Trapped inside an unwanted betrothal, Gillian of Adelar seeks escape within a forbidden magical Veil. Beyond, she meets Callum, a knight’s son from Rosa, with whom she instantly connects through their shared passion against age-old prejudices.
But for any Adelaran—and especially Gillian—bonding with someone from another race is forbidden. Loving them would be downright criminal—an act worse than murder. As Gillian’s friendship with Callum blossoms into something deeper, she faces a difficult choice:
Will she walk away from Callum forever? Or will she risk everything to flee with him and find the freedom she’s always yearned for?
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About the Author
Christine E. Schulze has been living in castles, exploring magical worlds, and creating fantastical romances and adventures since she was too young to even write of such stories. Her collection of YA, MG, and children's fantasy books, The Amielian Legacy, is comprised of series and stand-alone books that can all be read separately but also weave together to create a single, amazing fantasy.
One of her main aspirations for The Amielian Legacy is to create fantasy adventures with characters that connect with readers from many different backgrounds. Her current focus is to include racially diverse characters and also those with disabilities. The latter is inspired by Schulze working with adults with autism and other developmental disabilities at Trinity Services in Southern Illinois. She also donates 25% of her royalties to ALFA, a local charity that supports many of Trinity’s programs.
Schulze draws much of her inspiration from favorite authors like Tolkien and Diana Wynne Jones, favorite games like The Legend of Zelda, and especially from the people in her life. Some of her exciting ventures include the publication of her award-winning Bloodmaiden, as well as The Stregoni Sequence and The Chronicles of the Mira with Writers-Exchange. Her books for younger readers include In the Land of Giants and The Amazing Captain K.
Christine currently lives in Belleville, IL, but you can visit her on her website.
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