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Release day: The Heart of a Shadow

22 April 2021

Today is the official release of The Heart of a Shadow by Samantha Marshall (ebook and print, self-published). Here’s the blurb:

Cover image of The Heart of a Shadow by Samantha Marshall

Prince of Storms. Lady of Shadows. God of Chaos.

Bound in eternal servitude by forbidden magics, dark fairy Liria Atlannon has no choice but to follow her mistress across the seas to Egypt, where Princess Ione of Atlantis will marry the great Pharoah Taos and become Queen. All seems well until Set the Anarchist, god of war and chaos, tries to steal the Princess Ione from her own welcome banquet, forcing Liria to reveal that she’s not just a handmaiden; she’s a weapon.

As Commander of the Pharoah’s honour guard, it is Prince Raiden Horushood’s duty to defend his brother at all costs—even if that means facing down a god he has no hope of defeating. Nobody is more surprised than he when Liria, the softly spoken handmaiden who spends most of her time staring at the floor, not only turns Set away but injures him in the process.

With the threat of an unpredictable god hanging overhead, Raiden begs Liria to join the Pharoah’s honour guard. Whilst he’s fascinated by glimpses of a woman who is as intelligent as she is powerful, there isn’t time for charm—if they are to have any hope of protecting the Pharoah and his Princess, then he and Liria must learn to work together.

Though Liria aches to become part of something greater, self preservation dictates she stay far, far away from the vital, strong, and irritatingly handsome Prince Raiden. For if the warrior angel gets too close, he’ll discover that the biggest threat to Merged Egypt is not Set at all—it is Liria Atlannon, damned by the magic which shackles her soul, steals her free will and shapes her actions … until all that remains is a shadow.

Samantha dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:

The Heart of a Shadow has been percolating in the back of my brain, in some form or another, for a long, long time. About twelve months ago, when I was happily working away on other, scheduled projects, it stood up and decided that now was the time to be written. I ranted and raved but eventually gave in, and the book poured out of me in record time. It was less me writing it and more it being written through me, an experience that left me a little dazed by the end of it—but I’ll never regret the story that I had when it was over. Raiden and Liria have a very special place in my heart and I hope they earn a special place in yours, too! If you enjoy all things magic and mythological, with a good dollop of action and some naughty gods, then this one might just be for you. 🙂

You can find out more about this book at Samantha’s website or buy it from Amazon.

One Comment leave one →
  1. 23 April 2021 8:02 am

    Happy release day – congratulations!!!

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