These are our planned books for 2023: (so far!)
Empress and Soldier, by Marian L Thorpe
Empress & Soldier
A young soldier with dark secrets. An unintended Empress who must hold the throne for her son. What – or who – unites them?
Druisius, the son of a merchant, is sixteen when an order from his father that he can neither forgive nor forget drives him from home and into the danger and intrigue of the military.
Eudekia, a scholar’s daughter, educated and dutiful, was not meant to be a prince’s bride. In a empire at war, and in a city beset by famine and unrest, she must prove herself worthy of its throne.
Their lives touched once – and will again, to be changed forever.
A stand-alone novel that can also serve as a second entry point into the Empire series.
Electronic ARCs available after November 1. 2022. Email request to arboretumpress (at) gmail.com