There is no greater pain than a wish unfulfilled— a truth Elodie Mercer and Sebastian Beringer know all too well. After four long years of trying for a child, Elodie’s hopes of motherhood have all but consumed her. She’s convinced a baby will save her loveless marriage and help banish her husband’s demons. Sebastian’s suffered his own secret pain—watching Elodie married to the wrong man for all these years.
So when a stranger comes to their quiet village with a fantastical tale of a mythical, wish-granting creature, Elodie latches onto the story as her salvation. Driven by the desperate desire to see their wishes fulfilled, Elodie and Sebastian embark on a dangerous quest to find the Wish-Eater, only to discover that there are things worse than a wish unfulfilled, after all.
From the author of the Confectioner Chronicles comes a stand-alone fairy tale romance that explores the complexities of love and family, the true flavor of folklore, and the cost of the slow erosion of hope.
USA Today Bestselling author Claire Luana grew up in Seattle reading everything she could get her hands on and writing every chance she could. Eventually, adulthood won out, and she turned her writing talents to more scholarly pursuits, going to work as a commercial litigation attorney. While continuing to practice law, Claire decided to return to her roots and try her hand once again at creative writing. She has written and published five fantasy series: the Moonburner Cycle, the Confectioner Chronicles, the Knights of Caerleon, co-written with Jesikah Sundin, and The Faerie Race trilogy, co-written with J.A. Armitage, and the Mythical Alliance. She lives in Cle Elum, Washington with her husband and two dogs. In her (little) remaining spare time, she loves to hike, travel, binge-watch CW shows, and of course, fall into a good book.