Title: Heart of Steel
Authors: Cora Walker, Avery Stiles, Christina DZA Marie, TS Porter, Heather Morris, B.A. Huntley, Helena Maeve
Genre: LGBTQ+ Fantasy Romance
Contents: 7 novellas
Everyone loves the stories of knights: chivalry, bravery, loyalty, love gained, lost, unrequited and timeless. Daring feats, epic quests, bloody wars, and more…
The Queen’s Dragon Rider by Cora Walker—Tessandra dreamed of being the first woman in her family to join the Legion of the Bold. But that promising career in the Legion was dashed when the riderless dragon Merryn selected Tess, much to her disappointment. Now joining the queen’s service, though not in the capacity she expected, Tess is about to begin her first mission—and it’s already shaping up to be full of peril.
The Silent Knight by Avery Stiles—As a courier, Loran has always worked alone, but her latest delivery comes with a companion: a mute knight without a name. The strange knight at first seems more hindrance than help—especially after they insist on saving the life of a brigand Loran would have preferred dead.
To Tame a Dragon by Christina DZA Marie—The Septimoan Law of War states, “No woman shall ever bear arms for king and country. Should she participate in war, her only acceptable role is that of nurse.” But Floriane has no patience or time for such a law—especially once she finds herself right in the middle of a war.
Blackberries and Buckthorn by TS Porter—Ser Isolde has been tasked with the underwhelming duty of escorting young Lady Siofra home from her sorceress’ training. She has better things to do with her time than babysit a silly girl, but at least the matter will be simple and quickly over…
The Heartless Knight by Heather Morris—Long a part of Prince Tom’s inner circle, and newly knighted, still Isi is a man eternally out of place. Once a slave, always a foreigner, and that’s only the start of what makes him odd to most. Confusing feelings for Tom do not remotely help.
Ser Rae of Del by B.A. Huntley—The king is dead, and Rae finds herself dragged right into the heart of politics when her lover, the queen, orders her to find a rumored bastard child and bring them back at any cost.
A Shieldmaiden’s Vow by Helena Maeve—Setting aside her vow to defend against wickedness, a disillusioned Maud turned her back on the Order of Saint Kilda four years ago and struck out on her own. Then two of her former shield-sisters arrive in town town, hell-bent on dragging her back into the fold, and Maud’s past and present collide.