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Revealing True Meaning – August 10, 2022

Please join us with authors Thomas Kast, Joseph Cappa, Esq., and Nathan Lewis.

Thomas Kast, author of “The Great Convergence”10.000.002 A.D. A cantankerous scholar slipping into obscurity is out for revenge. He time-travels to the year 2022 to stop his nemesis, Scott — a successful scientist at a competing university — from thwarting his research into the origin of a mysterious phenomenon, the Great Convergence. Shrewd and ruthless, Scott will stop at nothing to defend his tenure track. The feud quickly spins out of control and the damage to reality grows unchecked. Caught in the crosshairs are three characters responsible for triggering the Great Convergence: an art-hating professional art critic who, unbeknownst to him, spontaneously switches between universes wreaking havoc as he goes; a talentless artist whose sculptures act as trans-universal portals; and a schizophrenic astrophysicist trying to avert the invasion of alternate versions of himself from different realities. As their paths converge, the apocalyptic event takes place and the inescapable tragedy of human existence unfolds. Subversive philosophical science fiction and a social satire, The Great Convergence will take you out of your comfort zone, exposing the absurdity of many ethical and intellectual ideals.

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Joseph Cappa, Esq., author of “The Zodiac Decoded”Finally, the true meaning of the Zodiac has been discovered! The ancient mystery has been solved! A must-read, especially by the younger generation who will one day inherit this planet. Author Joseph T. Cappa, Esq., unravels, step by step, the process he used in deciphering the zodiac, revealing its true meaning. Learn for yourself that the zodiac’s story applies to all people, and it provides a message of hope, particularly relevant in these unique times. All readers, young and old, will agree that the Zodiac truly is the story of us! 

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Nathan Lewis, author of “Inflation: What It Is, Why It’s Bad, and How to Fix It” – what’s behind the worst inflationary storm in more than forty years—one that is dominating the headlines and shaking Americans by their pocketbooks. The cost-of-living explosion since the COVID pandemic has raised alarms about a possible return of a 1970’s-style “Great Inflation.” Some observers even fear a descent into the kind of Weimar-style hyperinflation that has torn apart so many nations. Is this true? If so, what should be done? How should we prepare for the future? Inflation answers these and other questions in an engaging discussion that draws on the singular expertise of Steve Forbes, chairman of Forbes Media, acclaimed for his insights on money and the economy; Nathan Lewis, internationally renowned expert on money and taxation; and author and journalist Elizabeth Ames. The authors say that today’s problems can be solved by discarding longstanding beliefs that helped bring on the current crisis. They include the notion that central banks can create prosperity through artificially creating money “out of thin air,” and also that economic “stability” requires “a little inflation.” Such ideas for decades have been Holy Writ in official Washington. Inflation shows why they are misguided. The book also explains why the current rage for heedless money-printing advocated by left-wing advocates of so-called Modern Monetary Theory is likely to lead the nation—and the world—down the road to disaster.  Packed with examples from the headlines and from history, Inflation is a unique, real-world exploration of the subject that addresses everyday concerns of Americans under siege by rising prices, including steps you should take to protect your wealth. Inflation is essential reading for everyone seeking to navigate these tumultuous times.

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Confronting Fears – July 20, 2022

Please join us with authors JP McLean, Katherine Lawrence, and Alice Ivinya.

JP McLean, author of “Blood Mark” – Abandoned at birth, life has always been a battle for Jane Walker. She and her best friend, Sadie, spent years fighting to survive Vancouver’s cutthroat underbelly. That would have been tough enough without Jane’s mysterious afflictions: an intricate pattern of blood-red birthmarks that snake around her body and vivid, heart-wrenching nightmares that feel so real she wakes up screaming.

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Katherine Lawrence, author of “Stay”Winner, 2017 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Children’s Poetry. Millie is eleven going on twelve when her life is upended by her parents’ decision to separate. Her mother gets a new boyfriend, and her father moves into a new place: an apartment with a big sign on the door that says NO DOGS ALLOWED. Since there’s nothing Millie wants more than a dog of her own, that seems like the biggest blow of all. Hoping to get her parents back together—not just for her sake, but for the sake of her future dog—Millie is elated when her father moves back in after a short while. She can’t understand why her parents aren’t happy at the reconciliation until she learns the truth: her father is back because he has been diagnosed with cancer. Told in verse by acclaimed Canadian poet Katherine Lawrence, Stay is a moving, touching, and yet often humorous portrait of a family in a time of crisis, whose pain is filtered through the thoughts and actions of an eleven-year-old girl. Stay captures the essence of what it means to grow up, confront your fears, support your family, and share in the wild optimism that only youth can harbour.

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Alice Ivinya, author of “Feather of Snow” – In Brianna’s new world of ice and snow, the coldest things by far are the eyes of her betrothed…Brianna bears a deadly secret: she’s not the princess she is pretending to be. If the prince finds out, her life will be forfeit and her country plunged into war. But there is more to the icy prince than meets the eye, and Brianna slowly unravels the secrets of his dark past while surviving in a strange culture. However, her goodness and wit will only get her so far. Terrifying beasts stalk the border and a murderer is at work in the town. They know the truth of Brianna’s identity and will stop at nothing to destroy all she has fought for.

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Secrets Galore – July 6, 2022

Please join us with W.L. Hawkin, Thorsten Nesch, and S.A. Schneider.

W.L. Hawkin, author of “Lure: Jesse and Hawk” – Hawk is a wounded healer bent on losing himself on the Chippewa reservation. Jesse’s a vegan nature photographer trying to find herself on that same wild land. When Hawk shoots the deer Jesse’s photographing, passions flare. Then, Jesse hears that Hawk’s friend is dying and sets off alone on horseback to warn him. He deserves the chance to say goodbye she never had. But danger lurks everywhere near the small Midwestern town of Lure River. Jesse’s just discovered the fragile bones of a missing Indigenous girl in her shed and drawn the unwanted attention of two local men. Can Jesse find Hawk before they find her? Ruby Little Bear’s tragic tale weaves through the narrative, reminding us that one moment can change everything.

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Thorsten Nesch, author of “I Am You Am I”She comes from a rich family in Vancouver and enjoys horseback riding, he lives on the wrong side of town and calls boxing his hobby. Two very different teenagers changing their bodies accidentally and have to live the life of the other. The funniest body switch comedy you will read. The author Thorsten Nesch lives in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. He is an award-winning and traditionally published author. His novels are read in schools throughout Europe.

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S.A. Schneider, author of “Embracing the Magic: Town Magician Series Book 1” – Young Samual longs to perform magic of his own. And what’s worse, he can’t seem to convince anyone that their beloved Town Magician is a trickster without an enchanted bone in his body. When a wicked wizard challenges the pretender to a duel, Samual vows keep his village safe by forcing the fraudster to rise to the challenge. Determined to prevent disaster, he secretly shadows the phony protector during his training with the Grand Wizard. And when they barely escape an attack by dire wolves, Samual realizes he must partner up with his bitter rival. But keeping the truth hidden any longer may not help them outwit a powerful sorcerer. With his town in grave danger, can Samual protect the ones he loves from the forces of evil?

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Surviving the Journey – June 29, 2022

Please join me with authors Deborah Jarvis, Philip Asmundson, and Lindsey Kinsella. 

Deborah Jarvis, author of “The Crystal Pawn: Book One of The Keyralithian Chronicles” – Deirdre Hawes had never thought of her life as extraordinary until one day she met the father she never knew and thus began the adventure of a lifetime. Armed only with the knowledge that she is heir to magical gifts that would allow her to call on the aid of the long-vanished dragons, she finds herself drawn into a web of intrigue and murder where the powers behind the throne are aligning to make sure she doesn’t succeed, no matter the cost. Deirdre soon finds her life in the hands of those she’s been told not to trust, but trust them she must if she is to have any hope of not only completing her quest but surviving to make the journey home. Together with several loyal friends, she makes her way south. As they travel further, she discovers that not everyone is as they seem and that preconceived notions of what is good and what is evil are often mere simplifications of a much more complex truth. When forces long-allied with the crown begin to show their true intentions, it is up to Deirdre and her companions to figure out a way to evade their traps and make their way below the Southern Mountains and across the desert to the jungle where the dragons are said to reside.

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Philip Asmundson, author of “The Tuar Turns Trilogy: The Four Forces”Alexa’s birthday gifts weren’t typical—a prophetic destiny and untold superpowers. Now she feels like the world rests on her shoulders. And it does. Saving it drew a target on her back. How does she protect the ones she loves and save the universe from destruction? Now her training takes her and her friends to creatures and worlds previously thought of as only mythological. If she fails in her training and quest, more than her species is at risk. Can she and her loyal crew find and defeat the powerful weapons protecting the Four Forces and reunite them in time to save the universe? You’ll love this second book in the sci-fi fantasy coming-of-age saga because the action continues with each turn of the page. Take a wormhole to the adventure today.

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Lindsey Kinsella, author of “The Lazarus Taxa” – 68 million years in the past. Deep time; the true final frontier. But all is not as it seems. Which should be feared most? The dinosaurs… or the people? The Lazarus Taxa follows the first scientific expedition through time to the Late Cretaceous, where a dark conspiracy soon begins to unravel.

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Jumping into Summer! – June 22, 2022

Please join us with authors Amy Bernstein, Shannon Lawrence, and Susan Cole.

Amy Bernstein, author of “The Nighthawkers” – Archaeologist Pauline Marsh is convinced she’s an unlovable freak. Who else in the world shares her ability to locate ancient artifacts without a map, hear their stories, and commune with long-dead artisans? But all that changes when handsome, charismatic Grey Henley persuades her she’s the girl of his dreams. For Pauline, Grey is the family she never knew. And for Grey, Pauline’s treasure-finding skills will make him immensely rich. But the lovers keep secrets from one another that push their relationship to the breaking point. Grey is in league with a criminal relative and Pauline is visited by an other-worldly stranger with a message. Sometimes, it takes a broken heart to discover your true destiny–and find eternal love where you least expect it.

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Shannon Lawrence, author of “The Business of Short Stories: Writing, Submitting, Publishing, and Marketing” – Whether you’re looking to add short stories to your repertoire as a solo pursuit or in addition to novel writing, The Business of Short Stories covers every aspect from writing to marketing. Learn the dynamics of short story writing, where to focus your editing efforts, how and where to submit, how to handle acceptances and rejections, what to do with reprints, and how to market yourself and your stories online and in person. The information in The Business of Short Stories has been distilled from over a decade of short story publishing experience so you don’t have to learn the hard way. You’ll find information on submission formatting, cover letters, querying a collection, sending proposals to writing events, how to create a website, SEO, social media, and so much more. This is an invaluable resource for short story writers.

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Susan Cole, author of “Holding Fast: A Memoir of Sailing, Love and Loss” – the story of leaving everything behind to follow her husband’s lifelong dream of sailing away. Many people dream of escaping reality but few actually go. Blond, blue-eyed, irreverent John bursts into Susan’s life in her twenties with a dream of sailing off. Susan dreams of settling down and doesn’t want to go. A three-year voyage with their young daughter profoundly changes their lives. A gripping adventure story and an inspirational memoir of finding our power in the unlikeliest of places.

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Skirting Danger – June 15, 2022

Please join us with Shereen Vedam, T. Norman, and Claudia Blood.

Shereen Vedam, author of “Death Takes a Detour”Abbie Grimshaw’s road to recovery from a traumatic experience takes her on many journeys. On a whim, she stops at St. Michael’s church and runs straight into more danger. This time, there’s a supernatural complication: she can see—and talk to—the Earl of Ashford. He died in 1816, but death doesn’t stop him from charging Abbie with the safety of two young orphans. She never imagined life would send her literal demons to battle, but Abbie is a Grimm, like her mother before her. There’s a long legacy of defending the innocent at stake. If she cannot master child-minding and demon-slaying simultaneously, her own legend will be short-lived.

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T. Norman, author of “Blood-Stained Heir”After the sudden death of his beloved wife, Rysh Trell struggles to keep his life together and devotes everything to raising their son. When the King of Ansaroth seeks vengeance for the murder of his father, Rysh is forced to defend his home and family again. As an army pursues him across Ansaroth, Rysh fights to honor a promise he made to a dying friend. With little hope of survival, he searches deep inside to find the soldier he spent years burying away. Will Rysh keep his promise, or will evil forces stop him from reaching his goal?

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Claudia Blood, author of “Company Assassin”It’s Duff Roman’s eighteenth birthday, but no one is lighting candles. Turning eighteen in the orphanage on Kalecca means starvation for those who aren’t hired into a Family. Outside the Family compounds lies the jungle. And in the jungle lies death. And Relics—the only real currency on Planet Kalecca. The orphans are Duff’s family, and he’s sacrificed everything to keep the orphanage running, even his chance to move on. Now, at eighteen, he has no choice but to leave. Without him to bring in extra money, the orphans will starve under the Company’s control. Duff’s only chance to save them is to find a spot on an independent crew and hopefully find a Relic to sell. A seemingly chance encounter with Z, leader of the most feared independent crew offers Duff his opportunity to score a Relic. And offers Z a chance to relieve the guilt he feels over his past. But a company assassin has plans to lay waste to Duff’s future, and the orphanage as well.

ClaudiaBlood.com

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A Thought-Provoking Episode – June 8, 2022

Please join us with authors Matt Drayton and Jeff Chapman.

Matthew Drayton, author of “Leading While Black” – Challenges, Hard Truths and Effective Strategies for African American Leaders Author and Retired US Army Sergeant Major Matt Drayton is back with another “While Black” Title “Leading While Black”. Matt once again turns the negative connotations associated with the “while black” phrase and turns it on its head. Leadership or the lack thereof are the primary causes of most of the world’s troubles. From Financial crisis to pandemics, environmental concerns and corruption, and the political chaos in America and abroad, leadership plays a crucial part in everything that influences our way of life. Matt’s leadership journey took him from a poor troubled youth to multiple distinguished careers. Matt candidly shares his struggles, triumphs, and lessons learned from his many travels around the world and his relations with government, corporate and foreign leaders. Leading While Black was written to help African American leaders better understand the challenges they face and provide them strategies to help them better navigate through their leadership journeys and succeed. Matt had tremendous access to and worked for many great leaders (corporate and military) over the years. Those corporate, military, and government careers allowed him to learn from leaders from many backgrounds and ethnicities. Matt had personal access to senior Military, Government, and Corporate leaders that many of his African American peers and subordinates did not have access to. They shared information, leadership strategies, and experiences with Matt that changed his life. That is why Matt is uniquely qualified to write about black leadership. Matt Drayton draws from decades as an African American leader in the Military, Corporate, DoD Civilian, and Non-Profit sectors to provide candid, thought-provoking, and essential advice and strategies for leadership success. Many of the lessons and strategies in this book apply to anyone in leadership positions regardless of race or gender.

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Jeff Chapman, author of “The Great Contagion: A Merliss Tale” – Merliss is no ordinary cat. She’s a young girl’s spirit trapped in a cat’s body. While the magic that banished her has snatched away from her human speech, it has given her a life spanning millennia. For centuries she has lived with the cunning folk, assisting their efforts to heal the sick and ward off malevolent creatures. Now a bleeding sickness has thrown the community into chaos. The cunning man and his apprentice are in danger from the disease. The life Merliss has worked so long to build is in jeopardy. Before she entered the cat, she had trained to be a shaman. Do her centuries of experience hold a secret to a cure? But disease isn’t her only nemesis. A pair of malevolent creatures move into the neighborhood threatening more havoc. With disease and monsters ravaging the land, Merliss is up to her whiskers in trouble. It couldn’t be worse until a mob looking for a scapegoat turns its wrath on Merliss. The Great Contagion is the gripping first novel in the dark fantasy Merliss Tales series. If you like strong and dynamic characters, rich description, magic, and intrigue, then you’ll love Jeff Chapman’s imaginative Merliss Tales.

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Join us for a Great Show! – May 25, 2022

Join us with guests Stephanie Nasou, Michael Goodwin and Abigail Manning.

“She Rises” by Steph Nasou

These pieces are a direct reflection of going through the motions of the human condition. Learning about life and that death is a part of life. Going through hell just to find the light again. It is a compilation of healing, of life’s ruptures and repairs. Throughout the years I have taken great solace in writing and photography. I have compiled this book of both in hopes to spread light on self-love, acceptance, relationships, abuse and continuing to rise up through it all. I hope to help people who feel like they are not good enough; to see their unique light and strength through even the darkest of times.

 

“Vice Versa” by Michael Goodwin

Imagine if the 2020 presidential election were the mirror image of 2016, as the Biden campaign is accused of receiving aid from the People’s Republic of China. In this alternative universe, the media is mostly pro-Trump and the FBI rife with MAGA supporters. Gary Wang, a low-level Biden staffer, somehow becomes the center of the maelstrom and is pursued by the media, politicians, and the FBI. Vice Versa is a satirical take on the comedy and tragedy of current American media and politics.

 

 

“Poisoned Heart” by Abigail Manning

Princess Arabella is truly the fairest in all the land, and she knows it. With her pretty face, elaborate ball gowns, and glorious castle, she truly lives the perfect royal life. That is, until she is forced out of her home by a mysterious assassin.
With only the clothes on her back and the tiara on her head, Arabella flees from her castle in the dead of winter. As a last resort for shelter, Arabella takes up work in a laundry mill with seven other women. The once adored princess is now subjected to sleeping in piles of dirty laundry, but at least she is hidden. Well, she hopes so…
In the midst of her deadly game of hide-and-seek, she discovers that her kingdom is endangered by her absence. With the help of a dashing captain, a quirky noble, and her seven new companions, she must protect both her life and her kingdom. Will Arabella learn what true beauty is as she navigates her new life as a nameless commoner? While evil builds and secrets unfold, there may be more than her heart that’s poisoned.

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Unravel A Mystery – May 18, 2022

Join us with authors Elizabeth Lavender, D.C. Gomez, and Maggie Smith.

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Elizabeth Lavender, author of “The Spinning of Deception: Book 1 of the Sunspear Series” – Eighteen-year-old Dante refuses to let evil conquer the galaxy. And the fact that his own father acts as the instrument of a dark lord’s unrelenting destruction only makes it harder. But when Dante learns a mysterious warrior has strange visions of his family, he discovers she may hold the key to defeating his father. As sinister attacks threaten more and more planets, he fears their purpose is to prepare for an ultimate showdown. But with clues scarce and the girl’s mission to help him turn deadly, Dante might be running out of time before those he swore to protect are doomed. Can the young hero unravel the mystery and win freedom for the universe? The Spinning of Deception is the enthralling first book in the Sunspear science fiction/fantasy series. If you like epic tales of the battle against darkness, intriguing characters, and dangerous adventures, then you’ll love Elizabeth Lavender’s star-spanning saga.

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D.C. Gomez, author of “A Desperate Cat Lady: The Cat Lady Book 2” – A boring life is not in Angela’s future, with her being a black market guns dealer. Tripping over a dead body is now bringing a lot more attention from law enforcement than she cares to have. If only she could get control of the Silver Hair Gang, and their quest to find the killer themselves. Angela is running out of time to secure her next arms deal, and save her family from an unknown killer. A Desperate Cat Lady is book two in the Contemporary Humorous Fiction series The Cat Lady. Angela’s life drastically changed when she transitioned from a depressed cat lady to arms dealer. Now she is willing to take on the world to protect her family and her empire.

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Maggie Smith, author of “Truth and Other Lies”Megan Barnes’ life is in free fall. After losing both her job as a reporter and her boyfriend in the same day, she retreats to Chicago and moves in with Helen, her over-protective mother. Before long, the two are clashing over everything from pro-choice to #MeToo, not to mention Helen’s run for U.S. Congress, which puts Megan’s career on hold until after the election. Desperate to reboot her life, Megan gets her chance when an altercation at a campus rally brings her face-to-face with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jocelyn Jones, who offers her a job on her PR team. Before long, Megan is pulled into the heady world of fame and glamour her charismatic new mentor represents. Until an anonymous tweet brings it all crashing down. To salvage Jocelyn’s reputation, Megan must locate the online troll and expose the lies. But when the trail leads to blackmail, and circles back to her own mother, Megan realizes if she pulls any harder on this thread, what should have been the scoop of her career could unravel into a tabloid nightmare. Readers who love Jodi Picoult’s topical plot twists and Liane Moriarty’s character-driven novels will devour this fast-paced tale of three women whose lives converge as one fights a devastating accusation, another campaign for a contested seat in Congress, and one, the young reporter with ties to both, navigates the tricky line between secrets and lies.

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Uncovering Secrets – May 11, 2022

Join us with authors Michael Camarillo, Nathan Tudor and Raven Oak.

Michael Camarillo, author of “Keeper 829: Book 1 of The Keeper Program”In 2098, a shadowy organization called The Institution governs a harmonious collective society. The new, faithless world is a veritable Eden. Or is it? Nesha Gray looks human but she’s not… A letter and a stranger thrust Nesha into a darker reality where humans are a crop for reaping. In a world of betrayal, deception, and genetic engineering, Nesha finds her purpose isn’t what she thought. Only questions remain… Who is coming? Are humans worth saving? Who are the real enemies?

MichaelCamarilloBooks.com

 

Nathan Tudor, author of “The Empire’s Lion: The Imperial Adept Book 1”As an Adept, Reiva blasts fire from her hands and leaps over walls. But when her first solo mission leaves her half-dead amidst a heap of massacred allies, she gets just one chance at redemption. The Empire orders her to crush the one kingdom she thought she would never see again: Talynis, the land of her birth, the land she left in chains. Standing in her way is the Wolf, a vicious assassin hell-bent on killing Adepts—and a single cut from his cursed blade will destroy Reiva’s magic forever. Even if she can survive, victory may come at a price too high to pay…

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Raven Oak, author of “Amaskan’s Blood: Book 1 in the Boahim Series” – Her name was Adelei. She was a master in her field, one of the feared Order of Amaska. Those who were a danger to the Little Dozen Kingdoms wound up dead by her hand. The Order sends her deep into the Kingdom of Alexander, away from her home in Sadai, and into the hands of the Order’s enemy. The job is nothing short of a suicide mission, one serving no king, no god, and certainly not Justice. With no holy order to protect her, she tumbles dagger-first into the Boahim Senate’s political schemes and finds that magic is very much alive and well in the Little Dozen Kingdoms. While fighting to unravel the betrayal surrounding the royal family of Alexander, she finds her entire past is a lie, right down to those she called family. They say the truth depends on which side of the sword one stands. But they never said what to do when all the swords are pointing at you.

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