Today is release day for Blaine D. Arden’s awesome fantasy novella, The Fifth Son!
Llyskel is the fifth son of a King, but, unlike his brothers, he doesn’t have a career in politics or the military to look forward to. In a world where everyone possesses magic to some degree or other, Llyskel is powerless, unable to perform even the smallest magic-based tasks. All his life, he’s been under constant guard for his own protection from the magical world around him, much to his annoyance. The only time Llyskel feels free is when he paints, where the only spells he needs are the ones he weaves with brush and paint, capturing moments of beauty and giving them immortality on canvas.
Llyskel harbors a secret wish, though, a dark desire that haunts his nights. Only Ariv, a captain in the King’s army, seems to sense the truth of Llyskel’s needs. The pull he feels to Llyskel is unavoidable, and the passion between them undeniable.
But Ariv isn’t the only one interested in Llyskel. The Queen of a neighboring country expresses her interest in the boy’s talents, but her true intent goes far beyond a love of art. And what she asks may be too high a price for any of them.
Also, there was a mispricing for this novella. When it released at midnight, it was released for $4.99. This was incorrect. The $4.99 is for the upcoming illustrated version of the novella. Everyone who bought directly from us at the $4.99 price point will receive the illustrated version when it becomes available, as well as have access to the unillustrated version until then. If you bought it through a third-party, please send a screen cap of your receipt showing the $4.99 purchase price to email@example.com and when the illustrated version becomes available, we’ll directly email you your format of choice.