Raina Nightingale is currently considering presenting as the avatar of the fantasy planet, Areaer, a world of dragons, of earthfire, and of storms, and the sister planet of Alaer, a world of dolphins, of moonlight and tides and the Polar Lights. Though ‘sister’ may be a bit of a misnomer, as the planets don’t have genders. Somehow, it just feels nicer to say though than ‘sibling planet’ or ‘brother planet’.
Raina Nightingale has been writing high fantasy since she could read well enough to write her stories with the words she knew (the same time that she started devouring any fiction she could touch). She especially loves dragons, storms, mountains, stars, forests, volcanoes, a whole lot of other things, and characters who can make you feel what they do (up to a point). When she’s not learning and exploring either her fantasy worlds or this one, she enjoys playing with visual art, among other things. She will always believe that kindness is stronger than hatred and that we will never be aware of all the magic in the world.
Kindred of the Sea
When Corostomir and his partner march into battle and find themselves dreaming the dreams of trees, they know that all is not what it seems. . .
The Valor Alliance has declared war on Elethri, naming it haunt of demons and forest of the nightmare. But when the Valor Soldiers are driven back with enchantments of sleep and not with arrows, his partner, Aderan, and their friend soon convince Corostomir that a nation that will not shed the blood of its enemies, let alone that of its own people, cannot be in the thrall of the nightmare. Corostomir and Aderan must now make a difficult decision, one that is forced when the Valor Alliance sends the Army back to attack Elethri, this time by sea instead of land.
Kindred of the Sea is an enchanting tale about the love and intimacy possible in an asexual relationship and a trope-defying Portal Fantasy.