Ption of sexual content which actually only Made My Rating Of This my rating of this higher LOL but seriously she emphysized the sensuality of tenderness as she usually writes in that tone it only made it alpableWhat I wasn t leased with though was the abrupt ending and not enough explainatory segments that I thought would be significant to the story and its development Therefore i felt I was depraved of the full experience I usually get from her masterpiecesBUT I guess that s always the risk one takes while either writing or reading a novella considering all the segments one must be content with "FOR THE FULL IMPACTFOR INFO AND "the full impactFor info and visit Grace Draven does many things really really well Her book covers are atmospheric and evocative true art Her main male characters have anti hero tendencies that cling much longer than normal which adds drama and anxiety to an already good story Her female characters have uirks and a commonality that bring them to normal for the rest of us bourgeois human beings She has a knack for crafting cold owerful men undone by their fascination for honest appealing women Often there is this twist or unapproachable element that bolsters the narrative like the hero thinking the heroine has the look of an eel see Radiance or in the case of The Undying King the heroine has a deadly touch As soon as I heard that I was intrigued by the exotic Over Mintmarks and Hot Repunched Mintmarks possibilities in a romance novel of a woman experiencing touch and giving touch for the first time Draven did not disappointDeprived of another s unadorned touch all her life Imogen drowned in theleasure of his caressOf course with an undying king and a woman whose touch brings death the tension in the narrative is sourced from when these two diametrically opposed curses will meet Every step of the romance every horror that is revealed every new sensation experienced is in anticipation of this moment Yet the tale didn t go where I thought it would My imagination wasn t broad enough or bold enough But Draven s thankfully was The novel wrapped a little uickly for my taste but such is the tragedy of choosing to download a novella approx 137 ages rather than a full novelA special shout out to the artwork design by Isis Sousa which embodies the beauty of Cededa the Fair and the coldness of Cededa the Butcher Fabulous45 rounded to 5 stars This story THE UNDYING KING by Grace Draven was gifted to me by Beanbag in rotest of the outrageous One Day in December pricesrofessional Alamo Story: From Early History to Current Conflicts publishers are charging for their books She s chosen a few of her very favorite INDYublished books to share with some of her Goodreads friends She explains her unusual form of rotest beautifully here Beanbag s Review of JR WARD s Blood VowA glimpse of what she has to say But some of us are just lain tired of being Isabel de Solis, Soraya: Un Cuento de Amor En La Alhambra played for chumps and something that might seem like just a few bucks give or take well there s that one last straw that breaks the camel s back Frankly it s insulting and That was a strange read At first I was a bit bored in the firstart of the book then I was annoyed in the second Out of the Box part and the lastthirdart made me like this short book Hence three stars What bored me a bit in the start is that this story felt like a simple read without any strong input into the characters or The First Secret of Edwin Hoff place By the time I reached the secondart of the book I was a bit annoyed but then it got worse and I got long episodes of stroking a man and discussing it Hah I wouldn t mind it if the male was a cat I spend at least half an hour to caress my Mr Purr and he urrs at least Luv #YA MR PURR 3 ANYWAY MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS #Mr urr 3 Anyway my first thought was was I Ok back to ranting Together with almost endless and aimless stroking there came some ointless discussions about smut scenes Oh I think my eye rolling reached the speed of light back then To tell the truth my eye balls exploded as there was some smut hidden there UghAnnndd let us get back to the art I enjoyed the most while reading The third País íntim part of the book That s where I saw the beautiful worldbuilding the characters got some nice action some nice scheming was going on and at last I found the aim of this short book The secrets and revelations were gripping So I just need to ask now what the hell is going on with this book Oo So my advice is I liked it I didn t love it but I liked it The story was interesting and so were the characters however I felt like Grace Draven only scratched the surface The world the future uestions of why magic and such I have many uestions and I was a bit disappointed in the ending Also I wish we had gotten a epilogue or a another book featuring Imogen and Cededa And things andeople felt a bitunconnected to Ce he has assed into legend Few believe in him and fewer would set their hopes on his mercy But Imogen has no choice To break the curse that's isolated her since birth she'll.
FREE DOWNLOAD The Undying King35Dark and haunted fairytale with antiheroes tortured souls cursed characters instead of with hot "cursed characters instead of heroes with hot sexy romance in the middle and enough bloodshed death and dark magic to chill your blood after Classic DravenGreat worldbuilding for such a short story Haunted ruins of lost Tineroth captured my imaginationRecommended for darker fairytales and fantasy romance readers This was great Better as a novella I think than a full scale novel I m not an enormous fan of fantasy romance I ve only read one Juliet Marillier book and this is my first by this author so I m not really ualified to make this next statement Butthis was like a Juliet Marillier but briefer and with sex The Undying King is art beauty and the beast retelling art fantasy #Romance And It All Adds Up Into A Great Read #and it all adds up into a great read have been recommending Grace Draven s books for years but it was only after reading Phoenix Unbound that I realised how much I d been missing out Now after enjoying this book too I m lanning on working my way through the rest of her backlist as soon as I get a chanceImogen has spent her whole life living with a curse and unable to have skin to skin contact with anyone without causing their death Her mother helped her live in isolation but on her deathbed she offered Imogen a glimmer of hope telling her that if she could track down the Undying King he would be able to cure her The Undying King is living with a curse of his own though he achieved eternal youth but ended up imprisoned alone in a lost city Most Lignin Biodegradation: Microbiology, Chemistry, and Potential Applications: Volume II people don t even believe the legends any but Imogen is desperate and she ll take any chance she can for theossibility of a normal lifeI really enjoyed this story and found it easy to root for Imogen and Cededa I liked the hints of beauty and the beast but that it was still completely it s own story The world building was good but I have to admit I wanted a little of that side this is a relatively short book and as a stand alone it didn t have a lot of time to delve into a detailed new world I was also hoping for at the end it finished a little abruptly and left me wishing for a seuel It was still a great story though and I have very high expectations for this author s other books 4 Cededa stars Tineroth is real as is her king His Something Wicked people once called him Cededa the Fair then Cededa the Butcher and then they called him no Only the carvings on Tineroth s gates remember him and not by name He drank the Waters and became the Undying King Imogen of Leids was raised on these legends as they were known for thousands of years and yet when her mother on her death bed tells her to seek the very same legend by revealing her the key to follow in search of the long lost city of Tineroth King Cededa corrupted by immortality and doomed to imprisonment in a city caught between worlds as he the Undying King holds the answers to lifting her curse Can an immortal king truly help a woman who s been born as Death s handmaiden And that s the burden Imogen carries with her her touch brings death therefore she s never known what skin on skin feels like she s never touched anyone in her young adult life and the notion that she could be free of that imprisonment fills her with an eagerness and resolvment to set upon that journeyWhat she ultimately finds is than she ever thoughtossible I saw the man within the king Sire Even if you had no way of lifting my bane i d remain grateful and happy to the end of my days that I met you Cededa the fair she s awakened in her senses as her mere Velvet Ropes (Club Undercover presence brings the same to the imortal man who craves to be just that after the being depraved of all the senses for so long Your bane has been my blessing Those desires once dead for me are alive again I may be resistant to your curse but I m no longer resistant to your touch I never thought I d hold Deathor beg her love and mercy BUT along with the resolution of her burden she also finds the truth about herast and the Freud and His Followers ploy to keep her in bonds of herast and yet it s only on her to fight for what she truly wants or better yet who I will love you until we are both dust when even Tineroth is no and Pjesme passes from all memory Ever since I have read Radiance and Eidolon then Master of Crows series by Grace Draven she became my one click to buy author I would jump in blind no uestions asked or whatsoeverthat s why making a decision to read The Undying King was the easiest one I have ever madeAnd I liked it I liked it cause I love the way Grace writes and she again gave me another reason for an escape into her fantasy worldand boy what a fantasy that was I loved her stepping up into the explicit detailed descri. The stories are told in whispers even after so long of a man whose fair rule soured when he attained eternal youth Imprisoned by a sorceress wife in a city out of time andla. ,
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MEETING THEM SEEING THINGS WITHOUT MEthem seeing things without me itthem Overall the story was still enjoyable simple and a uick read Though understanding the writing and its meanings was a bit confusing Was the king beautiful Or scarred His eople once called him Cededa the fair then cededa the butcher and then they then Cededa the Butcher and then they him no uick basic factsGenre Adult Fantasy RomanceSeries StandaloneLove #Triangle View SpoilerNo Hide Spoiler 355 Stars I Never Thought #view spoilerNo hide spoiler 355 stars I never thought d hold Death he whispered in the darkness Or beg her love and mercy What an absolutely beautiful and fantastical novella This is only my second of Grace Draven s books and I am already obsessed with her writing style She has woven the erfect blend of fantasy curses and romance into such a small amount of words It s safe to say that Ms Draven is rapidly becoming one of my favourite authorsImogen knows that she has been cursed into being death s handmaiden If someone was to touch her bare skin they would die instantly and this as been her life for as long as she can remember In her last dying moments Imogen s mother informs her of a way to break the cursethe undying king His eople once called him Cededa the Fair then Cededa the Butcher and then they called him no Only the carvings on Tineroth s gates remember him and not by name He drank the Waters and became the Undying King Cededa the king of Tineroth is trapped between worlds with only the company of his ghosts and ast brutalities Tineroth is a sort of magical world that cannot be seen by outsiders unless they have owerful magic or are guided by the king himself He is almost completely forgotten and his to many his existences is merely a fable Imogen has been told that only him cursed with immortality can save her from the curse of deathThis was such an interesting and intriguing story acked into such a short book I hardly ever read novellas or short stories because I m always worried that the story will be rushed and unsatisfying I m glad that I chose The Undying King to bring back my love for novellas because it was super exciting action A'dan Z'ye Yaşar Kemal packed and completely satisfying With that said I still wish this book was a full length novel or even a series because it was just so interesting I want to hear about Cededa and his story as well as the newfound relationship between him and Imogen This author has such a way with creating beautiful characters and magical lands that just keep me hookedI was a little confused at the start of the novel and had absolutely no clue what was happening We are just thrown in the middle of a story and are expected to keep up with all the new information we receive It s so hard to understand an entire magic system and grasp a completely orginal world in such a short amount of time I felt overwhelmed and as if the author had just info dumped in the first one or two chapters I think that if this were a full novel the information would have been spread out making the book much easier to get intoI had a bumpy start in the first couple of chapters but after that I was completely captivated by the story As soon as Imogen set off on her journey I felt as if the book became consistent and much easier to follow By the time she reached Tineroth I was 100% invested in the story and couldn t turn theages fast enoughI was extremely surprised with romance in this book Instead of if being rushed and unbelievable the author was able to creat a genuine and believable connection in such a small amount of time I loved the scenes between Imogen and Cededa and felt their chemistry immediately Imogen due to her deadly touch had never felt intimacy until Cededa Due to the king s own curse he was able to withstand Imogen s touch and even become awakened by it Imogen discovered the Nacht pleasure of human touch and it made every interaction between them so much sensual and erotic because she was only now discovering theseleasuresI was complete taken aback by the sex scenes in this book As a lover of romance I am no stranger to erotic scenes but I just didn t expect it in this book I thought this was going to be a totally clean romance but whew I was definitely wrong I definitely blushed than once in this book Why are you here Imogen Because you re here She lanted soft kisses on his cheeks his hairline I want to stay You are home to me and so is Tineroth If you re looking for a nice short read you can check out Grace Draven s novellasThe Undying King is a fun read but it leaves me hanging and wanting for I wish this is a full length novel because Grace Draven fucking knows how to create a fantasy land filled with characters that leaves a mark into you. Find the Undying King and answer his secrets with her own^^Author Note The Undying King is intended for mature audiences and contains graphic descriptions of hysical intimac. ,