SUNDARA- Is a story about Eduor, a freed war slave, and Chanson, a Dyara in training. When Eduor arrives at the village of Oba's Well he finds them in need of someone to help work the land. At first Chanson doesn't trust Eduor, nor does Eduor trust Chanson. The more they interact with each other the more they grow to trust each other. And that trust soon turns to love.
GUILDARA- Sir Zeilas, an Arvran diplomar, travels to Guildara to be an envoy to the Guildaran people. The Guildaran people build war machines but now that their false God has been sent away, they want peace. Marta Grenspun is the elected Consul-in-chief, the same as an elected queen to her people. At least until the next election... Marta wants peace for her people but with a warlord on the rampage taking over as much people and land as possible. Zeilas and Marta are strongly attracted to each other.
AURUL-Gabria Springreaver is surprised when she is asked to go to Aurul to be their envoy. What she never expected was to be married the seer King when she arrives in Aurul. Seer King Devin was given a vision of Gabria several months ago. Since then he has been waiting for her to come to him. Gabria finds herself unnerved by the fact that the Patron God Ruul shares the body of the seer king on occasion. Will Gabria be able to overcome her fear of the Patron God?
JENODAN ISLES-Mage-Captain Ellett of the Royal Guard is sent to Jetta to find out why they are raiding their ships. Captain Mita of the Jettan Freeholders is the captain of the ship that is doing the raiding. When confronted by Ellett as to why he is told that it is because of the high taxes that the envoy from Aurul is putting on her people. Plus there have been raids in the outlying villages by the Aurul navy. Ellett knows that they have no envoy in Jetta, the last one they sent was chased out of town by a mob. Ellett must earn Mita's trust by the time they reach land then he must get to the bottom of the false envoy.
Jean Johnson has written another fascinating fantasy novel that will take you to into a world and society that is dramatically different than ours. But she portrays it in a way that just makes it real. Jean’s books are where you go to really experience something new.
Four brand-new novellas, from the national bestselling author of the Sons of Destiny series.
The slave...Chanson, a privileged Arbran dyara, discovers an unexpected connection with the excitingly different Eduor, a bracingly sexy war-slave who desires his freedom.
The knight...The Arbran diplomat Sir Zeilas must turn the Guildaran people from former enemies into allies. But in the case of their intriguingly beautiful leader, perhaps something more intimate is in order.
The mage...Gabria never expected to become a Guildaran envoy to Aurul. But the most stunning surprise was what waited for her in His Majesty's winter palace-and why.
The pirate...Captain Ellett would do anything for his king-even hunt down the pirates plaguing the Jenodan Isles. But he never counted on the seductive powers of the pirate's captain-beautiful, tempestuous, and impossible to resist.