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Fractured Souls by Alana Ankh
Series: Elemental Lovers #2
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Fantasy, MM
The arrival of the Nikari is only a matter of time. They will come to confront the Aranken who attempted to destroy the Nikari royal family yet again. They managed to fracture the monarchy, not destroy it altogether. This latest attempt was aimed at the man about to become consort to the powerful Emperor. This cannot go unchallenged knowing that the Aranken royal family is involved.
It takes the Nikari ship five long days for Prince Shuriden Fezenda, the Emperor’s cousin, secretly his half-brother and A’Mora Katara, the Emperor’s mother to arrive. They are unable to dock due to a magical force field surrounding the town, the palace, and territory. Met by Crown Prince Tynare Or’Therar the royals are subjected first hand to the Aranken’s war against the neighboring Shyrn and lose their ship in the process. If not for the intervention of the crown prince the Nikari party wouldn’t have survived the attack on their ship.
Before they know it Shuri is embroiled in palace intrigue and blatant sexual overtures by Tynare and his previously unknown twin brother Nari. Breaching the Veil between Aranken and Shyrn may provide the answers to the Nikari threats, but it may also mean capture or worse, death. The only certainty is that the answers are all there if Shuri can survive asking the questions.
Incredibly imaginative. Intrigue, amazing twists, and surprises along the way. All the hallmarks of a fantastical adventure are here to enjoy with Fractured Souls. A large cast of interesting characters and a layered plotline to entertain readers will make Fractured Souls a keeper. As questions are answered new ones crop up to torment and engage. It’s not necessary to have read the previous story, but it definitely helps to understand this strange world. Shuri is special and has reason to protect his heart while Tynare isn’t as easy to embrace. Eventually it becomes clear as to why his behavior is so erratic, but he’s definitely not as likeable. Fractured Souls offers romance, love, suspense, and mysteries. Something for everyone falls into place in this bold, erotic tale. Dive in and enjoy.