Brother Betrayed

A dark, epic fantasy novel. Three princes are faced with war and tragedy after hearing a prophecy of betrayal.

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“One brother will betray the others with such treachery that it will change the destiny of Miscia forever.”

So foretells the mysterious blind woman the three princes meet on their journey through Arnith, beginning a chain of events that will drive them apart. BROTHER, BETRAYED is a fantastical tragedy that explores the sanctity of love, loyalty of blood, and the fallibility of the human soul.

The princes, bound by loyalty to each other and their kingdom, attempt to discount the witch’s incriminating words. When conflict between them heightens, their ascension into power is darkened by disgrace, suffering, and betrayal.

Oman, eldest and Anteria’s promised king, leads his brothers on their journey through Arnith. Fiercely protecting his family and his heritage, Oman distrusts the rogue knight, Denire, who confronts them and demands their return to the castle.

Fasime, driven by passion, seeks a life of romance and adventure. A tamer of wild horses, he attempts to tame the heart of Eltha, the orphaned sprite-like maiden they first encounter in the old woman’s hut.

Syah, born the ailing youngest brother of these two outgoing princes, endeavors to overcome his bleak destiny through pursuit of knowledge and magic… a quest that may reveal unknown power within his own soul.

A tale woven with deception, war, sacrifice, and magic, BROTHER, BETRAYED takes readers to a troubled kingdom surrounded by barbarians, magical races, and forbidden boundaries. The kingdom of Arnith has vowed to conquer the surrounding lands and gather all humans under one ruler, but can the brothers prevail over the witch’s final omen, “Three kings born from one”?

Reviews for Brother, Betrayed

Great characters make this book a must-read! 
Just finished reading this book and loved it! The story is wonderful, but the thing that pulled me in and hooked me was the relationship between the brothers. Each brother has a distinct personality, and as you watch them interact you begin to really care about them. Their dialogue is perfect! The writing is also superb, and the book left me hoping that Danielle continues writing more stories in the land of Miscia!
Scott Niven (via Amazon)


A Highly Entertaining and Thought Provoking Fantasy Adventure
In broad terms, Brother betrayed is a grand, epic fantasy-adventure, and as such it has the sort of travel, adventure, swordplay, knights, kingdoms and battles that would be expected of such a work.

But there's much more to it than that.

It's also the story of three brothers. Each of those brothers have unique personalities and interests and the author defines those differences subtly but masterfully. A glance here, a comment there and we have a visceral feel for the character of each player with most details not being overtly stated.

The tale is larger-than-life and the language is appropriately dramatic and poetic. While never over-done, many scenes are scripted in a manner that leaves the reader simply appreciating the beauty of the written words.
And while the story is anchored with classic fantasy elements, there are surprises at every turn. I never knew quite what to expect and there where many moments that left me thinking: "Wait a minute . . . what was that? Did that just happen?"

A thoroughly enjoyable, fast-paced, unpredictable story that entertains from beginning to end. I'd highly recommend it to anybody looking for such a read.
 ~ Gary Hoover (Amazon)

 If you like fantasy, here's a book you better not miss. Raver takes three brothers into a dangerous forest, protected by a knight. His duty is to protect the three Princes as they go on their adventure. When they return to the King, the knight gets sentenced to death. The youngest brother steps forward to defy the King. This is when the book grabs you and you can't let go. 
- Blurb written by Delores Jordan

I enjoyed the magical, royal setting, the lavishness of the setting, the dancing and revelry of your opening paragraph; and the emergence of the relationships among the brothers and their parents. Very intriguing. I want to read more to know more of this world and its characters. And I certainly want to know more of this betrayal between brothers.
- Create Space Reviewer

The descriptions and attention to detail is some of the best I've read (even among well-known authors). I felt immediately drawn into the world and I could visualize every scene and set as I was reading. The three brothers are very intriguing, and I sense there's going to be a lot more development with them, but I became immediately attached to them all right from the start.
- Create Space Reviewer

It is a very powerful story. Love it.
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