Fantasy Romance

Read Steal the Wind

Read Steal the Wind

Everything Caelan knows about his world is a lie.

A war is brewing. As the crown prince of Erya, it’s only natural that Caelan is sent on a secret diplomatic mission to support one of the kingdom’s allies. With his advisor, his bodyguard, and his best friend as traveling companions, what could go wrong?


Everything goes wrong.

Now they are on the run, dodging assassins, setting secret meetings, and even making deals with a sleeping god.

So, this is probably a really bad time to cave to feelings he’s been fighting for his best friend. But Drayce has owned his heart for more years than he can count and if he’s going to die, shouldn’t he have just one kiss?

More fantasy than romance, but probably more romance than many fantasy readers want, like T. Kingfisher’s White Rat universe books. Thank goodness for self-pub bringing us books that don’t neatly fit one category! And it seems there are enough fantasy romance readers to warrant writing.

Two pairings are set up, with one drawing the focus. Appropriately for my Pride Month reading, seems like most of the main characters in the book are gay.

Very odd world building in which there are baseball hats and guns, but it’s also a legitimate choice to use a sword or spear? 🤔 Whatever, I don’t care that it doesn’t make sense since it’s for fun. Although I personally find it unsettling to have a modernish setting with a monarchy – even though that does still exist in many countries. (Is my aversion to royalty the American in me? Or just the progressive? 🤷‍♀️) So it’s not sure if it wants to be urban fantasy or high fantasy.

I’ll check out the second book. Ended on a bit of a cliffhanger which is a little irritating.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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