Author: Rebecca Goings
Publisher: Carnal Passions
Buy Link: Buy The Falcon Prince Here!
Rating: You Gotta Read
Reviewed By: Janelle
Zara Nedal is blind, yet through her magic, she can make stunning pieces of jewelry. In order to sell them, she must travel to Suridesh, but only a caravan prince can take her. And only one caravan prince will do–the Falcon.
Khalil Dehriq has had his eye on Zara for three cycles. It’s been a long time since he’s taken a lover, but she cannot see the horrible scars that mar his body. Khalil isn’t sure if that’s a blessing–or a curse.
As they ride the dunes, their passion heats the night and ignites their hearts. But the witch called Mother has different plans, and vows to kill Khalil at any cost. The only hope to save his throne is to conceive an heir, and now the Falcon must decide if Zara’s love is enough to heal his tortured soul.
I came to this story having read, and reviewed, a later instalment of the series. So, the ending was no real surprise. That said, the journey was fun and I truly enjoyed this story.
The characters are great. The fact that one is blind and other terrible scarred, both carrying emotional baggage with these issues, makes them far less superficial then is so often found in romance. This makes for a very fun dynamic between the two, and underscores how well they fit each other.
The sex is interesting, with Zara’s blindness and Khalil’s body horror issues, their intimate moments come across as awkward, just as it should. This makes for far more interesting reading then if they fell down all hot and heavy.
Overall, this series still impresses me and I highly recommend it.