The Betrayer

Hannah E Carey

Niall never imagined he would become king, nor did he ever imagine that he would be granted the abilities of a seer. His unnatural power, however, has proven to be no great gift, for it has already cost him the woman he loves and it threatens to cost him his kingship. His people already don’t trust him and if they knew of his power, they would view him as nothing more than a monster.

Niall’s future looks grim, but a twist of fate returns Ciara to his life when he least expects it. He latches onto the hope of a different future, only to discover that things have changed while he has hidden away in his castle. When the man Ciara trusted the most disappeared, she turned to his brother, a man she never saw herself falling for.

Bleddyn has shown Ciara that there is more to him than she first thought and she has carved out a life at his side, but things are unsettled on the island of Pern Coen. A dark power is stirring, one that hasn’t been seen in decades. One man is at the center of the growing darkness, but is it the man that Ciara, and the people, think? Is Niall innocent or is he hiding more than just his powerful abilities?


“Odran is the one who noticed you missing. I volunteered to fetch you back.”

He winced. “I know we all discussed not going out alone.”

“Odran was a bit put out, but Maura settled him down.” She sent him a sidelong glance, a hint of a smile on her face. “I can see why you chose her for your warrior chief. She’s a bit of a force to be reckoned with when she wishes to be.”

He let out a quiet laugh. “She is. Just like you.”

“Like I was,” she said, her voice so soft that he almost didn’t hear it.

He gently grabbed her wrist, pulling her to a stop. “Like you are.”

She went still, her expression softening, and he couldn’t help tucking a few errant strands of hair behind her ear. The air had changed between them again and his gaze unwillingly fell to her lips. In his dreams, he kissed her, showing her how much he cared for her in ways that he could never allow in his waking moments.

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