The Order of Vespers is in turmoil. Their most powerful supernatural members have been kidnapped by a cult hell-bent on destroying the cosmic balance. Its members are revolting and their leadership, The Circle, is hanging on by a thread. The one person who can save them, Jasper, has been missing for over a year. Jordan gets a lucky break when one raid turns up more than they could have hoped for: a way to bring back his dearest friend and partner-in-crime. While members of The Circle are against using magic to restore her, Jordan is convinced that Jasper has a larger role to play. He believes that she can stop the kidnappings, ferret out the traitors to the Order, and save the world. The Circle must decide whether to trust in dark magic and a friend that may no longer exist or to forget her and try to save the Order themselves.
Elyse Reyes was born and raised in New York City, lived in Los Angeles for eight years, and now resides in South Florida. She is the author of the Vespers Chronicles and Indie Authors Guide to Surviving Conventions. She primarily writes urban fantasy but dabbles in all speculative fiction and a little bit of romance. Elyse loves talking to her fans, so please talk away!
The Order of Vespers is a secret society of assassins dedicated to maintaining the cosmic balance. When God and the Devil disappeared from the world, a third entity, Il Separatio, or the Entity of Neutrality, stepped in. Il Separatio was created when God created light from dark. It is the boundary that maintains the separation and keeps the balance.
Like the Devil has demons and God has his angels, Il Separatio has the Vespers, a ruthless force that combats forces of light and dark so that humanity can thrive in balance.
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“A secret society of assassins chafes against reality. They are reconciling their ethics and beliefs. Somehow they are surprised that the two categories aren’t mutually inclusive.”