Shadows to the South

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Summary

When tragedy struck the kingdom of Comeltum, the heart of the nation was irrevocably damaged. With his political standing diminished, his military defeated and his title in question, High King Silvanos, an Elven Earth Elemental, must make a decision that could throw the entire realm of Leriso into turmoil. A threat is growing, and to combat these insidious forces he must bind himself and his people to one of the Elemental Princesses of the realm in order to ensure their continued survival. Three women have come forth to vie for his affections, but will these relationships forged in peril end in friendship, love, or the ruin of all? The Shadows to the South is Book One of The Gateway Saga, and is a tale full of political intrigue, steamy romance, magic and betrayal for the avid fantasy-romance reader.

Genre:
Fantasy / Romance
Author:
Leah McClung
Status:
Ongoing
Chapters:
7
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
18+

Characters/Pronunciation

Caracalon (Formerly Valen)

Ardinn Zhoia (Are-din Zo-ee-ah): Manager of the Exotic Enchantress

Assur-Seth Shaladur (As-oor-Seth Sha-la-door): King of Caracalon. Children: Ishtar Shaladur.

Ishtar Shaladur (Ish-tar Sha-la-door): Crown Prince of Caracalon, Heir apparent. Parents: Assur-Seth Shaladur, mother unknown.

Comeltum

Atilleh Araheraod† (Ah-till-ay Are-ah-hair-ay-ode): Queen of Comeltum, High Queen of Leriso. Spouse of: Silvanos Araheraod. Children: Silen Araheraod, Tarisae Araheraod.

Daganus Rihalsels (Dag-ah-nus Ree-hall-sels): The High King’s chief advisor.

Pann Ciratnann (Pan Seer-at-nan): The Royal scribe.

Silen Araheraod (Seye-len Are-ah-hair-ay-ode): Prince of Comeltum, Heir and High Prince of Leriso. Parents: Silvanos Araheraod and Atilleh Araheraod†. Sibling(s): Tarisae Araheraod.

Silvanos (Silv) Araheraod (Are-ah-hair-ay-ode): King of Comeltum, High King of Leriso. Spouse of: Atilleh Araheraod†. Children: Silen Araheraod, Tarisae Araheraod.

Tarisae Araheraod (Tar-is-ay Are-ah-hair-ay-ode): Princess of Comeltum, High Princess of Leriso. Parents: Silvanos Araheraod and Atilleh Araheraod†. Silbling(s): Silen Araheraod.

Kuvaqite (Koo-vah-kite)

Erua Nixie (Air-oo-ah Nix-ee): Princess of Kuvaqite. Parents: Nea-Naiad and Tiaen-Ves.

Nea-Naiad (Nay-Neye-ad): King of Kuvaqite. Spouse of: Tiaen-Ves. Children: Erua-Nixie.

Tiaen-Ves (Tea-ahn-Vez): Queen of Kuvaqite. Spouse of: Nea-Naiad. Children: Erua-Nixie.

Nivern

Addae Chadista (Add-ay Chah-dee-stah): Zephyra’s chambermaid.

Assira Rilsayath† (Ah-seer-ah Reel-say-ath): Queen of Nivern. Spouse: Levanteran Rilsayath. Children: Zephyra Rilsayath, Tyri-Ani Rilsayath.

Borelas Nenofen (Bore-elle-las Ne-no-fen): Head Mage, in an arranged marriage with Zephyra.

Komus Aidain (Com-us Ay-dayn): Captain of the Royal Guard in Ardasia, Zephyra’s betrothed.

Levanteran Rilsayath (Leh-vahn-ter-an Reel-say-ath): King of Nivern. Spouse: Assira Rilsayath†. Children: Zephyra Rilsayath, Tyri-Ani Rilsayath.

Tyri-Ani (Tyr) Rilsayath (Tear-ee-Ah-knee Reel-say-ath): Prince of Nivern. Parents: Assira Rilsayath† and Levanteran Rilsayath. Sibling(s): Zephyra Rilsayath.

Zephyra Rilsayath (Zephyr-ah Reel-say-ath): Princess of Nivern. Parents: Assira Rilsayath† and Levanteran Rilsayath. Sibling(s): Tyri-Ani Rilsayath.

Silkamolus (Silk-ah-mole-us)

Iskassa Arundur (Is-kass-sah Ah-run-dure): Queen of Silkamolus. Spouse: Vulcanus Arundur. Children: Siva Arundur, Lisassasya Arundur, Vaugrcau Arundur.

Kolirnirothil (Kolir) Koro (Co-leer-knee-roe-th-eel Core-oh): Dragon Lord and Keeper of the Dragons, Mage of Drahonkal, bonded to Draeth.

Lisassasya (Lissa) Arundur (Lih-sass-as-ya Ah-run-dure): Princess of Silkamolus, middle child. Parents: Iskassa Arundur, Vulcanus Arundur. Sibling(s): Siva Arundur, Vaugrcau Arundur.

Salalali (Sala) Shae (Sah-la-la-lee Sh-ay): Manager of the Harpy’s Hall

Siva Arundur (Seye-vah Ah-run-dure): Princess of Silkamolus, Heir apparent. Parents: Iskassa Arundur, Vulcanus Arundur. Sibling(s): Lisassasya Arundur, Vaugrcau Arundur.

Vaugrcau (Vau) Arundur (Vah-ger-caw Ah-run-dure): Prince of Silkamolus, youngest child. Parents: Iskassa Arundur, Vulcanus Arundur. Sibling(s): Lisassasya Arundur, Siva Arundur.

Vulcanus Arundur (Ah-run-dure): King of Silkamolus. Spouse: Iskassa Arundur. Children: Siva Arundur, Lisassasya Arundur, Vaugrcau Arundur.

Dragons

Bel’Tor (Bell-tore): Bonded to Vulcanus

Draeth (Dr-ay-th): Bonded to Kolir

Mezzanotte (Meh-za-no-tay): Bonded to Iskassa

Morganna (More-gan-nah): Bonded to Siva

Oultne (Ool-t-nay): Bonded to Pann

Raju (Rah-joo): Bonded to Vaugrcau

Sayani (Say-ah-knee): Bonded to Sala

Shifra (Shif-rah): Bonded to Lissa

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