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The Villain & the Forsaken: a gothic fantasy romance


My life's narrative was scripted before birth, as the offspring of a lineage of servants to the kingdom of Frentani.

Amidst the radiant castle gardens, where the sun always shone, I tended to a stunning princess whom I cherished as my closest friend, while nurturing my destiny of becoming a healer for our village, like my mother before me.

But one day, evil came to our realm. A male. A demon. An ominous shadow in the white light.

Reaver flapped his wings, transporting me and my princess to an unfamiliar realm, where he trapped us in a manor whose walls were rife with pain, its air thick with sorrow.

Thrust into a battle between good and evil, my life hung in the balance as I desperately tried to save my best friend.

The depravity of this strange realm could never defeat me, but Reaver's wicked green eyes would be my undoing, as our hearts intertwined amid a fight for survival and the transcendent force of fated love.

Set in the realms of Anathema, where mortals and mystics co-exist, deceit, death, and revenge reign, bringing about an age of darkness, where demons and monsters slither in plain sight, feasting on the innocent as bleakness corrupts the source of all life and the powers of each realm.


  • Gothic fantasy romance.
  • Morally gray hero.
  • Fated Mates.
  • Enemies to lovers.
  • Forced proximity.
  • Portal hopping.
  • Fierce heroine.
  • Angels versus demons.
  • Shadow magic.
  • Multi-realm.
  • Unique magic system.

This story is the first in the world of the Realms of Anathema and is a prequel to the main story.

The Villain & the Forsaken is a dark epic fantasy romance with elements that may be triggering to some readers. It includes kidnapping, captivity, and some physical abuse. It is intended for mature audiences, 18+. Read at your own risk.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Two Souls Publishing
  • Publish Date: Nov 6th, 2023
  • Pages: 164
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.00in - 0.38in - 0.40lb
  • EAN: 9798989425808
  • Categories: Romance - General
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