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an heir comes to rise series

Anticipated number of books in series: 7

(1) An Heir Comes to Rise 

(2) A Queen Comes to Power

(3) A Throne from the Ashes 

(4) A Clash of Three Courts

(5) A Sword from the Embers

(6) A Flame of the Phoenix - coming soon

(7) AEOTN - to be announced

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an heir comes to rise 
-book one-


in a clash of sword, a mortal body may fall.

but in a clash of dreams, a powerful heir may rise.


In the impoverished outer town of a kingdom where fae outrank humans, Faythe, an orphan with a talent for swordplay, knows the importance of keeping her head down around the fae patrol. She and best friend Jakon long for a better life, and her desire to swing her sword in combat may bring the purpose and coin she’s yearned for. 



When she draws the attention of royal guard Nik, she soon learns that her mortal nature isn’t the only reason to remain out of sight. Nik is a Nightwalker, a silent assassin of the mind with the power to enter others’ dreams, and whether she trusts him or not, he’s about to awaken abilities in Faythe that shouldn’t exist in a human. Nightmarish abilities. Deadly abilities. Abilities that will teach Faythe blood really does run thicker than water…and if she doesn’t trust in higher powers soon, blood will run indeed.



For this is no battle Faythe can fight with steel. Within the city walls, suspicions are arising, and here in the outer town she has deeper bonds to protect. It seems everyone will die with a dark secret to tell, but what if one unlikely human girl was born harboring the darkest secret of all…?

Fans of THRONE OF GLASS and RED QUEEN will enjoy this first instalment in a gripping new fantasy series that portrays the unbreakable strength of friendship, the struggle for honor, and the ache of sacrifice.

strong female protagonist


elite fae


impoverished humans


mentor/ mentee

"There are no words to describe how hard I fell in love with this book!”
“Perfect new fantasy world!”

a queen comes to power 
-book two-


when courts collide, blood may be spilled.

but when destinies collide, blood may hold power.

Bound in service to the king within the city, Faythe grapples with morality to keep herself and her friends safe. Nik’s loyalty is tested as he struggles against his father’s cruel ways. When blood and duty divide the heart, can love conquer all?

While the kingdoms prepare to unite, Faythe is forced to remain hidden in plain sight. But suspicions quickly arise with the mysterious fae general from an ally court. Getting close to Reylan could unravel truths she longed for, but trust is hard to gain and even harder to hold. When lurking evil threatens the alliance that keeps them all safe, Faythe may find herself on the side where danger meets desire in a force that could break past the guard on her heart. 

For the threat of battle isn’t the only conflict to fear. Faythe can’t forget the deal she struck in the woods to save her friend’s life–and it’s time to fulfil. Finding the temple ruin leads them to harrowing discoveries within the castle…and something far more sinister than the war that lingers. It seems everyone will receive more than they bargained for. A history that haunts, truths that destroy, and a tangled destiny they didn’t expect. 

court intrigue

secret identities

deadly prophesy

“Beautifully written. this had phenomenal world building and was an emotional rollercoaster.”
“This book left me in awe.”

a throne from the ashes 
-book three-


as darkness descends, two destinies will merge. 

but as embers fly, one may rise from the ashes.


Far from the land she knows, Faythe is beckoned toward the secrets of her heritage. Through trials of her name and a challenge to her claim, does she have what it takes to rule? Faythe bears a future that haunts; Reylan harbors a past that lingers. At his side, what ignited in her heart is kindling, but letting her guard fall could break them…or make them stronger.


Now faced with a far deadlier evil than the king, a higher calling seems determined to turn the hourglass on Faythe’s quest to save Ungardia. But she soon learns time isn’t the only thing working against her. Darkness is rising, history is stirring, and the hunters are about to become the hunted.


For fate cannot be outrun. Faythe’s powers are manifesting beyond her control, and if she can’t save herself, no one can. Defying destiny is not without consequence, yet Faythe may be willing to pay the highest price of all to forge a path to true freedom––for her kingdom, and for the ones she loves.

dark fae


rivals to lovers

deadly quest

“Book 3 delivered in so many ways. I can’t stop thinking about it.”
“A Throne from the Ashes is a masterpiece.”
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a clash of three courts 
-book four-


In a war of hearts, fates will be sealed. But in a battle of thrones, no bond may be truly unbreakable.



To reclaim her throne, Tauria leaves behind her safety to travel across courts. A marriage alliance with the prickly Prince of Olmstone could grant her the power to fight for her kingdom . . . or inspire a monarch’s deadly vengeance that threatens all she holds dear.



No amount of distance can make Nik forget his desires, but caught in a torturous conflict of heart against duty, he’s at risk of losing both. Now is the time to choose. Claim the bond and accept the prophesy that kept him from her all this time . . . or set his aching heart—and hers—free once and for all.



But peace is never promised when the shadow of war looms, and Tauria’s harrowing discoveries foretell a damning fate of evil to all those who bear a crown. To love may be to condemn, but to deny would be a far deadlier curse at the hands of the sinister forces intent on taking them down.

This book follows secondary main character Tauria in a semi-tandem timeline to Faythe & co in book 3, A Throne from the Ashes. It is a core book and skipping will have huge spoilers to this book in the next, A Sword from the Embers. 

marriage ruse


lifelong friends 



secondary main 

female protagonist 

“This book is beautifully written and I fell in love with both nik and tauria with every page.”
“This book put me through the ringer emotionally. I mean, I’m all over the place, but in the best way possible.”

a sword from the embers 
book five


When a true heir awakens, a returning past can break. And when war follows, a lifelong vow may shatter.

Awakening from a dark defeat, Faythe discovers a greater threat to the life she took back. Staggering truths will challenge her and reveal that some bonds were forged to defy. With the battle lost, the war has just begun, and as an enemy is captured, it soon becomes clear a storm can be tamed but never bottled. 

Her return to Rhyenelle stirs Faythe’s rival to the throne. In this new twist of fate, against the pressures of the court, it’s a test of strength and will to keep her cunning cousin at bay. Two hands reaching for a crown is a challenge bound to end in blood, but which one will bleed for their right to reign?

Still, no conflict in the realm can match that which began long ago. The time is now for Faythe to face her title of heir before kingdom. But not without the help of those tied in destiny may the Phoenix Queen rise should all burn and fall.

enemies to lovers

new powers

heart-stopping battles

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“An emotional rollercoaster and I loved every second of it.”
“I mean chef’s kiss once again. Chloe has managed to weave more world building into a fantasy setting that was already rich with lore and mythology and a cast of characters who all feel real and tangible.”
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