Has from The Bookpushers rec’d this on Twitter and I am so glad I listened because holy smokes this book was good. Barbarian science fiction romance done exactly right. The hero is super alpha, but patient and protective. The heroine is strong, smart, and sensible. She fights her circumstances, but ultimately realizes she must compromise and acclimate into her new home.
The love scenes are hot, and what makes them even hotter is that consent is a big factor between the H/H. I also enjoyed seeing the blossoming of Luna’s sexuality and getting advice from her friends on how to seduce her barbarian husband.
I enjoyed pretty much everything about Captive of the Horde King… the worldbuilding, the characters, the lovely romance, just… everything. I’m really looking forward to the next book in the series.
This is a much darker installment in this series. Tori and the guild are pulled into service when a demon appears in their city. While the first book started out as a fun, at times humorous PNR/UF, each subsequent book has broadened the worldbuilding and gotten progressively grittier and darker. Tori is a real, full fledged member of the guild and has been pulled into the supernatural world and all that entails. She’s held her own through out it all, but it’s changed her. In this book she must make some decisions that will affect not only her most important friendships, but maybe the rest of her life.
This is definitely Ezra’s book and readers finally learn some his backstory and find out why he, Aaron, and Kai are so worried about him getting angry or upset. I also could sense that he and Tori may have a blossoming romance on the horizon. Their sexual tension practically jumped off the page and I’m telling you I am here for it.
The only thing that could have made this book better was the appearance of Zak, who I miss and can’t wait to see again. Will there be a Zak/Tori/Ezra love triangle? Is this my romance loving heart coming out and seeing things that aren’t there? Who knows. Maybe we will find out in book five, which will be out I winter of 2019.
This was my favorite of the series so far and I’m looking forward to not only the next in the series, but the first book in the new spin-off series.
The first thing you should know about this book is that it’s bizarre. I think I was about 25% in before I even had an inkling of what was going on.
The second thing you should know is that it’s extremely violent and horrifying at times. And it doesn’t even start out gently, it just thrusts readers right into this world unapologetically.
But even through the weird and the violence I kept reading and damn, but this is such a great character driven story with so many plot twists I never saw coming. In fact, I don’t even know how to review this book without giving something away.
I will say that the ending wraps up nicely and I thoroughly enjoyed myself while reading. It’s on sale for $2.99 right now and I’m not sure how long that will last so I’m going to add the blurb below in case anyone is interested.
A missing God.
A library with the secrets to the universe.
A woman too busy to notice her heart slipping away.
Carolyn’s not so different from the other people around her. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. Clothes are a bit tricky, but everyone says nice things about her outfit with the Christmas sweater over the gold bicycle shorts.
After all, she was a normal American herself once.
That was a long time ago, of course. Before her parents died. Before she and the others were taken in by the man they called Father.
In the years since then, Carolyn hasn’t had a chance to get out much. Instead, she and her adopted siblings have been raised according to Father’s ancient customs. They’ve studied the books in his Library and learned some of the secrets of his power. And sometimes, they’ve wondered if their cruel tutor might secretly be God.
Now, Father is missing—perhaps even dead—and the Library that holds his secrets stands unguarded. And with it, control over all of creation.
As Carolyn gathers the tools she needs for the battle to come, fierce competitors for this prize align against her, all of them with powers that far exceed her own.
But Carolyn has accounted for this.
And Carolyn has a plan.
The only trouble is that in the war to make a new God, she’s forgotten to protect the things that make her human.
Populated by an unforgettable cast of characters and propelled by a plot that will shock you again and again, The Library at Mount Char is at once horrifying and hilarious, mind-blowingly alien and heartbreakingly human, sweepingly visionary and nail-bitingly thrilling—and signals the arrival of a major new voice in fantasy.
Chelsea Mueller says
I don’t think you can talk about THE LIBRARY AT MOUNT CHAR without having to be vague. It pushed me out of my comfort zone with horror elements, but the character arcs are so impressive that I couldn’t put it down. Everything is so dark and violent, but when I finished I understood why those scenes were necessary. I really loved it, too.
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Library sounds creepy. Can’t wait to read it!
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Some tempting choices!
I just picked up Two Witches and a Martini and I can’t wait to read it. I’m really enjoying the Guild Codex series. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the next book also.
I do think this series has gotten better with each new installment.