The Scepter – The Mortal Fates Book 0.1 by J. Bree

The Scepter
The Mortal Fates Book 0.1
J. Bree


The witches of my coven burned.

The Favored Children of the forest were abandoned by the magic that had protected them since time immemorial. Only my brother and I escaped the massacre. Now we’re the last two living Ravenswyrd witches in the Southern Lands.

We must leave before word of our survival reaches our attackers, but first, we have to make the treacherous trip up Augur Mountain to meet with the Seer and discover my fate.

We’ve never ventured this far from home.

Can we avoid the ravenous beasts that stalk us along the dark path?

Will I ever learn to wield my mother’s scepter and take on the mantle I was born to?

And can I trust the man who whispers secrets to me in my dreams?

*The Scepter is a MF PNR short-story prequel with material that may be difficult for some readers. It’s recommended for 18+ due to language and sexual situations. It is the prequel to a three-book series coming in 2023.

This is the first of two prequels to J. Bree’s new series The Mortal Fates. In this book we meet Rooke this is her story. In the prologue we see the aftermath of a devastating magical fire, and the ones trying to flee shot with black feathered arrows dipped in witcheswane. A sure way to guarantee the end of the powerful Ravenswyrd coven. Rooke and her brother Pemba had been far away when it happened but raced back when they saw the fire. It’s too late, everyone they knew and loved is gone forever.

The one thing Pemba goes for is his mother’s scepter, it is now his sister’s regardless that she’s not a mother she is the last female Ravenswyrd witch. One of the Favored Children of the forest of which now there were only two. They resume their journey. The seer is expecting Rooke and they can’t put it off. The forest should keep them safe from harm but somehow, the forest isn’t doing that and leaves the question of what happened for them to lose favored status.

Rooke has also been hearing a voice in her mind. Her mother told her it happens with fated mates. He calls her croí and she calls him Donn, no names have been exchanged. He checks in on her daily and has awakened feeling she never had before. She won’t give her name or her location until she’s spoken with the Seer. He knows of the war Pemba has told her about, but she has little knowledge of.

This is a arduous journey for the siblings, fraught with danger at almost every turn. We learn much about Rooke and the Scepter and a hint of her fate.

I can’t wait for this series to begin in full.

5 Contented Purrs for J. Bree!

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J. Bree

J Bree is a dreamer, writer, mother, farmer, and cat-wrangler.

The order of priorities changes daily. She lives on a small farm in a tiny rural town in Australia that no one has ever heard of.

She spends her days dreaming about all of her book boyfriends, listening to her partner moan about how the wine grapes are growing, and being a snack bitch to her two kids.

If you want to hear more about all things Mounts Bay then join my readers group! There’s a lot of creative ways to dispose of a body in the Bay so come join the fun.

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