Title: Lord of the White Hell Book one
Series: The Cadeleonian Series Volume One
Publisher: Blind Eye Books
Release Date (Print & Ebook): August, 2010
Length (Print & Ebook): 362 pages
Subgenre: High fantasy, school story, YA/NA, epic fantasy
Book blurb: Kiram Kir-Zaki may be considered a mechanist prodigy among his own people, but when he becomes the first Haldiim ever admitted to the prestigious Sagrada Academy, he is thrown into a world where power, superstition and swordplay outweigh even the most scholarly of achievements.
But when the intimidation from his Cadeleonian classmates turns bloody, Kiram unexpectedly finds himself befriended by Javier Tornesal, the leader of a group of cardsharps, duelists and lotharios who call themselves Hellions.
However Javier is a dangerous friend to have. Wielder of the White Hell and sole heir of a Dukedom, he is surrounded by rumors of forbidden seductions, murder and damnation. His enemies are many and any one of his secrets could not only end his life but Kiram’s as well.
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“Lushly detailed, with believable, fully developed characters, this fantasy with homoerotic overtones is reminiscent of Mercedes Lackey’s Vanyel novels and should appeal to a similar readership.”–Library Journal
Excerpt: “You want me to room with one of these hell-branded men? A descendant of the Tornesal line?”
“You don’t have much choice,” Scholar Blasio admitted at last. “The other upperclassmen have refused to room with a Haldiim. They have no objection to you schooling here, but sleeping in the same room, when their souls are unprotected, is out of the question. However, since Javier’s spiritual state is already…compromised, he risks nothing in sharing a room with you.”
Kiram wanted to demand what exactly it was that these people imagined he was going to do to them in their sleep but then his thoughts stopped short as he registered the name Javier and remembered the dark, sardonic eyes of the rider.
“Javier? The man with the white stallion?”
“Yes, Javier Tornesal, Duke of Rauma. He will be your upperclassman.”
Author Bio: Award-winning author Ginn Hale lives in the Pacific Northwest with her lovely wife and their ancient, evil cat. She spends the rainy days admiring local fungi. The stormy nights, she spends writing science-fiction and fantasy stories featuring LGBT protagonists. (Attempts to convince the cat to be less evil have been largely abandoned.)