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Disregarding Fate (D’Vaire, Book 8)

by Jessamyn Kingley

The eldest son of the Cwylld rulers, Cadlyr hates being part of a notoriously war-hungry tribe reviled by everyone. Cadlyr knows there is no way to escape the cycle of violence that is to be his life, so when he meets his other half at his first elven gathering, he is delighted. Cadlyr can now make plans to leave the Cwylld and gain a fresh start. Observing the tradition of their people, he agrees to be mated the following day. But Cadlyr has no idea what awaits him.

A few years after the death of his parents, Evlithar is trying to figure life out, and he’s heard horror stories of the Cwylld. Despite his attraction to Cadlyr, he’s terrified of tying himself for eternity to an abhorrent elf tribe, so he comes up with a desperate plan. With the help of his cousin, who happens to be the chieftain, Evlithar lights a fake pyre and has Cadlyr invited to his funeral. The decision is a rash one that changes lives forever, and not necessarily for the better.

Two millennia later, everything has changed. The last of the Cwylld and residing in a vibrant sanctuary, Cadlyr is determined to repair his tribe’s sullied reputation. Evlithar remains hidden behind the scenes, but his tribe is looking toward the future. Living worlds apart, both are convinced by their families to attend the annual elven gathering. When Cadlyr spots a man resembling Evlithar, he is sure it is a ghost. As they come face-to-face, choices from the past cannot be ignored, and they must work through secrets and lies. Will it be enough to overcome Evlithar’s decision to disregard fate?

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About the Author

Jessamyn Kingley lives in Nevada where she begs the men in her head to tell her their amazing stories which she dutifully writes it all down in what has become a small mountain of notebooks. She falls in love with each couple and swears whatever book she wrote last is her absolute favorite.

Jessamyn is married and working toward remembering to start the dishwasher without being distracted by the scent of the magical detergent. For personal enjoyment, she aids in cat rescue while slashing and gashing her way through mobs in various MMORPGs. Caffeine is her very best friend and is only cast aside briefly for the sin better known as BBQ potato chips.

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