Series: Chronicles of Ylandre 03
Genre: Fantasy, Hermaphroditism, Science Fiction-ish, M-Preg
Length: Novel (roughly 400+ depending on format)
Publisher: Liquid Silver Press (28th November 2011)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: A chance meeting heralds the convergence of two heretofore wildly divergent fates.
From the moment he laid eyes on the handsome Lord of Ilmaren, Naeth Orosse fell head over heels in infatuation with him. And after that first meeting in the middle of a tavern brawl in the dual-gendered realm of Ylandre, Reijir Arthanna did not forget the orphaned youth who came to his aid unasked. When fate brings them together anew, Reijir becomes Naeth’s guardian, which proves both blessing and bane when their mutual attraction is guilelessly nursed by one and distrustfully downplayed by the other.
Between attempting to ignore Naeth’s artless overtures and suppressing feelings he had long disavowed, Reijir has his hands full. But more than a title and duty were forced on this enigmatic cousin of Ylandre’s king. A less than benevolent past has left its imprint on Reijir who is as known for his cynical outlook on life as he is for his exotic features and proficiency between the sheets. Convincing him to risk his heart in love is a battle more experienced Deira than Naeth have waged and invariably lost.
Warning: Hermaphroditism (dual sex). This book is part of a series and must be read in order.
Review: Oh yes… Eressë you beauty, you have produced yet another incredible story. Reijir is wary of trusting anyone but when Naeth sweeps into his life Reijir’s family and friends notice the difference straight away. Naeth’s life fell apart when his family was killed in a fire, helping a friend of his father out; he ends up meeting Reijir who turns his world upside down.
YES! YES! YES! Ylandre is back and is just as interesting as always. All the world building was done in the first book Scared Fate along with the history and the explanations as to why and how it’s an all-male world. This book is well written and plunges you right back into the world of Ylandre. In this one we find out more about Reijir and Naeth and the development and difficulties of their relationship.
Reijir is the Herun of Ilmaren (there is a glossary in the back of the book) and was once badly burned in love and has now built a wall around his heart, when he takes Naeth in as his ward he begins to thaw but it isn’t until it is nearly too late before he admits it to himself. Naeth falls rapidly for Reijir but it is years before he can act on it and even then he still doesn’t know if Reijir feels anything for him but lust.
I loved this story as it has conflict, love, despair, intrigue, danger, lust, hidden secrets and misunderstandings. The story is well crafted and the plot well-developed, we meet the characters from the previous books and those books run parallel to this book, all the characters are well-developed and well-rounded and the sex is off the charts scorching hot.
I will recommend this to those who love fantasy, science-fiction-ish type stories, hot sex, m-preg and a very happy ever after.