It’s time to share more of my new character aesthetics! I’m going to share the first two now as I’ve previously shared them on social media. This next group centers on Princess Kélinae and King William IV. Kélinae is the heir to the White Fae throne and William was only crowned King in recent years. They fell in love very young and it was a love forbidden by William’s court and council though accepted by Kélinae’s. I’ve also added these to the section on the website for The Elements of Ilysia series.
Heir to the White Fae Throne
She is the eldest daughter and heir of Queen Résalyn. Kélinae’s father is a witch named John Daesyn, her mother’s former lover, making her half-Fae and half-witch. She’s the older half-sister of her mother’s children from her marriage, Princess Janélyn and Prince Ívyn. Her witch heritage caused her to mature faster than a full blooded Fae reaching full maturity by her seventeenth birthday. That’s the day she met William Callaís-Devinsbourgh, the Crown Prince of the Human Monarchy, who has only a few years ago been crowned King William IV. She and William quickly fell deeply in love with each other despite a match between them being seen as for by his own Court and Council. They attempted to fight their feelings for each other for nearly a year before they could no longer resist them. Their love was accepted by the Fae Court and they kept their relationship there yet secret from the Court of William’s father, King Henry III. Kélinae gave birth to their son, Rovén, nine months after they stopped trying to deny what was truly between them. Sixteen months later, Kélinae gave birth to their daughter, Sínead. William was still at his father’s court preparing to return to her and their children when she disappeared with their young son and newborn daughter. She took her children to Corinthia and gave them to an Ilysian family with her father’s help and disappeared from the world to protect them from the Empress.
King William IV
King of the Humans and White Witches
William was crowned King nearly seven years ago after the death of his father, King Henry III. The members of the royal family haven’t been completely human since the monarchy was established by King Peter I due to intermarrying with Fae, Witches, and Elves giving them all the ability to use magic that a full blooded human does not have. He was nearly seventeen the first time he traveled to the White Fae Court and met Princess Kélinae. He knew he would never be allowed to marry her so he tried to fight against what he quickly felt for her. After nearly a year of trying to act as if the love he felt for her didn’t exist, he gave into his heart. Kélinae gave birth to their son Rovén nine months later and a daughter Sínead followed just sixteen months after their son. Just before he left to join his love for the coming birth of their daughter, he declared the truth of his heart to his father and vowed he would marry no one but her. When he arrived at the White Fae Court to find her and their children gone, he was heartbroken. His heart hasn’t healed and he has tried his best to search for Kélinae and their two children. He is a just and fair ruler with the wisdom to listen to his advisors before making a decision that would affect the fate of his people. However, the loss of the woman he loves and his children has also made him cold, stern, and stubborn as he has grieved them for the past seventeen years still refusing to marry.
Kélinae and William
Their love from Kélinae’s perspective
Their love that was forbidden by his Court was too strong for them to deny and produced two children. Shortly after their daughter’s birth, Kélinae took the children to Corinthia and left them with an Ilysian family. She then disappeared from the sight of nearly everyone. A heartbroken William had already vowed he would marry no one but her, his true love. She’s been gone from him for seventeen years, having only contact with her father who has heard nothing from her in nearly two years. William is her true love but her separation from him is the sacrifice she made to protect their children from the Empress.
William and Kélinae
Their love from William’s perspective
William knew when he fell in love with Kélinae that he would never be allowed to marry her. He was the Crown Prince of the Monarchy ruling the Humans and White Witches and she was the heir the the White Fae throne. He didn’t care. When he chose to act on his feelings and stop denying them, he knew he could never have another in his life. He loved her with every fiber of his being. He finally declared this to his father before going to be with her for the birth of their second child. He vowed then he would never marry unless he was marrying her. His heart broke when he arrived at the White Fae Court to find she had fled with both their young son and newborn daughter. He has grieved his love and their children for the past seventeen years. He is determined to be reunited with them and make her his Queen, regardless of what his council says.
I’m still making more of these aesthetics about the characters in the first two books of the series. There’s still much more to come and learn about the worlds of Ilysia and Corinthia. Stay tuned!
The first book in this series is where you can meet and learn about these two lovers, separated but still deeply in love. A Darkness Awakens (Elements of Ilysia: Volume One) is available on Amazon in Paperback and for Kindle. It’s also on Kindle Unlimited! If you’re a book blogger wishing to review please contact me directly about review copies.