The Wraith saved the Fair Lands. Now he must save Fair hearts.
When Lord Fenton Selby is accosted at his own back door by Miss Crocus Firethorn, a beautiful Fair maiden looking for the Wraith’s young ally Juniper, he’s torn as to whether to trust her any more than she trusts him. His charm and kindness quickly win her affection, until she finds out Fenton has known her cousin Juniper’s whereabouts all the time.
Now Fenton must find a way to regain her trust, while a cunning new enemy, terrifying monsters, and risky bargains with several Fair lords all threaten their futures and their lives. It will take both Fenton and the Wraith to soften Fair hearts before they all come to ruin.
The Shield and the Thorn is the final book of the completed duology The Wraith.
The audiobook is available from Authors-Direct.
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“The story you wanted about Fenton and the mysterious, fierce fae woman who stops him on his doorstep at sword point. A story of bargains won and lost, dances that can save one and trap the other, but mostly a story about the deep power of friendship and sacrificial love. If you loved Theo, come spend time with Fenton. As delightful of a romp as getting to enter the land of the fae yourself.” ~ JA Andrews, author of The Keeper Chronicles
“If you’re in need of an escape (and who isn’t right now), Brightley’s world – charming, and brimming with adventure, magic and romance – is a joyous destination to disappear into. Lord Selby is a hero to fall in love with.” ~ Charlotte E. English, author of the Tales of Aylfenhame series
“Where The Wraith and the Rose danced through courtly intrigue in a Victorianesque land, The Shield and the Thorn dances deeper into the Fair Lands, exploring the failure of the Fair King, the toxic boredom of Fair lords, and the deep ache for justice from the Fair people. Fenton shines in his new key role, with a lovely lady, new Fair lord dynamics, and life-threatening peril. Willowvale, irascible, proud, vile Willowvale, is the absolute best part of the book for me. Brightley shows us what real forgiveness and grace look like page after page, and we see that love truly can conquer even the hardest of hearts.” ~ Alora Carter, author of The Little Morsel
“THIS is the book that we needed. We already love Theo more than anyone should love a dashing hero, but FENTON. I just adore him. He’s so solid and steady and brave and loyal. When he’s accosted at his own door by a beautiful, but fierce, fae woman, he is…well he’s Fenton, He invites her in and gives her dinner.
Thus begins another fun adventure between the Fae and the humans, alarming trips through the creepy black veil that separates the word, and the real power of loyalty and friendship.
oh, and Willowvale. If for nothing else, read this for Willowvale…” ~ Amazon reviewer