Amid Twisted Chaos

Darkened Skies Book Three

An enemy’s foe makes a dangerous friend…

With the Paragon’s target on their backs, Astrea and Varojin find themselves temporarily exiled from Talmaris for the safety of its people. Not content to wait until trouble finds them again, Astrea convinces Varojin and their guards to trek with her through the Novarian mountains in search of answers that will avert destruction.

Arriving at an abandoned Paragon site, the group finally gets a lead on the question that’s stumped them for months: what does Emperor Aelius want with the meteorite he found in the Badlands, and what does it have to do with void magic?

But upon returning to Talmaris with news of their discovery, Astrea and her friends receive an ultimatum from the Emperor. If they refuse to halt their investigation, they’ll suffer the consequences. So, with few choices and fewer allies, Astrea’s only option is take the conniving Victor Nazarov up on his nefarious offer of support.

But thwarting the Emperor’s evil intentions means breaking into the Helosian Empire and stealing an elusive artifact. And Nazarov’s help will cost Astrea dearly…

Content Warnings

  • Fantasy and magical violence
  • On- and off-screen character deaths
  • Mentions of blood and injuries
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Nightmares
  • Stalking and threats
  • Panic attacks and anxiety
  • PTSD
  • References to torture (past)
  • References to parental death
  • References to current war, historical wars, and rebellion


As with the other books in the series, Amid Twisted Chaos is recommended for readers 18 and older. Intimate and adult content makes up only a small percentage of the book. Included in this book are:

  • Several open door sex scenes
  • Several steamy scenes (either fade to black or just in-the-moment tension)

Tropes & Microtropes

  • Sweet & spicy romance
  • Elemental magic, including healers and empaths
  • Royal courts and political drama
  • Post-industrial worldbuilding
  • Dangerous heist
  • Family secrets
  • Villains monologuing
  • Deadly cinnamon roll MMC
  • Soft but resilient FMC
  • Chosen family
  • Solo POV, medium pacing
  • FMC gets pushed too far and goes feral
  • “It’s always been you” vibes

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