Elazar son of Darizar, the urbane, handsome, and charming Prince of Ushir, is building mud huts in the middle of nowhere. And loves it. Lucan has welcomed him into the Caledon and, civilised bathing aside, Elazar is quite content to stay there. This may be influenced by the wild and fair Almha, who seems to find him as intriguing as he finds her.
But trouble brews back in Ushir. The new Gaian Emperor has a civil war to fight, and the son of King Darizar may be a valuable ally. Or a useful hostage. His happy life among the Caledon may soon come under threat, as games of power reach to grasp Elazar from across the sea. But a man must love his fate, for what else can he do?
In his own words (from the author's official website):
"I have been a borderline obsessive martial artist since my second week at UWN and still train in Traditional Jujutsu (Takamatsuden), as well as Modern Jujutsu and Karate whenever I can.
When not doing that, the equally cool hobby of painting wargames figures occupies my time (a plague upon Games Workshop for making things both so expensive and so awesome!). As if these were not enough to drive my long-suffering wife insane, I spend the rest of my time writing fantasy books!
While still at UWN and working in glamorous Hyper Value, a fellow student/shelf-stacker asked me to help him write some ... (more)