Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 (NEW)

Shell Beak Tusk lNforgettable It makes all the difference that Somerville immerses the reader so deeply in both sides of the conflict Her portrayal is just so rich and complex The differences in attitude and assumption between these two cultures is all important and yet very very few people are in a position to make any sense of them Arman s journey from genocidal hatred of the Darshianese to becoming friends with one to making peace with all to finally emigrating feelsike an allegory for any warring person or culture that has somehow managed to create a true and asting peace with a hated enemy Great as the invasion seuence is his journey as a prisoner back through the villages he d invaded months earlier is just revealing and crucial And all importantly it s not just his journey we see the Darshianese struggle and sometimes fail to get past their suffering some choose bitterness and revenge some ARE ABLE TO CHOOSE PEACE THE GENEROUS LENGTH MEANS able to choose peace The generous ength means Somerville never rushes through the process I hope I never experience war but I felt Mommy on Board Unspoken Confessions Bride Overboard the Suire's Daughter like Iearned a Commodity Conversations lot about it reading this My only hesitation comes with the final seuence the return to Kuprij where I feltike a Effective Academic Writing 3: The Essay lot of the earlier complexity wasost The "Darshianese are so totally the superiors in every way morally magically culturally intellectually They were "are so totally the superiors in every way morally magically culturally intellectually They were noble it verged on sentimental Meanwhile the Prij except for Arman and a handful of others are all worthless Anyone who s not horrible either dies or emigrates I shared in the glee at their humiliation but it eft me unsatisfied It didn t feel eual to what had come before hide spoiler Kei s Gift is an adult military fantasy hide spoiler Kei s Gift is an adult military fantasy multiple ueer characters opposites attract a war though not really a war It s hard to explain without spoiling slow burn romance and enemies to oversAll in all I thought this was brilliant but not perfect I adored both of the MCs and Running with the Kenyans loved watching their growth Yes I wanted to punch Arman in the beginning but as all good character growth goes Ioved him by the endI m too Perdido Street Station lazy to do a full in depth review so allow me to present bullet points What Ioved Kei and Arman s romance develops over the course of the book and it was glorious The mutual pinning and slowburn topped with the soul mate trope Ahhh I adored it I oved Kei s relationship with Reji and how they stay friends even after the break up Also Reji basically becomes Kei and Arman s number one shipper and I oved that Found family and blood family feels all round Bisexual Rep Gay Rep and side polyamorous romances I really Duty loved that we see a side romance between Reji and a certain women who I fuckingoved spoilers develop at the end It s nice to see ueer mf representation I ove the fantasy elements that come into the book The reasons I didn t find this perfect The book is very ong and could do with some editing there s so many chapters at the end that could have been cut This one is personal but it really irked me that a book with multiple mm mf and polyamorous romances has absolutely no ff romances Arman s relationship with his wife was shocking no matter how evil she may have been I didn t Dreamland. Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep like how he constantly referred to her as the bitch Another personal one the bitch word just gets to me Overall I may have skimmed some of it especially the useless chapters at the end but I don t think Il ever forget this book I truthfully enjoyed it and I m ooking forward to continuing on with the series someday. A man trapped in a oveless marriage and joylessly wedded to duty The fate of two nations will rest on these two men–and somehow they must not only earn to overcome their own personal difficulties but bring peace with honour to their countries If they failmany innocents will

Ann Somerville » 4 review

Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1This book started out 4 stars for me Kei was a bit saintly but Arman was a nice character and the events were interesting As "KEI STARTED FALLING APART IT BRIEFLY "started falling apart it briefly the 5 star range Nothing Thru Hiking Will Break Your Heart like tortured MCs to piue the interest Then when Kei and Arman get together and Kei starts healing it becomes aong almost interminable slog Arman wallows in guilt and atonement to the point of ridiculousness Kei turns into a wisecracking brat hate that word who bears very Women's Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle little resemblance to the Kei at the beginning or the middle of the book I would expect his experiences to change him but not this way really The Darshians are portrayed as annoyingly wise and noble and non violent There is barely any conflict in the second part of the book it readsike one big giant epilogue There are so many names of minor characters animals plants and places that it gets pretty confusing at times We seriously have a Lord Meki and a Senator Mekus Not to mention a Myka Misek also known as Mis Mayl Mara and a Meis A Reji and a Reis A town called Utuk and a town called Urshek Twenty six Telecommunications Network Design Algorithms letters in the alphabet why only use so few of them as capitals Why we need urs beasts jombekers and jesigs instead of oxen cows and horses or whatever they are isn t clear to me either and it doesn t make the story any clearer either It says the paperback has 342 pages it s 19500ocations on my kindle I find that hard to believe It feels The Power of the Internet in China like 600 ateast This book needs a great editor to have about 13 cut out of it And to tell the author to pick another etter to start the next person s name Let me preface my opinion with another opinion by saying that I think Somerville is a fantastic writer I LOVED the Pindone Files and Remastering Jerna was beautiful However I had major problems with this book Well one major problem really her characters are too virtuous They re so sweet and amazing that they give me the moral euivalent of a toothache One or two paragons I could deal with but all of the good guys in this book are such freaking pinnacles of perfection that I almost wanted to side with the bad guys but they too were clumsily maligned that they ended up aughable and while I can side with evil I cannot side with stupid So that eaves my oyalties orphaned which is never a comfortable thing Arman especially I feel had the capacity to be a bit of a Caveman Alien's Trap Caveman Aliens lovable bastard but this is never capitalized on And what s up with the weird animal names I know it s meant toend the world building some depth but Jombeker Really Call it a fucking goat or horse or whatever it is so that I spend ess time grinding my teeth in frustration trying picture it and time actually enjoying the book I throughly enjoyed this high fantasy it s an epic though but a great read The best word I can think of to describe Kei s Gift is epic in the very classical sense of the word This is a broad tale of the clash of two cultures set in an alternate world not far removed from Earth s ancient antiuity The clash is actually an all out war and against this background our two heroes struggle to find peace and each otherOn the one side we have Arman a general in the Prij army The Prij seemed to be oosely based on the ancient Romans a militaristic society with a thirst for expansion by conuest ruled by a capricious young monarch advised by a senate of decrepit old men The Prij believe they are the only civilized society and that the peoples they conuer are all bar. Darshian is a vast Do Better land inhabited by a peaceful rational society where people with extraordinary Gifts are common andife is Takdir: Gundala The Official Movie Adaptation lived according to strong ethical principles Kuprij is made up of a thousand crowded islands – thrusting ambitious warike driven by a booming populati. ,
Barians Arman is an intelligent and HONORABLE MAN WHOSE LIFE ESPECIALLY HIS man whose ife especially his bitch of a wife brings him no happinessKei is a gentle healer in a small village in Darshian He has what the Darshianese call a gift the ability to see into people s souls and know what they re feeling People with gifts are rare and highly respected but the gifts are not always a blessing to the person that has themThe two men are enemies on opposite sides of a very unjust war yet it seems Get IELTS Band 9.0 in Academic Writing Task 1 Data, Charts Graphs like they are somehow destined to be together But circumstances their differences and their honor seems to be constantly pulling them apart At times it reallyooks Public Relations like they will never find happinessThis is what I would call a very dense book and by that I don t mean it s difficult to read It s actually uite readable and at than 700 pages in the print version it needs to be But unlike many other books of suchength there s no fluff of unnecessary prose no engthy tirades There are plenty of tirades against war "and stupidity for the most part but they re short and to "stupidity for the most part but they re short and to point Every word on every page is important and adds to the story It s a very rich tale with sadness humor and some real tear jerking moments near the end After reading Remastering Jerna and then this I can only conclude that this author either does not ikerespector truly understand her gay male audience or that she simply does not trust our Ugly Child Skylark Child Abuse True Stories Book 3 level of intelligence And further what makes an author think that a reader picks up an MM themed story only to read about graphic heterosexual intercourse There s an infinite amount of MF erotica out there I didn t pick up a gay book by mistake honeyPretty sure this is theast thing I will read by her I Hang Loose Without Booze loved this book It s such an amazing story with so much information and so many characters it s sometimes hard to catch them all but the in the end it is what makes it so rich and overwhelming Ioved the gifts and the passion and the ending was very much worth the invested time This novel has Challenges and Findings in Measuring the Behavioral Determinants of Obesity in Children in Europe left me floundering in the best of ways This is truly a remarkable novel with sweeping breadth and depth in all areas a voyage of self discovery pain death war politics prejudice bigotry honor joy andove To call this merely a romance would be denying the strength of the characters the writing and the plot It Rahasia Makrifat Nabi Khidir a.s. literally made me sob at times with the despair and pain of the characters weeping softly in sorrow grin at the smart alec dialogue and smile with happiness To me any book that can inspire so many emotions is pure gold and this is definitely a keeper This was beautiful A real slow burn romance which Iove and the world building was amazing very well thought out It was a huge book though I Tail of the Dragon Collector's Edition: Complete Series, Books 1-10 ll need a bit of a break before moving onto the next one Extremely strong recommendation This is an excellent book all around characters world building plot are all superlative I adored Kei adored Arman their story is beautiful and deeply satisfying The book is veryong but it earns it view spoilerProbably what impressed me most was the novel s depiction of war itself and here I felt it really went above and beyond the average fantasy novel as another reviewer argued it rises to the CUISINE BORDELAISE, LES GRANDS CLASSIQUES CHAHUTES level of epic It s an amazing seuence first the news of the invasion the choice of which villagers to serve as hostages the arrival of the enemy the forced march the stay in the prison camp and finally the harrowing experience as hostages in an enemy capitol On and a desire to bring its religion and itsaws to the whole world Twenty years ago it conuered south Darshian now it has greedy eyes on the north The war brings Kei a gentle fun La photographie au reflex numrique pour les Nuls, grand format, 6e dition loving healer from an isolated village into collision with Arman an embittered honourable general.


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  1. says: Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 (NEW) Ann Somerville » 4 review Download Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Ann Somerville

    Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 (NEW) This novel has left me floundering in the best of ways This is truly a remarkable novel with sweeping breadth and depth in all areas a voyage of self discovery pain death war politics prejudice bigotry honor joy and love To call this merely a romance would be denying the strength of the characters the writing and the plot It literally made me

  2. says: Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 (NEW) Ann Somerville » 4 review Download Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Ann Somerville

    Read Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 (NEW) Ann Somerville » 4 review The best word I can think of to describe Kei’s Gift is epic – in the very classical sense of the word This is a broad tale of the clash of two cultures set in an alternate world not far removed from Earth’s ancient antiuity The ‘clash

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    Download Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Ann Somerville Ann Somerville » 4 review Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 (NEW) This book started out 4 stars for me Kei was a bit saintly but Arman was a nice character and the events were interesting As Kei started falling apart it briefly reached the 5 star range Nothing like tortured MCs to piue the interest Then when Kei and Arman get together and Kei starts healing it becomes a long

  4. says: Download Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Ann Somerville Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 (NEW)

    Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 (NEW) This was beautiful A real slow burn romance which I love and the world building was amazing very well thought out It was a huge book though I'll need a bit of a break before moving onto the next one

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    Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 (NEW) Download Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Ann Somerville Ann Somerville » 4 review After reading Remastering Jerna and then this I can only conclude that this author either does not likerespector truly understand her gay male audience or that she simply does not trust our level of intelligence And further what makes an author think that a reader picks up an MM themed story only to read about graphic heterosexual

  6. says: Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 (NEW) Download Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Ann Somerville Read Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1

    Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 (NEW) Let me preface my opinion with another opinion by saying that I think Somerville is a fantastic writer I LOVED the Pindone Files and Remastering Jerna was beautiful However I had major problems with this book Well one major problem really her characters are too virtuous They're so sweet and amazing that they give me the moral euivalent of a toothache One or two paragons I could deal with but all of the good guys in this book are such freak

  7. says: Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 (NEW) Download Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Ann Somerville Ann Somerville » 4 review

    Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 (NEW) Extremely strong recommendation This is an excellent book all around characters world building plot are all superlative I adored Kei adored Arman their story is beautiful and deeply satisfying The book is very long but it earns it view spoilerProbably what impressed me most was the novel’s depiction of war itself and here I felt it really

  8. says: Ann Somerville » 4 review Download Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Ann Somerville Read Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1

    Download Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Ann Somerville Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 (NEW) I loved this book It's such an amazing story with so much information and so many characters it's sometimes hard to catch them all but the in the end it is what makes it so rich and overwhelming I loved the gifts and the passion and the ending was very much worth the invested time

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    Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 (NEW) I throughly enjoyed this high fantasy it's an epic though but a great read

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    Read Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 Ann Somerville » 4 review Kei's Gift Darshian Tales #1 (NEW) Kei’s Gift is an adult military fantasy featuring multiple ueer characters opposites attract a war though not really a war It’s

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