DRAGONBLADE by Mychael Black

DRAGONBLADE by Mychael BlackDragonblade by Mychael Black
Series: Secrets of Socendor #2
Published by Samhain Publishing on 2013-07-02
Genres: Fantasy, Gay
Reviewed by Lisa

Winning this battle requires a faith stronger than steel...Secrets of Socendor, Book 2Legends tell of a dragon-forged weapon so powerful, it possesses the ability to traverse time itself. Knowing the havoc it could wreak, the dragons sealed it deep beneath the mountains. No one was meant to find it, let alone wield it. General Kalen Ysindroc, leader of the human king’s armies and the long-lost son of Socendor’s most feared wizard-king of old, is in a race against time. His half brother, Braen, is searching for the sword as a means to return their father from the grave. Kalen must not let that happen. Joined by his elven lover, wizard Micheil Thierauf, he sets out on a journey beneath the mountains to stop Braen from doing the unthinkable. As secrets come to light that test Kalen’s faith in every way possible, including his trust in the man he’s loved nearly all his life, the right path is as clouded as the murky, dragon-blood-tainted waters of the Ebon Sea. And Kalen is forced to make a decision that could very well be his last. Warning: This book contains treason and treachery, magic and steel, clawed behemoths, and secrets no man should ever keep from his lover.

Seating half sister Vanya, the rightful Elven Queen upon the throne was not an easy task for General Kalen Ysindroc, but it was the right one.  With the aid of Kalen’s lover elven wizard Micheil Thierauf and their men Vanya takes the place of a treacherous queen bent on destruction.

Word comes to Kalen and Micheil that the human King Andiron is in need of their help.  Princess Sherie is missing and the worst is feared.  At the same time Kalen learns that his half brother Braen, lord of the lithings is searching for a famed sword able to change destiny.  Finding the princess is the priority though the more they uncover in their search the more they are convinced the two are entwined.  Bottom line, the clock is ticking and there’s no time to waste.

Dragonblade takes readers to a fantastical world of elves and dragons, humans and destiny.  As the story unfolds each character discovers unknown family ties whether good or bad that need to be explored.  The Secrets of Socendor series definitely needs to be read in order to truly understand the characters and what is going on with them.  Author Mychael Black deftly imagines another original world where drama and action go hand in hand with the balance of good and evil.  Step into another place with Dragonblade.


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