The Dragon’s Rebel, Jacqueline Rohrbach – Podcast Review
Rating: 4 Stars
Publisher: NineStar Press
Tags: Fantasy/High Fantasy, Holy Mission, Sadism, Concubine & Warrior, Humour, Gay Romance
Length: 250 Pages
Purchase At: amazon, NineStar Press
Cheron, former rebel leader and newly crowned king, comes to Wren Gardens on a holy mission to free his goddess from exile and bring peace to his kingdom, but he’s distracted by an unholy and very beautiful concubine, Ekos.
Ekos may be more than a simple love slave, though. The King of Wren Gardens seems afraid of the strange and often blasphemous concubine and swears the man is cursed. Cheron agrees, especially when Ekos mocks and taunts Cheron’s sense of honor. But the urge to distance himself from Ekos can’t compete with the desire to remain close. Nor is it as strong as the urges in his body—urges he hasn’t felt in years.
As Cheron tries to refocus on his mission, Ekos throws him off again—this time by offering to help him in his holy quest. Cheron knows he shouldn’t trust a man who’s in the employ of a rival king, particularly not one who seems to know all Cheron’s deepest secrets. But he can’t ignore the signs from the goddess telling him to entwine his fate with this tricky, captivating man.
He prays the signs aren’t simply wishful thinking, manifestations of his very unholy desires. Time is running out, and Cheron is falling deeper for Ekos—and deeper into danger of another betrayal. One that could cost him his life.
Karen October 16, 2019 at 10:31 am
Jacqueline Rohrbach writes dark and funny so easily. The Immutable Moon series is a perfect example. It was on display again in this book.
Thanks re: the pics. Sometimes the quotes for certain books don’t lend themselves to the overall context and this was a hard one. I love the last pic/quote too.
You’re so right, Cindi. The cover is gorgeous as was The Soulstealers.
You know my love of humor, which is quite interesting because of the blood sports you mentioned.
The visuals are, as always, beautiful, and you always pick the best quotes. I’m really loving the last one. This sounds like a really good book. I know how much you enjoyed The Soulstealers. This one has another great cover.
Great review, Karen.