Prince Navarion is tired of being a figurehead. Frustrated by his uselessness and suspected by the ruling council of possessing dangerous political ambitions, he sees no chance of ever serving his people in a meaningful way. When a soul-bonding ceremony leaves him with impossible magic, Navarion’s decision to embrace it turns him into a (masked) hero—and sets the ruling council, a mysterious magic-wielding attacker, and even his own best friend against him. But it’s Navarion’s own reckless determination that may lead to the greatest disaster.
Alahir Khiyamat is Navarion’s best friend and bodyguard. Guilt-stricken after failing to protect Navarion from the magical “curse” and haunted by the death of the friend he couldn’t save, Alahir faces a choice: find a way to get rid of the magic, redeem himself, and protect Navarion, or respect his friend’s desire to use his new power—and risk losing him forever.
Daystar (working title) is an adult fantasy about friendship, forgiveness, change, and responsibility. Also coffee.