Desert Thorn

Desert Thorn

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CATS ARE LIFE By elphadora Completed

Since ancient times, the desert people have long been regarded as masters of unarmed combat. The tribal people are exceptionally trained and conditioned to meet any trial or tribulation. Ilana being no exception.

Like everyone in her tribe, Ilana must venture into the wild desert as per tradition to become a full-fledged member. But during her trials, she meets Lord Vandil: A cunning, arrogant, and cynical war hero known as the Bear.

There, he makes her an offer that she can't refuse: A chance to further her training-both weapons and not-at the palace in the capital city and become a knight of the realm.

But such an offer brings more than she bargained. Ilana must forge a new path that is plagued with sexism and prejudice and complete the grueling training regimen--not to mention also having to deal with newly spurned rivals aching to make their own mark on society.

With war looming on the horizon, Ilana must face her fear of magic and form unbreakable bonds with her fellow trainees. The world will need them.

Warrior. Knight. Woman. Hero. 

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-preoccupied -preoccupied 7 days ago
is it okay if i read past chapter fifteen? what i mean is that the story won’t be changing in an really drastic way that will affect how i understand the next book(s) right?
laeme300 laeme300 4 days ago
Literally read the name five times, only to find out it's I-L-A-N-A not L-L-A-M-A or L-L-A-N-A
Im reading this book.again. Then ill catch up to the third book.( this is one of my favorite books ever)😘😀😍
This sounds fantastic and I look forward to reading this :) 💕
Sounds amazing especially since I love strong female leads but I'm just wondering is there any Romance?
DarkSkyDreaming DarkSkyDreaming Oct 12, 2016
Can I just say how much I love the cover? It's beautiful! I can't wait to start reading this story.