'If only we could choose who we fall in love with. I might have known better then. But he smiles at me again, our eyes meet, and I think that I'm dumb enough to have chosen him anyway.'
Esta Anderson's life is missing something.
She feels there should be… more to, well, everything, and her ambitions of being a photographer aren't exactly going as planned, either. But she's determined to change at least the latter this summer. She just isn't sure how—inspiration has been a bit of a bitch lately.
She's also a lucid dreamer who knows her dreamscape better than her actual neighbourhood. So, when one day she finds a strange obsidian void lake in her dreams, she can't just pretend it isn't there. Something has to happen if she jumps in… right? It wouldn't make her feel so seen and strangely whole if it were nothing.
Except, that's exactly what happens: nothing. At least at first. But then…
Who knew the world was so full of fairies and vampires and werewolves and demons and— Magic? Well, obviously they did, but Esta feels like she's finally seeing the world as it really is. And with that new insight comes all the photography inspiration she's been waiting for.
Except the Veiled are hiding for a reason. They've seen war before, and if Esta isn't careful, her enthusiasm and curiosity could start a new one. Some of the Veiled are ancient, they remember the last battle against humanity…
And they know just how to turn Esta's lucid dreams into her worst nightmares.
A Dream of Death and Magic is the first book in a planned ten-book series.
Project in progress
Esta is getting her information from different sources. She should have started at the bookshop first. Then work up on how to get her photography going.