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Fleur de Lys

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Major. Captain. Lieutenant. Private. An unethically mixed friendship and a rocky one, formed under duress, kept very discreet, adhered to because - Because none of them seriously thought they would live long enough for it to be a problem.

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Word count: approx. 69,579
online fiction, 209 pages
Published 2010

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Vivian
Feb 18, 2013 Vivian rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-hist
Heartbreaking and raw.

The emotions and events of four men as they carry on through WWI are devastating and simultaneously treated so casually as they attempt to maintain sanity. I feel numb and horrified. Those that experience war never truly leave it behind and those that haven't born witness can't understand. Of course I wish this was longer, but this is selfishness not necessity for closure.
Brainorgan
Jun 29, 2011 Brainorgan rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, forbidden-love
I really enjoyed this story. WWI, British soldiers, a commoner and a nobleman, older + younger, hurt/comfort (PTSD). Some flashbacks (about 50%) of trench warfare, some of it graphic. It seemed to me there were some slight technical problems - sometimes the flashbacks were not too clear - I wish they had italicized them. And some little motivational/plot holes, but very minor (enough to notice though). On the whole, very readable, enjoyable, seems to ring true to the era of WWI in England and il ...more
Dana
I think I fell in love with Fleur de Lys the moment I saw the quote before the first chapter. It's written in an atypical, memorable style. Events of the past and present are told alternately, but not once is it even remotely confusing. In fact, the two seem to enhance each other's impact. A sense of deep melancholy seems to cling to the words, which is only too appropriate considering the setting of the story.

The characters are unique and intriguing. It is easy to get invested in their rocky li
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Seregil
Aug 14, 2011 Seregil rated it really liked it
Shelves: free-fiction
Painfull and tragic, yet filled with hope and sweetness. It's a story about surviving the end of the war.
Camilla
Apr 01, 2012 Camilla rated it liked it
Shelves: online-reads
I think I'll do my review before I give it any stars.. Wouldnt know what to give it now anyways..

This is a free online read.. A story about English soldiers during the 1st WW.. Mostly its about Dev and Cowan.. A young Captain and an older private finding each other during the war..

Dev, the young Captain, suffers from severe PTSD after the war, and Cowan is the only one that can help him through it..

I think that pretty much sums it up..

I liked these two, I really did.

I thought it had a vague begi
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John
Jan 29, 2012 John rated it it was amazing
I thought this book captured the feel of the last part of the Great War and it's immediate aftermath through a moving story of two men who find and ultimately heal each other. It's a little disjointed, but it read to me like the disjointedness of the time; the disjointedness of shell shock. It's easy to forget that the Great War was one for which it's participants were totally unprepared for, and its consequences overwhelmed the society soldiers returned home to. Although the main characters are ...more
Alex P
Nov 01, 2014 Alex P rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, military, m-m
Raw, horrifying, and very real. Review to come when I've thought about it a little more. I'm so glad I read this.
Goodmorning87
Jan 21, 2014 Goodmorning87 rated it really liked it
Really great story, though at some points a bit difficult, very powerful and doesn't really pull any punches. Well written though the flashbacks get a little jarring and scattered at points. Definitely worth the read.
Keren Barkan
May 19, 2012 Keren Barkan rated it it was amazing
WOW. Amazing, powerful, like a punch to the stomach. It takes your breath away.
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