Want A Brand New Fantasy Rec?

Well, this isn’t the post I’d planned to put up today, but Codigo has decided he’s not a fan of the crate at night, and I had to go sleep next to him. Crate training him is going to be a long process. With all the mournful, distressed whines and howls coming from him, you’d think we were actually torturing him. I keep reminding myself it’s only the second night, and we will train him/get him training, so things will eventually get better, but damn, I cherish my sleep, and it’s not happening with his crying lol. But anyways, I digress.

This book keeps popping up on my various social media platforms and I thought I’d share it with you. It sounds like something I’m really going to enjoy. I’m still trying to decide if I want the eBook or a physical copy. I love the cover so I’m leaning towards physical, but I’m pretty much out of shelf space…

I’ll let you know in my haul post which version I ended up buying!


The Song of the Marked (Shadow and Crowns #1) – S.M. Gaither

An ancient evil is stirring. The old gods are growing restless. Can she stop the coming storm?

A Devastating Sickness

For decades, the Kethran Empire has been plagued by a strange illness that leaches the very life and soul from its victims.

The Girl Who Survived

Casia is one of the Fade-Marked—one of the few people who caught this sickness and lived. Why she lived is a mystery even to her and the outcast crew of mercenaries she calls her family. It also makes her an intriguing target for the young, enigmatic king-emperor, who claims he wants to work alongside her to find a cure.

Unfortunately, working alongside him also means working with the handsome but infuriating captain of one of the most prestigious branches of the Kethran Army.

A Soldier With No Past

This infuriating Captain Elander also has secrets: A past that Cas can’t seem to uncover, a powerful but strange brand of magic, and a deep distrust of the very monarch that he’s sworn to serve. She feels oddly drawn to him in spite of these things…

But can she really trust him?

The Fate of an Empire

As the bodies pile up and strange monsters begin to wreak havoc throughout the realms, Cas and Elander will have to work together to protect their world whether they trust one another or not. Because one thing is clear: Something ancient and evil is stirring in the shadows of Kethra.

And the empire will not survive its full unleashing.

But how can they save a world where nothing and no one is what they seem to be— including Cas herself?


Um, can you say, YES PLEASE? There are a few times I’m glad for targeted ads, and this is one of them. This sounds like it’s right up my alley, and I’m on this high fantasy kick, so I’m all for this. I’m already trying to figure out when I can read it – where it will fit into my schedule. I took a quick glance at some reviews and people are loving this book. It’s a new release, which means if/when I read it soon, I know I’m going to be dying for the next one. I love the cover on this and it’s what initially drew me to the book. I mean, it definitely catches your eye.

If you’ve read this – or anything else by this author let me know! If I’ve somehow convinced you to purchase this – I’m not sorry and enjoy!

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