Ylandre is a world
populated by hermaphroditic men and the last woman died centuries ago. There
are two classes of people, the aristocratic True Bloods and the more common
Half Bloods. The True Bloods have special abilities inherited from an alien
race that populated their world eons ago. Social convention says that the two
should not mix. Rohyr Essendri the king of Ylandre decides to ignore this convention
by taking a young country bred half blood as his new lover.
Lassen Idana is shocked
when the King himself shows an interest in him. The king agrees to give
protection to the small independent state where Lassen grew up on the condition
that Lassen agree to become his concubine. Being the King’s official paramour
is a position of great respect and a great deal of influence.
Lassen is unprepared for
the harsh reality of life at court. He is also dismayed to find himself falling
in love with Rohyr despite his best intentions. The king is everything that he
could ever want in a lover and a mate but someday the King must marry someone
of equal station leaving Lassen with a broken heart.
I fell in love with this
novel almost immediately. SACRD FATE by Eresse is a captivating fantasy romance
filled with unique and intriguing characters. Lassen and Rohyr have a very
strong chemistry and an equally strong and believable relationship. It’s clear
that their feelings for each other run deep. The world building in this novel
is extremely creative. Ylandre and its people come to life in vivid detail for
the reader. The plot is intriguing and goes in some unexpected directions. I
found myself very surprised a few times. I highly recommend this novel. I look
forward to reading anything this author writes in the future.