book cover of The Rose of Shanhasson

The Rose of Shanhasson

(The first book in the Blood and Shadows series)
A novel by

A princess stolen by a barbarian warlord...

As Our Blessed Lady's last daughter, Shannari must rule as High Queen or the Green Lands will fall into eternal darkness. Her destiny is to shine against the Shadow, protect the land and people with her magic, and keep the Blackest Heart of Darkness imprisoned. Her blood is the key, powered by the love in her heart. However, Shannari's heart is broken, her magic is crippled, and the nobles must have forgotten the dire prophesies, because everyone wants her dead.

Only love can restore her magic, but her scars testify how love can be corrupted. So when a barbarian warlord conquers her army and professes a love like no other, Shannari's first instinct is to kill the mighty Khul. Even worse, one of the Khul's guards used to be an assassin-a very skilled assassin, if the darkness in the Blood's eyes is any indication. The same darkness festers deep in her heart and draws her to the wickedly dangerous man as inexorably as his Khul's unshakable honor. Her weakening heart is not only torn between love and duty, but also between two magnificent warriors.

Yet neither warrior will be able to help her when Shadow calls her name.

Paperback Editions

February 2018 : Paperback

Title: The Rose of Shanhasson: The Shanhasson Trilogy
Author(s): Joely Sue Burkhart
ISBN: 1-985234-64-5 / 978-1-985234-64-2
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

November 2009 : USA Paperback

Title: Rose of Shanhasson
Author(s): Joely Sue Burkhart
ISBN: 0-9798081-9-7 / 978-0-9798081-9-7 (USA edition)
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

December 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Rose of Shanhasson: A Blood and Shadows story (The Shanhasson Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Joely Sue Burkhart
Publisher: Joely Sue Burkhart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU