Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sacred Fate




Title: Sacred Fate
Author: Eresse
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Publisher URL: http://www.liquidsilverbooks.com/
ISBN: 978-1-59578-595-4
Genre: {M/M} Fantasy
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Rohyr Essendri is a high-born True Bloods; ruler and a skilled warrior who defends the realm of Ylandre, however he always displays integrity and respect for others, even the family members he is not fond of.

Lassen Idana is lower-ranked Half Bloods, taken from his small town and converted into Rohyr’s paramour. With his calming personality and dignity, he earns the respect of most people.

The citizens of Tal Ereq seldom received visits by high-ranking dignitaries, yet their appeal for help brought a delegation including Rohyr, the sovereign ruler of the land. Rohyr is drawn to Lassen and a connection is formed between them with only one look. Desire soon develops into a lifetime of love so strong nothing can break the bond, not even Rohyr’s forced political marriage to another.

Sacred Fate is a captivating and distinctive story of a dual-gendered world. The setting is an all-embracing environment of a magical medieval era with fiefs, swords and war steeds, only this is a world of men who can re-produce. The well written plot is enthralling. Each character inspires interest in their connection and personality. While there are few love scenes, they are incredibly sensuous. Eresse creates the social atmosphere with illustrations of prejudice which facilitate rejoinders like “Lassen had little regard for folk who were so full of themselves, they could belittle others on the basis of their perceived inequality”; a realistic sentiment and mirror image of today’s culture. Sacred Fate is an outstanding fantasy that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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