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Upon a Tide of Wintry Morn by Rae Lori

Upon a Tide of Wintry Morn by Rae Lori

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A prequel to the upcoming 'Within the Shadows of Mortals' Book 2 within the Ashen Twilight Series.

A greater threat looms over the three houses as they move westward for a better life. Shades of the past return as Ariya senses a connection between Alexandru Drago and his prince, Vlad Tepes III aka Vlad Dracul, as she relives their conspiracy to take the throne of Wallachia using a secret army. At the same time, Jace relives his father's burial in the Highlands of Scotland and muses over living with Ariya in the Aziza fairy realm.
A prequel to the upcoming 'Within the Shadows of Mortals' Book 2 within the Ashen Twilight Series.

A greater threat looms over the three houses as they move westward for a better life. Shades of the past return as Ariya senses a connection between Alexandru Drago and his prince, Vlad Tepes III aka Vlad Dracul, as she relives their conspiracy to take the throne of Wallachia using a secret army. At the same time, Jace relives his father's burial in the Highlands of Scotland and muses over living with Ariya in the Aziza fairy realm.

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Published by: Rae Lori on Aug 07, 2009
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Upon a Tide of Wintry Morn 
An Ashen Twilight Short
Rae Lori
Other books by Rae Lori now available within the series:
A KISS OF ASHEN TWILIGHT (BOOK 1)
For more information on Rae Lori and her books, visit:
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