by Rachel Aaron Spirit Oath out today! This is a short story that takes place in the universe of Eli Monpress. But instead of focusing on our adorable rogue, we move on to the spirit court and more specifically the story of how Gin and Miranda met.
Four years before the events of The Spirit Thief, Miranda Lyonette was a young spiritualist apprentice on the cusp of a promising career. But on the eve of her return from liaison with a wind spirit, on a night that should have been a party, she finds instead that her father has come to take her home. Now Miranda must choose between her duty to her family and her future in the Court of Spirits. But as she tries to make her parents listen to reason and avoid an arranged marriage with a man she can’t stand, she comes across the one spirit who needs her more than any other, a ghost dog. in a cage who doesn’t want his help. To save him, Miranda will have to earn the dog’s trust, but what she gets in return is a deeper friendship than she ever expected.
Check it here! And if you’re curious about Eli, read the first chapter of The Legend of Eli Monpress (US | UK | ANZ) here.