A trapped immortal planning escape...
A prince who is the key...
And a suppressed history captured in a magic book...
Just turned 18, Prince Temmin Antremont has finally joined his father's court, only to walk straight into a power struggle between the secular and the sacred. The twin gods of love and sex call Temmin to serve in the Lovers' Temple for two years, a call made even more tempting by the seductive twins who embody the gods.
Prophecy suggests that Temmin's entrance into the Temple spells the kingdom's end, and the King will stop at nothing to prevent it. But the king's own advisor, a strange immortal called Teacher, comes to Temmin's aid. Why? And does the kingdom's fate really hinge on one young man's decision?
Lovers and Beloveds is the first book in the acclaimed Victorianesque fantasy series An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom, which continues with Son in Sorrow.
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"Everything I adore in high fantasy--lush worldbuilding, political intrigue, and compelling characters--combined with something I rarely find in high fantasy--intelligent, well-written, relevant sex. MeiLin Miranda's a damn fine writer and definitely one I'll be keeping my eye on in the future!" -- M.K. Hobson, author of The Native Star
"If George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series captures the gritty realism of medieval history,Lovers and Beloveds reveals the intimate and personal dynamics of power in aristocracies. It weaves together a rich multi-layered story that explores how sex and power shape history and individual destiny--sharing a perspective that's beyond the 'men, swords, and thrones' (capital H) history that's often seen in fantasy." -- book blogger Frida Fantastic
"[C]aptivating - almost like an anthropological study of sex, identity, gender, relationships, power, fetish, etc. Unlike your normal smut novel or porn piece, the sex is heart-breakingly realistic, full of warts and rough edges. ... Overall Rating: 4.5 stars. Thought-provoking, well-written, emotionally powerful." -- Maria T. Violante, Write, Read, Review blog
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Books in This Series:
- Lovers and Beloveds (Book One)
- Son in Sorrow (Book Two)
- "Accounts: An Allis and Issak Obby Story" (prequel short story)
- "The Gratification Engine: An Allis Obby and Anda Barrows Story" (prequel erotic short story)
- Fairy Tales from the Greater Kingdom, Vol. One
This is a "free first book in series" ebook. If you're interested in epic fantasy, family sagas, immortals, gods and goddesses, Victorian literature and Victorian-like worlds politics, intrigue, sexual exploration and sacred sexuality, magic, betrayal, and fully, immersively imagined worlds, you will enjoy this series.
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- Sans Culotte Press, September 2010
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