The Heku Series

The Heku Series is a series of dark fantasy books by T.M. Nielsen. They about a race of immortal blood drinkers, but who are not vampires. The first two books of the series have been made available as free audiobooks.

Book 1 of the Heku Series

Chevalier has never been told no. For thousands of years he's sat on the Equites Council, ruling body of his heku faction, and for thousands of years his every order has been followed immediately and without question, until now.

One of the most important rules of the heku, is that no one is to feed from unwilling donors. Following a tip that a young mortal woman is being brutally attacked by his own kind, he seeks her out and immediately begins to experience unnatural feelings for the woman.

Emily, a beautiful rancher from Montana, has spent her entire life being violently attacked by beings she assumed were vampires. It isn't until she meets Chevalier that she learns of her startling family history, a history that immediately throws her into the volatile world of the heku.

In a bid to protect her, Chevalier moves Emily into his isolated coven, which marks her as a prime target for the Valle and the Encala, enemy factions of the heku. Emily fights to fit into the militaristic world of the heku as her head-strong personality and independent ways turn their perfectly balanced world on end. She immediately befriends Kyle, a heku from Chevalier's coven, and together they find Emily a niche among the immortal.

Emily's violent past interferes with Chevalier's plans, and he must first undo what her abusive ex-husband did before he can convince her how much he cares about her, and how much she's worth to his faction. Chevalier's growing feelings for Emily are unnatural to his kind, and must be hidden from the rest of the Equites Faction if he's to remain a formidable part of their Council.

His jealous tendencies rage as Emily gets closer to Kyle, and both heku struggle to make her realize how important she is to the faction and how endangered she now is.

Book 2 of the Heku Series

The ominous Valle Faction vows to gain possession of what the Equites has hidden in the well protected Island Coven. Just as Emily thinks she's found peace in the volatile world of the heku, she's brutally ripped from the protective walls of Chevalier's coven and thrown into the harsh reality of a Valle prison. Chevalier confronts the Valle and Equites Elders about Emily, and in doing so, endangers his own life. Emily's devout loyalties to the heku faction gain respect for her among the Equites Council and ensure her place among the immortal.

The Valle overstep, and the violent war that ensues endangers Chevalier's peaceful coven and exposes traitors among the Equites. While Chevalier fights to protect Emily and his coven, the Equites Faction faces an even bigger crisis when they decide a change of leadership is long past due. The task falls to the Chief Enforcer, and Chevalier is sent on a mission that could end the Council's turmoil. The operation could not only threaten his life, but also his relationship with Emily.

Emily begins learning even more about the heku and its evil past when she comes face-to-face with one of the original heku, an Ancient. She feels the strain as she's taken from the comfortable coven, and even with Kyle at her side, can't find her way in the new life. Emily starts to wonder if she's not only a danger to the heku, but if she would be safer returning to the world of the mortal and leaving her beloved heku behind. When Emily gives birth, the Valle renew their drive to capture the last Winchester heir, and even the Equites Elders begin to feel the need to defend her.

Book 3 of the Heku Series

Encala, Book 3 in the Heku Series, finds Emily and Chevalier settled into the palace and life as one of the ruling heads of the Equites begins. The Equites elect Damon onto the Equites Council and he immediately finds himself at odds with Emily. Her independence and head-strong personality harshly conflict with his strict nature as one of the 'old ones'.

As the Council City Cavalry struggles to keep tabs on Emily, the Encala begin their mission to gain her confidence and then jump to drastic measures to pull her into the Encala Faction.

The V.E.S. emerges, and come to believe that Emily and Allen are being controlled by the vampires. They quickly intertwine themselves closely with the city outside of Council City, the home of the Equites.

Emily and Allen head to New Mexico to attend the wedding of Emily's cousin, and find themselves in the company of a strange heku. This heku befriends Emily, and comes to her defense when Chevalier finds out, and the Equites Council threatens to turn against her.

Emily's abilities strengthen, and her immense value as a weapon becomes evident to all three factions and the relationships become more tense and volatile.

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