About Ashta the Lion Tamer by Morena Stamm
Names are power.
The girl knew this.
Now she is Ashta.
Sold into slavery to the kingdom of Tripsia, Ashta chooses to train to be a highly prized guard. A part of the White Lionesses. But she must give up any hope of love. When selected as a personal guard she must learn to balance her sworn duty to protect her charge and want for a life outside of the slave system.
All goes well until she is forced to travel with her charge to the Kingdom of Naankdoen. There she is confronted by her past and must make a decision. Will she give up her life and a chance at love? Or will she protect the ruler of the kingdom that enslaved her?
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Morena Stamm grew up in central Alberta as the third of four kids. She has her Bachelor of Communications degree from MacEwan University, in Edmonton, Alberta, in 2017. After graduating, she moved back to her home in rural Alberta so she could focus on her writing while completing her Masters in Intercultural and International Communication at Royal Roads University, in Victoria, B.C, in 2020.
She grew up reading every book she could get her hands on, for hours on end. This started her love for authors like Tamora Pierce, Rick Riordan, Scott Westerfield, Gail Carson Levine, and many countless more. These sparked her passion for the fantasy genre and sucked her into the endless world of fantasy and science fiction books, which she has yet to emerge from.
You can follow Morena on her website at https://morenastamm.wordpress.com or her Instagram and Facebook accounts by the handle @MorenaStamm.