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Publisher's Summary

Rescued from slavers, healer novice Jaime Buchanan finds himself alone and free in Pyrderi, a kingdom of magic, mythical creatures, and a culture as open and kind as his homeland was cruel and close-minded. Despite his rescue, Jaime is not left without scars, both mental and physical. 
Traumatized by his experience and hiding his gift, Jaime struggles to earn his place in the kitchens of Angharad Palace, the heart of Taliesin City. His former life as a student of the healing arts leaves him at a disadvantage in the kitchens, and his damaged state is becoming more apparent by the day. 
One day, when necessity and fate intervene, Jaime meets someone unexpected - Prince Maxim, youngest son of the Pyrderian King, a sword master and a devastatingly kind man. Unaccustomed to powerful people with compassion and heart, Jaime flees. A cascade of events reveals Jaime's hidden talents of healing, and he finds himself not in chains, but at the beginning of a new life. This swift change of fortune opens Jaime up to new possibilities, including a smitten prince who cautiously courts Jaime, easing him away from his fears and reminding him that compassion and love can make him strong. 
The winter solstice is quickly approaching, and Prince Maxim shows Jaime the enjoyment and excitement to be found in a land that embraces the ice and cold, and the mysteries of all things magical. He learns to see the man under the royal mantle, and Maxim is more than even Jaime suspected. The winter solstice is nigh when tragedy strikes, and Jaime learns that his past of grief and sorrow can be a pillar of strength for his solstice prince. If there is one thing that Jaime believes above all else, it is in the healing power of love. Contains mature themes.
©2017 SJ Himes (P)2018 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By DKauffman on 05-07-18

Pure Fluff

This was exactly what I wanted and all the fluff I ever needed in the world.

Based on the description I was expecting some kind of adventure or action, which is not at all what this book is about. It's about about two very different but equally pure men falling in love as our main character, Jaime, recovers from his recent traumatic past. It's a short book, so the romance seemed a little rushed, but overall it was a great read if you're into a soft, easy love story with some actual magic involved.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jessica on 05-01-18

Sweey love story

A sweet story with likabell charachters. Only thing that was a bit dissappointing was that there wasnt any villan. Would have liked to hear more from James time before and under his slavery and how he was freed, and the first time Max saw James come to the castle. Would have made the story more interesting than the long corting we got from Max instead. Still a sweed love story with a HEA ending.
Joel Leslie was perfect for this book, his skill to narrate is just amazing!

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5 out of 5 stars
By L&Tforthewin on 06-14-18

Pure enjoyment.

Having read the book I was aware of the story and was keen to listen to the audio book. Once again Joel Leslie Froom has done an amazing job narrating. His warmth and humour shining through the performance and script. I particular enjoyed the use of Welsh accents! Something i wasn't anticipating at all but made the book particularly cosy.

This is a lovely fantasy mm novel that is written well and weaves a wonderful tale around a new but familiar world.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Caz Pedroso on 06-08-18

Loved it, I can't wait until the next book

I own this book on kindle and was ecstatic when the author asked for people willing to listen to and review the audible book.

Joel Leslie was also the narrator for other of this author's books and did wonderful on them. This book is no different.

The story comes to life under his voice and makes the book even better.

The story is loving and sweet and will keep the reader/listener tuning in until the very end.

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