Radiance - Wraith Kings - Volume 1 Author:Grace Draven The Prince of no value — Brishen Khaskem, prince of the Kai, has lived content as the nonessential spare heir to a throne secured many times over. A trade and political alliance between the human kingdom of Gaur and the Kai kingdom of Bast-Haradis requires that he marry a Gauri woman to seal the treaty. Always a dutiful son, Brishen agrees... more » to the marriage and discovers his bride is as ugly as he expected and more beautiful than he could have imagined.
The noblewoman of no importance
Ildiko, niece of the Gauri king, has always known her only worth to the royal family lay in a strategic marriage. Resigned to her fate, she is horrified to learn that her intended groom isn’t just a foreign aristocrat but the younger prince of a people neither familiar nor human. Bound to her new husband, Ildiko will leave behind all she’s known to embrace a man shrouded in darkness but with a soul forged by light.
Two people brought together by the trappings of duty and politics will discover they are destined for each other, even as the powers of a hostile kingdom scheme to tear them apart.« less
I loved this book. The characters were opposite species and nations and it was an arranged marriage. World was only built as far as you know who are involved and freindly and who borders who. The characters were the driving force with this book. They start out being open and truthful, and from there they grow as a couple. Loved the characters staying true to themselves and open to new experience. No shrinking violet, or not stating what they feel. Loved it from the first paragraph thru to the end. The problem will be finding the next book. Great writer.