What rating would you give it?
3 of 5 Stars
Give us a summary.
War is brewing between the Greenlands and the Summer Kingdom, despite the efforts of Lord Aidan and Prince Varion, who have been meeting in secret in an attempt to maintain peace. When war proves inevitable, Aidan offers Varion asylum, loathe to see the man he’s come to care about become his enemy.
But Varion refuses, sacrificing safety and his own desires to stay in the Summer Kingdom in order to protect his little brother from their ruthless father. The two men instead declare a blood oath to always protect each other, an oath that will see them through war, transformation, and a deadly curse…
What did you think of the book?
I liked it. I mean there were moments when I just couldn’t, but it was still a satisfying read. It started out soooooooo strong and promising, even as it began to taper off at the end and eventually fizzled out with that ending. But all in all, I enjoyed it while it lasted.
World-building was acceptable, though I would have preferred to see more of it better visualized.
Characters, save for the brother Tiernon, were all quite likeable, and I was seriously rooting for a good many (especially two very old dads). That being said, that damned kid though made me wanna vomit. I can understand where he’s coming from with his decisions in life, especially since it was driven by fear of their father, but damn. A true survivalist would have taken the offer from Varion and left with him a long freaking time ago. Tiernon’s ultimate decisions just made him an unforgivable little shit.
Lastly, I will end by saying one thing though:
“MAGNIFICENT SCALED COCK”
Yeah…. the answer is NO. A RESOUNDING, EMPATHIC NO.
Me and this book could have done without that, thank you very much.
Any warnings you wish to make for your readers?
Sexual situations (eventually) and some general violence, but nothing really out of the ordinary or trigger worthy.
Does it count towards any reading challenges?
Tons and tons, per usual.
- 2015 GoodReads Reading Challenge
- You Read How Many Books?
- 52 Books in 52 Weeks
- Read A Million Pages
- 105 Reading Challenge (Category: 1, 3, 4, 9)
- 2015 New To You Reading Challenge (Brand New 2015 Title & Brand New Author To Me)
- NetGalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge
- Ethereal 2015 (Magic, Dragons)
- 2015 LGBT Challenge (MM/B/OTHER)
Would you recommend this book?
Uhh… I’m torn. Though I liked how it began, I can’t really say I’d definitely recommend it to someone who asks. It fell short in too many areas, only just getting the “like” status for the characters – which I really DID like quite a bit.
Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)
|Publisher: Les Than Three Press
Publication Date: June 2015
Format: eBook, RvC
Genre & Themes: DRAGONS!!!, Fantasy,
M/M Romance, Bisexual/Gay Sexualities,
Magic, Politics, War, Paranormal, Betrayal,
Terrible Dad Of The Year Award, Greatest Dad
Of The Year Award, Family, Vows, Promises,
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Provided by NetGalley
Challenge: 2015 Good Reads Reading Challenge (155),
52 Books in 52 Weeks, You Read How Many Books?,
Read A Million Pages, 105 Reading Challenge,
2015 New To You Reading Challenge,
NetGalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge,
2015 LGBT Reading Challenge
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