Lorcan claims to want a life with me, but what he really wants is a crown. His exploits during the war made him a legend in the eyes of my people. It would be a shrewd match, if I trusted him not to betray me again.
Yet I can hardly back out of our public engagement, after running away from my last one. We're stuck together. Again.
Even with the war over, I'm still a target - and I haven't secured the royal line. Perhaps I won't. I wouldn't inflict this caged life upon a child, as is my duty. But there are times when I look at Lorcan and think I might want a baby to love as my own. His.
I'll claim my title as queen and rise above the ashes of destruction. But first, I must get through the next few months with Lorcan…who is determined to make our fake betrothal into a real marriage.
He swears he'll win my trust, or go willingly.
Which will it be?
Queen Rising is the third book in a trilogy that should be read in order. Start with Falling Princess, continue with Eternal Knight and preorder Crimson Throne, coming in 2023. Queen Rising delivers a Happy Ever After (finally!). The Fallen Realm series contains violence and mature themes. Content advisories are available on the author's website.