Markis Shavar, the Swithin Prince, controls the power of the Comet. His power may be the only thing that can stop a war between two vast monarchies. A war that could devastate the world. If that weren’t pressure enough, he may also have to rescue a princess and face a marriage of convenience. And it sure as hell doesn’t help that Markis can barely control the power when he calls it forth. Traditional methods – including celibacy, aren’t working and he is running out of time.
His personal guard and best friend, Ryanac, insists that Markis should embrace love, both emotionally and physically, to control the Comet. He’d really like for Markis to embrace him. It’s entirely possibly Ryanac is correct…but if he’s wrong, it could destroy them.
If a street thief can teach a prince to gain control by losing it, love may truly conquer all.Why I bought it:
It was last year some time and a gazillion books ago. Having said that, I think one of the reasons it interested me was because it was fantasy which is one of my fave genres. Dislike/like (ending on a high note):
Dislike~ The first book has m/f and m/f/m/m in it. There are only a few scenes and they are relevant to the plot. Stick with it as the other books in the series focus on the developing m/m/m relationship between Markis, Ryanac and Uly, with any m/f action generally happening off page.
Like~ Re-reading the blurb makes the story sound a little, well, cheesy, which I can assure you it’s not – and it’s not Eliza Doolittle-ish either. I think Uly is a very engaging character with whom the reader falls more in like/love as the story and the series progresses. He is both innocent and worldly, shy yet affectionate and passionate, uneducated but intelligent. A wonderful protag.
Dislike~ I did get pissed off at Markis, especially in the second book, because he wasn’t open with Uly at times – very protective and treats him like a child which was frustrating all round – and didn’t seem totally honest about his relationship with Ryanac. The way the m/m/m developed was convincing however, and not all rainbows and fairy dust as some authors would have ménages to be.
Like~ Magic, power, political intrigue, danger, romance, and a prince, a pauper and a knight. What the heck else do you want in a fantasy?? Possibly only excellent world building, terrific writing and great character development?? Look no further. It’s all here! *g*So, what I think:
A very good m/m/m fantasy series. It’s one of my keepers.