Journey to the country of Jaiya, in a world not quite like ours. Here the humans wield magical powers and fight against an Empire which seeks to enslave them, but they share their world with insect people and trollfolk, and stranger things lurk in the shadows…
Anora doesn't like having the ability to steal other people's memories, but sometimes she has to use her power in her work as a spy. But when the sleazy Imperial businessman blackmailing her is killed, Anora's husband Rijal is imprisoned. What started as a marriage of convenience will turn into true love, as Anora uses all her skills to free her husband from prison…but she has powerful enemies, and not all of them are human.
Note: Hero is meant as a standalone with a "happily ever after" ending. However, the heroes in the later books in this series are descended from Anora and Rijal, who are also the ancestors of some of the characters in the original Jaiya series. The romance is on the sweet side, but due to the situations the characters find themselves in, there is some gun violence and hand-to-hand violence, and there are also passing references to bullet wounds, etc.