The Shattered Court: A Romantic Fantasy Novel

· The Four Arts Book 1 · emscott enterprises
21 reviews

About this ebook

Escape into this intense, steamy, and swoony romantic historical fantasy series from RITA® Award nominated author M.J. Scott.

For a royal witch, magic always means marriage…whether she likes it or not

Lady Sophia Kendall has always known three things. That she's thirty-second in line to the throne of Anglion. That when she turns twenty-one, she'll find out if she's a royal witch. And that, if she is a witch, she'll be married off immediately to whichever lord the king chooses. Now she's about to turn twenty-one and fulfill all the expectations that the Anglion court has for her.

But when the palace is attacked just before her birthday, Sophie is spirited away from the city by Lieutenant Cameron Mackenzie, a royal guard determined to keep her safe. Being alone with a man she hardly knows is dangerous, especially so close to her birthday. And when Sophia discovers she does indeed have magic—strong magic—she and Cameron accidentally forge a bond that breaks every tradition Anglion holds dear. When they return to the palace, the aftermath of the attack has stirred up the worst kind of court politics and their unexpected union and Sophie's magic brings her to the deadly attention of those seeking to control the court and those who seeking to destroy it…and her. To survive, Sophia will have to see beyond the lies she's been taught and embrace the power nobody wants her to have…   

The Shattered Court is the first book in the Four Arts trilogy, a complete romantasy series from RITA® Award nominated author M.J. Scott. Perfect if you love fantasies with royal turmoil, witches, gaslamp vibes, marriages of convenience, protective heroes, sexy times and political intrigue. Enjoy!

Author's note: For tropes and CW, please check the author's website.


KEYWORDS: Romantic fantasy series, first book in series, romantasy, gaslamp fantasy, political fantasy, fantasy romance, royal romance, magic, witches, younger heroine romance, marriage of convenience, protector hero romance, historical fantasy, continuing relationship romance, complete fantasy trilogy

Ratings and reviews

21 reviews
Ashley Jordison
June 18, 2024
if you like Bridgerton mixed with fantasy and magic this one's for you. With characters you easily become invested in and a bit of spice this is a great first book to start the series.
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May 29, 2024
couldn't put down. will await the other two sequels to go on sale
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May 22, 2024
I totally enjoyed reading this book. Fascinating 😍
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About the author

M.J Scott is an unrepentant bookworm. Luckily she grew up in a family that fed her a properly varied diet of books and these days is surrounded by people who are understanding of her story addiction. When not wrestling one of her own stories to the ground, she can generally be found reading someone else’s. Her other distractions include yarn, cat butlering, dark chocolate and watercolor. She lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her website is She also writes contemporary romance as Melanie Scott.

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