Title: A War For Magic
Author: Michelle Bryan & M. Lynn
Genre: Magical Fantasy
I never meant to tear the kingdom apart or fall in love with its princess.
The prince is truer than any brother could be, but I hope he never risks his life for mine.
And who am I? Davion, an orphan boy with no family name, no history.
The only two things I own are the heart beating inside my chest and the sword I’ll use to defend the royal family.
Even if it kills me.
Our kingdom is dying, and the only thing that can save us is a magic I’ve never seen, one I can hardly believe in.
Yet, I will follow the prince and princess across the border into the dark kingdom if that’s what it takes.
I just never imagined the greatest threat to the realm was me.
The girls scurried away as a slender redhead in a sky-blue dress gracefully descended the stone steps into the courtyard. Her hair glinted brightly in the sunlight, matching the blaze of censure in her moss-green eyes. With the chastised girls out of her view, Princess Rissa’s disapproving glance settled on the dark-haired Davi.
“Truly, Davion. Can you not go a day without flirting with the maids?”
Davi’s smile grew wider, not the least bit concerned at Rissa’s wrath, and flung his arms out to the sides in jest. “I could, but why deny them the pleasure of all this?” Rissa’s unladylike snort of exasperation belied her regal bearing as she crossed her arms. “Careful. Your head swells bigger as we speak. Soon you will not be able to lift it.”
“Then I shall enlist the aid of the maids, Princess. I’m sure they would be more than happy to help me carry it around.”
“Sadly, you speak the truth. They do seem to find your appearance undeniably appealing. No doubt once you have charmed them into being alone with you, you break the illusion by opening your mouth and allowing your idiotic words to flow out?”
“Oh, trust me, Princess,” Davi’s grin reeked of mischief as he leaned on his sword and winked her way. “When the maids do find themselves alone with me, we are too otherwise occupied for conversation.”
Trystan laughed out loud at this, but his sister was not as amused. The flippant comment only appeared to increase her exasperation. Her irritated gaze moved to Trystan.
“I’m glad you can find time to laugh, brother, since I’m here on behalf of the King. He’s summoned you to his quarters. If I were you, I would not make him wait.” Swirling her skirts, Rissa pivoted on her heel and stormed away.
Trystan watched his sister depart with a knowing smile. “Davi, why do you love tormenting her?”
“Because it’s so much fun.”
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I wish I could say I've climbed Mt. Everest or ridden in a hot air balloon around the world, but alas I lead a very quiet life in Nova Scotia, Canada. The only adventures I go on are in my books. But what adventures they are!
When I'm not reading or writing I have a day job as a chocolate shop manager. So yes, I work with both books and chocolate! Living the dream.
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