The Hawthorn Throne (Book 1, The Blood Of Emrys Duology)

The Hawthorn Throne (Book 1, The Blood Of Emrys Duology)

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R. E. Levy By relevy Completed

Aidan and Riona, an outcast and a witch, must survive the dark ages and unravel the threads of two kingdoms tied together by prophecy and blood.

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In the Kingdom of Elmet, a boy named Artorious has pulled the sword from the king's stone and taken his place as Lord of Elmet. None of that matters much to Riona, local witch and self-described hermit of Cornwall - until danger forces her into wary allegiance with an outcast druid named Aidan. As their journey together continues, Riona unwillingly finds herself balancing between the dying world of her mysterious druidic parent and the burgeoning reign of King Artorious. Her mere existence has inspired enemies only Aidan can protect her from...or so they would have her believe. 

The Hawthorn Throne takes on the legend of King Arthur from a historical perspective, injecting non-binary druids, Sasanian and Numidian Knights, queer Celts, Jewish love interests, and even a dash of plague.

Content and trigger warning: This story contains violence and mature sexual content, as well as content around anti-semitism and abortion, which may be triggering for some readers.