Troublesome Neighbors by M. K. Theodoratus

Lady Renna hates fighting and bloodshed, but when a covetous neighbor attacks her people, she must protect them … and her pet pig. Her powerful magic helped the Half-Elven win their Rebellion against religious fanatics. Now she’s caught between two factions fighting for control of the Marches. Most people dismiss her because they don’t see beyond her small stature and crippled gait. Renna ignores them because she cares more for weaving than fighting.
When she refuses the suit of her neighbor, Lord Gorsfeld who covets her lands, his men vandalize the villages along Ren Creek as part of his campaign to seize control of the Marches. Renna may be sick of bloodshed, but as the holder of Ren Creek, she is expected to protect her people. Renna is forced to confront him to keep her own self-respect.  
 
Her friend, Mariah, decides Renna has stayed on the sidelines too long. She pulls Renna into the power struggle to stop Gorsfeld from becoming king. With pressure coming from all sides, Renna must find a way to strike back at him on her own terms.

Author Bio:
M. K. Theodoratus has been intrigued by fantasy since she discovered the Oz books. She has traveled through many fantasy worlds since then.
 

A sixth grade English assignment introduced her to story writing. The teacher asked for a short story. She got an incomplete, 25-page Nancy Drew pastiche which turned into a novel the next summer. Theodoratus has been addicted to writing stories ever after.
Snarly elves are my specialty. My scattered reviews consider my take on elves — different, even though conflicts over magic is a cornerstone of their society. The general tone of the reviews? My Half-Elven stories are fast-paced, thrilling, exciting, and engaging.
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