Monday, August 2, 2010

Hidden Treasure

Title: Hidden Treasure
Author: V.B. Kildaire
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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ISBN: 978-1-61581-439-8
Genre: {M/M}, Fantasy
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Dorian is just as shocked as everyone else when the Queen of Connmeera sends him on a royal quest. He plans on doing everything in his power to finish his mission; he just hopes it will be enough.

Jaxom wants nothing more than to be a warrior. When his leader sends him off to search for a lost treasure, he knows he will succeed or die trying.

In Hidden Treasure, author V.B. Kildaire sends two young men on a quest to find a long lost treasure that’s important to both their countries. Along the way, they make a few personal discoveries as well.

Dorian is a poor relation to the royal family of Connmeera. He is shy, reserved and more times than not, unsure of himself. All these attributes come across realistically and left me wondering just what the Queen of Connmeera was up to. Jaxom is the total opposite. A high ranking warrior within the Ormslea military, Jaxom has no use for nobility. He’s handsome, intimating and secure in whom he is. Although they are as different as night and day, both men will do what it takes to complete their mission. Their journey is not an easy one, yet the author uses this time to help the men grow into the person they are meant to be. While not a light-hearted story, there are times when you can’t help but chuckle and as someone who gets ‘geographically embarrassed’, Jaxom’s frustrations with their map was something I could understand.

While their connection is evident from the beginning, a deeper more personal connection does not show up till later in the story. In some cases this may cause a story to drag however, that is not the case with Hidden Treasure. By giving the men time to get to know each other, the author has shown the reader just how strong a couple they make, which makes some of the final scenes more believable. The author is able to keep the reader’s attention till the end and when the treasure is revealed, I wanted to cry. This was a very interesting story and one I am sure I will read again soon.

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