Beyond the Shadows
Pleased to announce that Beyond the Shadows is a Judges Choice Award winner in the
2017 Golden Book Awards and was a Finalist in the Books & Benches 2017 Scéal Award Contest!
Sometimes learning to like the person you've become takes the love of someone with the same goal.
In Beyond the Shadows, a wounded warrior and an oppressed maiden help each other break free from the shadow of uncertainty over both their lives.
This book series takes a lot of facts from the Medieval time period, though they are set in a make believe land that doesn't exist. They also have an element of fantasy running through them with the blood marking, which we see in Dance With The Enemy and will see in a lot more detail in an upcoming novelette.
In a time when men fought for their king, protected him and their families with might and sword, Redahn Sharanis questions his self-worth after losing strength in his arm due to a battle injury and botched surgery. He grows hard, maintaining a facade of bitterness and cynicism that only begins to chip away after he meets a woman at the annual gathering of the maidens who is smothered by her own shadows.
Eighteen year old Mahryn's innocence is tarnished by the baggage of her past and now she's been thrown into the pool of beautiful maidens, whose sole purpose is to provide pleasure to the King's warriors. Knowing she was sent by her father when he could have made a good match for her opens a floodgate of questionable memories from her past. And if that wasn't enough, she manages to attract the attention of a man fighting his own battles-- a warrior who had been second only to his older brother, the King's finest, before he was wounded.
But there's more to both of them. Lord Redahn is fiercely loyal and bound by his own code of honor... traits that Mahryn's presence brings out. She's stronger than any woman Redahn has ever known, which comes to light when her true past is exposed. Together they begin to help one another fit the puzzle pieces of their lives back into their right places, though the picture that results isn't something everyone wants to see.