Title: A Trust to Follow
Author: Diana Waters
Genre: Gay Romance, Historical/Fantasy
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
Prince Daymon is an Evoker—possessor of rare and feared magical powers.
When he is captured by bandits who plan to use his gifts for their own benefit he must depend upon his lover to come to his rescue.
Rhyder is captain of Daymon’s personal guard and the legendary ‘Lion of the West’, but can he reach the man he loves before it’s too late?
“What are you thinking about?” he asked Rhyder, who had not spoken in several long minutes. Rhyder simply looked at him, and Daymon flushed to think about what they had been doing only earlier that evening, when they were supposed to be resting until it was time to take their turn on watch. Rhyder had smothered Daymon’s cries with his mouth, and Daymon had writhed beneath him, back arching, and—
“Do you suppose Daylor knows?” asked Daymon, mostly to distract himself from the mental image.
Rhyder raised an eyebrow. “Everybody knows,” he said frankly and as Daymon gaped in shock and embarrassment, went on, “Most have likely known for some time. I thought you would have guessed that.”
“That doesn’t bother you?” Daymon asked, once he had recovered enough to speak again.
“No. Should it?”
“Yes! Because you’re… well, you’re Rhyder, and I’m—”
“—A prince,” Rhyder interrupted. “There’s no shame in sex, Daymon, and besides, it is your right to bed whomever you wish. Nobody could object, even if they had reason to.”
“That’s not the point! You could have your pick of anybody you wanted—for God’s sake, the servants probably have some kind of clandestine betting ring going on!”
“The point,” Rhyder said, unfazed, “is that you underestimate your own worth, and lend too much credence to court gossip. People will talk no matter what, but it rarely changes anything. Actions are what shape reality.”
Daymon was still mortified. “I can’t believe the subject of my… of us, is up for public conversation.”
“Perhaps not quite as public as you’re imagining, but yes, I’m sure it’s common knowledge, among the gentry and castle inhabitants at least.” Rhyder’s eyes sparkled mischievously. “Though if it makes you feel any better, they’re probably talking more about certain other things now than they are about our sex life.”
This story was fascinating. The characters were relatable and I really felt for the poor prince who thought he lost everything at one point.
The way the story switches back and forth between the past and present works very well. You slowly get a picture of what brought the prince to his current predicament and it made me feel for him even more.
The bandits are typical thugs. They have this wonderful agenda to rid the land of Evokers, but of course, money comes first, and so they set a price on the prince and their so called morals.
My favourite part is when Daymon and Rhyder are sitting together out on the porch. Wrapped together in blankets, while the prince sleeps in his loves arms. It’s beautiful. Of course, to find out where this bit comes in the story you’ll have to buy this brilliant book and read it for yourself.
Enjoy it, I know I did, and will again, and again.
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FUHLSZ8/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01FUHLSZ8/
Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01FUHLSZ8/
Amazon DE: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01FUHLSZ8/
Prize: $2.99 WIP Gift Card
About the Author
DIANA WATERS is a New Zealander currently living in rural Japan. She has no idea where in the world she’ll be this time next year and is pretty okay with that. Other than reading and writing, her main passions include travel, Japanese pop culture, and competitive swimming.
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