1) This book was superb, engrossing, and unexpected. I couldn't stop reading. The characters were interestingly drawn, believable, and charming. The setting teemed with detail, and I'd love to revisit this world and see how the love lives of the vivid and delightful secondary characters play out.
2) The characters here are absolutely fantastic - I love the way Derr builds their personalities establishes their roles. As for those roles, I love the way she plays with our gender expectations even more, both with the relationship reveals and the intriguing hints and clues along the way regarding sexuality.
The High King's Golden Tongue by Megan Derr
Bisexual Fantasy Romance
Series: Tales of the High Court
Paperback: 406 pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press; 1 edition (July 13, 2015)
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Prince Allen has trained his entire life to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious mother, who has made their kingdom one of the wealthiest and most influential in the empire. For the past few years he has trained to become the new consort of the High King. The only thing no one prepared him for was the stubborn, arrogant High King himself, who declares Allen useless and throws him out of court. High King Sarrica is ruling an empire at war, and that war will grow exponentially worse if his carefully laid plans do not come to fruition. He's overwhelmed and needs help, as much as he hates to admit it, but it must be someone like his late consort: a soldier, someone who understands war, who is not unfamiliar with or afraid of the harsher elements of rule. What he doesn't need is the delicate, pretty little politician foisted on him right as everything goes wrong.
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