“A most remarkable homage to things Israeli, things Jewish, things human. Avilan, speaking directly to her beloved country . . . writes about Israel with the love and pain stemming from the realization that not all that we love is perfect, but we can’t help loving it, or him, or her. A Small Country about to Vanish is love’s survival story, between the author and her country of Israel, between Shelli and Rona, between a mother and her children, between a husband and wife. This book almost reads itself, so sure-footed is the pacing, the ease of being drawn in despite some unease about what is written. The author does not intrude on her characters with the pointed finger of too much message forcibly delivered. A reader’s ease and ability to identify with each main character is to have witnessed Avilan’s magic literary show. This is a tense, taut and shocking study of freedom. Freedom to love, to live, to remember or forget how one obtained and lost those freedoms.” — Historical romance author T. T. Thomas.
(This is the second book in a series.)The days when Rowan Northwood was exiled to the farmland around her village seem like a lifetime ago, and the passing Knight she ran away with has become a memory she does her best not to revisit. Her powers lie dormant, settling within her as glowing embers waiting to come alive once more.Canth is a scorching land built upon disorder and neglect, and having traded the sheep of Felheim’s fields for the fish of the sea, Rowan finds herself living amongst pirates. Port Mahon takes her in, accepts her as one of their own, but throughout peaceful days and violent assaults on the town alike, her thoughts are ever on Kastelir–or what remains of it.
After being exiled to the farmland around her village, Rowan Northwood takes the only chance at freedom she might ever get: she runs away with a passing Knight and doesn’t look back. The woman cares nothing for Rowan’s company, but nor does she seem perturbed by the powers that burn within her.
Rowan soon learns that the scope of their journey is more than a desperate grasp at adventure. She breaks away from the weighty judgement of her village, but has no choice but to abandon her Kingdom altogether. Sir Ightham’s past leads them through Kastelir, a country draped in the shadow of its long-dead Queen—a woman who was all tusks and claws and great, spiralling horns.
Hiding her necromancy is no longer Rowan’s greatest challenge, and what leads them across Kingdoms and through mountains is a heavier burden than she ever could’ve imagined.
Cameron Fletcher and Lucas Hensley are advertising executives who have Sixty Five Hours to pull together the campaign of their careers.
Sixty Five Hours to get along. Sixty Five Hours to not kill each other. Sixty Five Hours to fall in love.
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