Acuire a battle sylph and Solie just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time In the process of running away she is idnapped by one of the Kings guards in hopes to be of use by the King A priest conjures up a portal that the sylphs can look through so see their ever waiting ueen that they hope to spend eternity with But as Solie lays upon the alter naked and tied down the sylph has the slightest clue that a trap awaits and finds himself through the portal only to find a man yielding a nife to ill his ueen in order to gain ownership over him and then enslave hi I think this story was inspired by bees The word hive is thrown around a lot The drones battler sylphs protect the ueen and the colony Community Anyway I liked Solie I don t understand why people are calling her dim or silly She was able to bind herself to a battler She didn t let other people make choices for her She learned how to be a leader She s a little naive yes she was raised as a simple farm girl remember A Badass Hidden Gemhttpbadassbookreviewscombadass hEven before I finished reading this book I ordered the next one I hated this book to end it was that good I was completely caught up in the world created by the author Not only did McDonald create an impressive setting for the book but also created not one or two great characters but numerous interesting secondary characters Usually when an author bounces from character to character in a book it annoys me and it disrupts the flow of the book uite the opposite was true in this book I found myself intrigued with all the characters and I wanted to now about them The secondary character s POV is vital for the story and McDonald handles it with easeThe main characters in this story are Solie and her battle sylph Heyyou Battle sylphs are creatures that inhabit a separate dimension In Solie s world she is a young farm girl who lives a simple existence In a Battle sylph s dimension a young girl like Solie is a ueen ueens are to be loved and worshipped and most of all treasured and respected Battle sylphs curious about the abundance of ueens in Solie s world often will be enticed and tricked into her world Unfortunately they are tricked into this world by men with malicious motives of controlling the battle sylphs Solie running away from her father who plans to marry her off to a man she does not like ends up being the tool to trick a battle sylph over to Solie s world Thankfully for Solie and Heyyou everything goes wrong Solie ends up with her own battle sylph and that is when the adventure begins Solie and her battle sylph Heyyou are playful witty and engaging Solie who starts innocent and naive learns plenty about the world around her and about herself Heyyou who starts angry and bitter learns about true innocence and joy The friendships the pair form and the adventures and challenges they endure make for a memorable story I would not call this book a paranormal romance While there is romance in the story it is much a fantasy bookUpdate Just added to my Favorite Book of 2010 shelf In the world McDonald created warrior Slyphs creatures similar to faeries I believe called Battle Sylphs are enslaved by brutal trickery tying them to men of the upper ruling classes When the King decides it s time for his weakling of a son to have a battle sylph of his own something goes awry during the ceremony binding the creature to a helpless female insteadSolie has no idea the turmoil she s created by just surviving all she nows is that something has irrevocably connected her to a fearsome battle sylph and that she is helpless to resist the creature she has inadvertently named Heyou Still the attraction she feels frightens her and she runs back home to escape the strange feelings constantly assaulting her whenever around him Heyou doesn t now much but he nows this he cannot leave the beautiful girl he left his home to find But a brutal attack and almost certain death at
the hands of other battlers will separate them hands of other battlers will separate them to bring them back together to create a new world where one girl will rise to rule whether she wishes to or notI became excited as I started this story because there is nothing I enjoy than romantic tales in a classic fantasy setting The instant chemistry between the HH combined with the fact the author is not shy in her descriptions of their heated encounters left me almost giddy with the thought of a new series to be enraptured by Only to be plummeted to earth by the silly heroine Solie becomes It seriously annoys me to have to say I would call this an excellent romantic fantasy novel if it weren t for the immature lead characters Solie Heyou yes his name is Hey You written as if from the pen of a teenager Made ueen of the sylphs by sheer accident Solie giggled and stammered her way through this book till I wanted to
You re a ueen Show some backbone and regal grace for crying out loud And how does she become ueen of the World By having sex Yeah You heard me All powerful ueens are made by mating with the warrior sylph she loves rolleyesThen THEN because she s got some influential hooha I suppose these all powerful warriors are so enad with her they turn into slobbering fools following her around lusting and molesting her for all to see hanging onto her every stammered word and obeying her orders just because well just becauseVery VERY bothersome And yetThe plotting and action were so tense so edge of your seat that I was racing to get to the end to see how the epic battle of good vs evil McDonald sets up would concludeThat s right despite her immature characterizations McDonald manages to create such engaging good vs evil battles they rival any popular fantasy novel out there Top that off with allowing the reader to have the payoff they deserve all I can say is I m hooked Yep I ll be coming back for I only hope Solie grows up before I see her againI m struggling how to grade this If I was grading on characterization alone I would give this book a 2 out of 5 but because it ends up being a thoroughly entertaining read I m gonna go with 35 out of 5 Probably than generous but I m sticking to Gst verfliegt als es sich in einen gutaussehenden jungen Mann verwandelt der ihr jede Bitte erfüllt und sie sogar seine Königin nennt Als ihre Feinde Solies Tod befehlen ist der seltsame Mann schließlich sogar ihre einzige Chance zu überlebe. ,Scream You Re A Ueen
B at AAR so 45 stars I reread this one over the weekend Upon re read this one still works for me I reviewed it back in 2010 and here is what I had to sayEvery now and then I read a book that I adore but that I find difficult to describe without spoiling it for others The Battle Sylph is just such a book The plotting is good and the world created here rather intricate but everything reveals itself in layers and the journey is part of the funIn Eferem the upper classes of humans have bound sylphs to them The elemental sylphs earth air water and fire can be passed between masters and reuire no sacrifice to bind them However the much rarer battle sylphs held only by the very prominent can only be bound through the blood sacrifice of a virgin Unlike the elemental sylphs battle sylphs generally hate their masters but having been bound must obey themThe author lays out a few of these rules of Eferem s world through the eyes of a young air sylph master awaiting the arrival of a party who will be binding a battle sylph that night Though it s a bit of an infodump it s handled gracefully and helped me get my bearings in this world uickly Readers will need this because the pace of the story picks up rapidly after the prologue and it never really lets upThis is a partial review You can find the complete text at All About Romance New concept in a wayIt s like a 25 starI really didn t like the MCs muchTBH I preferred Mace the sylphwh and Ril the birdman much better I m rounding it up for the concept that the sylphs love and care and protect any womangirl despite who they re It was a refreshing take away from the usual patriarchal dystopia we have in CRsThere was some disturbing elements with Mace s part in the story With his random hookups up to an almost rape because of the order his master gave him But at the end of the day he chose a very morally strict very dominating middle aged EXPERIENCED woman as his master and mate Not because he s submissive but because he respects the strength I could feel he truly loved her and from the moment he realised she existed there was no one but her for him He voiced as muchRil had a slightly sadder story and something a lot of people would find disturbing His future mate and master Lizzie he watched her being born he watched her grow up so that could give you an idea of pedophilia but can be overlooked if you count that he spent all those year as a bird He truly loved Lizzie and her sister and even her mother So much so that he could feel the pain during Betha s labour I dunno how others would feel But my hurt broke every time I read about Ril I loved how his master was redeemed He truly loved Ril he just didn t now much about capturing a sylph I m guessing due to the priests lack of nowledge or deliberate manipulation to capture the sylphsI found the rest of the story to be a little lifeless It felt as though the author didn t use a storyboard correctly We get an idea that Mace can overrule his master s command as he is under the protection of a ueen but for some reason he was unable to do so in the last scene I was a little confused But overall it could have been a great book but I guess that s a bit hard when
you hate both your main protagonists Solie seemed like a spoiled princess when in real life she didnhate both your main protagonists Solie seemed like a spoiled princess when in real life she didn have the luxury to think as one With a strict father and social standing of a peasant one would expect
a little maturity and humility from her butlittle maturity and humility from her But ll be left wanting Heyou was almost like a puppy dog so no excitement there either I can almost picture a French man chasing skirt comic strip every time I think of these to together AlasWould I be reading the next book Yes for Ril anything after doesn t seem remotely appealing Just finished this book and I love it Deserve 5 stars and if I could I Would Give FantasticSo I Ll Do would give FantasticSo I ll do different and answer imaginary uestions about this book probably the uestions you would ask meWhat can you tell me about the StoryI can tell little about the story or will ruin the surprise What I can say is that Sylph are ethereal creatures slaved by humans There are a variety of A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, kinds Air water earth healer fire al 45 starsI have had this book for months and months and Iept pushing it back because if you read the back of the book it doesn t sound amazing So that being said all my friends have loved this book Not liked but loved and I just didn t get it 2 chapters in and I wasn t hookedBut then I passed into chapter 3 and I was snaredThere is so much I want to say about this book so be prepared for spoilers and me talking a lot The world building was extensive and easy to follow I wasn t confused at any points and I absolutely loved the characters The main characters of Solie and Heyou are young and happy and easy to love But who they are at the beginning isn t who they stay Heyou is a Battle Sylph He comes from another world where the males are drones to their ueens and they very rarely get to feel the touch and love of their ueen Solie s world abuses that aspect they take a young maid use her to lure a battler out of his world through a portal then The Shadow Reader kill her and name the sylph thus binding him to the man who does this As we come to find out the sylphs are lured wanting to love and protect their new ueen and once her blood is spilled he is bound to her murderer Well what happens then He is full of nothing but hate for the man whoilled his ueen That hatred is what he projects and there are very few battlers for that reasonSolie is the sacrifice for the prince and his battler comes through and Solie had a small Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies knife hidden in her hands and had stabbed the prince Then she called Hey you to the sylphand bound him to her by naming him For the first time in history a girl had a battler Theing is pissed because not only did a battler get bound to a girl but his son was illed and Heyou then took off with Solie So the ing wants Solie dead which will send Heyou back to his world letting the ing cover up this mess It s a very medieval world but it s not our world in fact I m not sure you could really classify this as a romance it s of a fantasy with a romance in. Schon seit Jahren gibt es im Königreich Eferem Gerüchte darüber dass junge Frauen verschwinden Die selbstbewusste Solie muss schmerzhaft erfahren dass diese Geschichten wahr sind Sie wird verschleppt und soll in einem geheimen Beschwörungsri.
L.J. McDonald é 5 Read & DownloadIt In fact the romance only took up the beginning and once Solie and Heyou were bound to each other it was about the treatment of the sylphs and the building of a new communityThere s one big thing that the back of the book doesn t tell you Once Solie and Heyou fell in love and were bound sexually not just as a MasterSylph relationship she became his ueen and the ueen of any sylphs in the area virtually making their own hive All the elemental sylphs were soo happy and even a few of the battlers defected because the joy of having a new ueen in this world where they have nown nothing but hate was so immenseI feel like there is so much I m leaving out but really without telling you the whole story I can t describe this that well I now I now me at a loss for wordsI ve just never read a book that held all the components this one did It s a fantasy but it s also a romance and it s a series And our main characters Solie and Heyou are young Like 17 young It felt really weird to me having such young MCs but not have it be a Young Adult novelbecause it s definitely not thatBut then we get the viewpoints from other characters and we all now how much I can t stand too many changes in povand yet it worked I mean I never felt annoyed once The best part of this whole book was watching Heyou and Solie go from being cocky and innocent to strong and intelligent Solie only bugged me once when she told the Battle Sylphs not to ill she meant well but they were under attack Luckily her battlers convinced her that they needed to have free reign to protect the Community I think that some of the side characters were so so wonderfulmy favorite was Ril he was the battle sylph bonded to the The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right king s head of security not his real title but I can t remember it argh basically he trained all the guards and he took care of any dirty business theing wanted him to BUT he was a great great character I loved him and his treatment of Ril Mace was the Battler of our resident jerk and bad guy Jasar but he broke free once he felt Solie ascend as ueen or when Heyou and Solie finally did it and he was my typical Alpha male Ril would be the tortured hero Mace our alpha and Heyou our young adult heroSee a hero for everyone I can t wait to get the next two books in this series and I won t spoil what happens with Ril but I really hope he gets a bookSo my rambling lovefest of this book is done and anyone who reads romance paranormal romance and fantasy will love this book 35 starsWhat an interesting and uniue worldSylphs are beings that are based on the earthly elements air wind fire and earth These beings are bound to humans and serve them in various capacities Most of the sylphs are female but the rarest ones the Battle Sylphs are male In this world only males are deemed strong enough to control a Battle Sylph Battle Sylphs are evil ferocious creatures that emit hate In order to summon a Battle Sylph a ceremony was held and a virgin woman why oh why was used as bait then sacrificed once the Battle Sylph crossed over Our story begins as the young Solie is tied to the altar The ing s son is about to receive a Battle Sylph of his own when something goes wrong Solie fights back and ends up with her very own sylph setting off an interesting chain of events Solie is now bound to the unfortunately named Heyou Hey you and becomes his ueenIt must be neat to have your very own Battle Sylph He can change shapes fly protect even fight He can even hunt whale and feed an entire community In Solie s case Heyou changed shape to become the image of her ideal man I loved Solie and Heyou together Heyou was completely devoted man I loved Solie and Heyou together Heyou was completely devoted her My only criticism about her character was that I felt she was a little too young and immature to be ueen however there was a lot of potential in her character for growth I just wish her character was a little older The book was a lot of fun to read however a few parts were a little slow The battle scenes did make up for the slow parts full of action and excitement I loved learning about the sylphs and their culture Once a ueen was chosen the sylphs rallied around a hive and were drawn to their ueen uite fascinatingThis book is a solid start to a series and I can t wait to get my hands on the rest of the books
In The Series Thankthe series Thank Netgalley and Dorchester Publishing for a review copy of this bookCheck out my review and on Badass Book Reviews Oh this could have been so good OOH It makes me so madFirst of all props to the author because she really had a good idea It was a sweet blend of romance and fantasy that was soooo close to being a hit for me What brought it down to a two star rating Her writing LJ McDonald s bio says she s been writing since she was 15 Her writing style and grace suggest that she must be almost 16 now It was corny but that I could forgive it happens with romance novels But the total childishness of it all was I don t now Something about her turn of phrase was not at an adult level so I placed it in the YA genre It does mention sex but nothing too graphic and it s definitely not well enough developed to be classified as adult reading Sorry She had SUCH potential in her characters and the worldideas were so CLOSE The main characters especially are uite childish I think they re about 15 or 16 so the ending fell a little bit flat too dramatic and not enough depth I can t say without giving the end away I don t usually fuss so much over books I either trash them or love them but this was just sad to read because it could truly have been so much better Final verdict I won t pick up another one in this series unless the synopsis somehow grabs hold of me and doesn t let me go Or unless I m very very bored But ugh the possibilities WOW EXCELENT READ POWERFUL LUSTILY HOT HYSTERICALLY FUNNYSo full of action and excitement that you find this fast page turning book read before you Monsieur Pain know time has slipped away excellent writing I absolutely loved itIn this crazy world full of Kings and peasants Solie is running away from her father whom has arranged a marriage with an old man she has no wish to marry Theing needs a virgin sacrifice for his son to. Tual als Jungfrauenopfer dienen Es gelingt ihr zwar die Zeremonie im entscheidenden Moment zu stören doch dabei bindet sie die herbeigerufene Kreatur unwiderruflich an sich Solie reagiert zunächst panisch auf das gefährliche Wesen doch die An.