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Storm of Chaos and Shadows

Only the strong survive among the fae. Only the cruel.


Elara’s instincts have kept her alive despite the growing viciousness of the fae realm. Since the enchanted storm decimated her family seven years ago and forced her to care for her younger siblings, Elara craves an escape from the ghosts of her past.


When the charming general of the last human stronghold offers her the chance to act as a spy, Elara discovers a trail of embers and ash, along with her own awakening darkness. As the mystery of their enemy unravels, her yearning for revenge ignites. Elara must control her inner shadows and uncover the foe destroying their world or watch as the remaining cinders of humanity are extinguished forever.

Storm of Blood and Vengeance

After the vicious battle of Neith, Elara fights to control the restless shadows within. Her resolve is tested when her younger brother, Will, is plagued by visions, a blessing of prophecy, that leaves his already fragile body weakened. It doesn't help that Zaeth, the mysterious dark fae, encourages Elara to embrace her darkest desires despite her attempts at maintaining her place beside the heroic human general, Alarik.

As the Fractured and their malicious red-eyed fae commander decimate human villages, whispers of a greater foe emerge. With the aid of her sister, Greer, her brother's life and the lives of humans across Pax might be saved. But only if Elara can discover her true enemy, decipher Will's foreboding prophecies, and decide which path she wishes to take--one basked in light or one wrapped in shadows.

In the sequel to Storm of Chaos and Shadows, C.L. Briar weaves a captivating story of a land on the brink of ruin--an an unlikely alliance of fae and humans that will do anything to save it.