Temper the Dark

Release Date: June 27th, 2023

Preorder Date: May 30th, 2023

Temper the Dark Bound by circumstance, together by choice.

Young Adult Fantasy

Servant girl Alaris Kahlanik finds out about her family’s gift the hard way when she discovers her ability to dreamwalk after being condemned to the Cells. With thoughts of escape, she uses her newfound ability to spy on the emperor and his secret search for something important. Nothing the emperor wants could possibly be good for the people he rules, and so whatever the emperor is looking for, Alaris must find first.

Throlani Guardsman Kagan Liis has served the Empire since Emperor Patuk’s reign began eight years ago. He can also communicate with a vicious oracle referred to only as the Darkness. When the Darkness tasks Kagan with investigating the Servant girl in the Cells, Kagan takes on a special mission that will require more than his usual interrogation methods of brute strength and intimidation.

From vastly different echelons of the same tribal society, Alaris and Kagan are surprised to learn they share one important goal—ensuring the best for the people of their island nation. Alaris discovers what the emperor is looking for—a dragon! But warning a senile dragon against impending danger is no easy task. Together, Alaris and Kagan must save a forgetful dragon and a divided nation…which may mean giving up any hope of saving themselves.


Praise for Temper the Dark

“An engaging, romantic tale of a girl coming into her power, and a boy grappling with the legacy he inherited, set in a lushly original world ripe for adventure.”
—TESSA BARBOSA, AUTHOR OF THE MOONLIGHT BLADE

“An evil emperor. An unexpected alliance. Magic and rebellion. What more could you want? How about dragons? You’ll root for Alaris and Kagan by page one!”
—SARAH AHIERS, AUTHOR OF ASSASSIN’S HEART


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