Sign of the Throne
Dreams do come true…and so do nightmares.
Book One in The Solas Beir Trilogy
Winner of a 2014 Readers’ Favorite Book Award
and a 2014 Eric Hoffer Book Award
Abby is haunted by dreams of an ivory castle, blood-thirsty monsters, and a striking stranger. Working as the babysitter for a family of mythology lovers in wealthy Newcastle Beach, California, she struggles to define herself among the elite class while trying to make sense of her strange visions. Upon meeting David, the doppelgänger of the mysterious young man in her dreams, Abby’s life changes forever.
Encountering the queen of Cai Terenmare, Abby discovers a magical realm on the edge of anarchy. She learns of an evil lord hell-bent on usurping the throne, the assassination of the king, and the kidnapping of the infant prince. Now, as the kingdom struggles to survive, Abby must convince her mysterious crush, David, that he is the lost heir.
While braving attacks from the dark lord’s sadistic minions, Abby must help David discover his true identity. Only then may he return to claim his throne before time runs out. Should Abby and David fail, a long-imprisoned evil will escape, destroying Cai Terenmare and all of humanity.
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“5 Stars…it’s one of the books you don’t want to put down, but you also don’t want it to end…it has just the right mix of romance, action, tension and fantasy to make it a good read for all ages.”
— Readers’ Favorite
“…an extremely well written story that is remarkable in its clarity of concept and execution. This is what outstanding writing both looks and reads like.” –Howard Parsons, The Parsons’ Rant
“Sign of the Throne is a perfect combination of contemporary fiction, fantasy, and folklore….Readers will find themselves getting lost in Eskue Ousley’s fantastic tale of magic, danger, and adventure.” — Kira Watson, My Dear Bibliophage
“A beautifully descriptive book filled with imagination, brave gorgeous lads, ravens, black cats, shadows, nightmares, dreams, a Nixie, a Queen who won’t give up on her son, and a love that was inevitable, making for a great start to Melissa’s trilogy.” — Michelle Auricht, Novels on the Run, Australia
“…a rich fantasy that introduces readers to a new breed of magic, and will keep them turning page after page.” — DelSheree Gladden, author of The Escaping Fate Series, The Destroyer Trilogy, Wicked Hunger, and Invisible
© Melissa Eskue Ousley 2012