of Days by Sara Reinke
The ordinary and seemingly
unrelated lives of Trejaeran Muirel and Qynh Reoder are forever and irrevocably
changed when they learn they are brother and sister, twin heirs to the throne of
Tiralainn, and the children of a murdered King of Men and Queen of the Elves. By
Elfin prophecy, one of them will one day defeat Ciardha, the evil and immortal
Queen who now reigns over the realm, and restore the alliance of men and Elves.
The twins have been raised apart and in secret for sixteen years to keep them
safe from Ciardha and her dark army of Damantas. When their havens are
discovered, their families attacked, Qynh and Trejaeran are rescued from certain
death and brought among the rebel forces of the Comhar, an alliance of men and
Elves who mean to see the twins fulfill their promised destiny. While Qynh has
witnessed the butchering of her family at the sword points of Ciardha’s soldiers
and is more than willing to greet this fortune, her brother Trejaeran is not so
eager. His father still lives, abducted by the Damantas, and he would risk his
own life--even his very soul--to see his father freed. Trejaeran follows his
heart, embarking with a group of Comhar warriors to rescue his father, while
Qynh follows the path destiny would seem to dictate for her, riding forth with
the Comhar army to wage war against Ciardha.
Along each of these perilous and battle-fraught journeys, as new friends are
made, unexpected enemies are discovered, and loves are fostered and broken, the
twins must ultimately decide whether their fates are predestined, or determined
by their own hearts.