The Chosen

Etopia Press

A lost soul. A forbidden love. Between them stands a mad god...

 

Mikon lives a simple life leading trade caravans and taking care of his brother. His newest caravan is headed through the Deadlands, transporting prisoners taken by the Tacartian army. The prisoners are the legendary warriors known as the Masaari, led by the unforgettable Satarin. Powerful. Beautiful. Dangerous. But when a magic-driven sandstorm strikes and the prisoners escape, Mikon is captured and taken into the desert to the secret home of the Masaari. There he will face a test unlike any other. Is he the soul of Kei, the lover of a god? Or is he only Mikon...the simple man who can't get Satarin out of his mind?

 

As The Chosen, Satarin has a duty to yield up his body to the god Janizar so the god might indulge in carnal pleasures. In order to get his people home, Satarin is willing to make any sacrifice. Now, in Mikon, the Masaari finally have the soul their god yearns for. Only the god is in love with a lie, and the new Mikon is slowly capturing Satarin's heart.

 

As Satarin struggles to protect both his people and Mikon, the god soon wants more. Janizar demands Satarin give up everything, his body and his mind, losing Mikon forever so Kei might return. Defiance will lead to death, but how can Satarin deny the desire burning in his soul...?

 

**Newly revised and expanded by the author! Enjoy the unforgettable tale of love between Mikon and Satarin**

 

Contains intense emotional elements. Reader discretion advised.

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Etopia Press
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Published on
Jan 13, 2017
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Pages
245
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ISBN
9781944138790
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English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Fiction / Romance / LGBT / Gay
Fiction / Romance / Science Fiction
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J. C. Owens
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Reader Note: Contains intense emotional elements


Keywords: dragons, dragon rider, m/m fantasy, gay fantasy romance, prince, blacksmith, fantasy romance

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The dragons are dying. Now a talented blacksmith and a betrayed prince must find a way to save them...while saving each other.

 

Bren, a blacksmith in a small town, longs to escape his drunken, abusive father. His world is turned upside down when legendary dragon riders arrive and discover Bren is a chosen one. He's taken to the great mountain fortress to imprint one of the new hatchlings by none other than Kyralian, the dragon prince. After the hatching goes terribly wrong, Bren struggles to recover by losing himself in his metalwork, taking on apprentices, and ignoring all dragons. But he soon realizes that Kyralian, seemingly so powerful, is in real trouble. The prince and his male dragon are treated like property, mated as a prize at the end of a yearly chase. Bren will do anything to keep the prince and his dragon safe...even if it costs him everything.

 

Kyralian is desperate to save the dragons of his colony. He's searching for answers to the failing dragon lines, but the ruling council only wants to use his dragon for breeding. He can't defy them because he's bound by duty and his love for his people. Yet he's never felt more alone, more caged by his obligations to the colony. Now his growing feelings for the blacksmith have endangered both their freedom and their lives. The prince's dragon is the last male in the fortress, his value beyond price, and there are enemies who will do anything to make the prince submit...

 

 

Reader Note: Contains intense emotional elements


Keywords: dragons, dragon rider, m/m fantasy, gay fantasy romance, prince, blacksmith, fantasy romance

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Reader note: contains male/male love

Keywords: gay romance, LGBT romance, contemporary gay romance, Taken, slash, m/m romance

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