The Devil's Fire
Forced into an arranged marriage after the death of his true love, Gareth has no intention of giving Alric of Kray the time of day. He'll do what he has to, but he knows he'll never find a love like the one he's lost. Alric has problems of his own, but is willing to go along with the wedding to... show more
Forced into an arranged marriage after the death of his true love, Gareth has no intention of giving Alric of Kray the time of day. He'll do what he has to, but he knows he'll never find a love like the one he's lost. Alric has problems of his own, but is willing to go along with the wedding to help defend his kingdom from the forces ready to tear it apart. When Alric is gravely injured, Gareth discovers the secret of Alric's magic, and discovers that he has feelings for Alric that he's been trying to deny. They may be able to heal Alric's wounds, but can they defeat the enemy that lurks behind the scenes, waiting for them to make one false move?
Publish date: January 9th 2008
Publisher: Torquere Press
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Romance
, M M Romance
Series: The Kingdom of Orielle (#1)
Superior m/m fantasy romance. In this world m/m love is as acceptable as m/f relationships. An excellent fantasy adventure complete with dastardly villains and tortured heroes. Highlighted no quotes but enjoyable nevertheless..
3.5Some solid fantasy world building with well developed characters both the MCs and secondary ones. I enjoy stories with misunderstood characters and Alric definitely classifies and I liked seeing how Gareth's perception of him changed. I loved how the bad guy was defeated, I thought it was very cl...
Good, and while it wasn't quite a beautiful web of intrigue, it definitely had something there.It was good-ish, but then it got really benign towards the middle into the end, which was sort of weird for me.I despise misused homophones.And I guess that injury from saving the life of the other is a mu...
The relationship between Gareth and Alric seemed to move too fast from "angry reluctant grooms" to "overly concerned spouses". In truth, I didn't hate or love them. I really wanted to see more of Balthazar and Elwin (not together, just their characters). They were the most interesting ones.
Kings. Oh, my LORD, there were a lot of kings in this book! And that underlines my big beef with The Devil's Fire - not enough time and effort spent on the world-building. This could have been a fantastic read, especially for a fantasy aficionado, but all the fantastic elements were either glosse...