EBOOK/EPUB Battle of Will
Sasha L. Miller ↠ 0 DownloadHates his very race and his every action is only met with suspicionIn the mm genre one of the things that I ind lacking is the amount of true high Her Highland Rogue fantasy stories out there You have what I call contemporaryantasy *Which Is Basically Fantasy Elements In A *is basically antasy elements in a setting and semi antasy which is a Le grand Meaulnes - Texte abrégé (Jeunes Adultes) fantasy world but with only the bare bonesor descriptions Battle of Will is in my opinion a classic high antasy tale illed with a ton of descriptions two prominent warring races a royal prince a traitor and a orced bonding between enemies Basically everything I could want in a antasyAnd how I loved 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 or a true high antasy 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 Right Turns: From Liberal Activist to Conservative Champion in 35 Unconventional Lessons 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 Ielt like I knew them each personally Ackley is very surly and stubborn He s not afraid of saying what he wants especially to a prince and absolutely will not back down even 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 Politically Incorrect fighting the warrom the "front lines but I also liked that even with their situation Ackley couldn t put away "lines but I also liked that even with their situation Ackley couldn t put away bodyguard instincts and not protect Ealdwin even when he didn t need to or want to It was sweet the way they hated each other but slowly created a Beyond Varallan friendship that had so much trust there was never any doubt of the other person s actions until Ealdwin tried to show Ackley his trueeelingsI had a ew issues with this story though My biggest being that I elt the resolution "to who the real traitor was and how to deal with him very "who the real traitor was and how to deal with him very With everyone that was killed and everything that happened to not only Ealdwin and Ackley but to the King of Morcia I expected action to be taken to handle the King s killer I elt there also needed to be editing considering there was a lot of typos grammar mistakes punctuation errors and inconsistencies throughout the novel Also while I loved that the antasy and the desire to end the war was Dona Flor front and center of the story I wished we could have seen of the developing romance between Ackley and Ealdwin Ieel like we were missing just a little something between themAll in all even with its Rocker Babies Wear Jeans flaws I still really enjoyed the story It santasy than a romance and ocuses on the journey Ealdwin and Ackley go through rom being enemies to allies It has a lot of world building and descriptions with an emphasis on the daily work of a prince turned King I absolutely loved it and recommend it Sono with Visits from the Seventh for those who enjoy a good meatyantasy that has very little romance I m also hoping we ll get stories in this world because I d love to see what happens next especially if it involves Leavey getting his own HEA A proper Remarkable Creatures fantasy story I love the deep characterization If I was going to describe the book in one word it d be OKTheantasy 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 un but literally until the last 100 pages you would assume these men were asexual beings with zero interest in sex naked bodies cocks orgasms etc There is like 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 inally putting the leads 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 Heroes Adrift (Hero, 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 agai. From his own country bound magically to the crown prince of his enemies Ackley is certain of just one thing whether he canigure out how to break the spell or not his death is assuredNote This story is part of LT3's Serial Fiction line. Nfusing how the character s name kept
changing Later on I igured out it was because the POV was switching between the two MCLater on I igured out it was because the POV was switching between the two MC this would not have been a major probl During the irst 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 *barely 3 stars because I got so incredibly during the remaining 200 pagesI didn t mind that there was no big love story in act I would have liked it better if the author had built a Dogs Behaving Badly: An A-Z Guide to Understanding and Curing Behavorial Problems in Dogs 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 theyit together as riends but I didn t believe the romanceAckley didn t much develop as a character and I lost 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 lipping pages whenever he did itThere were good scenes in this book and usually I like Sasha s books but this one was not or me I know in a ew 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 to lovers Not a ive stars though because the ending is kind of abrupt it would have been better off with at least one chapter to show the budding relationship 25this review is vaguely spoilerishThis book is in a avorite genre and boasted an intriguing premise two solid leads and an exciting opening scene but reading the book itself was an experience in rustration 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 least or me both key aspects were seriously mishandled virtually all the significant dynastic events were Noir front loaded in theirst half culminating in the various crises at the palace those were not Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are fully resolved but nonetheless disappearrom the book As Gaffer far as the romance goes there was enough action in theirst to obscure the Circumstantial Evidence fact that the two leads appear to have no sexualeelings Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers for each other oror anyone else or that matter only a growing respect in each other s honesty The irst 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 eints ones which mostly consist of the characters doing paperwork drinking coffee mentioned and eints ones which mostly consist of the characters doing paperwork drinking coffee mentioned 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 Island of the Lost Horses (Dora and Friends) favor of paperwork or coffee Thoseew 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 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 ormative 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 orced 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 God Said, Ha!: A Memoir first kiss takes place at the 96% mark immediatelyollowed by the irst discussion of their relationship hide spoiler This review can be ound at The Blogger Girls review siteWhen Ackley saves the crown prince of Morcia On the Right Side of a Dream from possible death he inadvertently gets magically bound to the prince Now tasked with being constantly within Prince Ealdwin s presence the two mustigure 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. 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. 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 or very good reasonsBefore I start let me say who should NOT read this book People who 1 want insta everything2 want sex rom page 12 want at least three sex scenes in the book4 *do not care about the story just want the ucking If you know what I meanSo now that we *not care about the story just want the ucking If you know what I meanSo now that we addressed that let s continueI ve read a lot of MM Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi's Long Journey to Triumph in Iraq 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 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 toriends Michelin Green Guide Normandy feel In this the book reminded me of Captive Prince Volume One by S C Pacat Just aew acts about how Ackley s and Beorn s relationship progressed during the book view spoiler At 67% Beorn irst wonders about the possible rumors Ackley sleeping with him in his bed Honestly I ve expected this sooner much sooner soon after that irst mentions of some eelings toward Ackley and attraction At 84% Beorn s mind helpfully suggested a ew options to ocus 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 or Ackley to sleep separately Beorn realized as he approached the pallet They no longer needed to stay in close proximity "Still unless Ackley pushed or it Beorn didn t see any reason to change their "unless Ackley pushed or it Beorn didn t see any reason to change their arrangements It would play into the loose cover he was trying to establish that nothing had changed YEAH RIGHT At 90% Ackley s irst self confession of his The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War feelings At 96%irst kiss At 99% Experiencing the Resurrection: The Everyday Encounter That Changes Your Life finally sex hide spoiler A long interesting story with a compelling plot and the slowest but sweetest romance aspect this was everything I hope toind 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 irst he came across as an ungrateful snob but it didn t take long or him to start seeing sense Leavey was an interesting side character but I was left with a ew uestions about him I hope one day we will get his ull story as I sense a troubled past with himOverall this appealed to my medievalmagic Babes in Toyland: The Making and Selling of a Rock and Roll Band fantasy and I was so happy it was long enough to satisfy me as Iind most shorts by this author leave me wanting lol This story has a lot of action And Not The One In not the one in I really enjoyed seeing how two enemies have become riends and slowly progressed to lovers Battle of Will is a great Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt fantasy storyirst 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 talked back He didn t just roll over or 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 eelings or Ackley before it was too lateThe plots against them there uite interesting and I really enjoyed the mystery of discovering the traitor Here also lies my only complaint or a reason Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Walt Disney World for a seuel A traitor was a big deal and he made a lot of things happen Iind it a bit unbelievable that it was just this one person and that there were not people involved The matter was dropped and not mentioned again and considering how long it took them to ind the one who murdered a king well the matter was solved too easy in the endOtherwise I loved this book it had great characters an interesting plot and some pretty good writing An Excellent read My irst rom this author and I was very pleasedIt s MM antasy romance but the Sometime After Midnight focus is on theantasy rather than anything elseAlso one of the Stop Inflammation Now!: A Step-By-Step Plan to Prevent, Treat, and Reverse Inflammation--The Leading Cause of Heart Disease and Related Conditions few mm books I can run on ttstext to speech on my reader without having to plug the headphones in In other wordsamily Eyes Behind the Lines: L Company Rangers in Vietnam, 1969 friendly 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At a memorial service meant to honor the dead and mark the beginning of a truce between Skirfall and Morcia Ackley spies a igure who does not belong a mage interrogator whose presence will only cause harm should the Morcians realize wh.
Sasha L. Miller