We regret to inform all our loyal readers that the beloved Prince Lord is officially off the market. But save your tears! The greatest, most extravagant, most earth-shattering wedding of the century is rapidly approaching.
And you know that the god of the rising sun is going to be strutting down the aisle in style. So, be sure to RVSP asap because the Lords of Night are about to live up to their name. They’ve promised an evening none of us will ever forget.
They’ve got the venue. They’ve got the catering. They’ve got the wedding party. Now, all that’s missing is the bride.
But it’s only a matter of time before she comes back around. So, while we wait for the fashionably late queen of the Night Lords to get her act together, let’s get better acquainted with the former most eligible Aztec bachelor.
As you may recall, when we first met Prince Lord in The Lords of Night, he had just awoken from a very long nap. Shortly thereafter, he went about his usual morning routine of grabbing some coffee, taking a nice walk around the block, and meeting up with his friends to overthrow the Maya gods and take over the world.
Or at least, that’s what the other Lords of Night had in mind. The Prince Lord didn’t seem too impressed with their evil plan. After all, why would a god of healing be interested in destruction? He likes flowers, and walking around barefoot, and speaking in vague riddles. We dare you to listen to his soothing voice, stare into his glittering eyes, and think this is an evil god.
Now, we’re not saying destruction is off the menu entirely. But Prince Lord’s main priority seems to be reuniting the family. How else can he expect to get married if not surrounded by his favorite subjects?
Wait, did we say subjects? We meant his favorite siblings, of course! It’s just a shame that the most important member of the family also happens to be the last true holdout . . .
Put a Ring on It
So, who exactly is the lucky lady who has stolen this young sun god’s heart?
All we can say is, try not to be too disappointed. Excuse us if we sound bitter, but we don’t even want to mention her name. After all, we’re talking about someone who doesn’t even want to take the crown and reclaim her rightful place with the Lords of Night.
Then again, she does have rare magic in her blood. A lovely mix of both old and new. If the Lords of Night need someone to wear the crown so that their magic can be restored, we guess Ren isn’t the worst option in the world. As long as Prince Lord is happy.
Although, honestly, it’s a bit hard to tell when he’s actually happy. He usually comes across as bored and disinterested. And his smile reads as less “joyous” and more “smugly condescending.”
Salute the Sun
But even if Prince Lord isn’t 100% happy now, he’s secure enough in his own destiny to realize that he’s got nothing but sunny days on the horizon. Because with his fellow Lords of Night—such as the Smoking Mirror, the Fire Lord, and Jade Is Her Skirt—firmly on his side, it’s only a matter of time until Ren changes her mind about Prince Lord’s proposal.
Trust us, these young gods know exactly what it takes to properly warm a pair of cold feet. And usually, they can do so without even setting anything on fire. Usually.
So, yeah, we’re thinking this wedding is about to go off without a hitch. We just wonder if Prince Lord would still have that smile on his face if he knew that at least one other Lord of Night has been scheming behind his back.
Maybe they want the crown for themselves. Maybe they’ve realized that the only thing worse than a Prince Lord is a potential King Lord. Or maybe they’re resentful that the wedding isn’t taking place in Disney World.
Regardless, we’re not missing the rehearsal dinner for the world. Just please make sure that your plus one checks their bow and arrows at the door this time . . .
Want to see what fate has in store for Prince Lord, his future queen, and the rest of the Lords of Night? Be sure to check out Dawn of the Jaguar: A Shadow Bruja Novel, on sale 10/10. Pre-order your copy today!