Wings of Winter

The King of Aurora cast the realm into an endless winter centuries ago… But each year he gives both immortals and mortals a chance to win back the seasons for their province in a deadly competition: The Gleaning. It’s a battle that Rowan, the son of the fae king, intends to win. The games always start with an opening night feast, where competitors celebrate – and size up the other players. When Rowan sees you across the hall, his attention is captured: what is a human doing in this treacherous game?

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It’s the night before The Gleaning begins and all the competitors are gathered in the royal banquet hall, drinking fairy mead and reveling in what could be their last night alive. When Rowan spots you, a human, stealing a dagger from Orion he’s alarmed… and begrudgingly impressed. He must satisfy his curiosity: what has brought you to the deadliest game in all of Aurora? He follows you out into the courtyard and the heated confrontation quickly turns into something else entirely.
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When the clock strikes midnight, and The Gleaning begins, all hell breaks loose. You and Rowan, caught in the crosshairs, form an unlikely alliance between human huntress and fae prince. He needs to sleep before the first competition starts and you have a very creative idea on how you might both be able to settle down…
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The first challenge of The Gleaning has finally arrived. Each competitor is tasked with finding a golden amulet in Dreadmourne Grove, but there’s not enough for everyone. Thus, what begins as a game quickly turns into a deadly battle. The alliance between you and Rowan is put to the test—can you trust one another with your lives? And when you have to share a shelter for the night, you're forced to grapple with your differences, secrets, and the growing attraction between you.
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You and Rowan awake after sharing the same bed, but gone is the passion from the night before—you must now focus on the dangerous task at hand. You both still require an amulet to move forward into the next round of the competition. So together you journey into the bog, intent to find a creature that Rowan suspects will have what you need.
The first challenge of The Gleaning has come to a close, but danger still lurks around every corner. Upon return to the castle, Rowan receives an ominous warning from his father: end your alliance with the human or there will be consequences. But in the alluring blue light of The Opening Fire ceremony, he can’t seem to stay away from you.
The next challenge is mere days away and Rowan is summoned to see his father. He tells the fae prince that in the next game each competitor will battle a magical creature of the game-makers choosing. He offers to tell Rowan what creature he will battle if he promises to end any and all relations with the human, but Rowan does not accept: he’s tired of his father’s cruel games of control. He storms off indignant, but secretly he harbors a great fear that without magic you won’t be able to survive this next challenge. The stakes have never been higher and his feelings have never been deeper…
Character Experiences
Have spicy one-on-one experiences characters from 'Wings of Winter'
After the brutal battle, Rowan finds you in the healing tent, clinging to life. He refuses to leave your side as you lie deep in an enchanted sleep. In those agonizing moments, Rowan finally recognizes the true depth of his feelings for you. And when you miraculously awaken, he lays bare his profound and undying love.
When Rowan’s father sends an army to attack the witch castle, you must return from the Kingdom of Elves with haste. You fly through the night by dragon, and once there, find the palace besieged by a small fan army. Rowan wants to stay together, but you insist on separating for the battle. He faces off with his brother, but right when he’s about to defeat him, he gets word of your injury…
You arrive, after a treacherous journey, to The Kingdom of Eastern Elves. The castle is deep under the ice of a frozen lake and you expect to hold court with the king over the possibility of alliance. Instead, you find the hall alight with revelry. And you, Rowan, and Hawthorne get drawn into the party. But when Rowan suspects the king is trying to poison you with a love potion, the night takes a dark turn.
And so the journey begins…You, Rowan, and Hawthorne set out across the snowy tundra to the Kingdom of the Eastern Elves, joined by 12 powerful witch guards. One night on the trail, Hawthorne tells you about her magical bond with her late mate and you begin to wonder about the nature of your own connection with Rowan. And later at camp, you daringly put that bond to the test, sending Rowan telepathic visions without a word. The two of you engage in a blazing exchange of fantasies across your connection, discovering a way to ignite the deep darkness of the frozen night.
Your escape from The Gleaning sends whispers of war rippling throughout the realm. The King gathers his allies, intent on retaliating against Rowan and all who stand with him. In response, Araydian suggests leveraging you to form an alliance with the Eastern Elves. Rowan refuses outright, unable to entertain the thought of you in peril once more. Yet when he returns to your bedchamber and relays his decision, your rage at his overprotectiveness flares. In a defiant lesson, you make him surrender all his control to you…
In this extra spicy chapter of "Wings of Winter", indulge in an immersive experience... The fae prince, Rowan, from “Wings of Winter” finds you after battle in the healing tent. He’s angry that you’ve been hurt, but overwhelmed with relief that you’re going to be ok. Overcome with passion, he takes you right there, but he makes you promise to be very very quiet.
The final challenge of The Gleaning has finally arrived and it’s more dangerous than each that came before it: the remaining competitors are tasked with racing dragons. Rowan is concerned that you’ll not survive, but dragons are hardly are not the only danger… as the games begin, The King kidnaps you and Rowan must fight to set you free.
After escaping the Royal Kingdom, you, Rowan, and Hawthorne take refuge in the wintry kingdom of the witches. Your wounds are not fatal, but dangerous, and you’re immediately taken to the healing ward. And from there, Rowan takes you back to your bedchambers to rest. You aren’t used to being taken care of, but Rowan knows just how to tend to you.
Following another remarkable performance in The Gleaning, Rowan becomes increasingly suspicious that you may not be entirely human. Convinced that there's untapped magical potential within you, he persuades Hawthorne to lead both of you to a secluded mountain cabin for training, where you'll be safe from the prying eyes of the royal watch. And after a particularly strenuous day of magical training, you and Rowan sneak away from the cabin for some much-needed one-on-one relaxation…
Following elemental training, your magical abilities strengthen, making you, Rowan, and Hawthorne an even more formidable team. However, such success only triggers The King's determination to expel you from The Gleaning. And when you effortlessly conquer the third challenge, his retaliation is swift—he declares Rowan's impending marriage to the elven princess. The moment of crisis crystallizes Rowan’s feelings for you, but it might be too late for him to act upon them...
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Dipsea is unparalleled when it comes to the production value of their audiobooks and their focus on storytelling, and I love that they have multiple voice actors to play each part!

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Really refreshing take on romance. I love the realism of the stories. Great storytelling, voice acting, and sound design. Well done!

ANISHA

The narrators are outstanding! The accents are outstanding! The heat factor is volcanic—just off the charts.

RACHEL

This app has so many story genres, whether you’re into fantasy, cowboys, or just sweet and flirty. Definitely a lot of good storytelling by talented writers and voice actors!

MAYA

I love how varied and queer-friendly this app is. The characters feel like real, interesting people and that’s what makes them so compelling.

JAHNAVI

Smart, subtle story details that let you know these stories were written by women. Great build-ups and story arcs. Plus the app is well-designed and easy to navigate. Highly recommend!

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