Friday, February 19, 2016

Shield Mate

Title: Shield Mate
Author: Eresse
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
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ISBN: 978-1-62210-286-0
Genre: {M/M} Hermaphrodite Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx 

Ranael is a royal-blooded aristocrat in the military who has recently been promoted to captain. Ranel’s second in command is Vaeren; a half blood illegitimate child. Vaeren rose in rank for the reason that he had earned the king’s respect and friendship, due to his fighting skills as well as his compassion for others.

Shield Mate is the seventh book in the Chronicles of Ylandre series. The plot illustrates social prejudices and jealousy. Ranael and Vaeren became lovers, but when their relationship is discovered, a high ranking officer consumed with bigotry conspires to destroy Vaeren’s creditability. Ranael and Vaeren’s chances for happiness are severely damaged.   

True Bloods formed the ruling class of every realm on planet Aisen; their ancestors, the Naere, were a race of hermaphrodites. The Naere colonists were a highly cultured warrior race, with mental power to communicate without speaking out loud   kept their breeding with the planet’s natives to the barest minimum, retaining much of the physical strength, endurance and most of their gifts of mind control. The ancestors of the Half Bloods bred indiscriminately, with the native Gelra race which resulted in the diminishment or disappearance of many of the True Blood characteristics as well as all females of the Gelra race. 

Shield Mate is another enjoyably impressive addition to the emotionally charged Chronicles of Ylandre series. All of the books in the series feature a different couple; however the time frame is the same as the era illustrated in the first book Sacred Fate. All of the characters are connected in some way to the ruler of Aisen, Rohyr Essendri.

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