Genre: Fantasy, Romance
LGBTQ+ Category: Bi, Gay
Reviewer: Xanthe, Paranormal Romance Guild
About The Book
I, Ervyn Morryés of the Black Mountain clan, know all about control.
As the only fair-haired Dark Elf in the Highlands, I had to learn to control my fists and my temper in the face of derision.
To become the best archer amongst my peers, I had to learn to control my breathing and my movements.
But the day the half-breed called Lochan Féyes arrived at the training camp, my discipline faltered. Because—sweet gods—when I am around that aloof, blue-eyed assassin, my need is uncontrollable.
Tags: Soulmates, Lust-to-Love, Military, Hurt/Comfort, Humour, Snark, Banter, Moody vs. Possessive, Mine-Mine-Mine, We-Belong-Together, Magic, Action & Adventure, Fantasy Romance.
The Mutt is a really good intro to a world created by Kasia Bacon. I can understand why it was nominated as a Best Short Story in 2017. It is wonderfully descriptive, making it easy to visualise the settings and characters, their movements and emotions.
Ervyn, a Dark Elf, is in training for the military. His eye is caught by Lochan, a half breed offensively called a Mutt, one human parent, one elf. Different from others in the group, he catches Ervyn’s attention with his blue eyes, calm demeanour and deadly skills, and he gets annoyed by Lochan’s apparently disinterest.
The story, while short, has a good mix of set up, intrigue, heat and character development. I’m very interested to see things from Lochan’s POV in the next book, The Highlander, to see his feelings on everything from personal history, training experience and possible relationship with Ervyn.
This is a good start to a new series, and I can’t wait to see how things unfold for these two men!
There’s a very helpful glossary is included at the start of the book to help with the majority of terms included in the story.
Hello all, my name is Xanthe and I am excited to be a reviewer for the PRG.
I read a lot, every night for at least 4-5 hours and I love to get lost in the world that an author has created. The best ones leave you wanting more and at a loss for words to describe just how good it is but I’ll try my best.
I live in a small town in South West England, just me and my dog Bonnie. I work part time in administration and really enjoy my job and the people I work with which I am very aware is not always the case!
I’ll read pretty much any sub genre within the mm genre. Since discovering it a few years ago, I rarely read anything else. One thing I won’t touch is horror, a definite no no for me!
Never ask me what my favourite anything is as I’ll have to give you a list of about ten or twenty things. How am I able to pick one food, book or film out of so many that I love?!
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