Counterpoint

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Counterpoint

Song of the Fallen, #1

I’m not a fan of insta-love stories and that is what you get here. Some people love that stuff, but not me. If you are one of those people that love insta-love, maybe because you feel it is pointless to wait for the inevitable, this book might be great for you. I stopped after about 50 pages. I will admit, I did not get very far. I feel like there are so many wonderful books out there with a more developed love story, those are for me.

Warning: if you hate boys that like (and make love to) boys this book is NOT for you.

This book is for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY!


Book Blurb for Counterpoint

This is book one and ends with a cliffhanger. Book #2 to be released in fall 2011

It is the twilight of mankind. Depleted by generations of war with a dark race, the human kingdoms and their ancient alliance stand on the brink of extinction. The outlands are soaked with the blood of the fallen. The midlands are rotting with decadence and despair.

Elfkind, estranged by past crimes, watches and waits for nature to run its course.

And then the two collide.

Ayden's life has long been guided by two emotions: love for his sister, and hatred of all things human. When he's captured in battle, he must for his sister's sake swallow his pride and endure slavery in the service of a human prince. To his dismay, this close-up view of his enemy is nothing like he expected. Now curiosity and contempt make a battlefield of his soul, even as he struggles to pick up the pieces of his shattered worldview.

Freyrik Farr, Crown Prince of Farr Province, finds his new elven prisoner puzzling. He's always known elves to be beautiful and dangerous, but never has one affected him as deeply as Ayden. Can his life of service to his people leave room for this attraction? Dancing on a dagger's edge between duty and high treason, Freyrik discovers that some choices can change a life, and some an entire world.

Between prejudice, politics, pride, and survival, Ayden and Freyrik must carve a new path, no matter how daunting. For nothing less than the fate of both their peoples rests on the power of their perseverance -- and their love.

(Note: this book contains mature sexual scenes between two male adults.)


Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2012 2.50