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Sharon Shinn can manage to be romantic, lyrical and is always literate and entertaining. In this book two women, one desperately seeking to be chosen by an angel and one brought up to hate and detest angels, meet. The results are not what they expect.
Tales of alpha angels. . . from four alpha authors. They soar through the night, unearthly creatures of legends and lore. Four masters of urban fantasy and paranormal romance explore the rapture of the heavens above, and the darkness below in four all-new stories of angels and guardians, and good and evil.
Kellen's mother has always insisted that her only child was born male, not female, so Kellen has been raised as a boy. At school, she meets Gryffin, whose mind is as strong as his legs are damaged, and the two become friends and allies. A few years later, the two get jobs working at an inn nearby. When it is discovered that Gryffin is the kingdom's new Dream-Maker -- someone whose mere presence can help dreams come true -- he is whisked away to the castle, leaving Kellen behind. By now, their friendship is shading into something more. Will it endure?
The compelling new novel in the national bestselling "superior fantasy series" (Publishers Weekly). National bestselling author Sharon Shinn's "lyrical and entertaining" (Kirkus Reviews) Twelve Houses books have captivated readers and critics alike with their irresistible cocktail of fantasy, romance, and adventure. Now Shinn returns with a new novel set in the same world, where a troubled Warrior Rider named Wen faces her greatest challenge in the last place she ever expected: behind the walls of a great family estate known as Fortune, where Wen has been hired to guard the young heiress. Once there, she will find that fate has other plans for her.
Averie Winston travels with her guardian to Chiarrin, a country her father's army has occupied, and once she arrives and is reunited with her fiance, she discovers that her notions about politics, the military, and even her fiance have changed.
Sharon Shinn can combine romance, adventure and believable science as few of her peers can. This is a future-set retelling of the story of Jane Eyre. Jenna is creeated by a wealthy woman who wants a child so badly she will take one grown in a tank. Then, two weeks after Jenna comes home, the artificial womb was announced and the rich woman produced a son of her own making Jenna virtually unwanted. Follow her adventures as she survives to grow up, barely.
The inventive national bestselling author of the Samaria novels returns with the first book in a stunning new fantasy saga. Award-winning author Sharon Shinn has been hailed as "the most promising and original writer of fantasy to come along since Robin McKinley" by Peter S. Beagle. Now, she weaves a new world wrought with magic and mayhem, in which the fate of a troubled land may rest in the hands of those few who would remain loyal to their king-and each other. . . In the land of Gillengaria, ill feeling toward magic and those who use it rises to a dangerous level. The king dispatches the Mystic woman Senneth on a journey to see first-hand how dire the situation is. Accompanying her are Shapeshifters and Riders-unlikely allies who will enter a land under the sway of a fanatical cult that would purge Gillengaria of all magic users. They will face death-and worse. And they will come to realize that their only hope of survival lies in standing together, Mystic and Rider, side by side.
THE BONDS OF LOVE...THE BONDS OF MATRIMONY... THE BONDS BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE... SOME BONDS ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN. HERE, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, ARE FOUR STORIES BASED ON THE CLASSIC IDEA OF THE "FAERIE TALE WEDDING"----EXCEPT THIS TIME, THE DAMSELS AREN'T THE ONES IN DISTRESS. #1 New York Times bestselling author LAURELL K. HAMILTON spins a story of a princess who decides to take her own destiny in hand and rescue a pampered Prince Charming from an evil sorceress in "CAN HE BAKE A CHERRY PIE?" A selkie on the run from a century-old broken marriage arrangement has finally found true love--only to have the darkness from her past return to threaten both her and her dearly beloved in New York Times bestselling author YASMINE GALENORN'S "THE SHADOW OF MIST." New York Times bestselling author MARJORIE M. LIU tells the tale of a young princess who escapes betrothal to a warlord by entering a magical forest. But when an evil queen sends her on a quest to "THE TANGLEROOT PALACE," she faces dangers more perilous than marriage. When a princess refuses her boring betrothed, the king holds a competition to see who will win his daughter's hand. But in matters of the heart, is a winner truly worthy--or can a loser offer even more in national bestselling author SHARON SHINN'S "THE WRONG BRIDEGROOM"?
Fiona is Safe-Keeper in the small village of Tambleham, where neighbors and strangers alike come one by one, in secret, to tell her things they dare not share with anyone else.
Innkeeper's daughters Adele and Eleda are "mirror twins" -- identical twins whose looks are reflections of each other's -- and their special talents are like mirrors, too. Adele is a Safe-Keeper, entrusted with hearing and never revealing others' secrets; Eleda is a Truth-Teller, who cannot tell a lie when asked a direct question. The town of Merendon relies on the twins, no one more than their best friend, Roelynn Karro, whose strict, wealthy father is determined to marry her off to the prince. When the girls are seventeen, a handsome dancing-master and his apprentice come to stay at the inn, and thus begins a chain of romance, mistaken identity, and some very surprising truths and falsehoods.
On a world where two religions very different from one another compete, priestesses are being murdered.
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