Body of Water (The Orcadian Novels #1)
Leven has heard that rule all his life but, when he breaks it, he loses the ones he loves.
Bereaved and broken-hearted, escape seems like his only option. At the invitation of the father he never knew, he flees London and seeks refuge in the storm-battered Orkney Islands.
Thrown together with the handsome but volatile Dom, a series of strange and t...more
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An paranormal tale set in Orkney which focuses on Scottish mythology which makes a nice change in the m/m genre. The story is well written and the characters are very strong, particularly Leven who is an angry, young man for the most part but is also extremely funny at times. There is a lot of angst, particularly in regard to the mystery surrounding Leven's parentage, but the humour balances it out so it doesn't become too overwhelming.
The descriptions of the Orkney Islands are breathtaking and...more
I'm not going to give a review on what happens..you can read the other reviews or just buy the book. All I'm going to say is this :
I'm addicted to this book and am so happy to know there's going to be another one. I could probably read this book every week for the rest of my life and still get shocked/angry/...more
The main character Leven grows up in London, finding a foster home where he is accepted and understood after several years of mismatches and childrens' homes. He isn't always a very nice person at first as he acts up with his foster parents in a very understandable attempt to push them away before they decide to...more
The story is set partly in London and partly in Orkney. The first part, set in London, follows our hero Leven through his late teens. He's had a troubled childhood passed from foster home to foster home when his anger issues meant that he was difficult to reach. He finally finds love and acceptan...more
Была бы интересная история, если бы первой части не было вообще, а во второй убраны промахи с логикой и выправлен язык.
Good premise, as I do love tales involving Celtic myths, however, as much as I liked the characters, the story didn't entirely hang together for me. And I really wanted to love it after all the rave reviews I've read!
There were a number of instances in the book that threw me out of the story while I pondered what had happened. Two that spring to mind are: Shaun giving a blow job but not swallowing but then talking. So what happened to it? Then there was a scene where Dom pulls Leven out...more
Wakefield's novel started as what I would guess is a typical churned out story of young gay man angst and fury co...more
We don't meet Dom until the halfway point, so huge spoiler when Lev is hooking up with Shaun in the first half of the book. Oh, and at the 50% point, nothing terrifying has occurred unless you count having to read dialogue out loud to figure out "accents".
The prologue caught my attention, but as is the bane of prologues, the story...more
What I love about challenges is picking up books that were never on your radar...like this enjoyable book. The story interweaves urban setting and Scottish mythology to create a unique and interesting story. Sometimes there is a lot happening and some disjointed moments in the story, but that pales in comparison to the overall. This was a unique read for me and I enjoyed it. The last part of the book was full throttle and I loved Leven and Dom. Anxiously await book two.
Leven, the hero, has a rough time throughout most of the story. Initially, it's very much a contemporary tale with something a little uncanny working away behind it. Later, when the scene moves to Orkney, the p...more
Definitely a must read for fans of M/M Fantasy novels.
This is the first installment of a trilogy, and is both a brilliant rea...more
Captivating - this was a really breathless read I found hard to put down. I'll admit, I was occasionally confused about how much time was passing and what exactly was going on, but the energy carried me on regardless.
Stuart Wakefield has a great way with words and has created a compelling fantasy world here. Recommended to anyone with an interest in fantasy adventures, and who likes them dark and Scottish!
Seeking wordy inspiration has always been a part of his daily life. He is happiest when writing about men who love men.