Think 'James Bond meets Lord of the Rings'
Rustam Chalice, dance tutor, gigolo and spy, loves his life just the way it is. So when the kingdom he serves is threatened from within, he leaps into action. Only trouble is, the spy master, Prince Hal, teams him up with an untouchable aristocratic assassin who despises him.
And to make matters worse, she’s the most beautiful woman in the Five Kingdoms.
Plunged into a desperate journey over the mountains, the mismatched pair struggle to survive deadly wildlife, the machinations of a spiteful god - and each other.
They must also keep alive a sickly elf they need as a political pawn. But when the elf reveals that Rustam has magic of his own, he is forced to question his identity, his sanity and worst, his loyalty to his prince.
For in Tyr-en, all magic users are put to death.
Award winning novel, THE PRINCE’S MAN is a sweeping tale of spies and deadly politics, inter-species mistrust and magic phobia, with an underlying thread of romance.
What readers are saying
“Book 1 in the five kingdoms series is a sensational creation that blends together sweeping epic fantasy with a thoroughly modern edge to it. The mix of spellbinding romance with a dark mystery, made me feel like I was reading a Robin Hobb novel - -and yet something quite different." Lucinda
“Randomly browsing thru newer ebooks and came across this gem. Was delightfully surprised after reading the description "Think James Bond meets Lord of the Rings" which intrigued me to no end, to find that this was exactly how I perceived the book” R Lewis
“Reminiscent of Game of Thrones, this delightful fantasy will hold your attention from beginning to end.” Rhoda D'Etorre
“Jay paints a vivid world, that we are treated to in this dangerous adventure that tests our heroes to every limit. Including having them question everything they had ever taken for granted.” Miss K Marsden
"Please note, that it is advisable to start this book when you have a block of time to dedicate to it. Starting an hour before needing to leave the house will make you late, I should know” Firefly
“For lovers of series like the Wheel of Time, with its associated political intricacies, this is a series to watch carefully. It promises to deliver the kind of machinations and power struggles we love to see our heroes and heroines coming to grips with. It also draws interesting social parallels with our own issues around the fear of 'other', be it race, religion, or in this case the wielders of magic.” C Spencer
“Firstly let me say, if you have enjoyed books by Tolkien, Christopher Paolini, or Robin Hobb - you will absolutely enjoy this book.” Rachel Braithwaite
“Adventure, heartache, murder, horses, mayhem, elves; the list gallops on, bursting with action in this well written novel set in a completely believable world. Attention grabbing story and underlying layers of detail make it a 'can't put downer'.” Andelusional
“It starts off hitting the ground running with action, but carries the reader along easily. The narrative was well written and engaging, quickly immersing the reader in a new world. Very accomplished writing, characterisation and story telling.” Mickey H
“I enjoyed this greatly. It is indicative of a good read if you immediately search for the next book in the series.” Shineman
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