One woman chosen by the God of the Sea. A king hellbent on saving his mysterious island home. And a forbidden romance that could destroy them all.
Forced to marry the wealthy Count Casbian by her power-hungry father, Margrete turns to the gods, praying for a life free from the men who wish to rule her. Across the sea, a ruthless immortal answers…
Planning to use Margrete to reclaim a powerful relic stolen from his people, Bash, a devilishly handsome king, kidnaps Margrete on the day of her nuptials. Bringing her to his home, the mystical island of Azantian, it isn't long before a devastating secret is revealed—one that ties Margrete to the gods themselves.
Drawn to the spirited woman he's sworn to hate, Bash cannot stay away from Margrete and the passion she ignites within him. When the lines begin to blur, Margrete must make a choice between a fiery love, and saving the realm from the dangerous magic awakening inside of her soul.
The first book of this exciting fantasy trilogy is perfect for readers who love high-seas adventures, swashbuckling heroes, and forbidden, steamy romance. Fans of Danielle L. Jensen's The Bridge Kingdom, and Sarah J. Maas's A Court of Thorns and Roses will be enthralled.
Quinn's fast-paced but predictable debut romantic fantasy and Arzantian trilogy launch follows adventure-hungry princess Margrete, who has long suffered at the hands of her abusive father, Captain Wood. When Wood arranges a political marriage between Margrete and Count Casbian, Margrete reluctantly agrees on the condition that her marriage will free her sister, Bridget, from Wood's rule. At the dreaded ceremony, a group of warriors crash the wedding bent on revenge against Wood's past crimes. Leading them is Bash, who kidnaps Margrete and whisks her away to Azantian, the storied "birthplace of the sea," hoping to use her as a bargaining chip. All Magrete wants is to forge her own path in life, but as she's held captive and learns more of the magic and mysteries of Azantian, she can't escape her mounting feeling for Bash, who just wants to be a good king for his people. Azantian's magic is weakening and the threat posed by Wood increases considerably, forcing Bash and Margrete to work together. Forbidden romance, whispers of hidden gods, and the mysteries of the roughest seas animate this adventure while leaving plenty of potential for future installments. Fans of the enemies-to-lovers trope will be pleased.