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Snowdrop (Steamcraft & Sorcery)
When pickpocket Robin Pastorious comes across some graphic photographs of a young man suffering in bondage, he knows he has to liberate the victim—even after seeing the long, distinctive ears that mark the subject as a faerie, a creature Robin has been taught to hate and fear. Robin finds that the fey Snowdrop is afflicted with somewhat loose morals, a desire to be restrai ...more
ebook, 156 pages
Published September 19th 2011 by Dreamspinner Press
(first published September 18th 2011)
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I may be biased since I helped create the universe this took place within but I must say I was pleasantly surprised. If you've read Boots for the Gentleman, you know there is a societal stigma against faeries. They are profoundly untrusted by humans and Gus throws this relationship into stark relief. Romance between the two races is hinted upon in Boots but Gus explores the implications thoroughly in Snowdrop with an ample dose of social commentary shoring up the narrative. Robin is delightful, ...more
Sep 20, 2011 Deja Dei rated it it was amazing
Way cool book. More action than romance, which I expect from this author now, but a weird, well developed and satisfying romance too. The MC are seriously messed up, not messed up as in badly portrayed, just with some serious issues. Robin, while a thief, has a sort of a moral code of his own, and it develops as the story progresses until he is *almost* an actual hero. He is really alone in the world and has serious abandonment issues that prevent him from having actual relationships. He doesn't ...more
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