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Sword Dance

by A.J. Demas

Sword Dance - A.J. Demas
Part of the Sword Dance Trilogy series:
  • Sword Dance
Editions:Kindle

Five years ago, Damiskos’s brilliant military career was cut short, leaving him with a permanent disability and scars that are not all physical. Adrift and still grieving, he tries to find meaning in an unsatisfying job.

Work takes him to the remote seaside villa of an old friend, where, among an odd assortment of guests, he meets the eunuch sword-dancer Varazda. Enigmatic and beautiful but distinctly prickly, Varazda is the antithesis of the straightforward and serious Damiskos. Yet as they keep getting in each other’s way at the villa, their mutual dislike is complicated by a spark of undeniable attraction.

Then the villa’s guests begin to reveal their true characters and motives—no one here is what they seem—and Damiskos finds himself at the centre of a bizarre web of espionage, theft, and assassination. Varazda may need Damiskos’s help, but not as much as Damiskos, finally awakening to a new sense of life and purpose, needs Varazda.

Sword Dance is the first book in the Sword Dance trilogy, an m/m romance set in an imaginary ancient world, with murderous philosophy students, sex acts named after fruit, and love blossoming in the midst of mayhem.

This book is on:
  • 2 To Be Read lists
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Genres:
Pairings: MM, NB
Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay, Genderfluid
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Cultural Differences, Fake Relationship
Word Count: 80000
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters

About the Author

A.J. Demas writes about love and imaginary politics in a fictional world based on the ancient Mediterranean. She has been making up stories since she was a little girl but only recently discovered the romance genre. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and cute daughter.


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