The Never King
Over a hundred years ago a plague took half the population. It took civilization with it. We lost artists, scientists, and doctors. Leaders and liars. We lost touch with the stations in the stars and the ships on the seas, and as we burned great cities full of dead, we lost the memory of who we used to be.
My name is Aurelia Vilette and I am in danger.
Most of my story will happen in the dark. That's where life takes shape; in the shadows.
The dark is where I found him.
Where I love him.
Where I lost him.
The dark is where a prince died and a king was born.
I sold my secrets to the dark. I couldn't ask for a better accomplice to my many crimes. They were for the right reasons but those reasons won't keep the noose off my neck. Neither will the king I created out of shadow and blood. He'll be the death of me, I know it, but for now he and my secrets are my whole life.
No matter how short that life may be.