A Taste of Gold and Iron

Tor.com. Aug. 2022. 480p. ISBN 9781250800381. $27.99. FANTASY
The Prince of Arast, Kadou, knows that the biological father of the queen’s new child does not like him, and a tragic encounter places him at dire odds with the court ambassador and his sister. As reparation, Kadou takes on the investigation of a break-in at one of the Arastian guilds. Accompanied by his new bodyguard, Evemer, Kadou knows that there is more going on than appears, but outside forces and his own inner turmoil get in the way. Evemer finds his new charge bewildering, frustrating, and difficult to keep safe, yet despite it all, he can’t stop his growing attraction to Kadou. As the truth comes to light regarding the investigation, Kadou and Evemer must fight for their lives, their queen and her heir, and the financial safety of Arast. A beautifully detailed world, the power to touch-taste metal, political schemes, and a slow-burn romance wrap together in a lush fantasy.
VERDICT Rowland’s (A Choir of Lies) latest continues to showcase their captivating prose, immersive details, and complicated characters.
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