The evil of his past. The promise of his future. And the love that shapes his destiny.
Sold as a young boy to Source Makarsk, a wellspring of evil, twisted magic, Davian knows he will never be anything but a slave – until an elderly wizard, a prisoner at Makarsk, gives him an astonishing gift. Desperate to claim the destiny the wizard promised him, Davian risks his life to escape – with Makarsk’s fearsome Guardian in close pursuit.
Isamina, a healer at Sharan, a Source of healing magic deep in the Crown of the World Mountains, has a talent for soothing patients’ fears and pain. But her ability to touch the minds and spirits of others is strictly forbidden at Sharan, and the path of her life – including her future marriage – has long been decided by her parents, the master and matron of Source Sharan.
When a badly-injured runaway slave is brought to Sharan, Isamina senses the evil magic that still holds him prisoner. But she's also captivated by the gentle, lost soul she discovers deep beneath the evil. And more – Davian bears inside him a magical gift that could stop the deadly illness that plagues the mountains every summer, if only she can use her forbidden powers to heal his broken mind and spirit.
Drawn to the kind, beautiful woman who saved his life, Davian yearns to become the great healer she says he can be, that the people of the plague-torn mountains need him to be. But as the Guardian closes in, the season of the summer plague draws near, and the laws of Source Sharan force them apart, Davian and Isamina must fight to defeat the powerful magic that binds Davian to Source Makarsk – and claim a freedom and a love neither of them had ever dared to dream of.
Come experience the story of a forbidden love that has the power to heal a land in the epic romantic fantasy tale Heir of Tanaris.
Content warnings: Sensual content, violence, mature themes including mental health, loss of bodily autonomy, references to off-page past and current SA assault/abuse.
Cover art by Yuriko Matsuoka
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