High Commander Lesto Arseni is the most feared man in the Harken Empire. None but the High King dares risk his wrath—and a pirate who once punched him in the middle of the imperial pavilion. A pirate who later snuck away with Lesto to an empty room, touched him in ways far more memorable. And then immediately bolted like a man who’d gotten what he wanted.
Shemal just wants to live a normal life, leave his pirating days behind him and prove that he’s respectable now. The last thing he needs is the two idiots who show up wanting his help with the noble they’ve kidnapped—the very man Shemal had been hoping to prove himself to, the man he hasn’t forgotten since Shemal punched him a year and a half ago.
Tales of the High Court
Less Than Three Press
July 13, 2016
After reading the High King's Golden tongue, I needed a book on Lesto and I'm glad Megan Derr delivered. This book isn't as long or as angsty as the first book, rather its sweet and dare I say fluffy.
In the High King's Golden Tongue Lesto was portrayed as invulnerable, hard and serious, apart from those moments between him and Sarrica. I needed to see him vulnerable, unsure and madly in love and Dammit! Megan delivered just that.
While the focus remained solely on the developing relationship between Shemar and Lesto, the story also presented several mini story arcs tying into subplots that did not distract but rather added suspense to the romance.
Seriously it was beautiful watching the great high commander fall madly in love with a pirate from the lowest lands, its kinda like Cinderella except there's no glass slippers and Shemar can hit!
The attraction between the two was obvious, and I loved seeing them nervous and unsure of where they stood, giving their past and social standing.
Shemar kept mentioning his mother and to be honest I was hoping to see her but never the less it was a beautiful book!