Herb witch Fern can heal wounds and sickness, but not her own broken heart. But maybe the warrior Nismaya can…
Fern carries the guilt and grief of being unable to save the woman she loved. But a mission to a remote and icy village under attack by supernatural forces may be the second chance she needs. Accompanied by her familiar, a tiny moss-otter, Fern sets out in a last-chance attempt to prove herself.
The village elder Nismaya is a warrior and twice Fern’s age. Fern is asexual, and not everyone understands. The two women don’t even speak the same language. But when they are joined in an accidental magical soulbond, Fern begins to open her heart to possibilities she thought would be forever out of her reach. That is, if a deadly magic doesn’t kill them both first.
The Taitaja is an asexual, age-difference romantic fantasy full of intricate worldbuilding and dangerous magic.