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books Many of them were real good Battle of Will is without any doubt one Many of them were real good Battle of Will is without any doubt one the better written onesIt is very important however to understand that the book really DO acks insta everything and this IS a very refreshing thing to see in an MM bookThe relationship between the characters was built slowly and had of an enemies to allies and enemies 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 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 reuisition enough bedding for Ackley to sleep separately Beorn realized as he approached the pallet They no onger 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 oose cover he was trying to establish 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 A ong interesting story with a compelling plot and the slowest but sweetest romance aspect this was everything I hope to find in my storiesAckley was a snarky moody character that I oved immediately There was just something under the surface that called to meBeorn I took a ittle onger to warm up too At first he came across as an ungrateful snob but it didn t take Conflict in Blood long for him to start seeing sense Leavey was an interesting side character but I waseft 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 ong enough to satisfy me as I find most shorts by this author eave me wanting The Crucified Ones: Calling Forth the End-Time Remnant lol This story has aot of action and not the one in bed I really enjoyed seeing how two enemies have become friends and slowly progressed to Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age (Lemelson Center Studies in Invention and Innovation series) lovers 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 Iiked Ackley how he didn t behave differently just because he was with a prince and talked back He didn t just roll over or Logic, Labels, And Flesh let the prince do as he pleases Actually the mentioned prince wasn t bad either he was not a selfish prat and actually did realise his feelings for Ackley before it was tooateThe plots against them there uite interesting and I really enjoyed the mystery of discovering the traitor Here also Dialogue: Relationships in Graphic Design lies my only complaint or a reason for a seuel A traitor was a big deal and he made aot of things happen I find it a "bit unbelievable that it was just this one person and that there were " unbelievable that it was just this one person and that there were people involved The matter was dropped and not mentioned again and considering how The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths long it took them to find the one who murdered a king well the matter was solved too easy in the endOtherwise Ioved this book it had great characters an interesting plot and some pretty good writin. From his own country bound magically to the crown prince of his enemies 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 ine. An Excellent read My first from this author and
i was verywas very s MM fantasy romance but the focus is on the fantasy rather than anything elseAlso one of
the few mm books I can run on ttstext to speech on my reader without havingfew mm books I can run on ttstext to speech on my reader without having plug the headphones in In other words family friendly apart from a bit at the end hehOne ittle niggle alternate chapters used a particular character s first or ast name alternately Well I missed the bit early on in the book which introduces his full name so it was a ittle 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 earlier on it does seem to indicate that there really wasn t enough 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 entirely in the third personThe reason this didn t get the full 5 stars is that the story was a The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth little too predictable both the sub plots and in main ending were wholly expected Still it was a very good read overall During the first 100 pages of the book I was convinced this would be a 5 star read But in the end I gave it barely 3 stars because I got so incredibly bored during the remaining 200 pagesI didn t mind that there was no bigove story in fact I would have iked it better if the author had built a friendship between the two MCs instead of a sueezed in "Romance Seriously On The "Seriously on the twenty pages she suddenly remembered that there was supposed to be some romance in this book and it was ike an after thought There was no real chemistry between the MCs not on a romantic In Deeper level Yes they fit together as friends but I didn t believe the romanceAckley didn t much develop as a character and Iost interest in him pretty soonAnd the endless scenes of I work on the spell sometimes with Leavey although he is incompetent sometimes alone and so concentrated I don t realize there is a world around me Yes I get it Ackley works on the spell Everywhere Constantly I started flipping pages whenever he did itThere were good scenes in this book and usually I Personlighetspsykiatri like Sasha s books but this one was not for me I know in a few weeks I have to think hard what it was about because nothing really stuck out This book is really good I thourougly enjoyed the ennemies toovers Not a five stars though because the ending is kind of abrupt it would have been better off with at Audiology least one chapter to show the budding relationship 25this review is vaguely spoilerishThis book is in a favorite genre and boasted an intriguing premise two solideads and an exciting opening scene but reading the book itself was an experience in frustration As in most novels the author plays things close to the vest in order to maintain suspense and develop her dynastic cum mystery plot as well as the romance But at east for me both key aspects were seriously mishandled virtually all the significant dynastic events were front oaded 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 goes there was enough action in the first to obscure the fact that the two eads appear to have no sexual feelings for each other or for anyone else for that matter only a growing respect in each other s honesty The first mention of any attraction comes at 70% of a 500. 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. ,
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capital we get a series of narrative delays and feints ones which mostly consist ofwe get a series of narrative Delays And Feints Ones Which Mostly Consist and feints ones which mostly consist 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 each other and then decide not to in favor of paperwork or coffee Those few significant events that do happen are buried amidst the 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 ocked trunk that seems suspicious iterally none of it Learning Unreal® Engine iOS Game Development leads to anything There is barely any dialogue between the two heroesittle sense of their formative experiences or previous relationships sexual or otherwise or the general society s attitude towards same sex relationships they don t even think about anything interesting neither Ealdwin nor the reader ever does get the details of Ackley s experience 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 eventually 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 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 " to counter the spell that brought them together But what s a Skirfallan mage to do when he s in a country that hates his very race and his every action is o A proper fantasy story I Strange Visitors love the deep characterization 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 butiterally until the ast 100 pages you would assume these men were asexual beings with zero interest in sex naked bodies cocks orgasms etc There is ike no attraction built up 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 the end finally putting the eads together and we get an epilogue 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 issue 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 ever reading this again 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 et me say who should NOT read this book People who 1 want insta everything2 want sex from page 12 want at east 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 et s continueI ve read. 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.