Thorn of Iron [#Wattys2016]
Cover credits go to @lokiofasgard!
"When your kingdom perishes, Acantha, it is indeed the end for Tinafsia." the Seer rasped, squeezing my palm tightly.
I shook my head at her, unable to comprehend her words. No! She couldn't be right! I just want my kingdom back! My people were dying!
"Take heed, Thorn of Iron. Most of us do not belong where we dream of."
Once upon a time, in a faraway land, lived a princess. And day by day, night by night, she awaited for her true love.
Not in Acantha's case. Growing up in a world where you must learn to draw your first blood, Acantha had no time to wait for her true love. He didn't exist as far as she was concerned. Not when a tragic night takes a turn and leaves her eating dirt. Betrayed and stripped of her identity, Acantha is on the run away from home. Pushed from one kingdom to the next, Acantha no longer knows what home is. As king after kingdom refuses to help her. Until...a fugitive known as The Shift takes her into his arms. With sugary promises of vengeance and sworn loyalty, Acantha is swayed by this man. Extending an invitation to his guild, Acantha has no choice, but to join.
Little does she know that every man has his motives. Something she's come to dread with every turn she dares to take on her journey.