Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen sounds like absolutely everything I look for in a fantasy novel: strong female characters, fascinating magic system, and a high-stakes plot. I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on this beautiful, BEAUTIFUL book.
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Reign the Earth may not be coming out until January 2018, but I already have my wine pairing ready to go. I’ll be pairing rich new fantasy novel, full of elemental magic with this Broken Earth Merlot, which is a nod to the book title as well as the power that Shaila possesses, which just may tear the world she knows apart.
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Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen
Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for peace. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bonelands.
But she soon learns that her husband, Calix, is motivated only by his desire to exterminate the Elementae—mystical people who can control earth, wind, air, and fire. Even more unsettling are Shalia’s feelings for her husband’s brother, which unleash a power over the earth she never knew she possessed—a power that could get her killed. As rumors of a rebellion against Calix spread, Shalia must choose between the last chance for peace and her own future as an Elementae.
This intense, richly drawn high-fantasy by the author of Scarletwill hold readers spellbound.
- Title: Reign the Earth
- Author: A.C. Gaughen
- Publisher: Bloomsbury
- Pub Date: January 30, 2018
About The Author
From A.C. Gaughen’s Website
A. C. GAUGHEN is the author of Scarlet, Lady Thief and Lion Heart. She serves on the board for the non-profit Boston GLOW, creating opportunities to encourage and engage teen girls in the Greater Boston area. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from St. Andrews University in Scotland and a Masters in Education from Harvard University.