(PDF) [Battle of Will] ↠ Sasha L. Miller
To the vest in order to maintain suspense and develop her dynastic cum mystery plot as well as the romance But at least for me both key aspects were seriously mishandled virtually all the significant dynastic vents were front loaded in the first half culminating in the various crises at the palace those were not fully resolved but nonetheless disappear from the book As far as
*The Romance There Was Enough Action In The First *romance goes there was The Casa Mono Cookbook enough action in the first obscure the fact the two leads appear to have no sexual feelings forach other or for anyone lse for that matter only a growing respect in ach other s honesty The first mention of any attraction comes at 70% of a 500 page book That might work if there d been action instead but once the heroes leave the capital we get a series of narrative delays and feints ones which mostly consist of the characters doing paperwork drinking coffee mentioned than a hundred times receiving and sending messages moving to another camp and repeating those activities In the midst of this both heroes repeatedly ponder speaking to ach other and then decide not to in favor of paperwork or coffee Those few significant vents that do
Happen Are Buried Amidst are buried amidst tedious ones and despite hints that some of these mundane activities might be than padding a messenger bursts through the door there are repeated mentions of a secondary character s magically locked trunk that seems suspicious literally none of it leads to anything There is barely any dialogue between the two heroes little sense of their formative xperiences or previous relationships sexual or otherwise or the general society s attitude towards same sex relationships they don t ven think about anything interesting neither Ealdwin nor the reader Lachlan's Protg (English Edition) ever does get the details of Ackley sxperience with Taceo though it s hinted he might have some baggage there Bizarrely given that the two heroes are forced by magic to stay close together ventually being handcuffed together anything sexual is barely acknowledged and then almost instantly repressed again with the help of paperwork view spoilerThe first kiss takes place at the 96% mark immediately followed by the first discussion of their relationship hide spoiler This book is really good I thourougly njoyed the nnemies to lovers Not a five stars though because the nding is kind of abrupt it would have been better off with at least one chapter to show the budding relationship During the first 100 pages of the book I was convinced this would be a 5 star read But in the nd I gave it barely 3 stars because I got so incredibly bored during the remaining 200 pagesI didn t mind that there was no big love story in fact I would have liked it better if the author had built a friendship between the two MCs instead of a sueezed in romance Seriously on the last twenty pages she suddenly remembered that there was supposed to be some romance in this book and it was like an after thought There was no real chemistry between the MCs not on a romantic level Yes they fit together as friends but I didn t believe the romanceAckley didn t much develop as a character a An Excellent read My first from this author and I was very pleasedIt s MM fantasy romance but the focus is on the fantasy rather than anything lseAlso one of the few mm books I can run on ttstext to speech on my reader without having to plug the headphones in In other words family friendly apart from a bit at the nd hehOne little niggle alternate chapters used a particular character s first or last name alternately Well I missed the bit arly on in the book which introduces his full name so it was a little confusing how the character s name kept changing Later on I figured out it was because the POV was switching between the two MC sWhile this would not have been a major problem had I been paying attention arlier on it does seem to indicate that there really wasn t nough difference between the author s writing to really showcase the double POV style of writing and the whole narrative could have been done just as well written The Crucified Ones: Calling Forth the End-Time Remnant entirely in the third personThe reason this didn t get the full 5 stars is that the story was a little too predictable both the sub plots and in mainnding were wholly Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age (Lemelson Center Studies in Invention and Innovation series) expected Still it was a very good read overall. From his own country bound magically to the crown prince of hisnemies Ackley is certain of just one thing whether he can figure out how to break the spell or not his death is assuredNote This story is part of LT3's Serial Fiction line. This story has a lot of action and not the one in bed I really Logic, Labels, And Flesh enjoyed seeing how twonemies have become
Friends And Slowly Progressed To and slowly progressed to Battle of Will is a great fantasy story first and it just happens to have two male protagonists There is a great plot with danger magic treason and treacheryAckley was a bodyguard to a prince before he was banished and unwillingly has become bound to another I liked Ackley how he didn t behave differently just because he was
*With A Prince And *a prince and back He didn t just roll over or let the prince do as he
PLEASES ACTUALLY THE MENTIONED PRINCE WASN T BAD EITHER Actually the mentioned prince wasn t bad Dialogue: Relationships in Graphic Design either was not a selfish prat and actually did realise his feelings for Ackley before it was too lateThe plots against them there uite interesting and I reallynjoyed the mystery of discovering the traitor Here also lies my only comp A long interesting story with a compelling plot and the slowest but sweetest romance aspect this was The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths everything I hope to find in my storiesAckley was a snarky moody character that I loved immediately There was just something under the surface that called to meBeorn I took a little longer to warm up too At first he came across as an ungrateful snob but it didn t take long for him to start seeing sense Leavey was an interesting side character but I was left with a few uestions about him I hope one day we will get his full story as I sense a troubled past with himOverall this appealed to my medievalmagic fantasy and I was so happy it was longnough to satisfy me as I find most shorts by this author leave me wanting lol Beware SUPER LONG review with TOO MANY gifs and some spoilers Battle of Will is one of those books you can t wait to readAnd for very good reasonsBefore I start let me say who should NOT read this book People who 1 want insta Modeling and Analysis of Communicating Systems everything2 want sex from page 12 want at least three sex scenes in the book4 do not care about the story just want the fucking If you know what I meanSo now that we ve addressed that let s continueI ve read a lot of MM fantasy books Many of them were real good Battle of Will is without any doubt one of the better written onesIt is very important however to understand that the book really DO lacks instaverything and this IS a very refreshing thing to see in an MM bookThe relationship between the characters was built slowly and had of an Inventing the Medium: Principles of Interaction Design as a Cultural Practice enemies to allies andnemies to friends feel In this the book reminded me of Captive Prince Volume One by S C Pacat Just a few facts about how Ackley s and Beorn s relationship progressed during the book view spoiler At 67% Beorn first wonders about the possible rumors Ackley sleeping with him in his bed Honestly I ve The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth expected this sooner much sooner soon after that first mentions of some feelings toward Ackley and attraction At 84% Beorn s mind helpfully suggested a few options to focus and distract Ackley but none of them were viable considering they were outside and that he and Ackley didn t have that sort of relationship At 85% There was no real reason to not reuisitionnough bedding for Ackley to sleep separately Beorn realized as he approached the pallet They no longer needed to stay in close proximity Still unless Ackley pushed for it Beorn didn t see any reason to change their sleeping arrangements It would play into the loose cover he was trying to stablish that nothing had changed YEAH RIGHT At 90% Ackley s first self confession of his feelings At 96% first kiss At 99% finally sex hide spoiler If I was going to describe the book in one word it d be OKThe fantasy plot is rather slow which is okay but it needed some tension or pizaaz somewhere that it wasn t getting I m okay with a gradual build of romance Slow cooking is fun but literally until the last 100 pages you would assume these men were asexual beings with zero interest in sex naked bodies cocks orgasms tc There is like no attraction built up In Deeper even when you get to the building romantic nature of their relationship unless you count one character thinking about how delicate the others hands are Then we get to thend finally putting the leads together and we get an pilogue that really should not have mentioned the heir problem Problem that it is we haven t got a stable foundation to say oh that s an okay thing to do to settle the iss. At a memorial service meant to honor the dead and mark the beginning of a truce between Skirfall and Morcia Ackley spies a figure who does not belong a mage interrogator whose presence will only cause harm should the Morcians realize wh. .
Ue Instead it presents an unpleasant problem with an unpleasant solution and decides to use cheap sex scene to placate us Sighhh I don t have the heart to one star but I m not ver reading this again A proper fantasy story
I Love The Deep Characterizationlove the deep characterization review can be found at The Blogger Girls review siteWhen Ackley saves the crown prince of Morcia from possible death he inadvertently gets magically bound to the prince Now tasked with being constantly within Prince Ealdwin s presence the two must figure out how to counter the spell that brought them together But what s a Skirfallan mage supposed to do when he s in a country that hates his very race and his Audiology every action is only met with suspicionIn the mm genre one of the things that I find lacking is the amount of true high fantasy stories out there You have what I call contemporary fantasy which is basically fantasylements in a contemporary setting and semi fantasy which is a fantasy world but with only the bare bones for descriptions Battle of Will is in my opinion a classic high fantasy tale filled with a ton of descriptions two prominent warring races a royal prince a traitor and a forced bonding between nemies Basically verything I could want in a fantasyAnd how I loved Financial Modeling and Valuation: A Practical Guide to Investment Banking and Private Equity every second of it From the moment that Ackley realizes what is about to happen to Prince Ealdwin to the last word in the story it satisfied all my cravings for a true high fantasy tale It has a slow build up with descriptions left and right about the war the layout of the country and the spells that Ackley is forced to look through You have the very real animosity between Ackley and Ealdwin the inability to believe what the other is saying is the truth and the very real possibility that if someone kills one of them then the other will die too It has some action some twists and some sweet moments written in a way that had me spellbound throughout the bookThe characters have such depth that I felt like I knew themach personally Ackley is very surly and stubborn He s not afraid of saying what he wants specially to a prince and absolutely will not back down ven when Ealdwin is at his most scariest and intimidating Ealdwin isn t used to anyone sticking up to him so Ackley not only confuses him but intrigues him I loved how Ealdwin was a respected prince who had no issues with fighting the war from the front lines but I also liked that Learning Unreal® Engine iOS Game Development even with their situation Ackley couldn t put away his bodyguard instincts and not protect Ealdwinven when he didn t need to or want to It was sweet the way they hated Strange Visitors each other but slowly created a friendship that had so much trust there was never any doubt of the other person s actions until Ealdwin tried to show Ackley his true feelingsI had a few issues with this story though My biggest being that I felt the resolution to who the real traitor was and how to deal with him very anticlimactic Withveryone that was killed and verything that happened to not only Ealdwin and Ackley but to the King of Morcia I xpected action to be taken to handle the King s killer I felt there also needed to be diting considering there was a lot of typos grammar mistakes punctuation rrors and inconsistencies throughout the novel Also while I loved that the fantasy and the desire to nd the war was front and center of the story I wished we could have seen of the developing romance between Ackley and Ealdwin I feel like we were missing just a little something between themAll in all ven with its flaws I still really The Governess Club: Bonnie enjoyed the story It s fantasy than a romance and focuses on the journey Ealdwin and Ackley go through from beingnemies to allies It has a lot of world building and descriptions with an The Go Girl Guide: Surviving the mating frenzy with savvy, soul and style emphasis on the daily work of a prince turned King I absolutely loved it and recommend it for those whonjoy a
Good Meaty Fantasy That Has Very Little Romance I Mmeaty fantasy that has very little romance I m hoping we ll get stories in this world because I d love to see what happens next specially if it involves Leavey getting his own HEA 25this review is vaguely spoilerishThis book is in a favorite genre and boasted an intriguing premise two solid leads and an xciting opening scene but reading the book itself was an xperience in frustration As in most novels the author plays things close. O he is and all the people he has tortured But the problem rapidly grows much worse than that when Ackley realizes his true purpose is assassination of the Morcian crown prince an assassination Ackley prevents but at great costBanished.