The Eisteddfod Chronicles tells the story of Deor Smithfield, a changeling woman drawn into the Winter Court by a magic she cannot control and Rafael Farringdon, the Sword of Peace and Justice in the Winter Court, bound by his honor as a knight to protect his nation.
Internal strife threatens the Winter Court at home, and traitors plot to align with the Summer and Goblin Courts to take the throne. While war looms at home and abroad, Deor must find her own allies at court, and Rafe must take a side: Deor or his king. Either choice could mean ruin for him, the kingdom, and the woman he loves. The fate of the Winter Court is in their hands, but will her magic and his sword be enough?
Winter's Heir is the second book in the Eisteddfod Chronicles.
Finding her father fixed one of Deor's problems--her magic isn't trying to kill her anymore. But her father's enemies are now hers, and they still want her out of the picture.
Meanwhile, with the revelation of a true heir, Rafe's relationship with the king is shattered. Though he's thrilled to be free of the burden of being heir, the king's lies have shaken him to his very core, and he's questioning almost everything, including his desire to be the Sword.
The one thing Rafe doesn't question is Deor--with her father's steely eyes and her for-the-people humanity, she is poised to take the nation by storm. And he might not mind getting caught up in her whirlwind, too.
But politics are never that easy. With the king's enemies at the gate, and both civil war and war with the Summer Court real possibilities, Deor and Rafe must forge an alliance to protect the fragile kingdom, even if that means defying the king himself.
Her Faerie Tale is getting awfully grim.
Deor Smithfield had it all figured out. She had a great education, a new job teaching at a good university, and a plan to move across the country to start her new life.
Then her body betrayed her, and she seemed to be falling prey to the same wasting sickness that killed her mother. When medical science failed her in spectacular fashion, Deor’s grandmother told her that her long-lost father was more than just another deadbeat dad – he was a faerie, and she’s a Changeling, half-human, half-fae.
Now Deor has to rush to Faerie in search of her missing father before his magical parting gift kills her. She’s in a new world with no friends, no money, no job, and only a few days to find her disappearing daddy before she’s kicked back out into the mundane world to die.
Oh yeah, and somebody’s hunting Changelings in Faerie.