Radiance

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THE PRINCE OF NO VALUE

Brishen Khaskem, prince of the Kai, has lived content as the nonessential spare heir to a throne secured many times over.  A trade and political alliance between the human kingdom of Gaur and the Kai kingdom of Bast-Haradis requires that he marry a Gauri woman to seal the treaty.  Always a dutiful son, Brishen agrees to the marriage and discovers his bride is as ugly as he expected and more beautiful than he could have imagined.

THE NOBLEWOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

Ildiko, niece of the Gauri king, has always known her only worth to the royal family lay in a strategic marriage.  Resigned to her fate, she is horrified to learn that her intended groom isn’t just a foreign aristocrat but the younger prince of a people neither familiar nor human.  Bound to her new husband, Ildiko will leave behind all she’s known to embrace a man shrouded in darkness but with a soul forged by light.

Two people brought together by the trappings of duty and politics will discover they are destined for each other, even as the powers of a hostile kingdom scheme to tear them apart.

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Radiance has been nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, in the category of Best Fantasy Romance of 2015!

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Praise for Radiance:

Grace Draven has created yet another deftly drawn, richly characterized fantasy romance in Radiance. Brishen and Idilko shatter preconceived notions of traditional romance and bring readers back to what a love story is truly about: a passionate connection of the heart and mind. Radiance is one of my favorite romances this year.

Elizabeth Hunter, author of the IRIN CHRONICLES

You don’t feel the entire scope of the book and thematic arc when you read it in installments. I mean, it’s great and you are hooked and can’t wait for the next installment. But just like binge watching Breaking Bad from the first episode to the last, the picture becomes so clear and you can marvel at each piece of the puzzle, pull it out and examine it and you’re like, my god, it’s bloody brilliant! How the hell did they do that?

Cassandra Curtis, author of the SHIFTING TIDES trilogy

Fantasy meets romance in a tale you won’t want to put down. Radiance is fresh, intriguing and completely captivating.

Kristen Painter, author of the HOUSE OF COMARRE series

The story of Ildiko and Brishen has everything an epic romance of this type requires…It all adds up to a perfect combination of fantasy and romance I have not seen since her masterpiece Master of Crows.

Douglas Meeks, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer