Fallen Princeborn Omnibus
In rural Wisconsin, an old stone wall is all that separates the world of magic from the world of man—a wall that keeps the shifters inside. When something gets out, people disappear. Completely.
Escaping from an abusive uncle, eighteen-year-old Charlotte is running away with her younger sister Anna. Together they board a bus. Little do they know that they’re bound for River Vine—a shrouded hinterland where dark magic devours and ancient shapeshifters feed, and where the seed of love sets root among the ashes of the dying.
Fallen Princeborn: Stolen is the first in a series of young-adult dark-fantasy novels by Jean Lee. Watch for book 2 in March 2019. Read Tales of the River Vine, a collection of FREE short stories featuring characters in the Fallen Princeborn omnibus.
To flesh out the Fallen Princeborn universe even more, I’ve been writing some short stories to take place before the events of Stolen take place. The following fantasy short stories from the Omnibus are available for FREE. Yup again, free. You can find these stories on Amazon, Nook, and other free platforms.Story #1: “The Boy Who Carried a Forest in his Pocket”
Rural Wisconsin. A warm lazy Sunday after church. Perfect for goofing off with friends, comic books, and lemonade under a big shade tree. But something’s off at Blair farm—stay away from the old stone wall. And whatever you do, don’t talk to strangers walking in from the woods. Welcome to the magical world of River Vine, where things are not what they seem.
Once upon a time, in a land of ancient magic, there lived a wizened old teacher and his errant pupil, a handsome young prince, who was born of a wicked king and a very wicked queen and who sought redemption with all the life that beat in his once-blackened, now-saddened and guilt-ridden heart. This once and cruel prince presided over a prison kingdom of shapeshifters, riven by factions from a dark and evil underworld, fomenting unrest, as food supplies grew more and more scarce with each passing day.
Over their prison Wall they went, growing bolder and more ruthless, unscrupulous and indiscriminate in their hunger and insatiable need. They ventured into the world of man—shapeshifting predators searching for prey.
Can the prince and his wise old Merlin find salvation for themselves and mankind? Or is there no true balm in Gilead?
Story #6: “Tattered Rhapsody”
She’s only eighteen, yet scars cover her body.
Both hands are cut and bruised. One finger is broken.
Yet when she touches a keyboard, angels and demons collide.
She has only two cares: her music and her younger sister.
Because they’re all she’s got—
They give her life meaning.
Meet Charlotte Aegir, a gifted pianist, a troubled teen trapped in an abusive home with no way out—
Until she’s offered the chance of a lifetime, a chance to save herself and her sister.
But little does she know that she’s headed for River Vine, an enchanted land where an ancient race of predatory shapeshifters reside, and where protecting those she loves comes at the awful price of sacrificing everything she holds dear.
This is Charlotte’s story: that turning point in her hard, young life before she awakens into the world of the Fallen Princeborn.
This is the sixth in a series of six short stories from the Tales of the River Vine collection to accompany the Fallen Princeborn Omnibus, by Jean Lee, an exciting new author of young-adult dark fantasy.
My serialized fantasy, Middler’s Pride, is now available on Channillo.
After a humiliating dinner with a suitor, Meredydd sees only a dull life ahead, destined to crush her heroic spirit–that is, until she’s accepted into the Shield Maidens. Surely nothing but glory and adventure await, right? And they do…if Mer can first overcome the most dangerous enemy of all: herself.
I hope to publish a serialized form of the second book, Beauty’s Price, sometime next year.
It was Wynne’s last chance: make it in the Shield Maidens, or marry the impossibly wealthy and handsome Prydwen. Then her plan falls apart: she fails Shield Maiden training, which means she must leave her true love behind forever. But friendships forged among Shield Maidens don’t take kindly to failure, despair, fear…or manners…