It’s here! If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know I’ve been dying to share the cover for Forged by Flames.
The wonderful team at MiblArt created this cover, and I’m so thankful to have worked with them on not just this cover but the rest of the Darkened Skies series!
Forged by Flames is a new adult fantasy novel following Prince Varojin Auris from Under Darkened Skies. The novel covers the eight years he was away from Kalama, ages 18-26. The book will be released on June 26, 2023 and will be available on Amazon and other retailers.
It’s recommended that you read Under Darkened Skies before you read Forged by Flames.
If you want to see the content warnings for this book, check them out here.
Not a soldier. Not a prince. Not even a son.
Varojin Auris didn’t ask to be a prince. As the illegitimate child of the Helosian emperor, he was never meant for the world he grew up in, and he knows it. When his father enlists Varojin in the military two years before the service age, it’s clear he’s no longer welcome in the court. So, forced to follow the emperor’s orders, Varojin severs ties with his old life and sets off for Fort Ironwing.
Amid the ranks of junior soldiers, Varojin finds himself as unwelcome as he was at the palace—only this time, there are no rules protecting him from superiors who use far more force with him than on his peers. So when Varojin is offered the opportunity to leave basic training behind and join a highly specialized, secretive unit, he accepts.
But the relief of being flanked by those who support him is tainted by a new reality: the responsibility to take lives when duty calls. When a crisis reveals the full extent of Varojin’s powers, he fears he has finally become his father’s son. In the midst of destruction, the weary prince finds himself faced with a choice: fight for the rubble of his past, or rebuild his life anew.