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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-915525-1
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 546 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-03-915526-8
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 546 pages
  • Keywords
    • Lost Wells trilogy,
    • Good versus evil,
    • Child of Rome,
    • Shared destiny,
    • past lives,
    • ancient curse,
    • prophesy

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Mantle of the World Ruler
by Kate Gateley

An ancient curse broken, a new prophecy foretold, and a grimoire of dark Druidic magic. After a year of unimaginable violence, magic, and an all-consuming love that has followed her through countless incarnations, Julia Harrison has not only come into her own as a magic Bearer—far surpassing those women in her bloodline who came before her—but is about to start down a path that can end in only one of two ways: with her fulfilling her prophesized role as Sovereign, chalice of the World Ruler; or with the death of everyone and everything she holds dear at the hands of Cassius Longinus, The Child of Rome, in his brutal and inexorable quest to finally achieve true immortality. Mantle of the World Ruler—Book Two of the Lost Well Trilogy—begins directly after the events of its predecessor, and with it, author Kate Gateley draws the reader right back into the romantic, magical, and often terrifying world of Bearers and Wielders, Knaves and Wraiths, and Domhnall O’Brien, cursed by choice to follow his love through one life after another until they can save each other at last.

"[Gateley] elevates this fantasy with some intense magic-driven action in between the sympathetic couple’s many intimate and convincingly passionate scenes ... Romance and resplendent characters fuel this novel’s enthralling magical world." — Kirkus Reviews

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With a B.A. in Linguistics and a B.Sc. in Physiology from the University of Saskatchewan, Kate Gateley has always been fascinated by history, Celtic Ideology, ancestral memory and generational wounding, and the “Divine Feminine,” and those personal studies continue to influence every aspect of her life, on the pages of her books and off. When Kate published her first book, Tides of the Sovereign (FriesenPress 2022), Book One of the Lost Wells Trilogy, she knew that it was only the beginning of a story she has always wanted to write—one with heart and meaning that was actually worth sharing. Continuing now in Book Two, Mantle of the World Ruler, and beyond into the next volume still to come, that story has grown far beyond what she could ever have imagined … into something that she dearly hopes can one day find—and deserve—a cherished spot among those volumes of both contemporary fantasy and historical romance that so inspired her growing up. Kate currently lives, and writes, on a small farm in the Cowichan Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island, with her amazing husband, two incredible sons, an adorable dog, several barn cats who don’t earn their keep, and some decidedly ungrateful chickens … all of whom are very dearly loved. Look for book three of the Lost Wells Trilogy … coming soon. To connect with the author, go to:


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