Ravena

Notte’s oldest surviving child (not his first, however).

The best possible advice I can give is do not approach.

To read on means spoilers. Be warned. Spoileeerrrrrs.

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Ravena is one of Horse’s rescues, growing up in the city of Az’KabekOne of the most important cities of Notte's youth and the la... . Through no fault of her own, her intelligence and beauty made her a perfect trade in political machinations and struggles for power.

She’s not an object. She’s a person. And she did not like this.

Forced to marry a prince of the People of the SunThe Sun include any magical beings with a primary drive and ... , trapped in a deeply gendered society, burdened by the weakness of being Ever-Dying and therefore without magic, Ravena was desperate for a way out. She didn’t want to run, though; just going elsewhere would leave her in exactly the same condition: weak and human.

I won’t spoil her whole story now because it’s coming in full in Notte, but here’s the gist: she saw Notte’s strange powers and the fear he caused just by existing as her way out. She also assumed such a gift would come with no strings attached, but that’s just not the nature of the Night ChildrenThe vampires, Notte's family. He was the first. Their ... .

She tricked NotteName meaning: Night (Italian - he picked that one) Other ... into turning her – not difficult, since at that time, he was mentally and emotionally a child, and her attention seemed a wonderful thing. Upon finding herself turned, however, she also found herself connected to him – and while Notte has never and never will force his will on her, that connection seemed to her the greatest betrayal of all her hopes and dreams.

If he’d really understood what she wanted, he wouldn’t have given her what she thinks she wanted. Unfortunately, it’s too late.

She’s never forgiven him.

He’s never forgiven himself.

Ruthanne

Indie author Ruthanne Reid writes about elves, aliens, vampires, and space-travel with equal abandon. She is the author of the series Among the Mythos, and believes good stories should be shared.

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