Centuries ago, the royal house of witches in Vernanthia split into two factions: House Cambridge and House Montgomery. These two houses warred with each other for an age, causing widespread bloodshed and death. Those without magic—the Nulls—suffered the most. One day, a favored daughter of the Nulls was slain. With her dying breath, she cursed the covens to know no peace until love was possible between the houses.
That curse had long since been forgotten—until now.
Julian Montgomery is the reluctant Prince of House Montgomery and Rowan Cambridge is in no rush to become the Queen of House Cambridge. Both heirs long for freedom from their birthright obligations. When fate throws these two star-crossed lovers together, it sends them on a collision course with destiny that neither could have predicted.
Shakespeare’s classic Romeo & Juliet is reimagined in this compelling drama about two young people drawn by fate into an unwinnable situation. If you think you know how this story ends—think again!
Defying death takes a toll.
Rowan and Julian never expected to survive, but now they are back from their ordeal changed in ways nobody could have imagined and reluctant to share their struggles—even with each other. Not that it matters anyway—personal trials have to take a backseat to duty. As they try to become the king and queen Vernanthia so desperately needs, they must grapple with their newfound powers, a new marriage and all the complications of falling madly in love with someone you barely know. The path of true love was never smoothly paved—but this is a minefield.
The epic love story of Rowan and Julian continues in this imaginative retelling of Shakespeare’s classic Romeo & Juliet. If you think you know how this story ends—think again!
When teenagers talk about waging war against their parents—they usually don't mean it literally!
Rowan might not remember the last few weeks of her life, but even she knows that something isn’t right. This battle needs to be fought from the inside, and Rowan is determined to find out exactly how she knows the blue-eyed boy from her dreams—even if it means befriending a Montgomery prisoner and finding a strength she never thought possible.
Battling his own demons, Julian will stop at nothing to get his wife back, even if it means losing himself and all he holds dear in the process. With enemies surrounding him and the power within threatening to overwhelm him, will Julian be able to withstand his own trials and be reunited with the love of his life?
This is not a story of star-crossed lovers; this is a story of love that shines bright through the darkness and commands the shadows to still.
Tobias of Vernanthia has been courting darkness since he was a child. A witch born with no apparent magic, in a world where magic means power, he was captured and abused by the queen of the rival coven. He thought he’d buried the darkness deep inside him, finally finding love with the man he had known since they were boys, but now the trauma of his past threatens to cast shadows on any chance of happiness.
Mercuree of Vernanthia has always embraced the darkness, the King’s assassin who can bend the shadows to his will. He had made peace with who he was, and never considered that the boy he had loved in secret for years could reciprocate those feelings, not when Toby was so ashamed and scared to admit who he really was. The Country is veering towards being united once more and yet, Toby pulls further and further away from him leaving Mercy unable to do more than hold on to the spark of hope.
In that sliver of hope the past tensions between the covens threatens to be the end of not only their tremendous love story, but also their lives.