Padar Lacer receives a chilly reception on the island of Dharani, home to a people solidified in their beliefs of caste and karma. Upon her arrival, Padar agrees to treat a dying soldier, but when she discovers it requires more than her medical training, can she do the unimaginable to save his life?
Jym Fountayn wants to stop the war at all costs, even using a foreign princess to further his cause. After all, he warned her from the beginning that he was no prince. But when Padar’s talk of a King who can shatter frozen thinking ignites the entire island, Jym begins to wish he was the chosen prince and not just a warrior destined to kill or be killed.
Deception falls as thick as the swirling snow, and Jym and Padar must pierce hidden motives to end the civil war and reunite the families of Dharani under the King of kings.
|I had no idea what to expect from this book, and that worked in my favor. It’s not really sci-fi, it’s not really fantasy, it’s not really contemporary — it’s a whole mish-mash of genres, but it’s interesting! (Above all, I’d say it’s romantic allegory, if that’s a thing.) It really captured my attention and held it. Some of the dialogue was hard to follow (I wasn’t always sure who was speaking), but it wasn’t enough to dissuade me from not finishing it. I actually read it in just two days.|
FYI — the plot involves and revolves around sexual tension and temptation, so this book won’t be a good fit for everyone.