Ever the Brave by Erin Summerhill is now out in the world! I absolutely adored the first book in the series (read my review here) and can’t wait to pick up this one to read over the holiday break.
Ever the Divided. Ever the Feared. Ever the Brave.
After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matter how much she’d like to, and now he’s insisting on making her a noble lady. And there are those who want to use Britta’s power for evil designs. If Britta cannot find a way to harness her new magical ability, her life—as well as her country—may be lost.
The stakes are higher than ever in the sequel to Ever the Hunted, as Britta struggles to protect her kingdom and her heart.
The king and his men ride away into the Ever Woods.
Gillian sweeps in, face beaming. I want to shake her shoulders and erase
that smile. I slam the door.
“You look murderous.” Gillian spins around, her skirts swishing against
A blink. “You don’t like the dresses?”
“Really? You’ve been living with me for a month.”
“Right. So they’re not your usual choice, but they’re variety. Something
different form brown trousers.
“They’re for the Royal Winter Feast Ball. He wants to sprinkle royal dust
on me and make me noble.”
Gillian presses her hands to her cheeks and pretends to swoon.
“Stop it,” I snap.
She flounces into the bedroom and lifts a rose dress from the bed. That
grin. Seeds. She’s as mad as the King Aodren.
The pull to the king, still taut in my chest, halves my attention from
her squealing prattle. I press my palm to my sternum. I’d give anything to be
free of him. To be able to live in peace on Papa’s land. But I don’t know how
to break the bond.
If Enat were still alive — the thought flattens me — she’d know what to
do. She’d tell me how to free myself from King Aodren. He’s been gone for five
minutes, and I can still pick out his location in the Ever Woods.
I pound my fist on the door. I have to figure out a way to rid myself of
the bond. I have to.
Gillian jerks to a stop. “It’s not the end of the world.”
I start to respond, but an answering rush of something strange and
shuddery slips under the surface of my skin. I lurch, cradling my suddenly
clammy hand, eyeing Gillian, then the door with growing alarm. Unease spreads
from the top of my head to my heels, a drop of poison fanning through a jar of
I’ve felt this way before.
“What is it?” Gillian’s fists crinkle a rose-colored gown. Breath
suddenly short, I yank the door open and stare deep into the Evers. The
breeze’s icy fingers caress my face. There’s nothing to see, but something is
About the Author:
Erin Summerill was born in England. After spending years bouncing between Air Force bases in Hawaii, England, and California, her family settled in Utah, where Erin graduated with a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University. She had aspirations to write the next great American novel, but writing proved tougher than she first thought. So she grabbed a Nikon and became a professional photographer while crafting manuscript after manuscript. The scenic detour of shooting weddings across the United States, as well as internationally, provided world-building inspiration. It gave her the vision to draft her debut YA fantasy, Ever the Hunted. Now when she isn’t writing, or shooting a wedding, she’s chasing her four kids, two dogs, one cat, and five chickens. This could be why she downs massive amounts of Coke Zero and hot tamales.
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