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Kestrel’s Talon

The Stonewatchers #1

by Bey Deckard

Kestrel's Talon - Bey Deckard
Part of the The Stonewatchers series:
  • Kestrel's Talon
Editions:Kindle: $ 5.99 USDPaperback: $ 17.50 USD
Pages: 414

Following the Prentish/Nemarri war, Kes is rejected by his homeland under the guise of religious purity laws. Though he's spared execution, the proud Nemarri's fate is only marginally more merciful than death when he is sold into sexual slavery at a prosperous pleasure house.

Despite his stoic endurance, Kes knows he’s reaching his breaking point, but there is nothing he can do—there is no path to freedom in the Holy Prentish Empire, only a lifetime of humiliating servitude.

That is, until a beautiful young slave and his formidable master approach Kes in the marketplace and make an astonishing offer to take him home with them. The only problem: “home” is the accursed Horthmont Castle from the scare-stories of Kes’s childhood.

Thrown into a world of living myth, powerful magic, and ancient gods, Kes learns the secrets kept hidden by Horthmont’s thick blackstone walls. There he discovers something he thought he’d never know again: hope for the future.

This book is on:
  • 4 To Be Read lists
  • 2 Read lists
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Publisher: Independently Published
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Pairings: MMM
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Ace, Gay, Non Binary
Protagonist 1 Age: Under 18
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 3 Age: Ageless/Immortal
Tropes: Age Difference, Big Character / Little Character, Fated Mates / Soul Mates, Hero and the Great Quest, Hurt / Comfort, Menage
Word Count: 135031
Setting: Holy Prentish Empire
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
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About the Author

Artist, Writer, Dog Lover - http://www.beydeckard.com

Canadian indie author Bey Deckard wanted to be many things when he grew up: veterinarian, vampire, paleontologist, crane operator, sniper, ophthalmologist, brain surgeon, marine biologist, lawyer, forensic anthropologist, set designer, underwater archaeologist, mortician, rock star, philanthropist... but writer was not on the list. Artist wasn’t there either because he’d been drawing and paintings since he was a tot and figured that made him one already.

Freelance graphic design paid the bills while Bey levelled up with a BFA in Art History (minor in Anthro). However, he landed in the tech world where the degree was worth FA, and stayed there for over a decade before leaving, thoroughly sick of working for The Man. That’s when the writing started, and Bey still can’t believe it wasn’t on that list above because he absolutely loves doing it and can’t really imagine doing anything else.

Bey’s books aren’t quite romance and aren’t quite erotica, and they jump from genre to genre, but they’re all character driven and he likes to think they’re interesting.

These days, if Bey’s not writing or working on graphics, you’ll find him posting pics of his best buddy and constant canine companion Murphy, cooking up some tasty vegetarian eats, hanging out on facebook, or sitting back to watch a movie with a drink (or many).

As a reader, Bey’s usual staples are biographical works, medical research papers, all sorts of history books (nautical, medieval, and medical being his favourites), science fiction, fantasy, horror, KGB/CIA thrillers, and graphic novels.


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