Audiobook (123,000 words)
Genre(s): Fantasy, Adventure, M/M Romance
Narrated by Dan Calley
Kaori Sansa has uncovered the truth about Shinja, the Sacred Guardian of Kazure, but the country he is sworn to protect is far from secure. War presses hard from the east, and unrest from within Kazure's borders threatens to undermine what little control he's managed to gain over his subjects. Furthermore, there are those who question his choice in pursuing a relationship with Hunter--quite possibly even those who are closest to him, and whom he has most come to depend upon. Will he find a way to sort through the miasma of lies, violence, and political entanglements that surround him in order to save the country he loves, yet somehow remain true to his own heart?
It has been over a year since Kaori took the throne, and he and Hunter are at last ready to become married under Kazurian law. However, a brutal attack against Hunter just days before the wedding suggests that not all of Kazure is in favor of the alliance. Kaori goes on a desperate quest to save Hunter's life at the same time that a new enemy arises, murdering a large number of priests and priestesses in the Summer Temple. Solving these two mysteries will determine whether or not Hunter will survive, and if Kaori will be able to continue as the High Lord of Kazure at all.
CURRENT STATUS:Completed and waiting on final editing