The magnificence and tragedy of divine love.
Interesting ménage set up. The story and plot aren't complicated or surprising, but the execution is nice and Taryen and Calder are wicked hot. Created for the Queen, they are destined to serve and protect her. Tragedy separates the trio during their youth, an event that never should have happened.
During the power void, the council rises to lead the country. Needless to say, this council is less than ideal for the country and especially hard on the Queen's consorts--who were left behind as infants. They endure with the hope that the Queen will return. The villain in this story is a bit undeveloped, more of a gruesome caracature of feminist sadism.
Taryen and Caleder are beautiful and resilient. They end up assisting a wounded sister brought in by the queen's guard, Sari. She is sexy and sweet and though they are tempted; they resist her. Sari, on the other hand, must make alliances within the court and quickly and her first dinner turns out to attract attention.The subsequent intrigue and machinations of the court, the council and those loyal to the Queen are interesting and definitely assist with keeping a brisk pace even as relationships develop.
Overall, this is a good read with good characterizations. Nothing ground-breaking, but entertaining. Recommended for fantasy/sci-fi readers who enjoy ménage.
~~ A copy was provided to me for a No Glitter Blown review~~
Reviewed for Hearts On Fire Reviews