Book one of The Cursed Weapons Trilogy
I gazed into his eyes for what seemed like an eternity, drowning in pools of amber liquid, imprinting this memory into my mind for when I didn’t have him with me. If only he’d kiss me, give me something to cling to in the hard days and cold nights ahead…
from The Amethyst Talisman – Aerin Apeltun
An innocent assassin. An oppressed prince. A curse to bind them.
A world broken by civil war. Merciless assassins that will kill anyone for the right price. A forbidden love destined to destroy everything.
Amethyst is the deadliest assassin in the Five Lands. Known as Lady Merciless, Amethyst has never failed a mission and she has never missed her mark. But she hides a terrible secret from the Iolite Coterie of Assassins – a secret that would land her at the top of their hit list.
When she’s accused of murdering the Crown Princess of Aerba and stealing a gem of legend, Amethyst’s reputation quickly comes to haunt her. Cursed by the King, she must find the true assassin and thief, or the Curse will kill her. The last thing Amethyst needs on her quest is Prince Valerian, sent with her to avenge his sister’s murder.
Forced to work together, Amethyst and Valerian’s destinies become entwined as they search for the assassin and gemstone. With the curse slowly draining Amethyst’s life, and the Coterie setting their sights on Valerian, it’s not only their lives that are at risk – but their hearts too.