The Servant’s Heart – Missouri Dalton
Terence has spent his life in the shadows. Even now, far from his home country serving the Lady Linnaea, he lurks behind a servant’s mask. But secrets like his cannot be hidden away forever, and as his mask starts to slip, the castle weaponsmaster, Iolyn, begins to take more notice of him. Will budding romance be enough to shake Terence free of his past? Or will he always be stuck in the shadow of a tainted bloodline?
This is interesting enough for me to want to read it as a full-length novel. The romance angle here was like,”we’re both gay so why don’t we hook up” so I was more into the story rather than shipping Terence and Iolyn. The royal couple reminded me of Mathias and Esta from Prisoner and lightning magic seemed badass.
Without the obligatory m-m relationship, this would work pretty well on its own but the short story structure might not be the best medium for all the great ideas the writer had.
3 Stars – not exactly setting my world on fire but I liked it