dragons from Sleep is the second novel in her series,
‘The Tahaerin Chronicles’. The first A Gift Freely Given is
available on Amazon.
she’s not busy chasing dogs around or rushing someone to the vet,
she loves to read and play video games. She has a hobby of having
hobbies, so she’s also been known to do sculpting, beadwork, and
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