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Publisher's Summary

In this debut novel and series starter, the last member of a murdered House searches for a missing nobleman, and uncovers clues about his own tortured past. 

Rune Saint John, the last child of the fallen Sun Court, is hired to search for Lady Judgment's missing son, Addam, on New Atlantis, the island city where the Atlanteans moved after ordinary humans destroyed their original home. 

With his companion and bodyguard, Brand, he questions Addam's relatives and business contacts through the highest ranks of the nobles of New Atlantis. But as they investigate, they uncover more than a missing man: a legendary creature connected to the secret of the massacre of Rune's Court. In looking for Addam, can Rune find the truth behind his family's death and the torments of his past?

Cover design by Nicole Sommer-Lecht/Prometheus Books.

©2018 K. D. Edwards (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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This was such an amazing surprise!

I encourage everyone to take a chance and read this book! I didnt know what to think at first, since it was a new author, but Im so glad I got to experence this story.
The magic, characters, world, and plot were all great! I was a little confused by some of the magic and world details at first, however that didnt last long and the characters more than carried me through it.
The plot was great, and left me craving the next book. It seems like this is only the beging and I cant wait for more!!

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Surprisingly different and chalk full of sass!

4.5 stars!

Book Content Warning: talk of past sexual assault.

This was surprisingly different and chalk full of sass! I had a lot of tropes lined up in my head for a story like this, and in steered clear of a lot of them.

The world and plot held my interest the whole time, and there wasn't any unneeded info dumping. I loved the characters and their relationships. They were all sassy, but in different ways.

I was sure this would be an mm romance between the mc and his bodyguard, but it wasn't and their friendship gave me warm and fuzzy feelings. They'll sass each other one minutes and hug the next...while sassing each other, I loved it.

Also, there was a good found family feel to it, with the all the characters which is one of my biggest weaknesses.

I eagerly await the next book.

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A Mishmash Genre Mess (also they say fuck a lot)

The narrator is great, he does a great job with character voices, inflection and reaction. Too bad voice talent couldn't save this book from feeling like a self insert fanfiction with irritating 2 dimensional characters who like to yell "fuck" a lot for no particular reason like middle School boys who have just started using curse words as part of their vocabulary.

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  • eric
  • laveen, AZ, United States
  • 07-24-18

I have 100+ books THIS IS THE BEST!!!

Just amazing!
I love Brand <3 not a fan of Adam
Max and Quinn are adorable.

lots of action and some m/m romance

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Wonderful story and great narration

This book is Amazing! The story so vivid and original! The narrator does a great job making you feel like you are really in the story.

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Queer Novel Excellence

An amazing fantasy queer novel that is riveting, heartwarming, and fantastical. Excitedly awaiting the next novel.

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  • Bob
  • East Hampton,NY
  • 11-14-18

Really Great Listen & Great Narrator

I ended up finishing the book in three evenings. I was quickly engrossed. The main character is a self deprecating super hero. The story creates an interesting world that is outrageous enough to be entertaining without being lopsided and distracting from the story.

Looking forward to the next book.

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Well-written fantasy-adventures-mystery

This is a well written, elaborate, carefully constructed, fantasy, mystery. Set in a world where there is and was an Atlantis, beings of immense power walk the earth in modern society. All manner of fantasy and horrific creatures also inhabit this world. A protagonist and his companion are hired to find a missing person. However, this is just the beginning to a very tangled web of deceit, murder, and dastardly plans for power. This is among the best new audiobooks in the LGBT fantasy and mystery collection at audible.com. I hope the sequel volume comes quickly.

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Holy shit that was so good!!!

I’m going to level. I found this book because I was looking for happy gay stories. Gay media is full of tragic horrible stories, and I hate it. Then I found this. The sample made it sound weird. The reviews weren’t detailed so I wasn’t sure about it. I took a chance. This story if freaking awesome! Yes there is a side gay romance in the book. The main story though is of heroism defeating the bad guy who is doing ding messed up shit with his magic. This world is super awesome and I loved the mystery of who the bad guy was and the question of what really all going on behind the scenes. I can’t wait for the next one!!!

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Great story!

Loved it, very engaging and quick paced leaving wanting more. Dark, funny and romantic fun.

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  • Naruj
  • 09-10-18

Fantastic listen in both story and voice.

A fantastic example of a gay fantasy novel which does not completely revolve around the relationship aspect of the story. It builds characters which are not just important or interesting due to their sexuak orientation or their relations. This is not to say that there are no meaningful relationships or interactions between characters with Rune, Addam and Brand's relationship not being a conventional rushed sexual relationship. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to the Hanged man with bated breath.

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  • easyreader
  • 09-28-18

What a romp!

Absolutely brilliant! I bought the audio so no preconceived ideas or ‘voices’. Throughly enjoyed everything about this story and performance. I will definitely be buying book two. I am desperate to find out what happens next to our ‘Hero’ and his sidekick! Their interactions and deep love (platonic) make this book! The bond that these two share is incredible and as other characters are introduced, you get a real sense of who they are from their interactions, both lighthearted and sombre, with each other and others. The story is engaging, adventurous and complex ... a real epic in the making! Five stars well deserved!

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  • Zedd
  • 09-05-18

Perfection

The story is brilliant and keeps you engaged from start to finish and I am very excited for the next book.

The narrator - I mean wow he nailed it beyond belief. He managed to give such perfect life to the characters and make some scenes cause me to laugh out loud and look weird in public.
Please use him if possible for the next book.

This is the best audible purchase I have made in my 2 years I think.
Ross

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  • 09-03-18

Surprisingly very good

The story was actually good, fast paced an full of action, but with enought moments to learn about the characters and connect.
The narration could have been better, sometimes it was hard to tell, which character is speaking, but other than that, I finished the book in one go and am looking forward to the next books in the series.

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  • Xander Toulson Hampshire
  • 08-29-18

Unexpectedly excellent

Came across this book by happenstance, having never seen it mentioned under any recommended LGBT* book lists. Some o those lists have included some rather dire numbers in my eyes so I approached this warily. I was delighted in all the best ways. An interesting urban fantasy blend that has me hoping for more and a pleasant range of characters treated with sympathy. If nothing else I fell in love with seeing male characters in a variety of relationships (romantic and non) being allowed to have and express their feelings without shame. The friendship between Rune and his companion was particularly compelling for me and I'd like to see further exploration of how that potential power balance might effect them in the future. I will certainly be revisiting and recommending this one.