A touch of Beauty and the Beast, a dash of Puss in Boots, stir in Mary Calmes magical words and behold you get The Servant. That being said…..
As I have found out in the past once I start a book written by Mary Calmes I can’t put it down until I reach the end. And when it’s done I start to miss the characters I have read about.
In The Servant you will meet Vilian the youngest of three brothers caught up in the middle of a civil war. Villains’ older brother Ko-Tai is the Emperor. He has placed a death sentence on his middle brother’s family. Vilian does not want to take sides but cannot stand by and do nothing. He saves his nephew but ends up being cursed by the assassin who is a witch.
After safely returning his nephew Vilian leaves his native country where he no longer believes he will be welcome in his new form. The country he chooses is also at war. But with his new found reflexes, strength and knowledge as well as a new name and cloaked identity he starts a new life.
Mary Calmes has a very special gift in her writing. She has the power to bring her characters and their surroundings to life with her words. You will not be disappointed.
After saving his younger brother’s child, Daemon Shar is cursed by a witch and runs far from home, a stray who will seemingly never be anything more. But destiny is hard to outrun, even for a man who is now more cat than man beneath his robes and cowl. A chance battlefield meeting between he and Ehron, a foreign lord, gives him purpose amidst the darkness of his accursed life. Soon Daemon finds that his true nature cannot be corrupted no matter the form he inhabits.
As Ehron’s consul, Daemon plots and plans to shape his new lord's future so that he may leave it blessed when he runs away yet again. But he never counted on his soul hungering for Ehron’s brother Gareth or for his past to catch him by the tail at last.
Genre: Fairy Tale
Length: Novella (184 pages)