Hey! Today, please join us in welcoming the cast of Dark One’s Mistress by Aldrea Alien!
But let’s first set the stage, shall we?
About the book
Dark One's MistressAuthor: Aldrea Alien
Series: Dark One Trilogy #1
Publisher: Thardrandian Publications
Release date: October 31st 2016
Genres: New Adult, Gothic, Romance
Add to TBR: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon UK | Amazon US | The Book Depository
By using some of the above links, you're helping to support the running of LiatoF. Thank you!
For centuries, the people have lived under the protection of their so-called Dark Lord. Now, with news of his death reaching the quiet village of Everdark, rumour whispers that his son, Lucias, is hunting for a mistress to beget him an heir.
Seventeen-year-old Clara doesn't put much stock in village gossip, until she finds herself forcibly taken to the Lord's fortress. Escape is not easy. She has no way out and, against a man with magic, little chance of fighting back. But the Lords are still men and the death of Lucias' father is proof that they die just the same. And yet, if Lucias dies heirless, his army will be free to terrorise the land.
Such is the goal of Lenora of Ne'ermore, an old enemy and ex-prisoner of the kingdom. She is sending a man to slaughter Lucias and, to ensure there's no chance of an heir, his mistress must die as well.
Caught between regaining her freedom or losing it for the good of the kingdom, Clara struggles to decide her path before certain death breaches the gates.
The Main Cast!
Hair: Waist-length and the colour of fresh blood.
Eye Colour: Brown
Status: Apprentice Seamstress / Mistress
Background: Clara is the only living child born to Marian and Thomas Weaver. Typical of Everdark residents, she remained under both the care and unpaid employ of her widowed mother when her father’s health failed him.
Classically trained in the way of the Goddess and the Great Lord’s Law, she is, at first impression, little different from her peers, if perhaps a bit sharp of tongue. Although training in the same profession, she shows little interest in the task and is prone to bookishness.
Great Lord Lucias
Hair: Black and shoulder-length
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Status: Great Lord
Background: As sole heir to the throne, Lucias spent much of his younger years with only the Great Lord’s men for company. This changed when he was old enough to lift a sword and was sent to the outposts, settling often in the border city of Endlight where the local lord took a shine to him and raised him in combat, strategy and courtly manners alongside his own son.
Magic was taught by his now-recluse father one month out of every year when Lucias returned to his side. Of his mother, Lenora of the Raven Household, visits were short and seldom solitary.
For the past four years, he has circled the border cities, assisting in any disputes the locals have with the neighbouring kingdoms.