Half of Ruby
Nothing is impossible for the Fae, but with her thieving boyfriend, insane mother, and peasant status, Ruby's happily ever after seems to be.
When the Giants, a vicious and corrupt race, accuse Ruby's boyfriend of murdering their crown prince, Ruby volunteers for Regeneration to save him from a death sentence and her people from a terrible war. The rules of Regeneration are simple--clone yourself and lead the clone through three lives on Earth. One catch: the clone must not fall in love.
Ember, Ruby's clone, can only hope for a happy ending. But even being forced to live three loveless lives during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, the Second World War, and in the polluted wasteland of 3125 A.D. China has its perks, for when Ember meets the same young man in all three of her lives, she knows he's the key to her happily ever after and vows to find him--no matter what.
It seems as though Ruby's happy ending must come at the cost of Ember's, and Ember's at the cost of Ruby's. But soon a much bigger problem faces the two: the legendary Scepter of Argentum, which wields power over every mortal, is awakening. And the evil Queen of the Giants intends to seize it.
As dark secrets about her heritage and past arise, Ruby allies with the most unlikely of beings, including an icy Giant princess, a mysterious Giant prince, and a three-legged dragon, to find the three pieces of the Scepter before the Queen does. But first she must make peace with the most daunting individual of them all--her other half.
Can Ruby and Ember stop the Giant Queen and find their happy endings?
Yes, they can...for the price of unbearable sacrifice, unimaginable selflessness, and undying bravery.
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Amazing cover art by the talented @Homely8
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Highest rank: #133 in Fantasy
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