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Winds of Fate (Legacy of the Dreamer, #1)

When they speak of our realm, Despina, it is a realm without Gods. It is said long ago they left our world, finding their influence too heavy handed, our deaths too many blamed upon their bidding. Before they departed, seven objects, chal’sei, were imbued with their essence and gifted to mortal men believed to be of righteous heart. Yet not all were so virtuous.

Ages past, the wars began. The skies blackened with the ashes of death. The very soil burned. Undying armies fed upon those who dared to stand against them. Life, was on the verge of irradiation.

In the end, just men imbued with the might of the departed Gods rose up and overcame the hungering darkness. With evil all but obliterated, a new area of peace has reigned for almost five thousand years, the revered chal’sei were lost to the world.

That is how the story goes. History after all, is at the mercy of those who write it. How would we know any different?

I believed it too once…until they came for me. Quickly I learned reality is never as pretty as the stories.

The Balance that has keep that ancient war in stalemate for countless centuries, has shifted. Some desperately seek to restore it. Others, seek to finally conclude it. And I…I fear the world will burn anew….and I will be to blame.

-Alina Sinalae

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Dear Rile, it is NOT okay for you to want the guy you think will treat you as a prostitute!


Oops. It seems the baron’s body just washed up on shore. So who’s that guy in the guest chambers?


These temple folks aren’t too big on the whole celibacy thing, are they?


Not sure how I feel about a king who secured his throne by lopping off the heads of all the nobles who disagreed…


Dear Alina, I want to ask, are you a slut or just FREAKING CRAZY?!?!?!?!


Alina, if you do what you’re thinking, I will hate you forever. Okay, so maybe not “hate,” just “strongly despise.” -_-


So…who the heck are the bad guys?


Beware the gorgeous stranger who turns up out of nowhere and renders you speechless as you stare at his gorgeousness and keeps staring at you like you’re gorgeous while you keep thinking it’s really him who’s gorgeous.


For a species without emotion, those guys are short-tempered.


This Liane guy is a total creep.


Alina, you can be so dumb. *bashes forehead on desk in despair*


To quote Admiral Ackbar, “It’s a trap!”

My review of Winds of Fate