Monday, July 19, 2010


Title: Shenandoah
Author: Ally Blue
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
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ISBN: 978-1-60928-166-3
Genre: {M/M} Futuristic
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Publication Date: August 31, 2010

Bear and Dragon are traveling to Shenandoah, rumored to be a northern tribe where anyone who wants to join is welcome, and the only law is that you can’t harm another person. Bear feels compelled to find Shenandoah after dreaming of the lively city nestled in a green valley far away. However, Dragon didn’t believe in Shenandoah in the first place. He was going along with this plan only because Bear believed it. Along the way, they encounter many dangers like nomadic bands of bloodthirsty butchers who’d slice a man open, perform cannibalism then skin him and clothe themselves in his flesh.

Shenandoah is book 2 in the Mother Earth series. In this well written, well paced, thrilling installment, Dragon must conquer his fears of not being strong enough to emotionally support Bear. When Bear is wounded from a knife attack, Dragon’s healing skills are put to the test. Dragon realized that his love for Bear can withstand any challenge. Furthermore, he would never willingly leave Bear. Shenandoah is more than a myth to Bear. He feels summoned, through his dreams, to find the valley where his future awaits. However, Bear will reject this future path if it means losing Dragon.

The exceptionally talented Ally Blue has created an excellent plot that is action packed, intriguing with emotional drama and marvelous love scenes. The reference to cannibalism is tastefully summarized but not unpleasant. I especially enjoyed the references to plants used in healing. Overall, this is an exciting saga that I enjoyed greatly.

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