THE SILKENER'S DAUGHTER
The medieval world of Baradair is a school and playground for the silk merchant’s daughter. At seventeen, Jessamyn knows four languages, an ancient martial art, very little embroidery, and nothing at all about boys. But when whispering a word on a strange coin summons mythical creatures and tears her privileged world apart, she questions just how sheltered her life has been. When those she loves are wrenched from her grasp by an unknown power, Jessamyn must turn to the boy who gave her the coin: Rafe, a reluctant candlemaker's son who seems to know more about her past than she does.
Unaware that they hold the keys to freeing an ancient magic from the tyranny of an immortal enemy, Rafe and Jessamyn embark on a reckless mission. To save Rafe’s ailing mother, one of the last of the Inheritors, they brave the dangers of the Forgrayken Mountains and the deadly Phasm Gysgodan to find the cure, if it still exists. Little do they know how their homeland is being stirred to war, how a forgotten Queen is exacting her revenge on the Children of Golayu, and that their actions are stirring the attention of a dark God. To survive, Rafe and Jessamyn must accept that old stories hold truth, lives must be changed, and magic runs through blood . . . and silk.
"The One Who Remembers" by Maria Hathaway Spencer. Click image for Ria's Studio.Remnant: Book I
It has been seven years since the devastation of Cumorah.
Limhi has lost nearly everything. His failing band of Nephites is pushed northward, fighting along the way, forgotten except for the relentless Lamanites. When his arrow pierces an unintended victim, he makes a decision setting events in motion even he could not see in the stars.
He will not lose again.
Kir has been raised in war. Hiding her identity, she barely remembers what it was like to be a girl, to talk with women. Except in her nightmares. But her bow is deadly, her feet swift, and her heart bold. Only her sense of truth can direct her to a place she knows nothing of. A path she knows she must take, no matter the cost.
Lamoni has the heart of a warrior and respect for his father. What Limhi asks of him, he will do, especially if it means a better life for Kirianah. But he is torn between fighting against injustice, and guarding his heart against a woman who sees him only as a brother.
Zerom is the son of a Lamanite Queen, living a battle to prove himself to his powerful father. His assignment? Track the defecting Nephite who murdered his mother, and allow his father's revenge. His mistake? Believing all Nephites have forgotten their god.