Once, she could pluck fire out of the very air. Now she is the most insignificant member of an imperial court seething with intrigue.
Shay, firedancer and bride to the sun, faces punishment for the crimes of her dead father: she has her magic bound and at the emperor's whim finds herself handed over as concubine to a barbarian lord. However, Lord Medyr of the Hawk doesn’t particularly fancy such a dubious gift – proving a surprise both to Shay and to the man who wants to use them as pawns in his ruthless bid for power.
The reserved, self-controlled firedancer is bewildered by the task of having to deal with that strange creature, a male. Yet with enemies threatening on all sides, Shay and the hot-headed warrior from the north must build a fragile bridge of trust. But will they realise in time that the growing attraction between them is also their deadliest danger?
A tale of elemental magic, perilous intrigues, a tortoise and pond slime.
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A lovely read.
An enjoyable book that easily pulls you into its world. Before you set the book down once you're already invested in its characters.
P.S. I love Lia's ability to let a character naturally introduce themselves and their motives without interference.
Loved it..hope to read more about their life in his place..how is she accepted in their culture and everything..pure magic and love,what a feast.make a believe or real culture it was really a beautiful story..fairytale