~ Two immortal brothers. One enchanted sword. ~
The lives of well-born twins Kismet and Taso are easy and carefree—endless days of bedding women and fighting battles among the gods—until sorcery drives a wedge between them that slices deeper than flesh. Kismet has striven to be the ultimate warrior, but a mistake costs him his brother, his family, and his homeland.
He carves out a new life in the desert, rising to the command of a realm and an army, yet can’t escape his past. When two women beg for his aid against tyranny, he must sacrifice his freedom and his long-scarred heart to help them.
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Swords and Scimitars is a 7,000-word short story (approximately 25 pages) about the immortal founders of verdant Teganne and desert Kad, rival realms divided by magic and bound by blood, mistrust, and love.
“From the first page I was instantly transported into a well-developed fantasy world and couldn’t put my Kindle down until I had finished the last page. A fast-paced story with heartfelt emotion!”
“A great beginning to a great fantasy series.”
“Short but sweet, it delivers wrenching emotion. Kismet is a magnificent hero who hides his wounds behind his power. As usual, Cate Rowan delivers a beautiful tale!”
“A fairy-tale-like adventure that will entertain even readers new to the series. Another worthy installment from an author who’s become an auto-buy for this reader.”
> > > Read Swords and Scimitars today to escape into riveting fantasy and heartfelt magic!
The bestselling Alaia Chronicles fantasy romance series continues with the enchantingly romantic novelette Sword and Lute, spellbinding adventure in the novel The Source of Magic, and sizzling exhilaration in the novel Kismet’s Kiss. Cate Rowan’s sensuous romances have won more than thirty awards.
About Cate Rowan:
“If you love magic and romance, you will love Rowan’s books.”—The Pen & Muse Book Reviews
“Definitely an author to watch!” —Alyssa Day, New York Times bestselling author
“Cate Rowan is a writing force to be reckoned with.” —Smexy Books
“Utterly delicious fantasy. Better than chocolate!” —Kendra Leigh Castle, RITA-nominated author