Book 2
By: C. J. Brightley

The Shield and the Thorn

C. J. Brightley
 The Wraith saved the Fair Lands. Now he must save Fair hearts.
 THE WRAITH   Book Two

When Lord Fenton Selby is accosted at his own back door by Miss Crocus Firethorn, a beautiful Fair maiden looking for the Wraith’s young ally Juniper, he’s torn as to whether to trust her any more than she trusts him. His charm and kindness quickly win her affection, until she finds out Fenton has known her cousin Juniper’s whereabouts all the time.

Now Fenton must find a way to regain her trust, while a cunning new enemy, terrifying monsters, and risky bargains with several Fair lords all threaten their futures and their lives. It will take both Fenton and the Wraith to soften Fair hearts before they all come to ruin.

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C. J. Brightley grew up in Georgia. After a career in national security, she turned her attention to writing. She lives with her husband and young children in Northern Virginia. She blogs at, where you can find sneak peeks of upcoming books, deleted scenes, background material, thoughts on writing, and books she enjoys.

She also runs the website dedicated to highlighting the best of noblebright fantasy. Noblebright fantasy characters have the courage to risk kindness, honesty, integrity, and love; to fight against their own flaws and the darkness of the world around them; and to find hope in a grim world.


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