“This was Vere, voluptuous and decadent, country of honeyed poison”
Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the truthful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave.
Beautiful, manipulative and deadly, his new master Prince Laurent epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country.
For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else…
WARNING: I’VE BEEN DRINKING
*gestures with wine glass*
*sloshes some over the side*
I mean, this book-
*licks wine off fingers*
*tries to refocus*
What was I saying? Oh, yeah. This fucking book, man.
*takes another sip*
There’s Damen. A prince betrayed by his bastard of a brother. Sold into slavery to an enemy nation.
*stumbles up to standing*
And do you know what? You know who he’s fucking sold to?
To an even bigger bastard than his brother!
*sits back down*
A prince named Laurent. Who may or may not be the best written “villain” I’ve ever read. He’s as beautiful as he is brilliant. As manipulative as he is sadistic. As enigmatic, as…
I hate his face. I want to do terrible things to him. Dirty, lascivious, debauched, terrible, terrible things.
*wanders off in search of appropriate meme*
AH-HA! FOUND ONE.
The world surrounding these characters is just as harsh. Brutal, seductive, violent, depraved. I want to write myself into it with a sword and carve my vengeance from the flesh of Damen and – God help me – even Laurent’s enemies.
*brews pot of strong coffee*
*starts second book*