Light cannot always illuminate— sometimes the truth lies in Darkness...
Prince Theryn and his loyal knight, Sir Atrum, are both bound by duty: Theryn serves the kingdom of Glinden, and Atrum serves his prince. Although they harbor a secret love, a relationship between a prince and his servant is forbidden. Things change when the king promises Theryn’s hand in an arranged marriage to the volatile Prince Lyar of the Soltaran Empire, who needs Theryn’s Light magic for some sinister religious rite. Theryn and Atrum's struggle to discover Lyar’s scheme brings them together at last, but there is more at stake than their happiness. Atrum discovers Dark magic of his own, but neither his love nor his power may be enough to save Theryn from Lyar's dangerously seductive pull. And if Atrum loses Theryn, the world as they know it may be lost as well.
An epic fantasy tale of sword and sorcery, with a gay romance twist.
A Shadow on the Sun
"It appears we've found him, my prince," the man said.
"Yes," Lyar answered without taking his eyes off Theryn. Atrum disliked the way he was looking at Theryn ; his gaze conveyed a hunger that Atrum found disturbing. But what could he do ?
"We should confirm it," the old man said.
"Is there really any need ?" Lyar replied.
"We must be exact in these things."
"Fine, fine." Lyar waved his hand in assent. The man produced a thin black wand and a clear crystal from inside his robes.
"This will only take a moment, Your Majesty,” the old man said to Theryn. “If you would hold this, please.” He pressed the crystal into Theryn’s hand, who accepted it with bewilderment. The old man waved the stick over his head, and the crystal glowed a brilliant white.
Lyar and the old man smiled at each other, then at Theryn. “Perhaps we could see a demonstration, just to put all doubts to rest?” the old man said.
“Would you mind, then?” Lyar asked Theryn. Theryn simply stared at
him, unmoving. “I’m sorry,” Lyar said after a moment. “Perhaps I was
unclear. I would like to see a demonstration of your Light ability.”
Theryn shook his head, as if coming out of a stupor. “No,” he said.
Lyar cocked his head. “No? Why ever not?”
“Because I am not a dog, brought here to do tricks for you,” Theryn said, his voice rising. “Nor am I a cut of meat at the market, to be poked and inspected before purchase!”
Un livre sympa à lire, j'ai passé un agréable moment.
Cependant, j'ai trouvé l'histoire un peu longue par moments et, au final, il ne se passe pas grand chose mis à part à la fin. Spoiler(cliquez pour révéler)La majorité du livre nous dépeint le long voyage autour du royaume de Lyar pour présenter Theryn. J'ai trouvé les personnages de Theryn et Atrum très attachants, mais on n'a pas énormément de scènes intéressantes les incluant (on a l'impression qu'ils passent le livre à subir ce qu'il leur arrive).
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