Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dark Secrets (Arcane #2) by Shona Husk

Can be read as a stand-alone.  In this fantastic world created by Ms. Husk we meet Haidyn Mast.  Haidyn Mast left his home and his betrothed six years earlier to make his way in the world.  He was off to the big city to join the Arcane (magic) guild.  Unfortunately they felt he didn't have enough magic to be of use.  Too ashamed to go home he ends up on the street until he finds a use for his gift and becomes a prostitute or at least he appears to be.  His gift allows him to give his clients the fantasy and release by making them think they've had the experience. This has allowed him to become the owner of one of the more successful brothels in the city.  When he sees his former lady love Anisa come to town to marry the Lawman (one of his more depraved clients) he has to know if she still loves him as much as he still loves her.  Will true love conquer all?
I really enjoyed this book.  This is a well-built world with recognizable intrigue.  The love story was a little reminiscent of Princess Bride but that isn't a bad thing.  

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