Temple Boy (Etsey Novels, #2)
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Temple Boy (Etsey Novels #2)

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Though he’s lived his whole life in a monastery, temple boy Aurel doesn’t believe in God -- not until he wakes up knowing with stone-cold certainty God is dead. Then yet another god appears and he tells Aurel he’s a god too, and that it’s up to him to save the world.

Now giant stone beasts are running him down at mass, witches are dropping out of the sky, and a sad, headles...more
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Published September 20th 2011 by Loose Id
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Jenre
I'm rather embarrassed to say that this book has been on my review pile for a long time. Not because I didn't want to read it, but because I wasn't sure I would be able to pick it up and read without re-reading the first book in the Etsey Series, and I wasn't sure I'd have time to re-read The Seventh Veil. In the end, I decided just to go ahead and read this book without re-reading the first book and I was surprised at how much I remembered from the first book.

Temple Boy begins a short time afte...more
Barb ~rede-2-read~
Mar 25, 2013 Barb ~rede-2-read~ rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Barb ~rede-2-read~ by: Mandy Beyers
Well, as I said in my review of the first book The Seventh Veil, the world the author created in this fantasy series is huge and complex, multi-layered and multi-dimensional. I totally admire her imagination!

I thought this one wasn't as difficult to follow as the first one, especially after we were shown how Aurel, the temple boy, was intertwined with Charles. However, I can't say it was easy either. The story was complex, yet as the second half of the story evolved it all started to make much...more
Mountie
I come to M/M with a history and love affair with fantasy novels. The worlds created by fantasy authors are often complex, full of magics and laws that allow me to totally immerse myself. Heidi did not disappoint with the Temple Boy. A reader needs to come at this series in order, reading The Seventh Veil first is a must. The story gripped me completely from beginning to end and I couldn't put it down. Sure their is violence and m/f, m/m/f & f/f encounters but while you knew it was happening...more
Enny
I bought the book because I like the author and didn't read the warnings about m/f/m and f/f sex scenes which both aren't my cup of tea. But since I had already spent the money, I decided to give it a try. Unfortunately it's not just those scenes that ruined the book for me, the ending is decidedly weird too and I didn't care for the writing style either.
Yblees
Sequel to "The Seventh Veil". If you've read the first book, this one will be much less confusing.
(view spoiler) And by the way, Aurel is a darling!

Would love to get a copy of the third bo...more
Barb Manning
Temple Boy by Heidi Cullinan takes up the tale of Timothy and Charles, lovers and gods in the world of Etsey. This chapter of the story is equally as complex as the opening salvo. Cullinan is a gifted storyteller. To fully enjoy Temple Boy you must leave behind ideas regarding the flow of time and the uniqueness of person, or even sex.

Charles and Timothy fragment themselves to such an extent that new characters step onto the stage to help reunite them. Male and female characters who contain shar...more
Julesmarie
Heidi Cullinan is a straight-up genius. There is just so much to these books--so many characters, and different aspects of characters, and even different fragments of the different aspects. And the settings are intricate and fantastically-well described. And the story is fast-paced and action-packed and there's that delicious feeling of danger and even apocalypse always being right around the corner.

But just at the exact moment I start to feel like maybe it's TOO fragmented, or the danger has go...more
Lanegyro Audra
Second part of Etsey series did not disappoint me. The plot was just as original and engaging as that of Seventh Veil's and I was very happy that this book ended in happier note than the first.
Since it was original plot and vivid descriptive writing that made me like the story, I will focus on the things that kept me from loving it. First, my advice to other readers is to heed the warnings. Personally, I didn't mind violence or gore, but I can see how (view spoiler)...more
Aggie
This was a great follow up to The Seventh Veil. I didn't think I would like this series as much as I do, but it looks like the other books are going to have to be must reads for me. Charles And Timothy will always be my favorites. Jonathan and Madeleine are rather annoying, especially Madeleine who I cannot help but feel is a bit prudish. James Gibbs was a hoot and I cannot wait to see him and Charles play. Ooooooo la la. I also kept picturing Johnny Depp in my mind whenever Gibbs was on the pag...more
Adara
Thank goodness this one wasn't as heart-breaking as the first story. (And thank goodness the pattern has changed, or it could have been moreso.) There were awful things to occur, but they were tempered with hope that things can end well. I enjoyed the humor, the thought-provoking social commentary, the twists of the plot, and the character interactions. I could see the growth of the characters (poor Madeline indeed, Heidi!), and cannot wait to see where further they will go. (Kicked Timothy out,...more
Ayanna
If this were distilled down so it were only about Charles, it would have been better. But then, it couldn't have been because this Aurel person and that Chakide person and all those other people got involved.

I tried to read it. Really did. But then there was Madelaine, and then there was Jonathan, and then there was other stuff, and then I found myself skipping for Charles.

It might be this book's fault. Maybe one day I'll be able to read through it without skimming through anything that Charles...more
Suze
Apr 02, 2014 Suze rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Readers of fantasy world fiction
Recommended to Suze by: Won this copy from Heidi on coffee and porn website
What a story. Definitely a series for really keen alt world, fantasy readers. I did find this more tricky to read than the Seven Veils (book1) and i wouldn't suggest reading it stand alone. I'm not a big reader of fantasy fiction so it was a struggle for me, keeping up with whose spirit was in who, who was dead or alive. It did continue the story of Timothy and Charles and they are 'reinvented' in a great circle but i did need to revert to the website, etseynovels.com a few times.
How Heidi Culli...more
Tj
Good story. The continuation of the series is just as good but still just as intense. I admit to having trouble keeping up with this one.
Veronica / V
menage (m/f/m with m/m content), rape, same sex practices (m/m, f/f), strong violence...say no more
Jen
Another good book in the series. Definitely not a light read. Has M/F and F/F but nothing too extensive.
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