Curse of Salar by Alexis Duran

curseofsalarfinalTitle: Curse of Salar
Series: Masters and Mages, # 3
Author: Alexis Duran
Genre: Fantasy/ Paranormal
Length: 260 pages
Publisher: Loose Id (January 4, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½ Hearts
Blurb: In the kingdom of Jahar, the rule of mages has been overthrown. Prince Dezra Luzan is being held prisoner in the ancestral palace. In order to stay alive, he pretends to be a drug-addicted wastrel, trusting no one, not even his lovers. Into his lonely existence comes a man who should be his sworn enemy; Captain Rayn Nevar. Dezra is irresistibly drawn to the rough soldier and his longing for a simple sexual encounter quickly builds into a dangerous obsession.

Captain Rayn Nevar knows he should stay away from Prince Dezra, but his desire for the beautiful young man overrides all common sense. Rayn soon finds himself protecting the prince from a plot to destroy the last of the mages. When treachery leads to Dezra’s escape, he is at last free to unlock his long repressed powers. Only the arrival of a mysterious monk with powers greater than Dezra’s stops the prince from using sorcery to destroy all who stand in his way, including Rayn.

As Jahar edges toward another war between masters and mages, Rayn must question his devotion to his increasingly deadly lover while Dezra must decide if ultimate power is worth the ultimate sacrifice.

ISBN: 978-1-68252-035-2

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This is book three in the Masters and Mages series.

Prince Dezra is a prisoner. Captain Nevar doesn’t trust Dezra but at the same time he is attracted to the handsome prince. Forces are at work to sway Dezra to Ka’alar’s side. Can Nevar’s feelings for Dezra save him from the nightmare to come?

This was a wonderfully written and intriguing story of a man who has bided his time until he can find a way out. I totally understood his need for freedom but at the same time was concerned with the path he was going down to achieve it.

The group of men who worship Ka’alar seemed to only care about what they could get Dezra to do instead of about him as a person. M’lan tries to help Dezra but suspicion and lies cloud Dezra’s judgment of the man.

It was a great story that delves deeper into the series with twists and turns throughout.

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