The Proem: Book 0.5 of The Nome Chronicles
How much will she sacrifice for love?
Neith has never questioned her duty to marry according to status and wealth--until she falls in love, and the world turns on its head. Invier, lowborn but romantic, is willing to defy societal pressures and demand Neith's hand in marriage.
However, in a world where status is key, such a marital alliance would allow rivals to crush Neith's family, leaving Neith desperately struggling to find a solution that doesn't involve choosing between love and family.
The Proem is a prequel short story to The Pursual, Book 1 of The Nome Chronicles series. The story introduces readers to the beginning of Neith and Invier's romance and the challenges that lie ahead.
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