SoMES (The Saga of Mountain, Earth & Sea)

Dyanna’s home falls to invaders and she spends three years as a twisted conqueror’s captive. Broken in body and soul, she is mute when finally liberated from her dungeon cell. Once clear that her freedom is no fantasy of her tormented mind- and her captor, Grazick, was forced to abandon his conquest- she reveals her identity: the daughter of Corythia’s slain king.

She seeks recovery in mountainous Alkar, Corythia’s neighbor and former ally, and finds friends in the dysfunctional royal household that provides her refuge. The king’s cynical and sarcastic brother, Venerio, is surprisingly mindful- never asking more than she can handle. But as soon as she finds hope for her future, Grazick strikes the mountains. Dyanna’s information could help her friends defend their ancient homeland. After all, she knows Grazick better than anyone.

THE SAGA OF MOUNTAIN, EARTH & SEA is a new adult fantasy set in a pre-industrial but gender-equal society. It tells a survivor’s story of recovery, exploring mental health, purpose, and identity.