The Stone Prince
The DeMarians, the royal line of Branion, have been blessed, or cursed, with the power of the Flame, a magic which--if wielded properly--none can stand against. But called upon by one untrained or not strong enough to control it, and the Flame is as likely to destroy its human vessel as whatever foe it has been unleashed against.
Yet even the Flame is less dangerous that Her Most Regal and Sacred Majesty Melesandra the third, Aristok of Branion, an unyeilding and terrifying ruler. And no one understands this better than Crown Prince Demnor, who is convince he is his mother's most treasured victim. Often at odds with Mekesandra, Demnor knows he will receive no support from her when faced with the prospect of an unwanted, politically motivated marriage.
But all his personal conflicts must be thrust aside when the realm of Branion is drawn into a far greater struggle as the eternally rebellious Heathland plots a bold new campaign of war. Now only time will tell whether Demnor can survive the traitors within the Court and the ever-growing rebel forces--even as he strives to master the power which is his birthright but which may well prove his doom...
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Review: The Stone Prince (Branion #1)User Review - SSirppi - Goodreads
3,5 stars I'm still debating whether I should round this one down to three stars. It was by no means a bad book, but neither was it in any way special. Well, okay, I love Kel so let's say it's four ... Read full review
Review: The Stone Prince (Branion #1)User Review - Datura - Goodreads
I'm not even sure if I finished reading this; pretty sure I got bored halfway in. I do recall liking how the titles of nobility weren't based on gender. Read full review
Fantasy - Fiona Patton
So when I first heard about The Stone Prince and Branion's obvious resemblance to Britain I ... The Stone Prince could have done perfectly well without it. ...
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Fiona Patton - mic Entry
She also has four novels in the Kingdom of Branion series called The Stone Prince, The Painter Knight, The Granite Shield and, the newest in the series, ...
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The Stone Prince (Daw, 1997) (gay fantasy romance; same-sex relationships are common) --. The Painter Knight (prequel to The Stone Prince) ...
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