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Fae's Refuge

Fae's Refuge

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A lost fae princess searching for a way home.
A reluctant king trying to win a war.

Tia O’Shea is beginning to lose hope. Hope that she’ll ever say goodbye to the foreign wastelands of Lenya. Hope that she’ll ever see her brother again. With a new king on the throne of Vondur, she is no longer a prisoner, but that doesn’t mean she is free.

Fire is coming for them all, and the time for bickering enemies has long past.

Main Tropes

  • Fae Romance
  • Portal Fantasy
  • Hate To Love
  • Fade to Black
  • Warring Kingdoms
  • Lost Magic


A lost fae princess searching for a way home.A reluctant king trying to win a war.

Tia O’Shea is beginning to lose hope. Hope that she’ll ever say goodbye to the foreign wastelands of Lenya. Hope that she’ll ever see her brother again.

With a new king on the throne of Vondur, she is no longer a prisoner, but that doesn’t mean she is free.

As they travel across the border into enemy territory, Tia and Gulliver search for their lost friends, but they find themselves among fierce golden warriors and a strange court they’re uncertain how to navigate. When she first arrived in Lenya, Tia thought war was the biggest danger they would face.She was wrong.

There is not enough magic in all of Lenya to stop what’s coming for them now, but Tia is determined to try.First, she must return to the place where she was nearly executed. To a king who once kept her captive.

He must be warned even if he doesn’t trust a single word she says.

Fire is coming for them all, and the time for bickering enemies has long past.


She couldn’t stop moving. 

Siobhan McGowan had never been in the human realm before. Not until a few weeks ago, when she entered a portal unwillingly. Princess Tierney hadn’t meant to do it, she was certain of that. They’d known each other since they were little girls running around the palace together. Her friend would never intentionally hurt anyone. 

But her magic was a different matter. The princess was powerful and sometimes she didn’t know her own strength. 

Exhaustion warred with her need to get home as she let herself take a brief break on the grassy hilltop of the Irish countryside. That was what a human had told her this place was called. Ireland. It was beautiful, with lush rolling hills, grazing sheep, and steep cliffs that dropped off into turbulent seas. Yet, there was also a starkness to the landscape, one that soothed her. It reminded Siobhan of her home among the rocky mountains of Iskalt.

In her weary state, she wasn’t sure she could have handled brilliant blue skies or a blazing sun. The gray day suited her. 

She lay back in the grass, wishing she could close her eyes for just a moment, but now was not the time. She’d come so far, and she was almost there. She could rest when she was home. After she’d delivered her message to the king and queen.

In the human lands, there was only one place to enter the fae realm without portal magic. 

The rift. 

That was what the people of Myrkur called the delicate tear in the veil between their lands and the human realm. Ten years ago, during the war for the prison realm, the Dark Fae king tried to conquer the human world, spilling the darkness of Myrkur through the rift. Now, all that remained to remind them of that time was something Siobhan wasn’t even sure she could find. 

But she wouldn’t give up. She had to get home, had to find out what happened to Tierney, Gulliver, and Veren. 

With a deep sigh, she heaved her tired limbs up to continue toward the clearing where the invisible fae village of Aghadoon once stood. At least, that was what she’d heard in the years since the war. She hadn’t known that was where she was headed at first. She only knew she could sense the tear, like her home was calling to her. Not with words. She hadn’t gone completely insane. But the air buzzed with an energy that pulled at her. It dared her to search the queen’s old farmhouse until she found a collection of what humans used for money. It then tugged her across the sea, using all modes of human transportation. At first, it was overwhelming. Then, exhilarating. She’d always had a secret interest in all things human. She’d even studied the basics of the human world with their flying contraptions and fast ships, but it was so different than she’d expected.

Siobhan would pay Queen Brea back if she ever managed to return to Iskalt. For all she knew, she was wandering into the middle of an unfamiliar land with no hope of finding the passage between the worlds, one that wasn’t supposed to be visible on this side. But the pull was stronger here. She could feel it pulsing in her veins, calling her home. She didn’t want to think about what would happen if she couldn’t find it. 

Every night, she replayed what happened in the portal in her mind. One moment, she’d gripped Tierney so tightly she swore they’d never part, and the next, an unseen power slammed into Siobhan’s chest, forcing her back out of the portal. 

The impact when she’d landed in front of the farmhouse had stolen her breath, but it took her a few moments to realize something had gone very wrong, that she wasn’t home in Iskalt. 

And that she was alone. 

She only hoped she would find Tierney the moment she arrived in Iskalt and everything would be all right again. It was what kept her going. 

“My father will be happy with these new revelations,” she mumbled to herself, thinking of how much he hoped she and Tierney would find their way to each other. Talking to herself was a new hobby. It gave her something to hear other than the wind in her ears. 

It wasn’t until the reality of her situation sank in that she realized she truly had hoped the princess would choose her, that they could be happy together. Tierney O’Shea was special, at least Siobhan thought so. The princess cared about other fae, and she showed it in her every action. There was no one braver … or more reckless. If the king truly forced her to marry an Iskaltian noble, Siobhan vowed she would make herself the best candidate for her hand. 

“Who are you kidding, Siobhan?” she muttered as she trudged up the next hillside. She would prove no match for the likes of Veren Rhatigan, with his courtly charm and handsome face. Not when she was so utterly … rough around the edges. That was what most thought of her. She’d been raised to be her father’s heir. The keeper of the mountain boundary between Iskalt and the Northern Vatlands—a wild country few could navigate. She would be the Marchioness of Belmore Keep one day. A noble title, but she would always be more comfortable in the saddle than as a lady, curtsying at the right times and saying all the right things. Most fae her age never tried to see past her well-worn leathers or the sword she was rarely without. She might be more warrior than lady, but she was still a prominent member of the noble class, and that alone made her suitable for their future queen’s hand in marriage. 

“I’ll just have to try harder,” she vowed. “One more hill.” She clenched her fists as she gave herself a pep talk. Her legs ached, and a sheen of sweat and grime coated her normally matte brown skin. 

Thankful for the strange human clothes instead of the dress she’d worn to Tierney’s ball, she pushed through the burn. Her trousers were made from some kind of black fabric that stretched and moved with each step, and the large shirt hung off one shoulder and let air move underneath it to cool her. 

Loose dark curls escaped her bun, sticking to the back of her neck, and she pushed them off to get some relief. 

And then, she reached it—the top of the hill, where she could see over the land to the sea. A vast plain stretched across the valley. The rift was close, she could feel her homeland, like an old friend calling to her. She wasn’t sure what she’d expected to see, but it certainly wasn’t this. 

It wasn’t nothing. 

Yet, there was no sign of the always moving village that once inhabited these lands, no sign in the sky directing her where she needed to go. 

It was a blank canvas of green grass, waiting to be filled with color and hope. But she had no more hope to give. 

Siobhan dropped to the ground, exhaustion finally winning out. The impact reverberated up her spine. She’d been so sure it was here, that this was the way home. She could still feel it tingling under her skin, that overwhelming sensation that home was just within reach. But maybe she’d put too much hope into a feeling when she had too little to go on. 

If she’d been smart, she would have stayed at the farmhouse and waited for someone to come find her. They would have eventually. But Queen Brea was said to only visit her old home once or twice a year—that the people knew of. She’d tried to be patient, but after a few days the inactivity drove her mad. Siobhan needed to know if Tierney and Gulliver were okay. Veren too, she supposed. 

She curled her legs up, hugging her knees to her chest. Tears fell from her eyes, tracking through the sweat and dirt on her face. “Tierney, please be okay.” 

Anger swept through her. Anger at this realm, at the magic that got her here, at the stupid rift between worlds that had given her so much hope. How had she thought she could find an invisible tear in the sky? Something no one in the human realm was supposed to be able to spot. 

Her heart ached, but it was the familiar ache that led her here, the one she’d taken as a lead rope guiding her to where she needed to be. 

“No. I’m done listening to invisible forces.” Done listening to magic. 

The ache grew, squeezing her heart until she gasped and clutched her chest. She bent over, trying to breathe. Pain seared through her chest, and she got to her knees. “Please.” Whatever it was had to stop. It had to let her go. 

Lifting her eyes to the horizon, she noticed the sky growing dimmer. The clouds blocked out the brilliant colors she’d seen so many times on her journey, but there was no mistaking the setting sun. Was the moon already above her, hidden by the clouds? 

A drop of rain hit her cheek, and the rope around her heart pulled tighter. A scream ripped from her lips. It was like her magic was trying to shred her from the inside out, drag her heart right through her chest. 

Siobhan managed to get to her feet. She started down the hill, her steps faltering as she stumbled and righted herself. The pain eased up the slightest bit, and she picked up the pace. 

More rain broke free of the clouds, washing the human realm from her skin, cleansing her of everything these last weeks had put her through. Physical and emotional. 

By the time she made it to the clearing, the pain was back to a dull ache and her clothes were drenched. 

Her eyes darted around the open space, looking for anything, everything. Yet, it was empty, save for the rocks and sparse grass underneath her feet, the drops of water hitting her cheeks. An eerie silence surrounded her, only punctuated by the rain pounding into the ground. 

“Why am I here if this won’t get me home?” she screamed, knowing there was no one there to answer her. 

She snatched a rock from the ground, wishing she had something to break. Instead, she threw it as hard as she could. As it arced through the sky, she realized it hadn’t made her feel any better. 

She pivoted so she could look for shelter for the night and figure out what was next in the morning. Then, she stopped and looked back to where the rock she’d thrown should have hit the ground. It wasn’t there. 

Her legs too tired to run anymore, she stumbled toward where it had vanished, and that was when she noticed it. There was a space in the air the rain couldn’t pass through. Instead, it looked as if someone held a bucket, collecting it before it could hit the ground. 

“The rift,” she whispered, inching closer. 

Fear gripped her, and she hesitated, her heart kicking into high gear. It pounded so fast it drowned out the rain, drowned out the human world entirely. What if the rift sent her to some other unknown place? Like Tierney’s magic, what if, somehow, it rejected her, spitting her back out? 

What then? 

Closing her eyes, she tilted her face to the rain as her magic grew stronger inside her. Full night would be upon her in no time, she could feel it. She asked herself what Tierney would do, but she knew the answer without thinking. She’d jump in with both feet, fear never even crossing her mind. 

But Siobhan was not Tierney O’Shea. 

She thought of her father, alone without her there at the too-large Bellmore Keep. He was most likely beside himself with worry. “I’m coming home, Father,” she whispered, opening her eyes. She was a warrior. She knew what it meant to be brave in the face of danger.

With a deep breath, she reached a hand out, following the rain in its descent into the void. Her fingers disappeared from view, and the first thing she felt was warmth. It enveloped her hand, beckoning her closer, urging her to let herself disappear into another world. 

Taking a step, she let more of her arm fade into the rift. The smell hit her, and she smiled. There was something distinctly sweet about the fae realm—a scent she couldn’t attribute to anything else. The scent of magic, as comforting as freshly baked bread, as sweet as Gelsi berry pie, though she wouldn’t dare eat that. 

A smile curved her lips, and she took one last step. The drumming of the rain disappeared, and sunlight nearly blinded her as she fell the rest of the way, thudding into the hard earth between two giant boulders.

The ache in her heart disappeared completely, but now her back screamed in agony. The mountains of Myrkur did not soften the impact like the thick grass at the farmhouse or even the packed snow of Iskalt. 

Rolling onto her side, she groaned. 

But she’d made it. She knew it for certain the moment she was through. Maybe not home in Iskalt, but this was her world. 

Water hit her face, and she realized the rain was still falling through the rift. She shifted out of the way, basking in the warmth of the sun. A shiver raced up her spine as the chill from her drenched clothes sank in. But they would dry, and everything would be okay. 

A laugh bubbled out of her. And then another, until she couldn’t stop. She wanted to kiss the ground, to dance in honor of the magic that showed her the way. But she would do neither of those things. Despite her current appearance, in this world, Siobhan was of noble birth. 

So, she picked herself up, rubbing a sore spot on her back before straightening her shoulders. She just had to find someone in Myrkur who could help her, who’d sell her a horse in return for a great reward from her father. 

The distinct flap of a Dark Fae’s wings rent the air. Maybe she wouldn’t have to search one out. 

Siobhan looked to the skies, finally spotting the brilliant color of the fae’s wings highlighted by the sun. She had tattoos stretching across dark skin and leather armor. 

Siobhan had seen her before. Riona. Tierney’s aunt. She heaved a sigh of relief. 

Before she could call out to her, a line of guards rushed into the mountain gap, their heavy armor clanging together. 

Griffin O’Shea marched forward and lifted his visor, revealing pale skin, a shock of auburn hair, and intense violet eyes, magic sparking in their depths. 

Something wasn’t right here. 

She opened her mouth to speak, but she didn’t get the chance. 

Riona landed next to her husband, her wings folding in. 

“As guardians of the rift, we do not allow passage here from the human realm.” No recognition showed in his eyes, but why would it? She’d never actually met the fabled warrior. Griffin turned to his soldiers. “Arrest her.”

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