READING ORDER for the Tremontane novels:
- Pretender to the Crown
- Guardian of the Crown
- Champion of the Crown
- Servant of the Crown
- Exile of the Crown (parts 1 and 2)
- Rider of the Crown
- Exile of the Crown (parts 3 and 4)
- Agent of the Crown
- Voyager of the Crown
This series covers the lives of several generations of remarkable women belonging to the North family, rulers of the country of Tremontane. Warrior, spy, queen, thief, scholar–all have their stories to tell.
Servant of the Crown–Alison Quinn, Countess of Waxwold, never expected to leave her comfortable life to serve as lady-in-waiting to Queen Zara’s mother. She certainly never expected the Queen’s playboy brother, Prince Anthony North, or that they would become friends…and then much more. But when disaster tears Alison away, swearing never to return, it’s the Queen’s summons that brings Alison back, this time to serve as Royal Librarian. Can she save the Library and open her heart to love again?
Rider of the Crown–Imogen, warrior of the nomadic Kirkellan tribe, is forced to marry the vicious King of Ruskald as part of the peace between their nations. But the unexpected arrival of Elspeth North, heir to the Crown of Tremontane, brings three countries to the brink of war and sets Imogen free. Now as ambassador of her people to Tremontane, Imogen must learn new skills of diplomacy and cunning–and fight a forbidden attraction to King Jeffrey of Tremontane. When war again comes, Imogen will have to decide if she is warrior, diplomat–or something greater than both.
Exile of the Crown—Zara North, former Queen of Tremontane, left her throne and her family behind to keep her secret: she cannot be killed, she cannot age, and her magic could topple the North family from the throne. As an exile in her own country, Zara finds love, sorrow, and new purpose as the years pass and the world changes around her. This novella contains four short stories, episodes in Zara’s life, and covers the time between the end of Servant of the Crown and the beginning of the third Tremontane novel, Agent of the Crown.
Agent of the Crown–Princess Telaine North Hunter is spoiled, frivolous, and the toast of society throughout Tremontane. She’s also a spy. In her frivolous cover identity, she learns the secrets of the rich and powerful for her uncle, the King. But when she’s asked to set aside the glittering world of palace society to pretend to be a common Deviser in a frontier town, her skills are tested to the utmost. Telaine’s investigation could mean her death, but it could also mean the beginning of a new life.
Voyager of the Crown–Ageless, deathless Queen Zara North faked her own death to prevent the destruction of her family and her kingdom. Now, sixty years later, she embarks on a journey to a new land in search of a new life, and finds danger, adventure, and a future she never dreamed possible.