Aaliya Reiner is made of strong stuff. But when her mother passes on, she seems to lose her grip on life. Things don't seem to get better with her sister, Maddalena, who's estranged and enjoying the benefits that come in a marriage of power and opulence.
Aaliya takes refuge in a passionate and hidden love affair, hoping to fill the void left by her mother's death.
But desire can be deadly and the Kingdom of Traegos is becoming a dangerous place. When the dark web of politics and power begins to ensnare the kingdom's inhabitants, choice and chance collide leaving Aaliya with only one option left to survive.
The River and the Ravages is the start of a gripping romantic fantasy trilogy.
Contains mature content. Not suitable for younger readers.
'Written in very clear and beautiful prose, JM Lawler's novel is both inspiring and entertaining. This is one of the finest books I have read on women's issues, a book with characters that are real.'