"...The Gastien series is becoming a great historical epic, following the twisted fortunes of a family that seems torn between the desires of different generations...
Tristan effortlessly carries the narrative as a genuinely fascinating and complex protagonist." - Chris Algernon, IndieBookspot."This is the third book in this series, and it is breath taking...so many twists and surprises in it, it takes you on a ride and doesn't stop until the last page." - Crystal Trent Dotson, All My Book Finds
... if you've read my review of book two, you will remember how upset I was about Tristan's actions at the end. YES it stayed with me for that long, which should tell you a lot about the deep emotional connection
that Caddy Rowland forges between the readers and her characters...It takes a powerful writer to make a reader absolutely loathe a character for months, but it takes a master to make them fall in love again. -Misty R. TheTopShelf
"...EXCELLENT story teller...heart wrenching and impossible to put down..." Christina Baker Irelan, Intoxicated by books
From the Author
The Gastien Series is complete and includes the following titles:
Gastien: The Cost of the Dream (Book 1)
Gastien: From Dream to Destiny (Book 2)
Tristan Michel: Bloodline of Passion (Book 3)
Giselle: Keeper of the Flame (Book 4)
Gastien: Circle of Destiny (Book 5)
The Gastien Series is many things: historical fiction, drama, family saga, psychological novel. Some are also coming of age and love stories. The last books include gay coming of age and gay romance. Just like any family, there are many stories to tell.
It is dark, sad, upsetting, heartwarming, funny and always thought-provoking. There are a few blatantly cruel scenes and some extremely tender ones. The series tackles social issues such as class struggle, homelessness, the quest for power, bigotry, family secrets, and shows how one man's choices effect others for generations to come.
Be prepared for an extremely emotional read. Yes, at times the characters will upset you. You will love, hate, pity, respect, disrespect and cheer for them. Just like in any family, no one is perfect. Their personality warts are fully displayed. You will grow to feel like a part of the Beauchamps, and when the series is over the characters will stay alive in your mind for weeks.
Come along and join the family. Let them tell you their story. I think you will find the ride unlike any you've taken before.
*This series is meant for adults. As such, it contains adult scenes and themes.