Shadows in the Citadel [Book 1]
Going to be rewritten.
A GREAT CITY QUICKLY FALLING INTO RUIN
A DESPERATE KING WITH MUCH TO HIDE
A REBEL GROUP SICK OF OPPRESSION
A PRINCESS RETURNED WITH ALTERNATIVE MOTIVES
Princess Adoni had been apart of the Crimson Honor Guard for the past 10 years, training the magic that ran through her veins, mastering the weapons that mages are allowed to touch, and harboring a hatred for the royal family that she shares blood with. When her identity as one of the lost princesses is outed she finds herself trapped within the citadel walls she use to consider home. But she won't let this bring her down; she'll just have to continue her work from inside the castle walls. When the petrified bodies of missing mages are discovered around the city, drained of blood and magic, Adoni believes that solving this mystery can get her back in the Guard's good graces.
Hiding the truth behind the past 10 years of her life, avoiding the assassination attempts made by those she considered family, solving the mysteries of the drained mages, and exploring the shadows that stain the citadel is already a lot to juggle and it doesn't help that the king and Adoni's older sister, Princess Oracle, are suspicious of her. Adoni doesn't think that she's bitten off more than she can chew but this mage is about to learn that the shadows in the citadel are thicker than she thinks and if she isn't careful, she just might get lost within them.
2nd place Winner of the Holo Awards' fantasy genre