THE SHADOW PRINCE by JAN ZIMLICH
A DARK PACT--The second son of the king, Adrik should have been an honored prince of the Median Empire. Instead, he was sacrificed at birth to his father's lust for power. He became the property of Malkaval--was raised as that great demon's own, and was taught the ways of sorcery. He locked himself away in the gloomy halls of Khorazm, a recluse, never once forgetting his purpose: Someday he would enter the Shadow Realm, trade places with his master, and be damned for eternity.
AN EMBER OF HOPE--His black fate kept Adrik from others. There was no solace for a man like himself--no matter how pwerful he became, what magic he might conjure in the long lonely nights. Then he met a woman--a stunning beauty, blond and magnificent--who streaked into his life like a dying star. And she needed him. The Arizanti priestess was everything he'd ever dreamed of, and she sparked in Adrik a terrible desire for freedom. For the first time, he dared to hope that their love might overcome the darkness.
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"A winning fantasy adventure"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 5, 2002
Arkanna killed Shalelle because the High Priestess of the
Arizanti Tribe refused to bend to her will. The murderer
offers the same deal to Shalelle's daughter Lorienne, who
rejects her too. Arkanna informs her prisoner that she
sold her to the Prince of the Busae Empire to insure safe Read more...
"Intrigue abounds in this gripping Historical Fantasy!"
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted September 6, 2002
Jan Zimlich is well known for writing fantasies with
futuristic themes. Now she takes us back in time to the
Median Empire, 585 B. C. to a world of demons and sorcery.
Shalelle, high priestess of the Arizanti, has been betrayed
by their leader Arkanna for refusing to do her Read more...
"A classic gothic with balance of history and romance to be a pleasure to read"
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted September 12, 2002
When her mother is murdered, Arizanti priestess Lorienne is
left tied to a post to either become a slave to Prince
Burian --or die.
A second son, Prince Adrik was sold as a baby by his father
to a demon; growing up under the demon's watchful eye and
knowing Read more...