Friday, November 11, 2011

When I Fall

Title: When I Fall
Author: Belinda McBride
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN: 978-1-61118-579-9
Genre: {M/M} Futuristic, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx   

Griffin Hawke, former bodyguard to Helios Dayspring, still takes his duty of guarding Helios seriously though their titles and duties have changed.  Sun Priest warrior Helios is now the king and Griffin is the consort of the king, Helios’ future husband.    

When I Fall is the second book in the An Uncommon Whore Series.  The theme features the political aspects of building a homeland on a new planet for the survivors of the war-torn planet Arash.  The plot is impressively complex with a spy network, secrets, traitors and combative councilmen.  The issues resemble today’s Earth.  Their new home, Neo Domus, is a mineral rich planet, however; Helios is intelligent enough to know their armed forces cannot guard the planet against enemy attacks without support from Interstellar Coalition of Planets.  Fortunately the coalition agrees with Helios’ plan to secure the future of his people without destroying the land.  Also illustrated is the balancing of public duties with attempts to have a private life.  Helios and Griffin struggle with bouts of jealously, individual turmoil, as well as a growing isolation from each other. The entity that is apparent throughout the story is the bond Helios and Griffin share. 

Belinda McBride's When I Fall is an exciting and exceedingly enjoyable saga.

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