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Staying Power by Ann Somerville
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Nov 20, 2014

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This is the third book in the Darshian Tales and finally the focus shifts from Arman and Kei to Karik and his background, as well as his personal and professional future.

We get introduced to Andon and its beauties, as well as the protagonist of the fourth Darshian tale. As always there are explorations of self-worth, prejudice, fatherhood, love, knowledge, discipline, war, perseverance in the face of inner and outer catastrophe - there's even enemies-to-lovers and you can follow both protagonists in their changing impressions of one another. The side characters are fully fleshed out. This books is slightly shorter but just as meaty to read.

One warning: for people who are sensitive to rape and its consequences, there is one wholly believable - if short - rape which influences the second half of the story and is necessary to the plot. Excellent fantasy with m/m love story.
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