Mortal Enchantment (Mortal Enchantment #1)
By Stacey O'Neale
'"You're ready. This is the only way we can unlock your power. Don't break your concentration; you've come so far already."
"All right, but if I die, I'm haunting you for eternity."
He chuckled under his breath. "I look forward to that."'
Turning sixteen for normal girls means throwing parties & battling boy problems. For Kalin Matthew it means accepting her supernatural birthright.
As far as Kalin's friends know, she's moving to Paris. But the Avalon she's going to definitely isn't the Avalon Hotel. She's going to the Avalon of myths and legends...the home of the four elemental courts: air, woodland, fire, and water.
Kalin's father is the elemental king of the air court. Both he and her mortal mother agreed when Kalin was born that when she turned sixteen she was to move to Avalon to help rule with her father. There, she would learn how to control air element and weather magic.
But an unexpected attack by a fire court assassin - and a surprise rescue - throws all their plans into upheaval.
Kalin's father is missing. And it's Kalin's duty to find him.
Upon discovering that her father is missing, Kalin tries to launch a search party for him - struggling to control the air council and the peoples who are supposedly her loyal subjects, as they argue amongst themselves. Any attempts at establishing order quickly fail, with any suggestion on Kalin's part being politely ignored.
Being half-mortal doesn't help. In order to fulfil her duties as the princess of the air court, Kalin must embrace her elemental side...a side she barely knows anything about.
There to train her is the one who rescued her from the assassin, a striking elemental named Rowan. Warring between feelings of mistrust and attraction, Kalin must decide whether Rowan's motives are as spotless as they appear...and where his loyalties truly lie.
Corrupt councils. Raging elements. Impending war.
Kalin will have to battle with all these trials and more, as she tries to unravel the web of secrets and mysteries surrounding her father's disappearance.
But will she be able to uphold the balance of control in the elemental world? And can she stop the outbreak of a brutal war between the courts?
Immerse yourself in a mythological maze of romance, magic and mayhem, as Stacey O'Neale's Mortal Enchantment takes you on an unforgettable journey.
To see the 'Swoon Worthy Saturday' post on Rowan, click here