Author: Charles Edward
Genre: LGBT Medieval Fantasy
Publisher: Loose Id
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Gareth is his parents’ dirty secret: Cursed with a demonic appearance, he has always been in hiding just to stay alive. He must never be seen or his family will die. But when a violent attack endangers a local youth — whom Gareth adores from the shadows — there is no one else to help, and Gareth is driven to risk everything to save him.
Now the young man, Evin, wants to know more about this terrifying and beautiful stranger. Where did he come from? Is he a demon, or something more? They begin to meet in the darkness, becoming friends and then lovers. Evin’s sexual exploration and adoration of every part of Gareth’s strange body erase fear and self-loathing; and Gareth’s enthusiasm and prowess make every tryst more powerful, more deliriously sensual than the last.
But there is a purpose to Gareth’s existence, and when it is revealed, Evin and Gareth will be enslaved by rivals, separated to end up on opposite sides of a war. Evin will be forced to play a dangerous role: One which may make him Gareth’s destroyer.
Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: male/male sexual practices, violence.
Review: Yay!!! Medieval type fantasy… yay yay ha ha woo woo… (Sorry little happy dance there couldn’t control myself). Okay, so out of all the genres in the world this is my favorite type, as the author can really let themselves go with their imaginations. Sword’s, armor, shields, evil nobles, downtrodden peasants, magic, heroic men, evil monster’s, etc. Etc. Etc. Because really, there is so much to choose from. Now sometimes it works… and sometimes it doesn’t. Some authors lose track of where they are going with the story or add too many detail’s or plots or people. But this author doesn’t miss a trick.
Gareth is sweet, naïve and bullied by his parents. Evin is trying to get through life as a peasant, who is being blackmailed and mistreated by the mayor’s son. As these two get to know each other you can’t but help cheer them on. They are about to embark on a journey that will separate them and see them re-united in a heart rendering way. At one point I really couldn’t see how the author could bring them back together, and then I thought all was lost.
Charles Edward, I salute you. This story has it all and your imagination is something to admire because the ending was inspired.
So what would I recommend? If you like fantasy, magic, Medieval, a wicked Queen, an evil Sorcerer (a wizard if you want), re-growing limbs!!! (Yeah I know!) hot and kinky sex (really I think some men will be jealous of Gareth) and a storyline that keeps you reading then…this is it.