Ghondatha - a romantic fantasy by Emery Ayres

Ghondatha - a romantic fantasy book promotion Emery Ayres

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Exiled to the remote island of Ghondatha, Saphrona has lost her family, her home, and her status in the Sculptors Guild. Only one thing defines her now. Art remains. In Art, she can find both goodness and beauty. And if she can find them there, she can find them anywhere, even on this wet rock in the sea.

Saphrona is sure that if one thing on Ghondatha remains unchanged from her childhood visits there, just one unbroken piece of her life she can recognize, it will be enough for her.

But Lord Gideon has transformed Ghondatha into something strange and unfamiliar.

The island’s charismatic new liege lord has introduced the Ghondathans to wealth and leisure. He sees them through bad harvests and shoulders the risk of getting their goods to market. Life is so kindly on Ghondatha, the populace has nothing to consider but keeping his good favor and achieving a wealthy spouse or benefactor among his aristocratic friends at his nightly masquerades.

As long as they obey the curfew and don’t leave the island. The benevolent lord’s laws are believed to keep everyone safe from the beasts that roam the island at night, bloodthirsty creatures driven to Ghondatha's shores by the violence of the king's war.

Guild-born Saphrona has been taught from the cradle to be wary of aristocrats. She believes they are corrupt and wasteful, and she expects Lord Gideon will be no exception.

What kind of game is he playing with the Ghondathans? Why would he and his friends leave their luxurious estates in the Amkadan Empire for a toehold of land with nothing to offer them?

Saphrona is determined to uncover the secrets that lurk beneath the surface of the Ghondathans’ luxurious prison. What she discovers will trap her in Gideon’s world — and make her the only person who can save him from it.

Ghondatha, Book I in the Garden of Night Trilogy, is a romantic fantasy featuring what readers call an “amazingly rich and complex world” and a “slow-burning romance.”