by Sherwood Smith
(Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-054-5
Siamis said, “Your young friend Liere is not going to enjoy the trap she’s walking into, I fear. But you figured that out, did you not? Why didn’t she listen to you?”
“To snap her fingers under your nose,” Senrid retorted.
“Irresistible.” Siamis smiled gently. “But it’s going to cost.”
Fifteen-year-old Senrid is newly king of the difficult warrior kingdom Marloven Hess . . . just in time to lose it, and find himself running for his life. When Senrid is captured he overhears a secret—one he can use against the enemy, a charismatic, handsome man named Siamis who can read minds, and who enchants people just by talking to them.
Liere has always known she was special, which just increased her loneliness and sense of isolation. She can hear others’ thoughts, and she senses the real emotions below the façade. When a golden-haired man named Siamis comes to her village and enchants the entire town around her, she finds herself on the run.
Chased by powerful enemies, Liere and Senrid are tested to the max as they form an alliance of kids to aid them, and gain magical support from surprising sources.
Neither ever expected to discover something even more powerful than magic: friendship.
Fleeing Peace is the first in the series that ties together all the kids who became the Young Allies against the coming Norsunder War.
Sartorias-deles stories, present day:
The Rise of the Alliance II: Firejive (forthcoming)
The Rise of the Alliance III: Night Side of the Sun (forthcoming)
The Romantic Stories