Silverdawn, daughter of Mikkasah, born to the magick.

Mikkasah, King of Rastehm is forced to send his only child into the unknown future of the 20th century Australia, where she grows to maturity and moves to London with her adopted parents. She has no knowledge of her origins nor that she holds the key to the safety or destruction of both her new world and her old, until one night, she is stalked by a lion and a griffin, and cast into an adventure that will change her life.

A dark knight becomes her saviour.

Faren Malaan, Knight of Paladia, is sent forward in time to track and retrieve the Crystal Pyramid. The king’s astronomers have learned that the pyramid, which shifts through the portals of time, is cracked. And, if not restored, the sorcerer, Isanti's demons will escape.

Through sheer luck, Istani was not imprisoned by the Goddess, when she created the Pyramid to banish him and his demons.

Istani travels through time, taking over the bodies of innocents, then casting them aside.

But this time he is trapped in the sickly weak body of Peter Waymer. His only escape from the cancer eating away at him is to find the Pyramid, release his demons and have them in turn heal him. With one thought in mind after his escape, to wreak destruction upon mankind

Celtic Mythology, Dark Urban Fantasy, Time Travel, Lust and Romance!  

The fate of two worlds rests in the hands of a banished Princess of Rastehm and a Knight of Paladia who is battling his own personal demons.

They must join forces with three friends they meet along their way to restore the Crystal Pyramid to Deharna, and battle the tormented mind of Iraj who will stop at nothing to gain his prize.


...She watched him, silent, bemused, her breath coming in short, sharp gasps. Aching for him to come to her, aching for him to fill her as no man ever had.

He rose and, in the muted light of the bed lamp and the dying embers of the fire, she watched his hands go to the fastening of his jeans. He flicked open the top button and their eyes met. He paused, running his gaze over her body then cursed loudly and swung toward the window, threading a hand through his hair. “I am sorry. I cannot do this.” His voice came like the crack of a whip in the silence.

Elanessë turned onto her side, her face flushed. She reached for his raw silk shirt and pressed the dark cloth against her breasts. “Was it something I did?”

He turned. Her skin was so fair, so beautiful, against the ebony of his shirt. The sight of her distressed face made his heart weep—a fair rose he had almost defiled.

She turned from his gaze, unable to meet the blueness of his eyes now circumstances had changed. “I was too forward? Is it because I allowed you to do that? I know I am probably different from the women you have known…” She left the sentence hanging.

Faren hurried to kneel before her, framing her face in his hands. He pushed her damp tousled hair back from her cheeks. “Never think that. You are perfect. It is I. I feel nothing but loathing for my own weakness. I made a promise to myself, which I have now broken. I should never have let this go so far. I am but a Knight in your father’s court. You are the Princess of Rastehm, perhaps one day to be queen. Your father means too much to me for me to besmirch his daughter.”

“And I mean too little to you to love,” she said, tears glistening in her eyes.

He wiped the tears away with his thumb then released her and rose to move to the window. He stared into the night. Funny how the brilliance of the stars reflected none of the pain that he felt.

The sharp claw of desire clutched at his gut. He was so hard with the wanting of this woman, he thought he would burst. Yet he could not bring himself to take her. As much as his mind and body screamed to do so, his head told him it would go against all his teachings as a Knight of Paladia. “I know little of love, Elanessë. I have never had time for matters of the heart. I am but a rough soldier. I do not know if I understand what love is.”

Elanessë donned his shirt, which came just below her thighs, and rose to follow him. Her arms snaked about his waist; she pressed her cheek to the hard warmth of his skin. “Then, Sir Knight, I shall teach you.” She felt a tremor run through his body as her breasts pressed against his back.

He stepped away, deliberately putting distance between them, and turned to face her. “Perhaps, but you are still who you are, and I am who I am.”

Elanessë felt her heart clench. What could she say to stop his words of rejection? Stop him from walking out of this room and never touching her again. Even the thought was too painful to contemplate. “And never the twain shall meet?” she asked softly, almost flippantly, while the knife pain in her breast twisted a little more. “What of Guinevere and Lancelot?”

“And to what end did they come?” he countered dryly. “He a monk and she a nun.”

“You don’t know that for certain.”

Faren raised a dark brow. “If I could change the proof I would, but to refute the truth is akin to holding back the waning of the moon.” He gave a bow and reached for her hand, bringing it to his lips.

The gesture seemed to Silverdawn only to distance them more, slotting her neatly into her place—princess to his knight, far beyond his reach.

“You are a stubborn man, Faren Malaan.”

“Goodnight, princess.” He rounded to stride to the door.

Elanessë found her voice as he reached for the handle. “One question.”

He stilled but did not turn.

“Does the dragon tattoo bear any significance?”

Faren glanced down at the red dragon that scaled his arm from elbow to shoulder then turned, his gaze locking on Silverdawn. “All Knights of Paladia receive the dragon on the day of our investiture. It is our insignia.” He pulled the door wide.

“And are damsels not sacrificed to temper the dragons?”

“Not this time, my lady, not this time,” he said, not turning as he pulled the door closed behind him.


By Julie A. D’Arcy

When she was but a babe, Silverdawn

was discovered to have magic within her and as a result she was banished to the future, the twenty-first century Australia. Silverdawn

knows nothing of her origins or the fact that in return for help from the Goddess in ridding the land of demons, King Mikkasah agreed to expel any trace of magic from Rastehm.

In present day London, Silverdawn

 is Professor Waymer's senior assistant at the London Museum of Rare Artifacts and is transcribing a rare find, an ancient book about a place called Rastehm. Professor Waymer is actually an immortal sorcerer, Iraj of Istani, whom King Mikkasah exiled to present day Earth. He has located the pyramid where his demons are trapped and is trying to find the key that will unlock it to unleash the devils on Earth. Silverdawn

 owns the key in the shape of a small pyramid but even though she senses something unusual about it, she has no idea what it actually is. Knowing that she is in danger, Silverdawn’s real father sends his most trusted knight Faren into the future to watch over her, never dreaming that the pair would fall in love with each other. This couple might have a future together if Elanessë can cope with the truth about her heritage and if they can stop Iraj.

Anyone desiring a beautiful adult fairy tale will want to read Elanessë, an urban fantasy novel that includes elements from the romance genre and sword and sorcery sub-genre. Julie A. D'Arcy has a flair for writing tales that is reminiscent of the bards of a bygone era. The audience will feel spellbound by this special fantasy.

 Harriet Klausner

—Paranormal Romance Reviewer

RE-PUBLISHED and re edited 2016


5 out of 5 Review.

In Julie D’Arcy’s, Silverdawn , a queen mourns the banishment of her daughter and a young lady grieves the brutal murder of her adopted parents. 

Silverdawn Peterson loves her job at the museum. Studying and translating ancient texts is her utmost joy. Then one night while walking home she is attacked by a creature of legends and rescued by the knight of her visions. Desperate to keep her grip on reality, Silverdawn attempts to convince herself that it was all a dream.

Faren of Malaan, Knight of Paladia, is sent by his king to retrieve the key and Silverdawn . First he must save her from an ancient foe before both his world and hers is destroyed. Persuading Silver that he and magick is real may be his hardest task, and he has yet to avert Iraj from obliterating the future.

Thomas Haversham grapples with the black hold Peter has over him. He loathes betraying Silver, but does not know what else to do. One fateful night, he enters Silver’s room and the outcome might determine the future.

Julie D’Arcy deftly tells the saga of unrequited passion, treachery, grief beyond measure and the healing power of love and trust. Silverdawn cleverly incorporates the Celtic lore of the goddess with modern archeology. The Otherworld exists beyond this dawning and only those of the goddess can cross over.

Silverdawn engaged me from the beginning until the surprising conclusion. I eagerly await Julie A. D’Arcy’s next tale of Rastehm and the goddess.

Reviewed by: Dena



5 Star Reviews

A Magical, Romantic Adventure You Don't Want To Miss 2015

By Cornelia Amiri and Maeve Alpin - RE-Published 2016
Format:Kindle Edition
and print

She leaned back against the windowsill and breathed in the smell of old books. She loved the scent. Sliding her gaze around the room to the overflowing bookshelves, high ceilings, elaborately sculptured fireplace, and deep ultramarine carpet, she had a feeling of coming home. Especially when she held an ancient manuscript or book of Old World legends in her hand, ready to decipher and translate onto disk. - - from Elanesse

Little does Elanesse know the ancient myth recorded in the book she is decoding is about her and the world she comes from, which she has no memory of. Nor does she realize that the pyramid paperweight, she'd had since a child, is really a key. If the key falls into the wrong hands in can be used to unlock an ancient crystal pyramid and unleash an unending army of dead men, wraiths and demons.

Faren Malaan, Knight of Paladia of the Kingdom of Rastehm travels to the future, to the time that Elanesse is in, to retrieve the crystal pyramid before the evil sorcerer, Isanti, loses his demons on the world. Faren saves Elanesse from a lion and a griffin Isanti has brought to life from stone statues. Then Faren reveals Elanesse's true identity to her as the princess of the kingdom of Rastehm. Sparks fly from the moment Faren and Elanesse meet. They fall in love as they team up to battle the evil wizard, Isanti.

Julie Darcy is a talented, award-winning author. She began writing seriously in 1994, and has been published by ImaJinn Books, Mundania Press, Double Dragon Press, Eternal Press, Noble Romance Publishing LLC, Secret Cravings Publishing and Sweet Cravings Publishing. Her knowledge and artful skill of the writing craft shows in Elanesse. Ms Darcy makes her world of a goddess, valiant knights, a beautiful princess and good and evil wizards come alive in this enchanting, romance adventure.

Julie Darcy's writing is smooth and polished. Elanesse has a fairytale feel to it, giving the reader true escapism, with a good wizard, brave knights, and a princess who fight to save the world against an evil wizard. I highly recommend Elanesse.

5.0 out of 5 stars Epic Romantic Fantasy 
By Beverly O. - Published 2015
Format:Kindle Edition

Elanessë was told that she had been illegally adopted by her parent’s before they died in a horrific murder. It changes her whole view of her life. In all actuality her real parent’s were forced to give her up because she carried magic within her. Her father the king had made these laws to protect their land from the ravages and wars that magic had caused in his kingdom. He didn’t know it would force him to give up his daughter, making his queen turn from him. And that is only the beginning!

Elanessë is an epic romantic fantasy. I’m an avid reader of fantasy and D’Arcy’s writing and style brought to mind the writings of David Eddings for me. A fantastical engrossing romance, Elanessë brought to life the world described in her novel. I dove in and didn’t come up for air until I was done.

The romance weaved amongst the fantasy world was wonderful. Reluctantly Elanessë acknowledged there was more to the world than she knew. Immersed in the past, working for the London Museum Elanessë is fascinated by an ancient tome. Little did she realize that it was really about her home world, an alternate dimension, a world she visits in her dreams. Meeting Faren a Paladian Knight sends Elanessë into shock from an attack and instant lust once she gets a good look at him.

Faren, Knight to her father, knows he is not good enough for the Princess Elanessë. Lucky for Faren she disagrees! Then she sets out to prove it to him.

The fantasy spun is just as good as the romance. To me, Elanessë’s world, current and original invited me in. The romance is just the topping on this wonderful tale. Julie A. D’Arcy is a wonderful storyteller! Re-reading (oh yes I did!) even just sections of this, brought it all back in vivid detail, the mark of a truly great tale.

I was given a review copy by the author for an honest review.

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