Dark Sun (New Seattle #1)
Genre: LGBT Futuristic/Urban Fantasy
Lynx is the spoiled sheltered son of the Dragon Triad, a crime family that rules over futuristic New Seattle. When he gets separated from his cousins during an adventure in the seediest part of town, he meets the man of his dreams in a bar owned by the Phoenix Triad, his family's bitter rivals. After a night spent in passion, his myster...more
It's an adventurous story that follows the second son of the Dragon Triad, Lynx, as he accidentally meets the notorious 'Yoru Katana', the thief who is stealing from his family, and becomes infatuated with but who he doesn't know yet is Katana. Except, Katana is actually Orion,...more
Fantastic futuristic world with all the familiar concepts twisted just a bit differently and turned into something extremely interesting. That's about the crudest way I could have described this wonderful story but still made it intriguing enough.
Lynx is the middle son of the Dragon Triad, one of the two most powerful Triads in New Seattle. He is sheltered, naïve and spoiled, but surprisingly enough, he also...more
THIS BOOK WAS SO REFRESHING.
I LOVED THE KISSING AND THE HAND HOLDING
I LOVED THE SEX
I LOVED THE MILD SUSPENSE
I HATE THAT IT ENDED SO QUICKLY
I HATE THAT WE HAD NO EPILOGUE
THAT IS ALL
...I hope so, because there'...more
Realistically, this is Romeo and Juliet meets Robin Hood – as there is the conflict between the two Triads as well as Orion’s robbing the rich to give to the poor.
The love story was sweet and I liked the two MCs. The smexy scenes were hot and appropriate, not too many, not too few.
The writing was competent if a bit simplistic. The plot was pretty good though and kept me reading till the end.
I enjoyed the setup in New Seattle, a polluted, multi-layer city where the rich lived at the top and the poorest at the bottom, in the most polluted air. The city is run by triads who profit from selling medicines that keep those wealthy enough to buy them healthy in the dreadful smog. My cynical side sees all sorts of parallels with...more
I really enjoyed this book, which was surprising since these days I'm not too interested in "sweet romance". This book wasn't quite what I had expected, but it was still good in a couple of respects:
The World-building I found it really intriguing. I would have loved to have more information about this world. The author did a pretty decent job with it, but I wanted more such as why (view spoiler)[high level ranking triad members had certain color hair; surely there was some level of...more
Orion and Lynx are respectively, heir and second son of the most important triads in the city, Phoenix and Dragon. To an outsider they are pampered princes, with all the money and the chances in their pocket. In this post-apocalypse Seattle, the city is divided in three level, Cloud Level, Midtown...more
The first one was the word choice. I was often thrown by the use of common curse words or phrases in this setting. The vernacular and use of certain word...more
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