Welcome to Monsilys, capital of an empire racked by intrigue, facing invaders abroad and traitors within. Since the death of their brother the Emperor brought the Lords Valentin and Cassius back to Monsilys, Valentin has cured the boredom of court life with poppy sap and women, while for Cassius the remedy has been ale and the result much the . . .
Damen is the true heir to the throne, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity and sent to serve the prince of a rival nation as a pleasure slave. . . .
Lilliane Tor, a renowned empathic healer from Rimland, learns the cost of keeping her oath when she saves the life of Jahnissim Hal Zev, a member of the nomadic and insular Tisreen and becomes entangled in a diplomatic nightmare. A fugitive from her own land, and in search of her missing sister, she escapes to Tisreen with Zev and enters . . .
The galaxy has been riped apart by war. Now, the people of “Proper Society” suffer under the tyrannical rule of the Civil Triumvirate. However, a band of revolutionaries fight against this evil power. They call themselves the Freedom Coalition. Animus features monthly episode updates, along with special features via our wiki, twitter feed, and facebook page. . . .
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Feb 21, 2011: I just spent the first half of my eight hour work day reading this story. Now that I am all caught up, I would like it to be next week so we can move onto the next part.
This is quite a compelling read, there is court intrigue without it being boring and stuffy. The characters are loveable and hateable and you very quickly start to care about what is going on in their lives.