Rhea is a Queen of Swords woman. She’s a woman who’s discovered strength and wisdom through the trials she’s been through in her life. In Sword and Crown she’s on the verge of a change. She must reconcile who she used to be as a young woman to the changed person she is today. Her world exists in peril and she must greet that as a woman with her past as not a burden, but armor.
For most of Rhea’s life, she used her Talent as a Practitioner of sex magic to keep her world safe from a powerful dark menace. But tragedy struck and she found herself exiled to Earth.
Fifteen years later, out of the blue, a face from her past appears on her doorstep. The Nameless is back and stronger than before. Her people need her and they’ve sent her first love, Jax, to petition for her help.
As the stakes get higher with the balance of the very existence of her universe in her hands, she’s also fighting the loss of her heart to a man who walked away from her once before. She knows her past has changed her in elemental ways but while she knows she can trust Jax at her back, she has to figure out if she can trust him with her heart.
Sword and Crown, part of the Ellora’s Cave Torrid Tarot series, is a wonderful book! I was fortunate enough to get a sneak peek at this book and Lauren Dane does an amazing job building a world that is absolutely fascinating.
Her characters are always multi-dimensional with many layers. Rhea is quite the lady (definitely queen of sword material) and Jax is a man with depth. Not many men can own up to past mistakes and work to correct them. All the characters are incredibly real--capable of making mistakes, just like the rest of us.
Sword and Crown is releasing from Ellora’s Cave on April 25th!