Virgo: The Warrior Prince [Boys Of The Zodiac]
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by Pepper Espinoza
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Fantasy
Description: Not even death can break a fey's word or stop a fey's love...
Legend speaks of Banbha, the most powerful goddess of both fertility and war. She led an army of fairy folk and regularly made war on the humans. She was destroyed in one of the wars she loved so much, and her remaining followers were either killed along with her or driven underground. Her only son refused to avenge his mother's death, choosing the coward's way. Despite his divinity, he married a human woman and had a son.
Legend never names the man who bested the evil goddess and ended her followers: Prince Castan, the warrior prince. Castan offered quarter to Banbha's son, Reghan, who chose the way of peace instead of seeking revenge. And legend never knew Reghan fell in love with Castan and sacrificed his very kingdom for the man he loved.
Now, Prince Castan's life is mapped in the stars, but his destiny is the hands of his greatest enemy, and most loyal love, the fairy prince Reghan...
Genres: Gay / Fantasy / Fairy Tale / Witchcraft / Magic / Series
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2010 2010
eBookwise Release Date: June 2011
7 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [269 KB]
Reading time: 174-244 min.
There was a calmness in Reghan's voice. A certain authority. His earlier certainty that Reghan was no servant came rushing back to him. He spoke as though he were a king. Castan hadn't considered the true ramifications of his decision until that moment, and the force of it drove him to his knees. He put a hand down to the dirt to steady himself and he realized he was kneeling, actually kneeling, at Reghan's feet. Castan had bowed to no man, save his father, in his entire life, but there he was like a common peasant.
Reghan immediately dropped to one knee, ducking until they were eye-level again. "Sire?"
"Tell me the truth."
"You are not a servant."
"No, I was once a prince. But now I'm your servant, as I said. And I will remain your servant until you cease to take breath. You have offered me the choice, and I took this one."
"But you could..." Castan let his voice fall away, allowing everything they both knew Reghan could do to hang between them.
"You could have killed my son," Reghan said softly.
Castan jerked back, his face twisting in disgust. "I would never kill an innocent child. Never."
"I believe you to be as innocent as Aldred. You didn't seek a war with the fey. That was all Banbha's doing. You were like ants are to her. She crushed you for the pleasure of it, and you fought back. You, Castan, had the strength and the courage to stop the bloodshed. And now you'll have the opportunity to put your kingdom back together again."
"With you by my side."
Castan grasped Reghan's forearm, and Reghan took Castan's. They knelt in front of each other in mutual respect, arms locked together, in a promise that held more than a little magic. Before Castan had only Reghan's oath of allegiance, but now there was something much stronger bonding them. Because Castan made a promise as well, and he intended to honor it.