Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Nykin and King Ryneq
Sub-Genre: Gay Sci-Fi
After the defeat of the Lowland Army at Torsere and with King Seran on the run, King Ryneq and his sister, Cerylea, continue their journey to the Elven City of Alel to proceed with the union of the two realms. Fully recovered from his injuries and newly announced as King Ryneq’s Consort, Nykin returns to his duty as a Dragon Rider in the King’s army. He and Ryneq have little opportunity to celebrate their union, but make the most of their time together before leaving for Alel. Since the ambush at Neest River destroyed the main bridge, traveling by ship is the only option. An unusual storm threatens their crossing, making Ryneq wonder if some new magic is rising against them.
As the wedding between Cerylea and the Elven prince Morkryn approaches, the dragons sense a malevolent presence. To protect the young couple’s fragile bond, Nykin and his dragon, Fimor, take to the skies, setting up a patrol along the border of the magical city. But as the evil grows more potent, the enchanted boundary grows weaker. Ryneq and Nykin must combine their strength to protect their people from Seran’s extreme plot for revenge
This was a great book. The author made it very easy to get lost in this story. Nykin, the fearless dragon ryder was easy to love. With a charming personality that has only been made stronger by the difficult times he has been through, it is easy to see why the king is so taken with him. King Ryneq is always running it seems, from taking care of Ryneq and nursing him back to health to makings sure the citizens of his empire are safe. And with the recent attacks that is a bigger job than ever. When you add his sisters wedding to the mix and his commitment ceremony to Nykin you can just feel the tension. Nykin seems to make the best of it though, and quickly figures out his new place as the kings consort, and dragon ryder for the realm. Great book! I would definitely recommend this story.
Reviewed By: Jerry