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Follow a fellowship of sapphic knights as they’re seduced by witches, queens, goddesses—and each other—in a dark, lush fantasy inspired by Arthurian legend.

Under the reign of King Theomacha the Exalted, the Land of Maidens flourishes. Her knights protect and explore the realm, seeking artifacts lost to time and fending off wicked, cunning magics. 

Seure, scholar and knight, traverses the world on quests of discovery. When an invisible, eldritch library begins capturing local villagers and subjecting them to strange interrogations, Seure tracks the enchantment to its source - a woman named Ganeida, who has been bound to the library for centuries.

They make a bet with Ganeida to break the enchantment that holds her in place, but it could come at the cost of Seure's own freedom - or losing their heart in the bargain.

Seure the Tempered is a 16,000 word high heat F/NBi fantasy romance novella featuring:

  • an autistic, agender, asexual knight protagonist
  • a plus-size femme sorceress love interest
  • fantasy-style kink/BDSM
  • hurt/comfort + first to touch her in a thousand years

This book is set in the same series as Valerin the Fair and Martis the Brazen, but may be read as a standalone or in any order.

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorRien Gray
TagsDark Fantasy, Fantasy, knights, Lesbian, LGBT, LGBTQIA, nonbinary, Romance, sapphic, Transgender


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Seure the Tempered took me longer to read than Martis or Valerin because after every reading session I felt like I had a hangover. The prose's vivid lushness is cranked up to a level I think only fully perceivable by shrimp. I was left intoxicated and dizzy. On the plot end of things, Gray flickers tantalizing flashes of future intrigue that I hope will be explored more in the series. Seure is just the kind of knight a younger me wanted to be when I grew up, and their journey with Ganeida is brilliant. Long live Out of True!