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King of the Dark

(The first book in the Prince's Assassin series)
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"Your love is worthless, it's your hate I need." ~ Prince Vasili Caville

When King Talos Caville surrendered the war to the elves, soldier Nikolas Yazdan vowed never to serve the royals again. He said the same to the prince who tried to buy his loyalty, and learned that the Caville princes don’t take no for an answer.

Whipped for his insolence, Nikolas is also forced into slavery in a palace full of vicious, brutal royals. Prince Vasili is the worst Caville of all. Malicious and cruel, the prince is more viper than man, and someone inside the palace wants him dead. Nikolas would kill the prince himself if not for one thing: Julian, the prince’s personal guard and Niko’s light in the dark. If Nikolas doesn’t submit to Prince Vasili and discover who is plotting against him, Julian will suffer.

But there’s more wrong in the palace than just the prince. The king is on his deathbed, the ferocious elves are creeping closer to the great city of Loreen, and madness stalks the hallways. There’s poison in the Caville court, and if Nikolas doesn’t discover the real reason Prince Vasili tried to buy him with a bag of coin, the palace, the city, and everything he loves, will be lost forever.

King of the Dark is the first book in the slow burn, enemies-to-lovers Prince’s Assassin series. A gay Game of Thrones with a hint of Witcher thrown in. There is content some readers may find distressing. See the paperback copyright page for potential triggers.

Complete Trilogy Reading Order:

King of the Dark, Prince's Assassin #1
Reign of Darkness, Prince's Assassin #2
Curse of the Dark Prince, Prince's Assassin #3

Genre: Horror

Used availability for Ariana Nash's King of the Dark

Paperback Editions

July 2020 : Paperback

Title: King of the Dark (1) (Prince's Assassin)
Author(s): Ariana Nash
ISBN: 1-916009-28-X / 978-1-916009-28-8
Publisher: Pippa DaCosta Author
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July 2020 : Paperback

Title: King of the Dark: A dark MM high fantasy (Prince's Assassin)
Author(s): Ariana Nash
Publisher: Independently published
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Kindle Editions

July 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: King of the Dark: A dark MM high fantasy (Prince's Assassin Book 1)
Author(s): Ariana Nash
Publisher: Crazy Ace Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU