Lord of the White Hell, Book 1 (Lord of the White Hell #1)
Kiram Kir-Zaki may be considered a mechanist prodigy among his own people, but when he becomes the first Haldiim ever admitted to the prestigious Sagrada Academy, he is thrown into a world where power, superstition and swordplay outweigh even the most scholarly of achievements.
But when the intimidation from his Cadeleonian classmates turns bloody, Kiram unexpectedly finds
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Oh man, this is good, and fun, and got enough sanctioned violence to be so satisfying. Between the friendships, the curse, the power struggles, and the societal boundaries being trampled this has enough going on to keep interest. Basically, I highlighted stuff while reading, but couldn't be bothered to come here and update--no time. Later, chickadillas.
"He’ll make a better impression without a hell-branded duke flustering his little flock of hens.”
Overall, a high fantasy page t ...more
The scene is deftly set by the author. The world building around this renaissance fantasy is rich with crisp, clear detailing. As a new student at the Sagrada Academy, Kiram initially struggles to find his way through the upper crust ...more
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I loved the developing, intense relationship between Kiram and Javier and also thought there was a good balance between the characters and the world building, which was new and exciting.
Well done Ginn Hale and thanks for such a great read !!!
The book follows the basic trope of the ...more
If you like fantasy and romance, this is your book. I think it is my (new) favourite combination. Reading this was a bliss, heaven-like, being in my happy place, all the goodness.
This is me and these books:
Both parts—romance and fantasy—are equally great and satisfying, and I think that's pretty amazing and satisfying.
Let's start with the romance:
So, together these books are 700 pages, more or less, and this really is enough time for everything a romance should have to o ...more
The story is based upon characters with different backgrounds falling in love in a world that frowns upon their relationship. Well, it’s a world that frowns upon everything, really. So, Kiram is the first student of the Haldiim to be admitted into the prestigious Sagrada Academy, ...more
'Nestor shot Kiram a puzzled look as if he was reassessing Kiram's intelligence. "He's terribly fond of you. Haven't you noticed?"
Kiram and Javier are great characters, and the side characters were pretty well-developed, too. I loved the first part a little bit more than the second. The...more
This one grabbed me straight from the beginning. I loved the world-building, the characters, the build-up of the mysteries surrounding it all. For anyone who likes fantasy, this is really great. Sometimes, I enjoyed the story more than the building romance, which is good I guess (considering the low steam).
Maybe I would have wished for more of Kiram’s machinery genius to be on page, but I guess this story is mainly Javier’s in a way.
It was not perfect, and I had a bit of an “Eh?”-moment to ...more
I've read this last year just before the first semester started and I really loved the book and I've read the book again for the 3rd or 4th time (I lost track)just as the second semester is nearing to end.
This will always be one of my best MM Young Adult read. EVER. The world and the characters the author created is just purely awesome. I loved every word of this book.
The writing is great. Witty and Funny. I really laughed hard reading this to the point where eve ...more
In addition evil curses and the White Hell. An uncle and his friend, who are very worried.
And we have not yet come a step closer to the mystery of the White Hell ...
Arousal, repulsion, and jealous anger crashed through Kiram. He didn’t want to see this. He didn’t care if this was what it took to be a Hellion—to impress Master Ignacio or Prince Sevanyo or to convince all these C ...more
My one criticism is that it's overly drawn out and too detail-heavy in a lot of places, so it can be a bit slow at times, but the plot/conflicts, the characters, and the world-building were all great.
Like her book Wicked Gentlemen , there is not really much by way of hot physical action, but it's not really a YA, either, despite the ages of the MCs.
I'm also not sure I can see a great solution to the problems of a relationship forming between the two MCs, bu ...more
Lord Of The White Hell is a totally different universe of its own. It has magic, royalties, witchcraft, tribes, gods and so on and so on. Just imagine the vibe of Captive Prince [S U Pacat], the magical appeal of Hogwarts, put a pinch of Hugo and mix it with a tiny bit of the Hunger Games and you'd get the st ...more
I don't know why I waited so long, I'm so glad I read this book! :))
It's all there: interesting, detailed world with its own nations and history, gripping story, lovable characters, a bad guy behind the scenes, fabulous writing and storytelling, just everything I want in a fantasy novel.
Why "only" 4.5 stars? IMHO the cut off of part one came in strange place. Gladly, I've already purchased part two and can read on. :)
This was Part I of a fantasy tale à la Harry Potter with an m/m romance twist. It was delightful. I enjoyed the world building and the characters. Both Kiram and Javier are flawed and loveable. They're perfect for each other. Book 1 doesn't end so much on a cliff hanger but a dramatic pause. I'd be prepared to quickly dive into book 2.
Bottom line: I'm enjoying it!