During his youth, orphaned thief Faris was flogged at the pillar in the town square and left to die. But a kind old man saved him, gave him a home, and taught him a profession. Now Faris is the herbalist for the town of Zidar, taking care of the injured and ill. He remains lonely, haunted by his... show more
During his youth, orphaned thief Faris was flogged at the pillar in the town square and left to die. But a kind old man saved him, gave him a home, and taught him a profession. Now Faris is the herbalist for the town of Zidar, taking care of the injured and ill. He remains lonely, haunted by his past, and insecure about how his community views him. One night, despite his reluctance, he saves a dying slave from the pillar.
A former soldier, Boro has spent the last decade as a brutalized slave. Herbs and ointment can heal his physical wounds, but both men carry scars that run deep. Bound by the constraints of law and social class in 15th century Bosnia, Faris and Boro must overcome powerful enemies to protect the fragile happiness they’ve found.
Publish date: 2014-08-12
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 109
Edition language: English
This story got a 3 star rating instead of 4 from me because of entirely personal reasons and most people would probably enjoy it more than I did.I think I would have liked this book more if I wasn't trying to make a connection between the setting of the book (15th century Bosnia) and what I've been ...
The Pillar is another wonderful story from the amazing Kim Fielding. Normally I’m not a huge fan of historical stories, but I would read anything this woman writes.I love Kim Fielding’s characters. She always makes me fall in love with them. And I always want the best for them. Faris and Boro are no...
**** 4 Dusho stars ****--------------------------"Soldier, slave, thief, healer. Just words." He [Boro] reached across the table and pressed their entwined hands to Faris's chest. "None of them tell us what's in here--who a man truly is. And you, truly, are no thief."--------------------------This w...
The Pillar is a beautiful, touching story about two men who thought they would never find love in their life. Faris is the town’s healer and has taken it upon himself to rescue the men left on the pillar to die. He tries to save them or in some cases brings a merciful death.When a man is half beaten...
I felt like I was watching a Disney movie with gay characters and sex. And I'll leave it at that for now. (worst review, ever)