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'Til Kingdom Come

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3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  1,127 Ratings  ·  76 Reviews
In a time of mystery and magic, one man is seeking to find his destiny. Prince Thrain Blackwater is on a deadly mission to capture the one who can help him get his revenge and make him whole. But in order to do so, he must perform an act of brutality that will alienate the man he hopes to claim as his own.

Prince Elias Trueheart is a Null--a noble of the royal Trueheart lin
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ebook, 183 pages
Published June 7th 2010 by Loose Id (first published January 8th 2010)
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Kassa
Mar 04, 2011 Kassa rated it did not like it
I like EA but her books tend to be all over the spectrum. Some are great, some are horrible, some are just ok. I'm never sure where a particular book will end up but I keep trying since I do like the author. For TKC, the fantasy concept is decent, but the execution leaves something to be desired. The magic healing of sex makes the story kind of ridiculous and completely over the top. I can appreciate some outrageous antics for the sake of humor or the story, this is just so ridiculous I kept rol ...more
M'rella
Well.... wasn't that painful :/ Had to read it for a challenge and that was my only motivation.
Half a star and a headache.

This is not a nice review, because the book I am attempting to review is a blabbering, overly long, ridiculous mess. Actually, forget the reviewing part, I am so frustrated, I am just going to set my pet peeves free, before my brain bursts in flames.

* World building - none. Not even a room building, tho there was an attempt at a hot-tub building and a dungeon staircase bu
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Serena Yates
Jun 08, 2010 Serena Yates rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay, historical, fantasy
This is a great fantasy story. No epic quests looking for magical items, though. It is all about the inner journey of two men who don't just have their own personal demons to overcome, but need to find common ground as lovers as well—if a long-standing prophecy is to come true and bring peace to their realms.

Elias starts out as the weaker of the two. He is a "magic null" in a kingdom of mages and suffers some ridicule for it. Not the most self-confident person to start with, he gets taken prison
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Mandapanda
Aug 17, 2011 Mandapanda rated it it was ok
Shelves: various-romance
I didn't enjoy this. Some parts were so silly they really threw me out of the book. The two MC's were clueless. Blind Freddy could have understood that riddle. I've liked a few of EA's books but unfortunately this wasn't one of them. I would agree with the reviews by Kassa and p.
Betryal
Jun 08, 2010 Betryal rated it really liked it
I was floored at the concept of touch from one man to another whether to reach out and make that connection or performing a sexual act is what the other needed in order to tame and tamper down the magic from getting out of control. Considering all the books I've now read to date it shouldn't have surprised me. I do enjoy paranormal but this being more with the whole magic and dragons bit is not the same and I wasn't sure if I was going to like it. I did like the story to a degree. There could ha ...more
Karel
Nov 24, 2012 Karel rated it did not like it
I don't mind Evangeline Anderson: As far as PWP-ish authors go, she's pretty to-notch. This one is standard EA: Very readable, interesting enough story unless you're expecting something spectacular. It's not great, it's not amazing, but it keeps you interested enough to finish it at least.

What is much more painful is EA's insistence on using awkward excuses for sex/foreplay. Really, he needs a handjob to keep his magic powers under control? Really!? That's so ridiculous I don't even--

And yes, th
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Zombetha Vexation
Dec 19, 2011 Zombetha Vexation rated it liked it
As usual, laugh-out-loud funny. Per my standard Anderson review format, high points:
1. These characters are soooo smart and capable. How do we know this? Because the script says so, that's how.
2. The super "puzzling" riddles, sigh.
3. It's a good thing the Trueharts have that whole magic thing going on since they definitely don't have that whole common sense or listening comprehension thing going on.
5. I'm fairly convinced that this fantasy realm's average day could be encompassed within about 5
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Cori
Jun 08, 2010 Cori rated it really liked it
This would have been 5 stars if it were about 20 pages shorter. There was just a bit too much angsty, back and forth "he doesn't really love me" for my taste.

However, the book was solid, the scenes were hot (as always), and the storyline was good. I love how Evangeline Anderson is always able to make having sex into a life or death situation.
⚣❣☙ Michaelle ❧❣⚣
3.2 Stars

Usually I love EA's MM romance novels, but I found myself continuously rolling my eyes and shaking my head at some of the ridiculously overplayed tropes just littered across this book. Maybe the sheer number of them overwhelmed the story and made me not appreciate it as much as I expected to? IDK. The magic peen was the last straw though.

No, seriously, an actual magic peen. It healed all the pain and fear instilled in one of the MCs after years of sexual assault at the hands of his own
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Xandra
3.5 stars

Call me crazy, but when it comes to m/m romance, Evangeline Anderson’s books are my number one guilty pleasure. You won’t learn anything from them and they won’t change your views on life because they’re like weird sexual fantasies of a horny 15 year old. But they're well-written, hilarious fantasies and I can't help loving them.

After Broken Boundaries I was prepared for whatever amount of ridiculous and this book didn't shy away from delivering a lot of it.

As a fantasy it works great.
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Cheryl
Mar 19, 2012 Cheryl rated it really liked it

This book read like an awful lot like fan fiction of the BBC series Merlin.

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Lara
Feb 23, 2012 Lara rated it really liked it
This is the second book I have read in a week where (view spoiler) Not sure either of the situations were believable, but as with everything when it comes to Evangeline Anderson I suspend reality & just enjoy the ride. And enjoy it I did. This is the story of two princes. Elias Trueheart comes from a house of magic (even though he himself is a Null) and leads a quiet, innocent life. Thrain Blackwater is the second son of the heartless King Ungor (wh ...more
Devi
Mar 30, 2013 Devi rated it did not like it
Shelves: genre-fiction, ebook
Seems like each one of these genre books I've tried so far have been disappointing in the extreme. This one? Ridiculously cliche and floridly written (rhymes with "horridly"; shares many characteristics). If not for that, I could have excused its obvious BBC Merlin fanfic roots - imprisoned dragons, wizards with golden eyes helping princes struggling to be free of their tyrannical fathers - and it's superficial narrative. But that and florid, unrealistic dialogue too? Head + wall. Why? Whyyyyy? ...more
Trix
Nov 07, 2010 Trix rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was such a nice book. I enjoyed that we got to know and understand both sides of the story as each character got the chance to describe their feelings moving through the events of the story. The magic elements were nicely introduced in the story (though having to masturbate or having sex to control magic was a bit far-fetched). But what really impressed me in the story is the way Thrain was presented. I really felt his sorrow, angst and love as his relationship to Elias deepened. The sex scen ...more
Beth
Dec 11, 2011 Beth rated it liked it
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Ann
Now that was an awesomely classically told fairytale. With butt sex. Just like all fairytales should.

There was the battle between good and evil, dragons, magic, superbly evil villains and the aforementioned steam. I've had this one on my shelf for entirely too long and am so glad I finally read it. There were times I wanted to throttle both MC's but I could still understand why they were both stubborn asses at times.

Highly recommended for fans of solidly told romantic fairytales. And butt sex.
Midnight
May 26, 2013 Midnight rated it did not like it
A "love" story about a rapist and his victim, full of cliches, with a barely there plot which hinged entirely on sex and weak, two dimensional characters...I barely finished the book, facepalming, yawning and rolling my eyes all the way to the end. At times, I couldn't believe the sheer silliness of it. Castle Peace? Sex saves the day, heals, controls magic, etc? Really? I have a feeling the author just wanted to write a prolonged, meaningless PWP, then decided to tack on a flimsy plot and call ...more
Nene
Aug 01, 2010 Nene rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, fantasy
Have you ever come across a book that was *exactly* what you wanted to read, you just didn't know it? That was 'Til Kingdom Come for me! It was such a great romance. I loved Thain and Elias and their struggles. Add in magic and dragons and princes, and you've got yourself a winner.

Now, there are some squick factors to this book. There is both non-con and mentions of incest. But I think its handled in a way that won't bother most readers.
Seregil
Jun 15, 2010 Seregil rated it really liked it
Very nice fantasy slash, with well written sexual build up and a nice political intrigue backstory (complete with evil family, prophecy, a dragon and learning to use magic).
The dragon and the evil king reminded me a lot of the TV show Merlin - maybe you'd like to take a look at it if you liked this book.
Matthew
Feb 26, 2014 Matthew rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Generally quite light, in terms of the BDSM and the rape was rather gentle. A Prince is raped and kidnapped by a rival prince and has to pretend to be his bedslave while they fall in love. They have great magic and great power that is unlocked by their love and get to live happily ever after. Simple story...

Not exciting, although I believe at one point, Elias was referred to as a she.
Danielle
Sep 06, 2013 Danielle rated it it was ok
Magic sperm is definitely not up my alley. Plus this book was SUPER repetitive. They kept having the same conversations over and over again.

I was told that EA is a hit or miss author with her books so I'm definitely willing to give her another try.
YullSanna
Oct 11, 2014 YullSanna rated it it was ok
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Danielle Thomas
Mar 17, 2017 Danielle Thomas rated it it was amazing
Great book. One of my favorite m/m. Great fantasy novel Hot sex.
Elisa Rolle
In a recent polemic I said that I have hardly read 10 books with a rape in it and only 1 where the rapist and the raped become lovers after that… well now I have read 2.

‘Till Kingdom Come is a perfect example of savage romance, more it’s a perfect example of bodice rippers, and since here the two main characters are both men, this is a breeches rippers (and there is really a breeches ripping event). Actually this savage romance is respecting so much the rules of the genre that it reminds me a l
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Maria Aguilar
Feb 03, 2015 Maria Aguilar rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay-and-lesbian
I give this book a 4.5 stars because even though I really love it I feel there could have been more to it.

The story begin with Elias, a prince of Castle Rowett, waking up from a nightmare about a dragon and someone that will change his life forever. Elias is a Null, meaning that he does not posses magic, and he feel that he will never have it. Thrain, also a prince but of Castle Black, was given a mission, alone with his brother, by his father to kill Elias and his mother for there magic power t
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Joyfully Jay
Mar 11, 2016 Joyfully Jay rated it it was ok
Shelves: sue
A Joyfully Jay review.

1.5 stars


This was a poorly constructed story whose plot was often too ridiculous to believe and contained far too much sex magic. Which is phrase I never thought to write.

But let’s start with the positive first. The pacing is strong and the story moved well and rarely dragged. The writing was technically fine, though the prose was a bit too purple at times. There is enough action to capture the reader’s attention and at times the characters are genuinely engaging.

Unfortuna
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Adara
Nov 22, 2010 Adara rated it really liked it
An excellent story in an unknown fantasy setting. Elias, a young prince without magic within a magical kingdom, is kidnapped from his home by Thrain, a prince from an invading neighboring kingdom, before he can be killed by Thrain's older brother. Thrain's father's downfall was foretold to be at the hands of a magic user, and the King seeks the death of all magic users. Thrain seeks to kill his cold father and evil brother, and the last dragon his father keeps chained beneath their castle tells ...more
Gisuris
May 28, 2015 Gisuris rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I just had an epiphany of sorts. You see, I read this way back when, must have been several years ago and I honestly can't remember that much about it except for the basics. I do remember that I did sort of enjoy it, even though there was much eyerolling involved and I have some vague recollection that the ending was contrived as fuck. Oh, and that good old "sorry 'bout the rape, but you'd be dead otherwise, honest!" excuse which must have worked for me here, because otherwise I'd never have fin ...more
Varia
For me, this book was readable and engaging. As many reviewers mentioned, there is a rape scene that some may find objectionable. I felt that it was not gratuitous or tactless, but as a reader I would have liked more "fight" from Elias, the victim.

Overall the characters stayed within their roles; the good guys were good, and the bad guys were brutes. The main characters were thus very predictable in their motivations and actions. My favorite character was actually the dragon, who behaved more h
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Kari
Mar 22, 2012 Kari rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, er-mm, er-menage
I was a little concerned by how the author would deal with a rape that's so integral to the storyline. Although the attack does happen on screen, it is not eroticized in any way. Evangeline Anderson handles the situation as realistically as possible, considering. (For the record, there are several weeks in between the assault and the consensual sex later in the book, not just "a few days" as some reviewers have noted.) I thought Elias' conflicted feelings for Thrain were well done. I was also ve ...more
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Evangeline Anderson is a registered MRI tech who would rather be writing. And yes, she is nerdy enough to have a bumper sticker that says “I’d rather be writing.” Honk if you see her! She is thirty-something and lives in Florida with a husband, a son, and two cats. She had been writing erotic fiction for her own gratification for a number of years before it occurred to her to try and get paid for ...more
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