The Scythian Trials by Elizabeth Isaacs || Excerpt

Author Elizabeth Isaacs
Title The Scythian Trials 
Number of pages 372
Genre adult, fantasy, romance, sci-fi
Published October 16th, 2018 by Vesuvian Books


Descendants of the Amazons, the Scythians work alongside prominent governments but answer to no one. Warriors living on the fringe of civilization, they live by one credo: Strength through Equality. Power through Knowledge. 

Nya Thalestris is the brightest Scythian of her generation. Strong, capable, ruthless, she is sure to earn a spot in the Trials, a time-honored mating ritual responsible for the evolution of her species. 

Abducted by their sworn enemy, the Drahzda, Nya is forever altered and spirals out of control. The Society sends in Jax Nickius. Infamous psychologist and one of the most brutal warriors of their kind, he discovers triggers planted in Nya’s mind. As Nya solidifies her spot in the Trials, Jax develops a plan to help her heal—while pursuing her as a mate. But, Nya’s attraction to Jax is at war with her instinct to never let anyone get too close. 

During the Trials, Nya’s repressed memories surface, revealing a new enemy—one from inside the consulate walls—and a traitorous alliance on the horizon that could irrevocably change the course of history. 

Since before the Bronze Age, the Society has managed to safeguard humanity from itself … until now.


“Ever been to the Academy in Montana?” Nya asked as she started toward the seating area.
“Once or twice.” Killian grinned.
She cleared her throat as she stopped in front of an oversized recliner built for two. “How come I didn’t see you?”
“The headmistress wouldn’t let me past the gates. Apparently, she was onto my game to meet you.”
Surprised, she turned, watching him head her way. “You knew I was there?”
He stopped in front of her. “Oh, yeah. I knew.”
Nya had become a small obsession of his after her rite of passage. He was ecstatic when he found out she’d be attending the U.S. academy. And when the CIA discovered a Drahzdan sleeper cell within fifty kilometers of Bitterroot, he volunteered to track the sons of bitches down.
That’s when he saw her. Sunshine streaked a blue sheen in her black hair as she slipped through the trees with graceful speed. He’d never forget her sleek, economy of movement. He was drawn to it—that natural comfort in her own skin that only a warrior of her caliber had.
She’d just found her footing when a deep, masculine voice called, yelling something about following her to the ends of the Earth.
Killian later confirmed that young warrior was indeed Anya Thalestris, and the male with her that day was the infamous Dr. Ajax Nickius.
Nya glanced at the recliner. “I hear you’re an excellent tracker.”
Killian didn’t give her a chance to overthink, and he sat down, pulling her with him. “Nice to know you’ve been asking about me.”
Pink tinged her cheeks. “Apparently, you can track anything.”
Her unique scent washed over him, and he settled back into the plush leather, causing her body to slide closer to his. “I’d track you to the ends of the Earth, Anya Thalestris.”
Nya blinked a few times, and Killian smirked as he realized Jax had shouted that very thing to her four years ago in the woods.

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