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Lord of the White Hell

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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 ...
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Overview

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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An intricate world, well-integrated social issues, believable sexual encounters, and an interesting mystery make this dense, languorous tale appealing for any fan of romantic fantasy. Publishers Weekly

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

There is something almost intoxicating about Ginn Hale's work. Her characters are unforgettable and her plots mesmerizing. The imagery in Lord of the White Hell blazes from the page with ferocious brightness.
Josh Lanyon, author of Strange Fortune

Library Journal
When promising young mechanist Kiram Kir-Zaki becomes the first member of his people, the Haldiim, to attend the prestigious Sagrada Academy, he experiences the scorn of the haughty scions of the ruling Cadeleonians, who dominate the school. Despite cultural and religious differences, he befriends a pair of nobles who share his sense of alienation and comes to the attention of upperclassman Javier Torsenal, who has a reputation for mayhem after selling his soul to become the master of a force known as the white hell. The author of Wicked Gentlemen launches a two-volume tale of a young man who believes himself doomed and the stranger who may hold the key to his salvation. VERDICT 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780978986162
  • Publisher: Blind Eye Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 789,395
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ginn Hale lives in the Pacific Northwest, donates blood as a pastime, and tinkers with things. She is the author of Wicked Gentlemen (Blind Eye Books), Feral Machines in Tangle (Blind Eye Books), Touching Sparks in Hell Cop (Loose Id), Such Heights in Hell Cop 2 (Loose Id), and Shy Hunter in Queer Wolf (Queered Fiction). She is currently working on a sequel to Wicked Gentlemen.
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"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.”

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