“A captivating series!” ~Jennifer A. Nielsen, NYT bestselling author, The False Prince
Rule #1: Never bargain with the fae. Rule #2: Never fall for the enemy.
A dangerous bargain with the Fae pits four mortal against each other in a tale of forbidden romance, dark magic, and an immortal war. If they survive, they stand a chance at healing the rift between the magic and themselves.
Of Ice and Snow
Never bargain with the fae . . .
The fourth, throwaway son of the clanchief, Otec helplessly witnesses his faraway mountain village come under attack by raiders while all the other men are off to war. Cut off from his clan, he must trust a foreign woman stalked by a dark, mysterious magic as they race to save his people.
Dodging raiders, Otec soon discovers that what he thought was a mere raid is actually a full-scale invasion. The woman helping him—the one he’s developing feelings for—is not only one of the raiders. She’s also his best chance of survival.
Winner of the Rone Award for Best Fantasy/Science Fiction of 2014
Mortally wounded during a raid, seventeen-year-old Ilyenna is healed by winter fairies who present her with a seductive offer: her soul in exchange for escape from the invaders stealing over the mountains. Refusing to abandon her family, she returns to her village and offers up herself as a hostage to save her father’s life.
Struggling to survive her captor’s cruelty, Ilyenna finds a measure of solace in her fellow prisoner, Rone’s, arms. But it isn’t long before she discovers the feud between their clans is merely a distraction from something far worse.
Ilyenna must decide whether to resurrect the power the fairies left behind. Doing so will allow her to defeat her captor and the other invaders, but if she embraces winter, she will lose herself to that destroying powers—forever.
Of Fire and Ash
One bargain can change everything.
The fairies must never know of Nelay’s sight, for the attention of such dark and terrible creatures brings more things dark and terrible. But when Nelay’s father is near death, the fairies are the only ones who can save him. All they require is a simple bargain that she’ll return the favor one day.
Some bargains are lethal.
Nelay never wanted to be queen. Poised to become the most powerful priestess in Idara, Nelay doesn’t have time to become a pretty bauble for the king. She’s too busy saving her people from the invading army sweeping across her kingdom.
But in defeat after defeat, Nelay begins to realize a bigger power is at play than that wielded by mere mortals. Only she can stand between the cinders of her once-great nation and the vengeance of a goddess.