Prince Alix is the younger twin by mere minutes and as such
is not the Emperor.
His twin, Jahn, currently holds that immense title
and Alix does not covet his position at all – well, most of
the time he doesn’t.
Only when Alix’s darker side makes an appearance does
he covet his brother’s position but Alix is usually able to
keep the darkness at bay.
No matter what, Alix is supportive of Jahn and
because of this he has been given the task of traveling to
another kingdom and escorting a bridal candidate back to the
Having arrived at his destination, Alix does not envy his
brother at all.
The princess he is to escort to Jahn is a complete shrew and
Alix knows that the trip home will seem endless.
The night before their departure, Alix is struck
speechless at the woman who is given to his brother as a
gift. Not only
is she beautiful and regal but she is painted the color
Sanura is an Agnese woman and she knows it is her duty to
serve the man to whom she has been given.
As a safeguard, she daily applies powder to keep her
skin blue and has two bodyguards with the order to execute
anyone that touches her other than the man that owns her.
Sanura has never despised her duty but she finds that
with the more time she spends in Alix’s company the more she
However, she is
by Linda Winstead Jones is a sweeping saga of dark desires,
hidden agendas, and yearning emotions.
Alix struggled with desiring Sanura.
He knew his duty and his duty did not include taking
a woman meant for his twin.
Sanura fought her feelings just as much because she
knows all about duty; it has been ingrained in her since she
was born. Add
in acts of murder and blatant lies and
becomes a magnificent read.
I look forward to the next installment,