Sometimes you must light a lamp to understand the darkness.
Only then, Corentine knows, can you see what you are missing – what the darkness stole from you. What it was hiding. For many years, she and her partner Kalyani have been that lamp; the light shone into the dark to reveal its depth. The light that banishes it with its leaping flame.
For they are Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Wakemen, and they have sworn to protect the British Empire from those shadows, no matter the cost. The war with Napoleon is over. He is defeated, and the Empire is heaving its sigh of relief, triumphant and exhausted.
But there’s always another war. And this time, it’s coming from somewhere far, far more dangerous: Secundus, home of the Fae. Beautiful and magical and deadly, for many years they have remained separate, fighting battles within their own plane for land and power. This time, they are coming for Corentine’s home – and she must do whatever it takes to stop them.
Even if the cost is everything she knows.
Protos is Rebecca’s current project – the first in a trilogy of novels about a Seer, a reluctant heir, and an Archmage with a troubled past. It is currently being beta read by her wonderful Patrons! If you want to join them and read the first half of the book, pledge at least $10 a month on Patreon.