Fireheart (Chay Trilogy #1)
But a seed of hope lies in the unexpected passions of two warriors: Lt. Vin-Chay, the second son of a crown prince on Osiron, and his captor, Pyke, a commander of Ptolemii forces.
At first, th...more
It started out all right, even though there were a few info dumps that I skimmed over because honestly, they were a bit boring and confusing. The world building is a bit clumsy, I have to say, but the characters seemed interesting. In the beginning, I liked them both, they came off strong, smart and I could see a lot of potential in thei ...more
Argh. Blurb tackiness.
Spanning almost a decade of the heroes' lives, the story was an epic saga of love, loss, war and revolution and was at times frustrating, inspiring and really bittersweet.
Can't wait to read more.
I already love Pyke and Vin Shay. Such opposites, enemies even. Though I have so much compa ...more
Whew, what a journey! This story had me emotionally up and down. A good fantasy must have extensive world building and this story provided me a world that I felt I was fully immersed in. The physical attributes of the landscape on the planets were so well developed and provided a great foundation for the social and political backdrop for the story. The primary and secondary characters were fully developed and everyone played a pivotal role somehow within the story. The emotional spectrum from ...more
love and forgiveness. The different philosophical perspectives of the protagonists is well portrayed as they struggle with expectations of conformity, duty and identity.
Themes of power are a significant element both personally and politically. The character development and growth is believable and the world building is ...more
The book revolves around commander Pyke and the Osiron prince, Vin-Chay. The book spans several years of their lives from how they first met, to when they lived together and the ups and downs that come along with it. Mark my word, if you wish for a steamy m/m novel, be sure to be disappointed. While there are sex reads, this slows down starting somewhere midway in part two (or slows down in part three, I apologize for forgetting) ...more
Still my favorite sci-fi read, the relationship is very complex and it takes a lot of time and trust to develop. The worlds are lovingly constructed and it's a pleasure to discover.
That said, it's not an easy book to read, the relationship develops from a situation of captivity and slavery, while they get to the point of eqaulity, it's a long and painful way, for both characters. So there is at least a dub-con warning and the warning for violence and torture shouldn't be ignored either.
It's one ...more