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Stone of Essence, The

The Kingdoms of Talia

Publisher: SilverDust Press
Year of Publication: 2023
Book type: Novel
Age: Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Sub Genre: Fantasy · Romance · Romantic Fantasy · Sword & Sorcery
Language: English
Key Phrases: Bodyguard romance · Bodyguard x Princess · enemies to lovers · Forced Proximity · grumpy x sunshine · royalty
“I really enjoyed The Stone of Essence. More than I thought I would actually. I can’t you how amusing parts of this wonderfully, creative story was. A story that is touching (in those warm, fuzzy ways) & serious (in those heavy dramatic, emotional ways). I can’t believe Favian is so unique. He was definitely a favorite of mine. Such an introverted character that was a nice compliment to the outgoing, good natured Chhaya. Now while I would recommend this story to others, I did have parts I found that could have been developed further. The stone being a big one. I’m so hoping to see Chhaya & Faavian in future stories because they are a pair worth reading about.”
A princess who vowed never to love. A bodyguard who would stop at nothing to keep her safe. And a letter that would change everything.

A princess who vowed never to love. A bodyguard who would stop at nothing to keep her safe. And a letter that would change everything.

Princess Chhaya has been told it is time for her to marry. To make matters worse, her father has assigned a bodyguard to protect her from the Blood Magicians that have been leaving destruction across the Kingdom.

Chhaya proposes a deal to her father—she will host eligible suitors at the palace and give each one a fair chance to win her hand. But her decision will be final.

As Chhaya welcomes the bachelors and enjoys the lavish picnics, intimate promenades and beautiful balls, she finds her patience tested by the constant presence of her bodyguard, Favian, who seems to take his job far too seriously.

In an effort to escape his watchful eye, Chhaya begins writing anonymous love letters to Favian, pretending to be a secret admirer.

But as the letters become more intense and the Blood Magicians draw closer to the kingdom, Chhaya finds herself caught in a dangerous love triangle between her duty as a princess and her growing feelings for Favian.

With the fate of the kingdom at stake, Chhaya must make a decision that could determine her happily ever after.

From the author of Asyra’s Call and Drako’s Fire comes The Stone of Essence, the first clean standalone fantasy romance novel in The Kingdoms of Talia!

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