With my brother’s death came the crown and all the trappings that accompany it. Now, my father—the most dangerous man in Magaelor—seeks to control my future.But fate has other plans.Thrown into mer-filled waters, I’m dragged into the rival kingdom of Berovia. Surrounded by those who murdered my brother and wished my entire family dead, I must find my way back to my kingdom. There, a marriage between myself and the dark fae prince could bring peace to a century’s old division between the fae and sorcerers.But dark revelations and deadly lies threaten to destroy my destiny. I must make the choice between my duty, family, and heart before it’s too late.Will I allow myself to become the exalted Queen of everything? Or be reduced to a cautionary tale as the shattered princess of nothing?The Fate of Crowns is a young adult fantasy, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Laura Sebastian, Holly Black and Kendare Blake.
♦ ♦ ♦
♦ ♦ ♦
Glasses clinked, silencing the room. I turned my attention to the two thrones. My father was smiling but not his usual public smile, where there was a slight curve to his lips with no crease below the eyes. No, this one was genuine. His eyes shined as his mouth rounded upward, balling his cheeks. The light from the chandelier waved through the silver hues of hair beneath his crown, set with rubies and emeralds. His deep voice rumbled. “Gathered dignitaries, friends, and”—he lifted his glass to André, then in my direction—“family. I am delighted to announce a new, strong relationship today between fae and sorcerers. We will have unity between us for the first time in seven hundred years.”His words pulsated through the room; no one had expected them. A buzz of anxiety hung over us. How had he managed the impossible?His voice grew louder with each beat, booming through the absolute silence. “Our alliance will be solidified through the betrothal of my daughter, Winter Mortis, and the crown fae prince, Blaise Lazarus.”Heads turned in my direction. Chatter rose, and unintelligible whispers surrounded me. Exhaling a shaky breath, I closed my eyes. My father’s discerning gaze was focused on me when I opened them again. He was waiting for my reaction, and in front of everyone who mattered to him, I knew what I needed to do. I forced a smile.He turned his attention back to the room, and his voice faded out. My ears rang loudly as shock rooted me to the spot. Jasper looked at me from the other side of the hall. He had to have known, which must’ve been why they were visiting. I was the trade deal.
Rebecca lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband and son. Born and raised in England, you can find her drinking tea, writing new worlds, and designing covers.Rebecca devoured every book she was given from the age of five and fell in love with magical worlds. When she got older, her imagination grew with her and she delved into writing strong characters and vast worlds.When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, you can find her traveling, and hosting book signings with Spellbinding Events.The Fate of Crowns, book one, releases January 5th, 2021 with the following four books releasing between January and June.