JEWEL OF THE GODS

Young Adult Fantasy

Seventeen-year-old Nya was raised at a convent filled with the half-human, half-divine descendants of the mermaid goddess, Jūratė. She’ll take her final vows as soon as she summons amber from the Baltic Sea. If she comes back empty-handed, she’ll have to leave. Only those with a true siren’s voice can stay.

But Nya’s jewel fulfills an ancient prophecy. Now she’s fated to wed Perun, the volatile god of storms who killed Jūratė. Horrified at the thought of marrying a murderer yet unable to refuse his claim, Nya leaves with him after swearing a sacred vow to avenge her divine ancestor. Her plan? Beguile him with her voice, learn his weakness, and crush him.

There’s just one problem: Perun isn’t the monster Nya was taught to hate. Yes, he’s as wild as the tempests he brews, but there’s a gentler side to him, an unexpected kindness that draws her to him. Torn between passion and duty, Nya must decide if she’ll abandon her pledge and alienate the only family she’s ever known, or honor her oath and pray she doesn’t start a supernatural war.

 

Perun, god of storms
Nyada

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATUS [9-19]: working on revisions suggested by agent for resubmission.

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