For Miriam Cait, a long journey over the realms of the dragons ends at the capital of Xander’s territory, the ancient city of Alexandria. The shadows of majestic spires stretch over the large lake that separates the main city from the white-stone castle that is to be her new home. Unfortunately, trouble comes on the heels of their footsteps and Xander is called away, forcing Miriam to find her own way around the city, whether her sitter wants her to or not.
Her curious nature leads her from the underbelly of the underworld to the sweeping views of the clear lake waters, but a shadow creeps into the tranquil city. Hidden passages lead to secret intentions as Miriam delves into the ancient myths of her new world, and into the future plots of her old enemies. She will have to use all her wits, and all her new friends, to stay one step ahead of their foes as they play for the life of the city and her subjects.
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance
“Are we there yet?”
Regrettably, the whine came from me, but I had to blame my butt. After eight days of travel it was hanging by a thread to what was left of my jostled spine.
“Nearly there,” Xander assured me.
I glanced around at the scenery and our shrunken party. Cayden and Stephanie had separated from us after we exited through the southern part of Viridi Silva. The scenery had changed with their passing. Gone were the vast expanses of rolling, tree-covered hills of the High Castle and woods, and in their place was a landscape of short stony mountains and small glens. Winding strips of trees broke the landscape and signaled that one of dozens of smalls creek supplied water to the cottages that dotted the hills. The water ended at small ponds where farm animals lapped up the precious resource.
“So what’s going to happen when we do get to this city of yours?” I asked him.
He smiled. “You will be presented as my Maiden before my people and trained in your responsibilities.”
I raised an eyebrow. “What responsibilities?”
“As Maiden to me, you are queen of my kingdom. You will manage the palace and address any problems that arise therein,” he explained.
The color drained from my face. “Run the palace? I haven’t even run a business.”
Xander chuckled. “Do not feel anxious. Darda and many others will assist you.”