Woven in Darkness

Woven Saga #1

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Pub Date 04 Jun 2023 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2023

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Description

A bargain. A race. And a secret that binds us, body and soul.

Woven in Darkness is a swoon-worthy fantasy romance set in a fully-realized world with a seductive, intricate plot, and complicated, realistic characters.

Zaria is a slave with one dream: freedom.

Her brother is lost to a Dark Rip. Indigold lords have bought her sisters. And now Zaria has been claimed by Harken, the infamous Savage King.

Harken trusts no-one, not even the immortal Weavers he is sworn to protect. He keeps his Savage Court locked away behind the Woven mists.

Along with his past.

And his heart.

But now Harken’s court is in danger from an old enemy. And whoever is behind the plot seems determined to kill Zaria, making her the most valuable piece in a savage game.

In a bid to expose his enemies, Harken offers Zaria a bargain: play the part of his slave for Astria’s glittering season of Revels, and in return, he will help her win freedom and riches in the Maverick’s Race.

But Zaria has secrets of her own. Secrets that bind her to Harken, body and soul, and show her the past he guards so fiercely.

Telling him the truth means losing her chance at freedom. Concealing it means betraying his trust, and the Savage King doesn’t tolerate betrayal.

But the darkness is coming, and when it does, Zaria’s secrets might be the only thing that can save them all.

Woven in Darkness is a rich, sensual fantasy romance, and a fabulous read for fans of Holly Black's Folk of the Air series, Seanan McGuire's October Daye, and Sarah Maas's Court of Thorns and Roses series.


A bargain. A race. And a secret that binds us, body and soul.

Woven in Darkness is a swoon-worthy fantasy romance set in a fully-realized world with a seductive, intricate plot, and complicated...


Advance Praise

"A fully realized world, intricate plot, and complex characters."

"Swoonworthy romance. I binge read this."

"Impossible to put down. I was hooked from the first page."

"Fantastically written,"

"A fully realized world, intricate plot, and complex characters."

"Swoonworthy romance. I binge read this."

"Impossible to put down. I was hooked from the first page."

"Fantastically written,"


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ISBN 9781922666109
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PAGES 460

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Featured Reviews

I am so honoured to have received an Advanced Review Copy ahead of this books release and am leaving a willing and honest review!

This is a complex world filled with both lovable and hate-able characters 😄 all dynamic and realistic (read grey) and well woven into the plot. (Pun obviously intended!)

Our underdog FMC is a harden slave, protective of her sibling and with high hopes of winning her freedom and buying that of her found family’s.

She is thrown into an intricate plot, used and bought and moved around the chess board of politics and interest, never losing her cunning intelligence and natural kindness and sense of purpose.

Our MMC is a grey af hero, with a soft heart under a harden shell, just like we love them 😏

The flashbacks give us the story we need to understand our hero and the story that brought us to the present time intrigues and games.

The romance is a sloooow burn and the eventual spice is YA level (for those that aren’t fans of spicy scenes, this is perfect!)

There’s soooo much feeling reading this Ooooof!

Disgust, hate, rage, love, friendship, caring, wonder, passion, violence, grief,… You name it, i felt it! 😂

If I haven’t convinced you to read this yet, here’s some glimpses to what you can find:

Slaves, masters, “Who did this?”, found family, street urchins, magic, dragon!, fluid characters, krakens, a flying carpet, shifters, intrigue, political games, Venice Carnaval parties, Rome carrick racing - Hunger Games style, dubious characters, darkwine, Veneza canal’s racing, training, flower gardens and a priest island hidden in the mists!

Tw: slavery, violence, war, death, brutal games, none is overdone or too explicit.

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This fantasy was absolutely fantastic! It’s so fast paced and jam packed with everything someone needs to hold their interest - mythology, romance, mystery…there was so much to it and I really enjoyed watching everything unravel into an amazing story!

The narrator for the audiobook was absolutely perfect. Between the tone and voices of the characters, there was no way I was putting this down. Much of that is thanks to the narrator as well as the story. It was a perfect pairing.

Thanks to NetGalley for the audiobook and ebook!

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Thank you to Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book! WOW WOW WOW. I was hooked from page one! The world and magic system is so interesting. I fell in love with the character (at least most of them)! And Zaria and Harken…. Amazing. Enough said. Read this book if you’re a romantasy girl like me!

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I absolutely loved this book and the characters. The world-building was detailed and smooth.
The strong female lead that was Zaria was stunning. She kept pushing and fighting for herself, her siblings, and even the street urchins, even when it seemed everything was out to get her. You can't help but love her. I cried, screamed in frustration, and hoped against all odds for her.
Our morally grey male Harken is everything you want that you didn't know you wanted; even when I didn't want to like him, I loved him. Harken made me feel everything at once more than once throughout this story.
The flashbacks were everything we needed to understand Harken and his hard exterior and were woven into the plot smoothly.
This slow burn kept me intrigued but not slow enough to make me feel like all was lost.
With all that said, Lupa and poor Huxley were my favorite characters of all. Lupa doesn't give up on her friends, and Huxley's loyalty made me smile through tears.
I will absolutely read more from this author!
Thank you, NetGalley, for the opportunity to read this fantastic story!

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