Black clouds of xenophobia gather over Radvadur, the western province of the Empire. The political climate is strained and fragile. A surge of Nymph refugees has stirred widespread hostility towards non-humans. When the investigation of a gruesome triple murder linked to the refugee camp ensues, it takes Inspector Käyru Skaer and his lover, Count Ellydhar Finn-Jánn, along an unusual path, at the end of which a precious gift awaits.
Käyru and Elly are worlds apart in social standing, but they have found common ground in the bedroom—up against the wall and the stable doors, too. The arrangement between them ought to have been temporary and of no consequence. As their circumstances change, will they find the courage to risk their hearts?
Warning: Contains mentions of off page sexual assault
It was a very nice story. I really liked it. It had some interesting characters. I only wish it would be longer because I wanted to know so much more about it.
The characters were nice. I had a little trouble connecting with their emotions, but they really seemed to care for each-other. They started the story already as a couple, which was a nice change, most romance start without the main characters having feelings for each-other. Here they’re already a couple, not free of conflicts in the relationship, but it was nice to see a plot different than just the conquest for the beloved one. I think my problem here was Elly, I didn’t know him that much and he was off page too much time. I care for their relationship but I would like more of them.
There are some secondary characters that were so much interesting, I truly hope there is more of them in the future because I got so charmed. I even think I got a little more interested by that relationship and the outcome of the situation they were in, than I was from the one of the main characters.
The plot was great, I would love to know more of this world they were into. I’m definitely looking forward to read more of whatever comes out of this story.