River of Mists by Sylvie Greenhart
All Bhiarai wanted was her florist shop and her tiny Thiadrei flat. But when her past comes calling and threatens her future, she finds herself caught in an unknown spider’s web, fleeing from the simple life she fought so hard for.
The All-Tree’s ancient magic is her only hope for answers. But Bhiarai doesn’t make it far before tripping over a complication—an imperious, beautiful stranger who needs her help.
Giam is lost. His dominion is broken. His plans are shattered. With his very gifts and immortality dissolved by the Waters Aeon themselves, he must adjust to living as a mortal once more—and seeing mortals as equals. Bhiarai doesn’t care who he is or was, and she’s more than willing to walk away if he can’t control his rudeness. Giam only knows his waning power responds to her presence, and he must find out why.
Step by step and mile by mile, a whisper draws them closer together. They’re going to need more than just magic to make it through.
Set in a second world where magic is mundane and relationships between any and all genders are commonplace, Diacilé is a place that, for many earthlings, would feel quite different. Both Bhiarai and Giam have had attractions to more than one gender of partner, and future books will include f/f, nb/f, m/m, and other pairings. The Waters Aeon are written in British English, so some spelling and punctuation conventions may differ from American norms.
May the waters bless you, reader.