by K.L. Noone
A very long time ago, in the very old forests of Brittany, a werewolf loved a king …
The Lord Bisclavret has a secret. A family enchantment. A wolf’s curse, transforming him when the moon is full. He hopes to be a good lord for his people, and he’s always been a loyal king’s man, even if the new king is inexperienced and scholarly. But one betrayal might leave him trapped in wolf-shape forever … unless his king can save him.
Andreas would rather be a University scholar than a king, and has no interest in a royal marriage — desire’s always come slowly, if at all. But he loves his kingdom, so he’ll try to protect it, even when rumors of a man-killing wolf spread across his land. He’ll pick up a sword and go out on a hunt, and hope to keep his people safe.
But the wolf has the eyes of a man, and the scholar-king’s knowledge of folklore and fairy-stories might break a werewolf’s curse … with the help of love.
Very loosely based on the twelfth-century story by Marie de France, Bisclavret features a bisexual werewolf lord, a demisexual king who’d rather be a scholar, some exasperated men-at-arms, and very important stolen clothing.
Author: K.L. Noone
Publisher: JMS Books
Release Date: November 13, 2019
Genre/ Trope/ Themes(s): MM Fantasy Paranormal Romance; Shifter Romance; Royalty; bisexual character; demisexual character
Listening Length/ Pages: 42p.
MMy Thoughts and Review:
I loved the idea for this story was taken from the annals of time. Though we may never know the true reason behind the King sleeping with a wolf, it does make for delicious storytelling.
A wolf stuck in his shifter form thanks to a manipulative wife and a disgraceful neighbor. Now the wolf is under the King’s protection and the King is under the wolf’s. King Andreas and the wolf, Bisclavret, became friends over time, and as the days passed the two became inseparable.
Though this is a short story, it holds so much within it, you can’t help but feel satiated when it ends. The characters are fascinating and draw the reader into the pages. Even with no explicit scenes, the romance and passion are beautiful between Andreas and Bisclavret. This story was truly enchanting. I loved it!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Queer Romance Ink in exchange for an honest review. ☔