In order to survive, everyone must fight. Men. Women. And children.
And if mankind is not strong enough to fight the enemy, then mankind must become something more. Mankind must become greater monsters than their foe.
But what happens when light is mixed with the shadows? Will there be anything left in the kingdom worth saving?
I began my journey into Asteriae three years ago, with the scene of a group of soldiers riding into a small farming village to recruit a group of young people who have known nothing in their lives but the growing of wheat and the watching of a sky turned red from years of war. A single female is among them, and she finds herself under the command of a man the Army has turned into a monster. A Captain who is certainly more of a beast than a man.
Asteriae is a small kingdom of territories ruled by a young King who ascended the throne when he was only eleven years old. A land torn apart by war and divided by questionable loyalties. When war with a creature called For'bane first began, the people were eager to join the King's Army and save their kingdom. But they quickly realized this was a foe they could not conquer on their own. The enemy was stronger, faster, and terrifying in their hunger to destroy humans. After nearly sixteen years of fighting, there's no end to the Great War in sight, and the kingdom is disappearing piece by piece beneath the tide of the enemy. Great cities now lie in ruins, buried beneath dirt and blood. Forgotten cities with forgotten knowledge.
This Beauty and the Beast story grew quickly through the months, spreading beyond the borders of Asteriae and becoming the series. Saving Beauty is NOW AVAILABLE to order on Amazon and the story continues in Chasing Cinders, where the young King takes center stage in his quest to protect his kingdom and receive the Crown of Stars. This series of retellings is for any fan of the fantasy, medieval realm.
So grab your sword, prepare for battle, and start the journey today!