Elon of Aerilann, Elven advisor to the High King of Men, helped negotiate the treaty between Elves, Dwarves and men. He suddenly finds that fragile truce threatened from without by an unknown enemy and from within by old hatreds and prejudice. With the aid of his true-friend Colath, the wizard Jareth and the Elven archer Jalila, he goes in search of the source of the threat.
Ailith, the Heir to Riverford, fights her own silent battle. Her father has changed, but her quest to discover what changed him puts her life and very soul in danger and leaves her only one direction in which to turn. Elon.
To preserve the alliance, though, Elon will have to choose between his honor, his duty and everything for which he fought.
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When you reach the end of one of my books you’ll feel like you were immersed in another world with characters you love. I don’t tend to compare my writing to that of others.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Just write. Write your book. Don’t worry about writing like someone else or what the ‘style’ or popular genre is. Be the person who sets the style or genre. The only writer you have to make happy is yourself!
Valerie Douglas is a prolific writer and a genre-crosser, much to the delight of her fans. A fan of authors in almost every genre she writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and, as V.J. Devereaux, erotic romance.
Happily married, she’s companion to two dogs, four cats and an African clawed frog named Hopper who delights in tormenting the cats from his tank.What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I love fantasy, especially epic fantasy, but fantasy books weren’t coming out fast enough and some were more dark fantasy than epic fantasy. I wanted a book where you root for the characters to succeed – where you laugh with them and cry with them, where you fight alongside them and sit down beside a fire with them.