This book reads more like a fantasy than a historical romance. The historical details are sketchy, and the tribe and geography are so foreign sounding, this could be another planet, or some fantastical world for all I could tell.
The characters here were well-drawn. The plot flowed smoothly, despite its intricacy. The story was involved, but never tangled or got bogged down in its various parts. Neither the romance nor the historical distracted from the fantasy elements of the story, and visa versa. Shadow Prince missed one of the classic blunders of genre-blend novels. It balanced all of its elements seamlessly. Definitely a good read!!
A Dark Pact
The second son of the king, Adrik should have been an honored prince of the Median Empire. Instead, he was sacrificed at birth to his father's lust for power. He became the property of Malkaval-was raised as that great demon's own, and was taught the ways of sorcery. He locked himself away in the gloomy halls of Khorazm, a recluse, never once frogetting his purppose: Someday he would enter the Shadow Realm, trade places with his master, and be damned for eternity.
An Ember Of Hope
His black fate kept Adrik froom others. There was no solace for a man like himself-no matter how powerful he became, what magic he might conure in long lmely nights. Then he met a woman-a stunning beauty, blond and magnificent-who streaked into his life like a dying star. And she needed hi. The Arizanti priestess was everything he'd ever dreamed of, and she sparked in Adrik a terrible desire fro freedom. For the first time, he dared to hope that their love might overcome the darkness.