I enjoyed the read and found myself rooting for Dylan. Also ranked 7 in What are the best books with gay fantasy creatures.
Honestly judging from the cover I did not have high hopes for the book, but it was free so I figured I'd give it a go. The overall plot had some potential, but the book is just so poorly written that it reads like a someone's badly written fanfiction. And the characters seemed to be incredibly stupid I'm surprised they survived the badly written story. I fell like the author should pay people to read the book. Also ranked 4 in What are the best books involving male pregnancy. The series is one of my favorite fantasy books and really whisked away to another place when it got in it's stride.
It's one of the only novels I'v read that really delves into gay fantasy relationship without it being superficial and fantastical in the nature of their bond growing. Alec of Kerry has been taken prisoner for a crime he did not commit, but his cellmate, Seregil of Rhiminee manages to take him out of there as his apprentice. Together, they embark on an adventure with many obstacles, and a strong bond between them will be created. Juan Phillips. This just happened to be a book I chose from the library that looked interesting.
Luckily, I ended up enjoying the book, and would recommend it to others who are open to those sort of things. Also ranked 1 in What are the best gay main character fantasy books. Russell Stanley. Also ranked 3 in What are the best books with gay demons.
Danielle Dunn. I found Hale's dark world atmospheric and enthralling -- an alternative steam punk version of Victorian England -- where Prodigals, the ancestors of Fallen Angels, are relegated the steaming ghettos below the streets a world in itself and are often persecuted by the human law enforcement called the Inquisition.
The main character, a solitary Prodigal named Belimai Sykes is hired by Captain Willian Harper to help find to solve a series of Prodigal murders.
But the Captain is not your ordinary member of the Inquisition. He has dark secrets of his own that draw him to Belimai.
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Belimai himself is a fascinating, haunted character who is both sexy, edgy and broken. Their chemistry between the two of them is hypnotic yet subtle, drawing the reader deeper into their world. As the story progresses, we see how these two unlikely men, human and demon, learn to trust and protect each other. What's interesting as neither claims to be a particularly good man.
And yet, they ultimately fight to protect victims of the Inquisition and and seek revenge on evil, corrupt members of this powerful institution. Which makes being wicked more about being a rebel who will do anything, kill anyone, to get done what needs to be done. The writing is pitch perfect and beautifully descriptive. There are interesting secondary characters, but we are only given glimpses of them. I would say my only complaint about this engaging, emotionally resonating book, is that it wasn't long enough.
I simply wanted MORE. And yet, in a way it also feels kind of perfect the way it is. Although I wouldn't mind a sequel! Also ranked 1 in What are the best books with gay demons. The man who once was an aristocrat in the pre-revolutionary France, has finally risen from his long sleep. Living the current days as a rock star, he will try to find answers to all his questions, including those about his own existence. There are no comments yet! Share your opinion. Also ranked 1 in What are the best novels about vampire romance.
Journey's End is the second book in the male-to-male romance series The Harvest written by M. I think the fact that the sexual preference is secondary to the actual storyline and overall world structure drew me into the book. I think if you are looking for a standard to which creating a character that is gay in a fantasy fiction world, this is the book to read. Also ranked 3 in What are the best male to male romance novels.
This is a good solution 8. Its both fantasy fiction and has a gay protagonist. Someone looking for a book on this topic would be pleased with this solution. Also ranked 1 in What are the best gay historical romance books. This is a good solution 6. It's great for anyone who has trouble with their own identity, as the book touches on that too. Also ranked 7 in What are the best gay main character fantasy books. Byron Croft reviewed on on Nov. Damn, but this is Daniels first effort at writing.. An emotional roller coaster ride in places. Characters are well formed with good back grounds.
They fit into the plot as required without coming across as filler. The main character is very well formed from the outset. I found it quite easy to be caught up in everything happening. Story has no lag, jumps or plot holes that could easily have annoyed or detracted from the journey. My one criticism of the story is the ending but I'm not sure how it really affects everything. This story could have been tied up before the actual ending, as I kept expecting it to! It sort of felt everything happened VERY quickly at the end.
BUT having said that, I really don't know that the ending could have been dragged out in the next book. I guess I will have to wait and see. Overall I have to say I think this book is as close to a work of art as can be. I don't need to sit back and 'appreciate' the obvious attention to details, the character descriptions or any of a myriad of other things one want's to acknowledge a writer for in their work.
The book does it all. I am going to harrass Daniel though for the next book Amy Marshall reviewed on on Oct. Unedited chapters.
What should one expect? His story completely blew me away.
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Chapter by chapter, it unfolds with such depth and humanity that the result is stunning. I found myself utterly pulled into the dystopian world Mr. Kaine imagines; his descriptions are stark, but fluid, and the Church of the Silver Dawn itself rises up as a centerpiece in that world that never leaves you, even after the book is closed and sitting on the nightstand or coffee table.
In this post-apocalyptic world, a militaristic theocratic society has arisen—and they begin actively recruiting humans with special powers. Ash is a flamboyant, bi-sexual empath who, to all outward appearances, is confident to the point of near cocksureness, but as he is dragged through the events that unfold rapidly before him, the reader begins to discover that all is not what it seems. Mik is a painfully introverted soul, socially awkward, and chagrined to find himself the roommate of someone as extroverted as Ash. It is not until events conspire against these two young men that they realize what they really mean to one another.
Vampirism in this world was a plague that swept across the Earth, and while the humans who possess superhuman powers—the Daeva like Mik and Ash—also could be the result of this plague, the Church of the Silver Dawn is not above using these individuals to promote their flawed doctrine that holds the remnant of mankind tightly in its grip.
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It holds out fear as its driving and uniting force, and is far from the benevolent dictatorial entity it portrays itself to be; and the vampires who scavenge the ruins beyond the barrier city are not the monsters of their mythos. The truth he comes to understand has the potential of undermining everything, including his relationship with Ash.
Like all good books, Daeva: Dawn of Darkness is difficult to review. I hoped the author would take advantage of the post-apocalyptic setting a bit more. I always found myself glued to the page when there were descriptions of the way nature was taking over cities, of the wild horses, of what was left of the civilization. My favorite parts were Post-apocalypse stories are among my favorite, but I prefer them with a non-paranormal flavor.
My favorite parts were those about the journey and the cities, I liked trying to discover the city the author was describing, the landmarks left, especially in Aldar. The fun of post-apocalypse is to be able to superimpose what you know about the place and how the author can demolish your knowledge as the apocalypse demolished those places. There wasn't enough of that, in my opinion.