A seed of hatred is planted in the heart of a young King, after the death of his father and mother. Left with only his anger and hatred to guide him, Marsalis’s actions will bring about a war that will split Lavatia in two. Years later, his mysterious seer, Shalyndria, prophesies the birth of a sorceress that will bring about his downfall.
Growing up in the after math of the great wars, the young sorceress is shielded from the world for reasons unknown to her. She slowly learns to develop the new powers awakening inside her as she seeks adventure and the truth. She meets Prince Alexander and is introduced to a world she never knew existed.
Prince Alexander Casesar wants only to live his life as he sees fit, starting with marrying a woman of his own choosing when Mirage is set in his path. He is immediately ensnared by her beauty and captivated by her innocence and the carefree way she sees the world.
In the end, he defies his father’s orders and even battles the “Mystical Ones” to be with her. He will find himself caught between his duties to his throne, country, and the Duties of his Heart.
About the author:
I was born in Manhattan, New York, but was raised in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina by Kathy and Oliver Burns Jr. I have two sisters, Allison Burns and Olivia Jenkins, a brother, Oliver Burns III, and a huge loving family. I fell in love with the written word in the ninth grade after reading Charles Dickens, “Great Expectations.” I loved the way he weaved together characters and events to create mystery. I received my B.A. from Charleston Southern University and my M.B.A. from Jones International University.
Duties of the Heart developed through lots of small stories and experiences twisted into my favorite kind of book, Fantasy Romance, where the possibilities are limitless. At the end, a whole new enchanted world was created. I hope you enjoy it.