Perfect for fans of beloved Studio Ghibli films like Howl’s Moving Castle, MELIORA is a story of love, self-discovery, and finding inner strength.
Winter Fae takes a job at the Summer Palace with two goals in mind: keep his sister alive, and keep his family’s secrets safe. He intends to keep his head down and avoid drawing attention, but that plan crumbles when he crosses paths with the notoriously reckless Prince Arturo, who’s last in line for the throne and would rather see the world than rule it.
Arturo claims he knows someone who can cure Winter’s sister for good, if Winter can trust him enough to travel across the country. But Winter’s family has attracted enough suspicion over the years, so he needs a damn good reason for disappearing with the prince.
And what’s a better excuse than elopement?
This book contains discussions and depictions of anxiety and panic attacks. It also contains references to past alcohol abuse, and brief mentions of gender dysphoria.
Praise for MELIORA
This is such a sweet, soft book with a lovely, low-conflict romance. A highly recommended cozy fantasy read. –– Tabitha O’Connell, author of STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
A darling, lovely read. — A.E. Bennett, author of THE SERRULATA SAGA
This is such a sweet and relaxing read. A perfect low-stakes, queer fantasy that tells us the story of Winter and Arturo and how an unexpected encounter in the middle of the night will alter their lives forever. — Rita A. Rubin, author of CHRONICLES OF THE GUARDIANS