A king who must offer himself as royal consort to fulfill a treaty. A young queen and mage, unexpectedly married to the man she's loved since childhood. Two countries, divided by geography and united by a political marriage, are poised on the brink of a golden age. But will vicious magic and unexpected betrayal tear both the royal couple and their kingdoms apart?
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Karen Ethelsdattar’s poems, written out of the politics of the heart and the depths of the spirit, speak to the eternal questions. What is it to be a woman, a daughter, a sister, a mother? What is it to be a person? What is it to be in love with the natural world? What is sacred? Connected to the earth, reaching toward the sky, embracing family…
When King Matthias of Ypres has to fulfill a treaty and provide a royal consort for young Queen Danaë of Hellas, the only royal available for marriage is ... him. Can he risk letting a blue-haired witch queen into his heart?
From political necessity, Queen Danaë finds herself marrying the man she secretly loves. Now she must win the heart of a king, prove herself as a mage, and defeat the enemies that threaten them both.