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Pure As Gold

Pure As Gold

A Swan Princess Retelling


Kala Merseal


Fantasy, Military / War, Action and Adventure, Romance

Publish Date

December 8, 2021

Short Description

Cursed by her own magical blood, Lycia finally finds a savior in roguish assassin Orin, who grants her wish to escape Fallovax. But can Lycia be sure Orin won’t use her power to gain favor with the emperor?


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She never expected her savior to fall from the sky.


For countless years, Lycia Aloril prayed for the gods to send her a savior. Cursed to be coveted for her magical blood, escaping Fallovax would guarantee her death but staying means eternal torment. But when a roguish mage crashes through her forest, she seizes the chance to break her curses and escape her captor.

Orin Tyrea has other plans. He’s no savior, but an assassin of the emperor of Arreth. When a battle takes a wrong turn, he escapes within an inch of his life. Injured, his magick fails him mid-teleport and he crashes right into Lycia’s path.

Learning the truth of Lycia’s curses, Orin is torn between the pity he feels for the strange woman and his loyalty to his benefactor. For acquiring her magical blood for the emperor means one thing: having the power to kill a god.


This is a standalone retelling of the Swan Princess and while it is a part of the Lord of Arreth series, it can be read out of order. The series follows a main world plot while each book has its own story.

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