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Isandor, City of Spires.
Bickering merchant families vie for power through eccentric shows of wealth and brutal trading wars. Unspoken rules regulate their battles, but when an idealistic elven lord provokes the powerful Myrian Empire, all bets are off. They are outsiders, unbound by local customs, and no one knows how far they’ll take their magic to dominate the city. Nobles and commoners alike must fight to preserve their home, even if the struggle shatters friendships, destroys alliances, and changes them irrevocably.
Cis boys: Cal, Hasryan, Arathiel, Diel, Nevian,
Cis girls: Branwen
Trans woman: Sora
Sexual and Romantic Orientation:
Cal is asexual and aromantic.
Hasryan is heterosexual and demiromantic.
Larryn is gray-asexual and panromantic.
Nevian is sex-repulsed and biromantic.
Branwen is bisexual and biromantic.
Arathiel is gay and homoromantic
Sora is heterosexual and heteroromantic
Diel is a polyamorous, bisexual gay man.
Sora is Asian
Arathiel is Black
Cal, Nevien, Diel and Branwen are White
Hasryan is a PoC. He is from a fantasy race that does not have a comparable real-world counterpart.
Trigger Warnings: From the author’s website: “abuse (physical, emotional, mind control — seriously, if depictions of abuse trigger you, please be very careful when approaching this novel/avoid it.), torture, homelessness, child abandonment, police brutality, racism, family death, memory loss, death by fire (mention) and hanging.”
Additional Notes: First in a series, Arathiel has sensory disabilities.
Ownvoices: Aromantic, Asexual