HAPPILY EVER AFTER DOESN’T COME WITHOUT A PRICE
In the crumbling city of Eloria, there are two indisputable facts. First, everyone has a dream. Secret, seemingly unattainable, altogether irresistible, it is the kind of dream that aches and, at times, burns. For most, it will forever remain a teasing enigma, but there are those for whom dreams grow into obsession. Which brings us to the second indisputable fact: everyone has a price. Protestations of morality have little meaning when confronted with the all-consuming passion of the soul. Better judgment is pushed aside for the chance to obtain the unobtainable. The only question remaining is just how much a person is willing to sacrifice in order to get what they want.
Sevy has always been a quick study in the wicked ways of Eloria. Since childhood, she has eked out a living for herself with the help of her sticky fingers and her indomitable spirit. She has no qualms about taking what she desires and when the unrequited love of her life is mysteriously murdered, Sevy will stop at nothing to get him back. Elvish black magic, necromancy and demonic pacts are of little consequence if it means she can once again have her beloved at her side. But is she willing to murder her only friend to get the job done? Is there a line that even this selfish, self-proclaimed bitch won’t cross?
First Edition May 2010 Mundania Press
Second Edition May 2013
“This is a book I didn’t want to put down for even a minute, I was surprised by how quickly and entirely the story commanded my attention. Highly recommended fantasy!“
SHARON STEVENSON, AUTHOR OF SINNERS NEVER SLEEP
“Who needs heroes? Keep one hand on your wallet and the other on your knife, and let Ms Lehoux’s cast of thieves, rogues, and assassins take you on a wild ride through the more interesting precincts of fantasy. It’s a trip you won’t soon forget!”
ELAINE CORVIDAE, AUTHOR OF DAUGHTER OF SNOW
“Ms Lehoux delivers punches that you won’t see coming…A great new talent in the industry and an amazing story.”
J.A. SAARE, AUTHOR OF DEAD, UNDEAD AND SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN
“Reading this book has led me to want to read more of Lehoux’s work and to hope that she manages to maintain this subversion of stereotypes throughout her writing. I’d also hope that fantasy authors the world over look at novels like this and consider what they might do to make their own worlds grittier and more realistic.”