By Carol Berg

Seyonne is a guy ready to die. He has been a slave for 16 years, nearly part his lifestyles, and has misplaced every little thing of aspiring to him: his dignity, the folks and place of origin he loves, and the Warden's energy he used to guard an unsuspecting global from the ravages of demons. Seyonne has made peace along with his destiny. With strict self-control he forces himself to exist in basic terms within the current second and to prevent the soreness of desire or worrying approximately someone. yet from the instant he's offered to the smug, careless Prince Aleksander, the inheritor to the Derzhi Empire, Seyonne's uneasy peace starts to collapse. And while he discovers a demon lurking within the Derzhi courtroom, he needs to locate wish and energy in a very unlikely place...

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A cold draft made the candle flames waver, and a servant stoked the great hearth in the corner of the room behind the dais. Who­ ever sat at the Prince’s far left would bake; whoever sat at his far right would freeze. About fifteen minutes past the striking of the hour, finely dressed, bejeweled Derzhi men and women began crowding into the dining room, jockeying for places at the lower tables. The Baron did not entertain, nor did the master before that, a less than prosperous merchant who could not afford to do so, TRANSFORMATION 39 so it had been on the order of five years since I had been in the midst of so many hostile people at once.

Certainly not what I was thinking. Chapter 3 It was another seven days until I was brought out of my cell again. The day was brilliantly sunny, a rarity in Capharna’s high valley, which seemed to capture every fog, mist, and cloud that hung in the northern mountains of Azhakstan. Perhaps it was this ever-present cloud of mystery that con­ vinced the Derzhi, who had their origins in the dune seas of central Azhakstan where the sky was a constant flat steel blue, that Capharna was a holy city, sacred to their gods.

From the first moment of the first day he snapped at every comer, even if they were presenting a chest of riches to be transported back to the treasury at Zhagad. ” he fretted on the third morning, just before the doors were opened to the line of opulently attired Derzhi. He tugged and jerked at the heavy red robe attached to his shoulders. “If Father is to have the privileges of being Emperor, then he must take the duties with it. Why do I care that the House of Gorusch has usurped three grainfields from the House of Rhyzka?

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