Spin-offs from The Movement of Crowns Series

Well! It wasn’t in my original plan to write two spin-offs from The Movement of Crowns Series at the same time. But characters make demands that authors must follow. 😉

Reviving the Commander, first in the Crowns Legacy series, picks up about a year after the Movement of Crowns series.

Eubeltic Descent, first in the Eubeltic Realm series, picks up more than a century after the Movement of Crowns series.

You might feel more “in the know” if you read the series in the order of their chronological histories, starting with The Movement of Crowns. But even if you read the different series out of order, they stand well enough on their own for the stories to make sense. Going back to read what happened earlier in the history and the related characters’ lives will be like reading enlightening prequels. Yay!

You will, however, want to read each book within each series in their numbered order.

 

“THIEF!” An Excerpt from Eubeltic Descent

From Eubeltic Descent, first in the Eubeltic Realm series

Tarek was quiet as he walked Abigaia the rest of the way home that night. She didn’t mind it, due to the strange daze she was in.

She was still in something of a daze when she went to the market the next morning, back to browsing for what her one coin could afford her, and no more. She speculated about what her family would think, what her aunt and uncle might say once they realized her allowance was no longer stretching as it had for years. Abigaia began to contemplate the strategy of haggling, which it seemed only the most aggressive townsfolk could manage, but her thoughts were stopped short when a fierce clanging sound broke through the commotion of the market. A booming, heated voice rose as a counterpoint to the clanging.

“Thief! Thief! Thief!

It took only a matter of seconds for the alarm to replace the noise of buying and selling, bringing the normal activity to a halt.

“Thief! Thief! In green!”

The clamor in the market shifted as crude weapons, including knives and whips, flashed out from behind the counters of wares. “Thief! Thief! Thief!” the vendors joined in the chant, looking around to spot a culprit in green and any evident accomplices.

A clash of panic arose in the crowd, customers scrambling to clear out of the market as vendors went on the hunt. A long-anticipated dread immobilized Abigaia at first, but she recognized a hiss to be Lotus’s, flying by behind her. “Run, Abi!”

Abigaia turned to follow the hiss but found that Lotus had already disappeared into the pressing throng.

“Thief! Thief! Stop him.”

Abigaia’s feet led her in the direction of her friends’ usual meeting place, picking up speed once she was outside of the market, getting away from the scattering crowd. She knew her friends wouldn’t be meeting up today, so she ran past their spot as she fled from town as swiftly as she could while clutching her basket.

She then heard a distinct, masculine bawl somewhere behind her, this one not of panic but of pain.

Abigaia didn’t want to stop. She wouldn’t have stopped. But her feet came to a stop nonetheless because her ears were unable to deny what she’d heard. She recognized that male voice. She’d never heard it in that way before, in that kind of agony, but she recognized it now.

She turned around. Turned around to see a few hollering vendors hustling someone out of town. She could hear thuds of pummeling fists before the vendors threw their captive to the ground, glimpses of the captive’s green shirt made visible as his prone form became the landing place for kicking and stomping feet.

Another voice rose above the others and took charge. The owner of that voice tossed aside the short whip he’d been holding, and he reached down to turn the prone man over. “This’ll teach you!”

The pack of vendors parted somewhat, and Abigaia’s eyes grew wide with horror.

Her life of thievery. Her silence and sanity. And the famed domain of her ancestors—which may now be in crucial need of her.
Eubeltic Descent

 

Eubeltic Descent Release Day!

The famed domain of her ancestors may now be in crucial need of her…

It’s officially Release Day for Eubeltic Descent, first in the Eubeltic Realm series.

Pick up a copy!

Amazon Kindle for purchase, or free with Kindle Unlimited
Amazon paperback
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While Eubeltic Descent can stand alone, its background comes further to light in The Movement of Crowns Series, which is great to read before or after this novel.

There are a few ways you can stay updated on Nadine’s books. Find them here!

 

Eubeltic Descent by Nadine C. Keels

Eubeltic Descent
A Novel
First in the Eubeltic Realm series
(Historical Fantasy, Love Story)

“Part history, part fantasy, part inspiration, totally engaging… Sharing her mastery of language, Nadine Keels hits the high mark yet again.” ~Savurbks

Your soul will remember… 

As a woman who wasn’t born to wealth or privilege, Abigaia has mastered the art of thievery. And she’s come to hate it. Not only is she plagued by guilt, but her shadowed upbringing and silent ways cause most of her town to question her sanity.

Yet, Abigaia’s eccentric father always taught her to be proud of her heritage. Her ancestry lies across the sea, in a prominent realm she’s read about but has never seen.

The man who desires Abigaia’s hand in marriage doesn’t share her hope of seeing the Eubeltic Realm. But disaster erupts in their path, and Abigaia’s dream may have a greater purpose—if that famed domain of her ancestors is now in crucial need of her.

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Pick up a copy of Eubeltic Descent

Amazon Kindle for purchase, or free with Kindle Unlimited
Amazon paperback
Barnes & Noble paperback
Books-A-Million paperback

While Eubeltic Descent can stand alone, its background comes further to light in The Movement of Crowns Series, which is great to read before or after this novel.

(Book Two in the Eubeltic Realm series is in the works! Release date to be announced.)

There are a few ways you can stay updated on Nadine’s books. Find them here!