The Girl with the Red Lantern by K.N. Lee (The Matchmaker’s War Book 1)
English | 2020| Fantasy | ePUB | 2.9 MB
The Matchmaker calls…
…and only the gifted will be selected.
As Mei and the other girls of her village are sent on a harrowing journey across the frozen plains, she wonders what exactly they are selected for. Their guide, a mysterious warrior with a giant fox won’t reveal any secrets, but seems to have a protective eye for her.
The new Emperor is said to be dangerous young man, with dark abilities. And, while the others think they’re being matched to become his Empress, Mei suspects something more.
Her hopes to honor her family name, and the magical red lantern are all that give her strength as dragons, mystical warriors, and sneaky gods stand in her way to the truth.
That–and the spirits of her ancestors.
He sat up and rubbed his temples. The fragrant mountain air filled his lungs as he glanced at the wavering gray curtain billowing outward with the breeze.
Remnants of his dream still demanded to be remembered, but they faded into the dark, like many of the others.
He left the comfort of his small room in the upper temples.
The grounds of the Temples of the Sacred were sparse as he stepped out of the tall stone building that stretched high into the heavy silver clouds, and protruded deep down low where the pointed tower emerged from the floating land and pointed below. It was equal, with the same buildings above ground as what was beneath their feet, a perfect mirror image full of magic and energy.
The remnants of his most recent dream clung to his memory, demanding to be remembered.
There was always a dream—always a vision of a potential future and the life he left behind. To decipher which were purely his imagination, and which were messages that had real meaning was always a challenge.
He was being called for something big. Rohan glanced toward the sun that was partially hidden behind the pale clouds.
Rohan would be ready.
There was an itching within him to leave the series of keeps, towers, and buildings that made up the compound that had been his home since as early as he could remember. To explore the lush green world below was a deep yearning. Visions of sailing across the sea and visiting the other realms had always been a dream of his.