Argh Author: Jilly Woods The Seeds of Destiny

. Our own Jilly Wood has a new book out this week, The Seeds of Destiny.

Some secrets are too dangerous to share.

Annis Benkith sacrificed her future as a healer to prevent her tribe’s ruthless leaders from exploiting her powers. But when an energy-sick nobleman visits the Kith’s trading camp, she covertly reads his lifeshadow and barters her help for a new life in the lowlands.

The fascinating blueblood is Daire, crown prince of Caldermor. At his side Annis can be valued, even happy—provided she can keep him alive. She uses her own life to save his, unaware that her desperate act will leave Daire unable to fulfill his duties under a vital, age-old pact. If Daire’s stewardship fails, Caldermor will fall.

Daire is offered a reprieve if he banishes Annis. Instead, he vows to keep her close and save the Legacy. But as time runs out, Annis must choose whether to leave the life—and the man—she has grown to love…or risk everything on her last, most fiercely guarded, secret.

The Seeds of Destiny wraps up the Elan Intrigues fantasy romance series. If you like brave heroines, bighearted heroes, hard choices, and powerful magic, you’ll enjoy this dramatic historical fantasy by award-winning author Jilly Wood.

Buy link: Amazon 




24 thoughts on “Argh Author: Jilly Woods The Seeds of Destiny

    1. Very glad you like it, Christine. All the Elan Intrigues covers are the work of Deranged Doctor Design. They’re talented, super-professional, and a dream to work with.

      The first book, The Seeds of Power, is blue. Second (novella) Seeds of Exile, is gold. I suspect I’m not able to post images in the comments here, but I’ll give it a try below, just in case.

    1. I haven’t even figured out how to put images in the comment, and I have a dashboard.

  1. Is The Seeds of Destiny published as a Kindle exclusive for the first year, or forever?
    Or is it missing the setting that allows it to be sold to the rest of the world?

    I have Seeds of Power and Seeds of Exile in my Kobo library, but cannot find The Seeds of Destiny there to buy.
    I prefer buying my books there (and not from Amazon), and keeping series together, so not finding it there was a bit disappointing, but I understand that the Kindle Exclusive deal is much better for the writer or publisher, even though the effect is to strengthen Amazon’s monopoly (which isn’t that good for the long term balance of the book market).

    On Amazon Kindle I can find the first book and the new book, but not the novella Seeds of Exile.
    You might want to look at linking all three together on Amazon, making them easier to find.

    1. Hi Hanneke,

      Thank you so much for buying Seeds of Power and Seeds of Exile. You’re totally right that Seeds of Destiny is not listed on Kobo. When I published Seeds of Power, I decided to go wide (make the book available to all vendors) rather than exclusive to Amazon.

      I still prefer that model, and it can work well for an indie author over the long term, but it seems to work best if the author has a substantial body of work, offers the first book in the series permanently free, and supports the permafree book with an aggressive marketing effort. Right now Amazon dominates my sales, and when I compare notes with writer friends who are in Kindle Unlimited (Amazon Exclusive) I suspect I may be missing out financially. So I am planning to take the other two Elan Intrigues books out of wide distribution and make all three books Amazon exclusive for (say) six months or a year, to see what happens. My long-term preference would still be to distribute widely, but probably not for the next year or so.

      Since you already have the other two Elan Intrigues books, if you drop me a line at jillywoodauthor [at] gmail [dot com], I’ll send you a Kobo-friendly copy of The Seeds of Destiny.

    2. You’re also spot on about the way Amazon presents Seeds of Exile. It’s very frustrating.

      Amazon only permits whole numbers when listing a series (Book 1, Book 2, etc) even though it’s quite conventional to use a decimal, usually 0.5, to indicate a novella and place it within the series. Seeds of Power and Seeds of Exile are full-length novels. Seeds of Exile is a novella that falls between the two. So if Amazon would permit me, I would make Seeds of Power Book 1, Seeds of Exile Book 1.5, and Seeds of Destiny Book 2.

      Sadly I’m not allowed to do that, so I had to decide whether to call the novella Book 2, or just call it An Elan Intrigues Novella. I didn’t want to mislead readers, so I didn’t give it a series number. It is categorized within the Amazon ecosystem as part of the Elan Intrigues series, but the absence of a series number definitely affects its visibility. Lesson learned for the future!

      1. Sorry, d’oh. That should (of course) read Seeds of Power and Seeds of Destiny are full-length novels. Seeds of Exile is a novella.

  2. I have purchased all three and already read the first one. Does it matter in what order I read the following two?

    1. Hi Rouan,

      I’m so happy to hear that you’ve purchased all three :-). Thank you! I hope the books work as stand-alones, but you’ll get more out of the series if you read The Seeds of Exile novella second and then The Seeds of Destiny.

      I should maybe mention that there’s also a novella, The Pulse of Princes, that’s free to newsletter subscribers (more info on my website or in the back matter of any of the books). It fleshes out some of Daire’s early backstory, if you happen to be curious after you’ve read the other books.

      Happy reading!

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