Windbrothers: Book One
Banished from his homeland, Surial is sent to Azize to run the family business. When he wins a slave, Kade, in a dog race, Surial is unsure what to do with him, as he doesn’t believe in slavery. Kade’s way with horses leads to him being relegated to the stables, where Surial becomes drawn to the big, quiet man.
A proud warrior at heart, Kade has been a slave for too long, and when he is passed to yet another owner, he goes without a fight, no hope left in him. When he discovers Surial’s secret, a fragile friendship blossoms between the unlikely master and the unwilling slave as Kade shows Surial that what lies within him is not a curse but a gift.
In a world of magic, Surial and Kade face their fears and hopes amid dangers that threaten both of them as their friendship is put to the test. What lies at the end of their trials is something more precious than either of them has ever dreamed of.
First Edition published as Windbrothers by Torquere Press, 2007.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the first installment of a fantasy series with m/m romance. I would place it in the fantasy genre rather than the romance genre - the romance is slow (doesn't really get going in this installment at all), it has multiple subplots, and there is a pretty significant amount of worldbuilding. The characters are well developed and the plot does not drive the characters. I would have wished for a bit less repetitive dialog and less of a cliffhanger, but will absolutely be looking for the next installment. It's my understanding that the books are rewrites of a previously released story so hopefully the wait won't be too long.