War is brewing between the Greenlands and the Summer Kingdom, despite the efforts of Lord Aidan and Prince Varion, who have been meeting in secret in an attempt to maintain peace. When war proves inevitable, Aidan offers Varion asylum, loathe to see the man he’s come to care about become his enemy.
But Varion refuses, sacrificing safety and his own desires to stay in the Summer Kingdom in order to protect his little brother from their ruthless father. The two men instead declare a blood oath to always protect each other, an oath that will see them through war, transformation, and a deadly curse…
I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.
This is not the type of book that I would normally pick up to read, yet with that said I will say it was a good quick read and fun for the most part. I found the main characters interesting and found myself rooting for them to overcome things around them. Yet I would have liked more information on the Why’s of the war and curse.
Lord Aidan is from the Greenland where all are welcome and accepted, with a kind King. Prince Varion is the 7th son of a cruel King/father of the Summer Kingdom who swore to his dying mother to watch over his little brother and not let him turn out like his cruel father. Aidan and Varion both feel the war is wrong and try from the side lines to do what is right for all. They each harbor feeling for each other, yet is it not until their final secret meeting where Aidan offers Varion asylum, that their feelings for each other are out in the open. They make a pact to do what they can to end the war and promise to find a way to be together. Together these two young men have much to uncover and over come to bring peace to their lands and the people.
Final Thoughts: This was a fun read and though it was short, it was done well with a good overcoming evil and prejudice plot.
Reviewed by Tamera McIntosh
*This is a Newly Released(June 3, 2015) short story that can be read by teens and up.