Wicked Lovely - The Black Blade Chronicles 1
An M/M Fantasy Romance
From the mind of romance author J.K. Hogan comes a new series that combines the adventure and magic of epic fantasy with the enchantment of romance.
Darkness grows in the realm of Taleth. To the west, a power-hungry despot schemes to conquer kingdoms and territories alike by chasing an ancient elven prophecy that could give him the power to rule all. In the east, after a prince's murder goes years unanswered, a princess learns there was much more to her brother—and to her life—than she realized.
The House of Kjenelach is shaken to its foundation when Princess Sigrid is stolen away. Her faithful guardian, Sir Senne Clayward, reluctantly accepts help from his nemesis, a notorious halfling mercenary of questionable morals—but indispensable tracking skills—called Kasimir vas Hjardar.
Kasimir makes his living hunting monsters, both creatures and men. While he exists outside the law, he lives by his own unassailable code of honor. At the top of that list: never harm a child. When he turns down a contract to kidnap Sigrid and later finds out she was taken by someone else, he offers his help to the prickly knight tasked with protecting her.
Together, they embark upon a journey across the continent to save Sigrid and foil King Prosper's plans to conquer Taleth. The way is fraught with dangers and pitfalls, from supernatural beasts to Senne's deathly fear of magic, but they must not fail, for Sigrid may very well be the savior of the realm: the long prophesied Aisnellach Fuil. Somehow, the two men must set their differences aside and work together to rescue Sigrid, and possibly find love along the way.
"A pair of unlikely allies, a world-changing prophecy, and a thrilling, high-stakes chase? How could I not fall in love with a story so captivating!"
"If you’re looking for a beautifully crafted fantasy world filled with magic, magical creatures, monsters, and ordinary humans (some the worst monsters of the lot) then this book is a good fit for you. There are prophecies. Intrigues. Conspiracies. Conundrums. Chemistry."
"This story was epic! Full of rich complex characters, a quest, magic, monsters and human alike. Kasimir and Senne have amazing chemistry!"