The Rogue Knight

Knights Of Sehaann

Book 3
Leah Ross
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Torn between family and duty, Sanjay is home in Farashtar at the behest of his father. He resents deferring his career as a knight to obey royal obligation, but he’s powerless to escape his father’s influence. Sanjay soon discovers that the duke’s pet project is more than aristocratic fancy, though, and the corruption lurking within the palace walls could shatter the very foundation of Sehaann.

Sanjay isn’t perfect. He’s a fighter, a strategist, deadly with a blade and master of his magic. He’s a knight, not a saint. Despite his dishonorable past, he’d rather be remembered for his morality and not for his many transgressions. Yet, with his conscience at war with his responsibility, it’s maddeningly difficult to decide where his loyalty should lie. He’ll lose, no matter what he does. Mired in endless uncertainty, only one truth remains—ending up on the wrong side will cost him everything.

Only barely considered part of the Farashtaran aristocracy, Josha is used to being overshadowed by the influence and privilege of his peers. But as a knight and elite fighter of Sehaann, he wields his sword in protection of the realm, rejecting the voracious, divisive ambition that he despises. Back home for the first time in years, though, Josha comes face-to-face with the demons of his past. Someone is pulling him away from Sanjay and Josha must choose between his best friend and the fate of his country.

Sanjay and Josha have never known life without the other in it. But much has changed since the simplicity of their youth, and the pressure of political conspiracy just might tear them apart forever. If they can thwart the burgeoning treachery without succumbing to it in the process, then perhaps they can begin to right the grievous injustice threatening to topple the Sehaannian throne. And if the rampant betrayal proves too difficult to fight, then they may be forced to abandon honor just to survive.


This work is intended for a mature audience and contains mature content. For a more comprehensive list of content tags, please see this book’s information page at the author’s website.

Keywords: mm romance, sword sorcery magic quest, alternate universe AU, knight romance, royal romance, mm fantasy romance, gay fantasy romance
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About the author

Leah Ross is a freelance writer and graphic designer with a penchant for loud electronic dance music and sappy love stories. She has been writing and creating art for most of her life, with works published by the International Library of Poetry and NewType USA. After receiving her BS in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder, she started a family with her soulmate. Leah met her husband online and has been happily married to him since 2001. She believes that love should be unconventional, rules are negotiable, and age is nothing but a number. You can find more information on Leah’s works at her website: http://www.leahrossbooks.com/.
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Leah Ross
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Apr 14, 2018
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481
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English
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Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Fantasy / Romantic
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
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In a land where status defines a person’s entire life, a young man struggles to find his place among those who reject his differences. Too royal for piracy but too savage for palace halls, he doesn’t fit anywhere. It’s practically impossible to meet everyone’s lofty expectations when they all want nothing more than for him to fail. If only someone would give him a chance to prove his worth.

Left behind in Sehaann and seething with bitterness, Oron is an outcast in his own land. All he wants is to be back with his pirate brethren and enjoying an adventure. Instead, he’s deeply mired in complex politics, stuffy etiquette, and the resentment of his peers. He’s stuck in hell, and he doesn’t know if he’ll ever get out.

Deven is the most promising fighter among the top squires training to become Knights of Sehaann. His future is well-defined, his career as a royal protector assured. Though he wasn’t counting on being entrusted with such responsibility before earning his knighthood, he accepts it gladly in order to keep his prince and new friend safe.

A young prince turned pirate who was never meant to rule. A squire destined to be a knight who will do anything for honor and friendship. Together, they will face every challenge and fight every battle with courage. It will take more than courage and honor, though, to win their toughest battle. It’s a battle that neither of them can afford to lose. Not when failure means losing everything.


Book Length: ~39,500 words


Keywords: mm romance, sword, sorcery, magic, quest, alternate universe, AU, knight romance, royal romance, mm fantasy romance, gay fantasy romance
Second born. The heir’s spare. It’s been Oron’s position for his entire life. Suddenly, he’s ripped from his adventurous pirate life, summoned back to Sehaann. The princess is dead and Oron is next in line for the throne. Reluctant, resentful, the prince feels obligated in his duty. The new role doesn’t fit him at all, though, and he finds much more than he expects within the palace walls.

As captain of the Royal Guard, Deven is entirely too good at his job. Recognized as the country’s best fighter, he’s sworn to protect his people and his prince with every skill in his arsenal. His vow of service is paramount, even more important than heartfelt promises left behind in childhood. To be a Knight of Sehaann is to fight for prince and country. There’s no room between the constant stream of political threats for distracting emotion.

Kavian is the palace’s finest pleasure slave. Distraction personified. Property of the crown, his job is only to ease the stress of the privileged aristocrats who have need of him. He sees the things that the nobles hide from each other and hears their secrets. He would be a formidable enemy if those who used him bothered to give him a second thought. No one realizes that he’s an even more dangerous ally.

Three lives are hopelessly tangled together in a web of jealousy, duty, and ambition that none will escape unscathed. With opposition in every corner and every watchful eye looking for a weakness to exploit, one wrong move means treason, war, even death. All of them must decide where their loyalties lie and which sacrifices are just too much to bear. Oron knows one thing for certain, though. If he’s going down, he’s going down fighting.


This work is intended for a mature audience and contains mature content. For a more comprehensive list of content tags, please see this book’s information page at the author’s website.


Keywords: mm romance, sword, sorcery, magic, quest, alternate universe, AU, knight romance, royal romance, mm fantasy romance, gay fantasy romance
Knights of Sehaann embody responsibility, honor, and privilege. But Kyren has loftier goals. He wants a spot in the Royal Guard. It’s among those elite warriors that he’ll find purpose, reward for years of sword training, and the only family he has left. He’s unsure, though, if the story of his past is true. And if his brazen audacity doesn’t get him killed, his knighthood test just might.

After a lifetime spent in obscurity in the country, Kyren knows nothing of palace etiquette or provincial politics. He was raised as a commoner, a farmer, a nobody. But the revelation of his true identity sends him chasing his dream of becoming a knight all the way to the Sehaannian capital. He hopes to connect with the brother he never knew he had. He wants to make a difference in the world. He has no idea what he’s gotten himself into.

Ani is an outcast. Separated from his family, disrespected by his peers, ignored by his masters, he’s a slave striving to make a name for himself in a cutthroat world of selfish ambition. The nearest thing he has to a friend is the young boy who’s adopted him as his reluctant mentor. Though he desperately craves companionship, he can’t let anyone get too close. Intimacy is too risky. If anyone discovers why he tiptoes down darkened halls in the middle of the night, his life and his family will be forfeit.

Two lonely souls brought together by chance—one dedicated to honor and duty and one weighed down by obligation. It’s either the best partnership they could ever hope for or a disaster waiting to happen. As political tensions in Sehaann reach a breaking point, lines will be drawn, choices will be made, and split-second decisions will ignite a war. Both Kyren and Ani are searching for a place to belong. Gods willing, it won’t be on either side of a battlefield.


This work is intended for a mature audience and contains mature content. For a more comprehensive list of content tags, please see this book’s information page at the author’s website.

Keywords: mm romance, sword sorcery magic quest, alternate universe AU, knight romance, royal romance, mm fantasy romance, gay fantasy romance
In a land where status defines a person’s entire life, a young man struggles to find his place among those who reject his differences. Too royal for piracy but too savage for palace halls, he doesn’t fit anywhere. It’s practically impossible to meet everyone’s lofty expectations when they all want nothing more than for him to fail. If only someone would give him a chance to prove his worth.

Left behind in Sehaann and seething with bitterness, Oron is an outcast in his own land. All he wants is to be back with his pirate brethren and enjoying an adventure. Instead, he’s deeply mired in complex politics, stuffy etiquette, and the resentment of his peers. He’s stuck in hell, and he doesn’t know if he’ll ever get out.

Deven is the most promising fighter among the top squires training to become Knights of Sehaann. His future is well-defined, his career as a royal protector assured. Though he wasn’t counting on being entrusted with such responsibility before earning his knighthood, he accepts it gladly in order to keep his prince and new friend safe.

A young prince turned pirate who was never meant to rule. A squire destined to be a knight who will do anything for honor and friendship. Together, they will face every challenge and fight every battle with courage. It will take more than courage and honor, though, to win their toughest battle. It’s a battle that neither of them can afford to lose. Not when failure means losing everything.


Book Length: ~39,500 words


Keywords: mm romance, sword, sorcery, magic, quest, alternate universe, AU, knight romance, royal romance, mm fantasy romance, gay fantasy romance
It’s been seven years since a depraved act of maniacal egotism altered a family, a whole town, and a young man’s life forever. It shouldn’t even have been possible, and the implications of such a brazen crime rocked the very foundations of life in the Fringe. A sheltered, privileged boy abducted right from his bed in the dead of night. He was never found. And the criminal responsible disappeared along with him. Though the trail is long cold, the ones left behind to grieve still hope for closure.

Everyone who visits the town of Firebend hears about Wyvern. As the most popular, most interesting server at the town’s only tavern, he can’t help but be noticed. It’s his striking, dark good looks. It’s his charismatic, friendly nature. It’s the freaking huge mechanical wings attached to his back. Everyone wants to be near him, but Wyvern wishes that he wasn’t such an object of fascination. He already has about as much attention as he can tolerate.

Wes Sterling is a celebrity among Fringers, captain of the uniquely beautiful airship the Sterling Wish. After months of going town to town and shaking the hand of practically every Fringer in existence, he’s ready for some down time to rest and make repairs. Firebend is as good a place as any. He doesn’t expect to find the solution to his mechanical problems there, and he definitely doesn’t expect to fall in love.

Attraction won’t be enough to bring Wyvern and Wes together. Not even love is strong enough to overcome the barriers between them. All around them hover the specters of Wyvern’s personal demons—past and present, real and imagined. If they can’t unite to vanquish the fear that’s plaguing them, then they’ll lose so much more than they ever thought they’d gain.


This work is intended for a mature audience and contains mature content. For a more comprehensive list of content tags, please see this book’s information page at the author’s website.


Keywords: mm romance, steampunk romance, gay romance, science fiction romance, mm gay romance, post-apocalyptic, alternate universe
Second born. The heir’s spare. It’s been Oron’s position for his entire life. Suddenly, he’s ripped from his adventurous pirate life, summoned back to Sehaann. The princess is dead and Oron is next in line for the throne. Reluctant, resentful, the prince feels obligated in his duty. The new role doesn’t fit him at all, though, and he finds much more than he expects within the palace walls.

As captain of the Royal Guard, Deven is entirely too good at his job. Recognized as the country’s best fighter, he’s sworn to protect his people and his prince with every skill in his arsenal. His vow of service is paramount, even more important than heartfelt promises left behind in childhood. To be a Knight of Sehaann is to fight for prince and country. There’s no room between the constant stream of political threats for distracting emotion.

Kavian is the palace’s finest pleasure slave. Distraction personified. Property of the crown, his job is only to ease the stress of the privileged aristocrats who have need of him. He sees the things that the nobles hide from each other and hears their secrets. He would be a formidable enemy if those who used him bothered to give him a second thought. No one realizes that he’s an even more dangerous ally.

Three lives are hopelessly tangled together in a web of jealousy, duty, and ambition that none will escape unscathed. With opposition in every corner and every watchful eye looking for a weakness to exploit, one wrong move means treason, war, even death. All of them must decide where their loyalties lie and which sacrifices are just too much to bear. Oron knows one thing for certain, though. If he’s going down, he’s going down fighting.


This work is intended for a mature audience and contains mature content. For a more comprehensive list of content tags, please see this book’s information page at the author’s website.


Keywords: mm romance, sword, sorcery, magic, quest, alternate universe, AU, knight romance, royal romance, mm fantasy romance, gay fantasy romance
Sixty-four years ago, the Blast changed everything. The modern, interconnected world died and two disparate societies took its place. The pioneers founded their own world in the frontier of the Fringe. The rest crowded themselves into dome cities and cut themselves off from the world. Fringer or Domer. One or the other. Never both. Until now.

Nick Massey is an inventor and mechanic, a Domer struggling to break out of his poverty-stricken existence and escape his tragic past. He’s brilliant. He’s talented. He just lost his job. With nothing keeping him in the city, he leaves his meager life behind and strikes out for the wild unknowns of the Fringe. He’s hoping to find happiness and purpose. Instead, he finds Zander.

Zander Pennington is a Fringer, born and bred, a lifelong resident of the town of Firebend. He’s tough and resourceful and absolutely intolerant of unknowns. As a partner in the region’s most lucrative mineral mining operation, he doesn’t have time to deal with anything but business. Business is what he knows. Business is his comfort zone. Nick is not business.

Despite their inherent differences, Nick and Zander must learn to trust each other and work as a team to thwart the danger that threatens them and all of Firebend. It’s the danger they can’t fight, though, that could break both of their hearts and destroy their lives.


This work is intended for a mature audience and contains mature content. For a more comprehensive list of content tags, please see this book’s information page at the author’s website.


Keywords: mm romance, steampunk romance, gay romance, science fiction romance, mm gay romance, post-apocalyptic, alternate universe
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