Essie lives comfortably as a companion to Simin, a wealthy merchant’s daughter selected as the prince’s new bride. But when her friend disappears on her wedding day, Essie’s world is turned upside down.
Fearing the worst, she sets off across the desert, but finding Simin isn’t exactly a walk in the park. In a land of scorching heat, bandits, and deadly creatures, nothing is as it seems.Who is friend, and who is foe?
But Essie believes she has a good chance at survival. That is if she can outrun the assassin and bounty hunters at her back. To make matters worse, a voice in her head makes her question her origins. The secrets she unearths shatter everything she knows.
When things go sideways, and enemies close in, she forges ahead and faces her most difficult challenge yet.Will she risk losing her heart? Or will she reach her goal? Dive into the sprawling YA science fantasy tale in the fifth entry to the Aeterna Chronicles. If you’re a fan of Hamilton’s Rebel of the Sands, you’re sure to enjoy this epic, fantastical adventure. If you like Marissa Meyer, Veronica Rossi, Marie Rutkoski, Marie Lu, or Amie Kaufman, discover Kris Ruhler’s science fantasy series and journey into new worlds today. The Aeterna Chronicles is a complete 6-book series with two prequels.
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Severed Ties — Prequel 2: B0BGFP2RKC
Strands of Time — Book 1: B09WMBV3MF
Coils of Revenge — Book 2: B09XJWW3RF
Shattered Souls — Book 3: B0B349RQ45
Fractured Bonds — Book 4: B0BGFQ5LWZ
Scorched Threads — Book 5: B0BKK8R7FM
Raging Tides — Book 6: B0BMSF5XB6
Kallum’s adventures (books 1 & 2) will return in the Ember Chronicles which takes place between the events described in Shattered Souls, book 3, and Raging Tides, book 6. The new series will be published in the summer of 2023.