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This review is from: Transformation: Book One of the Rai-Kirah (Paperback)
I'm generally a fan of fantasy that has a little romance in it, but picked this book based on reviews and was blown away. It focuses mainly on a an unlikely comradeship and deep friendahip that develops between A Prince and his slave. Prince Alekzander is an arrogant and bored prince who cares for nothing but his own amusement when he buys Seyonne, a man who has been stripped of his magic and sold into slavery after the Derzhi Empire invaded his homeland. Bit by bit, Seyonne's kindness and gentle disapproval tranforms Alekzander into the kind of ruler he should be. After Seyonne battles to save Alekzander's life, the respect Alekzander has for Seyonne changes to friendship.
It was beautifully written, and I actually couldn't put it down. The way the friendship develops is very interesting, and it was actually refreshing to read something that didn't have any romance in it. The fantasy side of it was also refreshing and new, slightly complex but well explained and consequently very interesting.
It is one of a trilogy, and I have to say that it is one of the best trilogys I have read in a long time. Please read it, i don't think you will be disappointed.