Seasons of the Phoenix
A gritty dark fantasy for mature readers. Twelve-year-old goddess devotees seek redemption during a seven year exile.
Twelve-and-a-half-year-old Acanthus Breese and his yellow-robed peers have survived without an adult presence for seven years. They’ve scavenged. Endured madness, starvation, and murder after the adults imprisoned and abandoned them without a backward glance. They’ve clawed their way to civilization and questionable sanity at the guidance of one of their own.
Thirteen-year-old Edward Dasheel is a direct descendant of the goddess Staritti and the red phoenix god, Dasheel. Because of Edward’s love and leadership, Acanthus and the other boys know that despite their regretful crime of harming Staritti and driving her away, hope for redemption remains.
Acanthus knows Edward better than anyone; he knows Edward hides dark secrets about their exile, the adults, and specifically about him. So it is terrifying when suddenly the adults return, pushing themselves back into their lives. What do they want after all these years? And why?
- 4 To Be Read lists
Publisher: Independently Published
Pairings: M-F, M-M, M-M-F
Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 1
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay, Genderfluid, Polyamorous
Protagonist 1 Age: Under 18
Protagonist 2 Age: Under 18
Protagonist 3 Age: 36-45
Tropes: Arranged Pairing, Class Differences, Coming of Age, Everyone is Queer, Fated Mates / Soul Mates, Mpreg, Trapped Together, Wingfic
Word Count: 130,000
Setting: On a hidden Island
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters