Wondering ‘What should I read next?’ The Emrys Chronicles by E.E. Everly.
Book 1: Consumed
A half immortal with the ability to wield the light and the dark powers, a villain tormentor, and a dragon rider to her rescue.
Her life shadowed with despair since her mother’s horrifying death, Ahnalyn grabs at the chance for happiness when a proposal whisks her from her bland life of tending sheep. But Lord Caedryn, a neighboring tyrant, takes her captive, and shatters all that is left of her brief happiness.
Ahnalyn can’t see past Lord Caedryn’s regular taunts, compounded by her misery in the cell. He seems to know Ahnalyn’s true ancestry, claiming her mother was more than she portrayed, claiming Ahnalyn inherited more than just her green eyes from her mother.
As Ahnalyn’s confusion reaches a climax, she gains a small hope of rescue from Aneirin, a dragon rider. But she’s so damaged from the darkness growing inside her that he fears not even the love from an immortal Son of Light can breach Ahnalyn’s darkened state and turn her from her quest of revenge.
Book 2: Betrayed
A woman without a past and a dark power, a new king susceptible to her influence, and a choice between the darkness and the light.
As Einion’s coronation approaches, the doubts about his worthiness overshadow him. He’s a half-emrys, a child with both light and dark energies inside. In the mortal world, he can wield both powers, but Einion fears the dark power that leads to corruption. Despite increasing anguish from two women in his life, Einion must face the greater evil inside himself—to save the one he truly loves.
As a ruthless dark emrys, the chosen vessel for her bodiless master trapped in his eternal prison, Rhianu exists only to do her master’s bidding. But when a mission goes horribly awry, Rhianu stumbles into Einion’s life, only to be challenged by her versions of good and evil. Her heart is torn between power and love, between the past and the future. Betrayal is something Rhianu’s familiar with, and knowing its repercussions, she must follow through with her master’s plan to destroy Einion—no matter what the consequences or what her heart tells her.
Book 3: Scorned
A master of darkness, his immortal enemy, and a journey through the past that alters history and changes hearts.
Meuric refuses to acknowledge the power of light within his half-immortal body. For years he’s built his dark energy as his dragon rider’s enigmatic leader, when a new ability emerges—the power to skip through the ether to another place. During battle, his ability backfires, throwing him and one of his nearest enemies, an Emrys of Light, through time.
Catrin, Meuric’s hitchhiker, crumbles when he tells her there’s no conceivable way home—his ability to slip through time was an anomaly. Threatened with a light-draining injury that depletes her immortal body, Catrin will do whatever it takes, even if it means crossing the three realms with a man she despises.
When a malicious shadow starts trailing them, only Meuric knows the enormity of this evil that wants to claim Catrin. Meuric’s light could save her, but using it will diminish his dark power, hindering his ability to pass through the ether to their own time. Returning home has become the least of his problems . . . if there’s a way home at all.
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