Swords and Scimitars: A Fantasy Short Story (Alaia Chronicles: Legends, #1)
Series: Alaia Chronicles: Legends, Book 1
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
Publisher: Enchanting Ink
Length: Short story / Ebook and Audiobook
Two immortal brothers. One enchanted sword.
The lives of well-born twins Kismet and Taso are easy and carefree—endless days of bedding women and fighting battles among the gods—until sorcery drives a wedge between them that slices deeper than flesh. Kismet has striven to be the ultimate warrior, but a mistake costs him his brother, his family, and his homeland.
He carves out a new life in the desert, rising to the command of a realm and an army, yet can't escape his past. When two women beg for his aid against tyranny, he must sacrifice his freedom and his long-scarred heart to help them.
Swords and Scimitars is a 7,000-word short story (approximately 25 pages) about the immortal founders of verdant Teganne and desert Kad, rival realms divided by magic and bound by blood, mistrust, and love. The celebrated Alaia Chronicles series continues with the fantasy romances Sword and Lute, The Source of Magic and Kismet's Kiss.
“From the first page I was instantly transported into a well-developed fantasy world and couldn’t put my Kindle down until I had finished the last page. A fast-paced story with heartfelt emotion!”
“A great beginning to a great fantasy series.”
“Short but sweet, it delivers wrenching emotion. Kismet is a magnificent hero who hides his wounds behind his power. As usual, Cate Rowan delivers a beautiful tale!”
“A fairy-tale-like adventure that will entertain even readers new to the series. Another worthy installment from an author who’s become an auto-buy for this reader!”
Read Swords and Scimitars today to escape into riveting fantasy and heartfelt magic!
Cate Rowan has washed laundry in a crocodile-infested African lake, parasailed over Cabo, had monkeys poop in her hair, and swum with dolphins, but her best adventures are her story worlds. Her lush fantasy romances about magic, danger and passion in faraway realms have won more than thirty awards.
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“Cate Rowan charmed me with her fantastic worldbuilding about the kingdoms of Kad and Teganne.… A must-read for all fantasy romance lovers.” Related—The Romance Reviews
“Rowan brings in the exotic, the magic and the passion in The Source of Magic. If you love magic and romance, you will love Rowan’s books.” Related—The Pen & Muse Book Reviews
“What little girl (and big girl) hasn’t kissed their share of frogs hoping to have their prince appear? A fun, fast-paced, enjoyably modern fairy tale.” Related—Sizzling Hot Books
“From the first page I was instantly transported into a well-developed fantasy world and couldn’t put my Kindle down until I had finished the last page. A fast-paced story with heartfelt emotion!” Related—Amazon Reviewer
“So much sexual tension that the pages are likely to burn your fingers as you eagerly beg for more.” Related—Coffee Time Romance
“A sweet, magical story. I’m so glad I found it!” Related—Amazon Reviewer
“Cate Rowan is a dream-weaver of paranormal fiction. Sword and Lute has a time-warp vibe fusing elements of Antiquity with the Middle Ages and fantasy. Emotionally enlightening and sensually uplifting.” Related—Susan Frances, Goodreads Reviewer