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Get ready to meet "The Ashen" from "A Delicate Betrayal"

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  • The Ashen—dark elves meet necromancers!

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My process for working on this new series is so bonkers and I apologize 😅🙈

Last month I promised that I'd share more about the Ashen next time we spoke, but when I made that promise I didn't realize that this group of people wasn't really going to be in the series until the next book.


On the one hand, I don't want to mislead anyone by sharing content that isn't related to the book that's currently on preorder.

On the other hand, I don't like the idea of backing out on a promise!

So for now I've decided to do a brief introduction to one of the many races in my upcoming series, A Delicate Betrayal! 😱😍

Allow me to introduce you to, The Ashen:

The Ashen

The Ashen are loosely inspired by dark elves and necromancers, though there are some unique differences.

Thousands of years ago, Grimtol was ruled by the Sky-Blessed, a race of winged beings who descended from the skies and were worshipped as gods...for a time. Eventually, the humans grew weary of their egos and demands for gifts, sacrifices, and worship. They rebelled against the Sky-Blessed—in a war that has yet to be named lol—and earned their sovereignty.

However, before the Sky-Blessed surrendered, many of them fell in battle, their bodies preserved in divine light so that they could be remembered and honored forever.

No one expected that they would one day rise from the dead. Their flesh like charcoal. Their wings singed to nubs. Their hearts never beating.

Like the rest of Grimtol, the Ashen don't know why they were resurrected or how, nor do they understand why they've been returned to an unlife, seemingly immortal and with the newfound powers of shadow and death magic.

But they know one thing: they'll do anything to locate and retrieve their missing souls...and their stolen wings.

Eeeeeee I wanna say more! But for now, I'll try to keep it light and just say that one of the main characters in the rest of the series is an Ashen and You're. Going. To. Freaking. Love. Her. 😍


Remember, the first piece of this series that I'm working on will be a short story featuring Queen Aenwyn released in the Wicked Fates anthology in August! If you haven't preordered your copy yet, preorder Wicked Fates, here!

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That's all from me for now! As always, thank you for reading this far and putting up with my ridiculously long emails 😅

Since you made it this far, I'm giving you the honor or casting your vote for the kind of spoiler you want next: I was debating on sharing more about Queen Aenwyn's family (her sister, their upbringing, and how she came to be Queen in this foreign land) or sharing more about the King she's married to and his loyal guard. Let me know what interests you more!

Happy Pride everyone! And happy reading!


About the Author

Jessaca is a fantasy author with an inclination toward the dark, epic, and adventure sub-genres. She draws inspiration from books like Nevernight and ACOTAR, videogames like Dark Souls III, and tv shows like Game of Thrones and The Witcher. She is also a self-proclaimed nerd who loves cosplay, video games, and comics. Click the image to learn more about her books!


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