What would you do if you were at war with another species, and the only way to gain peace was to sacrifice yourself? Would you surrender?
The war with the Daranii, instigated by Earth, was short and brutal.
Outgunned by superior weapons, the obliteration of the military outpost on Jupiter’s moon, Io, ended with Earth’s unconditional surrender.
Captain Jonathan Thomsin of the warship Excalibur was the only Captain of Earth’s combined forces to successfully destroy Daranii ships, not by confronting them, but with guerilla warfare. Outraged by Thomsin’s dishonorable tactics, the Daranii demand the captain as part of Earth’s reparations to Daran. Captain Thomsin was given to Daran to protect Earth from Daranii vengeance.
He expected to be tormented by loss and grief.
He expected to be tortured and die on Daran.
He never expected to fall in love.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a slow burn, male/male romance with on-page torture scenes, health issues, and adult sexual situations.
How much can one man give when faced with the prejudice of two worlds?
Acknowledged at last by the Governing Council, his life mating accepted, Jonathan Thomsin makes a home on Daran with his husband, Talin of the Warrior Order. He knows he will never see Earth or his family again and learns to live with that endless grief.
Jon is ecstatic when the Daranii Council gives Jon permission to return to Earth for life-saving surgery and allows him to contact and stay with his family for six months.
He will be healed in body, his grief left behind on Daran. Everything is possible, even peace between Daran and Earth. There are many issues to solve, people to convince, and prejudices to overcome.
For Jon, there was one problem that overshadowed the rest. He had been irrevocably changed while on Daran.
Jon forgot the old adage “you can’t go home again.”
This is book 2 in the Daranii Justice Series, you must read book one, The Price of Surrender, before reading The Promise of Sacrifice to enjoy the full story.
Forced to leave Earth earlier than planned, Jon returns to a Daran that is on the verge of civil war. The threats to Jon escalate after news concerning his hybrid DNA is publicly released, bringing the conflict to the breaking point, his life held in the balance.
Knowing he will be on ‘house arrest’ again doesn’t soften its impact on Jon, and he chafes under his inability to help his life mate in any way.
The situation isn’t helped by Talin’s militant acceptance of his Warrior mentality, and his threats to Jon, even given for his safety, feel like betrayal.
Jon wants to return to Earth for his sister Emma’s wedding. He wants Talin to be the Daranii he’s bonded to, not the Warrior who commands him.
Will their relationship survive what Talin must do to protect him?
Can Jon accept the sacrifices made on his behalf without sacrificing himself?