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At Year's End

(The 12 Olympians #2)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  1,194 ratings  ·  79 reviews
Book 2 (This book contains characters from the Assassin-shifter books and is not meant to be read as a standalone)
Warning: This book contains scenes of homosexuality, crude language and violence.
Ever since he set eyes on Jaxon Salvatore at Camp Pride, 16-year-old Elijah Newman knew who he'd be spending the rest of his life with. The tough guy, on the other hand, was not
Kindle Edition, 244 pages
Published February 13th 2014 by Skull Blaster Publishing LLC
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Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
"I'm going to make him mine."
At Year's End, is full of surprises and sweet glimpse of the yummy characters I love , from the Assassin/Shifter series. Its sweet, heartbreaking and an enjoyable read. Mates, I definitely recommend this book and any series related to it.

"Do you know how hard it's been for me to keep you at arm's length?" Jaxon whispered huskily into Elijah's ear, "I've wanted you so much."
"There will never be anyone else for me but you, Jaxon."

A lovely and special tre
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: the-12-olympians
Yeah for Jaxon and Elijah! Another good book moving us forward in the series. I love the Salvatore brothers and Jaxon didn't disappoint!

I'm really looking forward to finding out more about Killian. Of course, I will read each and every one that comes out! :)
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mm, romance, supernatural
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Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m
Not feeling focused enough for more than rambling notes. (If you want something more coherent, plus stuff I forgot to mention, you may want to look at Riayl's review, but be aware that it's tagged entirely as a spoiler.)
Anyway, here ya go.

It’s funny (but not in a happy way) how Jaxon bullies the headmaster to make him magically stop bullying at the school. Hypocrite, yay!

Seriously? What kind of school forces its students to procure a college educated parent for an exhibition? That can’t possibly
Valerie ❈M/M Romance Junkie❈
I have been waiting for Elijah and Jaxon's story for, what felt like, forever. I was not disappointed. There was enough action, giggles, and unexpected plot twists to keep me completed engaged throughout the story. Though there were a lot of the same cast of characters, this truly was rather different from the other books of the Assasin/Shifter and this series. I'm glad I read this. ...more
Jan 24, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

EEK! I've been waiting for Elijah's story for what seems to be a long time now. While I liked this, I wanted more of Elijah using his powers. I wanted him practicing more that we could have seen. I wanted more of Elijah and Jaxson together. They were apart too much of this story and I was REALLY bummed about that. I guess I didn't really feel the excitement that I normally get while reading a book about cool elemental powers. Come on, Elijah and the god of fire?! USE IT! Show me! Also,
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
this book was an amazing read... it was an emotional roller coaster and I totally loved it. can't wait for the next one. ...more
Caroline Brand

If you are going to read this series I would recommend reading the Assassin/Shifter series first. This is where we first meet Elijah and lot of the other youngsters that I am sure will be featured in upcoming books. These young men are children of the gods and as they all reach their 18th birthdays their powers mature.
We first meet Elijah when he is 16 and he attends Camp Pride. He is a quiet and reserved young man in all but one respect. As soon as he meets Jaxon
I know I probably will be the odd one here that does not like the book but at the risk of being boooed by the fans of these series, I have to be honest with my opinion on the book so far & I'm Soooo disappointed with this book & the previous one as well. I had been looking forward to reading these series for such a long time that it feels like such a let down now that I'm reading book 2. Yes I know is a spinoff of the original assassins series which i read a few & was honestly not so impressed b ...more
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks, m-m-read
This one was kinda rough. Jaxon is such a sweetie and to see him hurt like that was so rough
Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read the Assassin/Shifter series last month, one book each day till I had finished all that was available, I could not put the books down. When I started reading this the second book In The 12 Olympians series it was like reconnecting with old friends/family, I got that warm, coming home feeling!
Although there is many characters connected with both series in this book I instantly knew each person was connected too, I was so excited to read what had been happening to each one of them since the
Jan 11, 2015 rated it liked it
I liked that the Salvatore brothers all finally found their mates and that we found out more about the necklaces they all wear. I also liked the references to the other Salvatore brothers.
What I didn't like was the way the character interactions often jumped around. The continuity just seemed off in parts.

I reread Forbidden and Justice For Skylar before reading this one, as I read them so long ago. I'm glad I did because there are just so many characters and situations to keep up with.
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Lorraine Lesar
Jul 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Very mixed feelings about this offering in the wonderful Assassin/Shifter series. Yes, the title is a bit confusing with the "12 Olympians" title, but I can assure you that this book is part of the original series. Now to the reasons of only three stars - the saying of "love conquers all" certainly applied to Jaxon and Elijah storyline, I was OK with that. What I wasn't OK with, is why nobody told Elijah what the hell was going on! it just made no sense to me and because I was so frustrated over ...more
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: aa-recommend
I think this may be my first 5 star rating for a Sandrine book. I find them highly entertaining no matter the fluff involved. Only this one didn't seem fluffy at all. It was heartbreaking. God, the crap Jaxon had to go through to be with Elijah was just too much. I actually got very teary during one part. Had to get a tissue and everything. Solid story line and love story with angst thrown in. The last five percent threw me back into the stuff I expect with these books but the rest was so freaki ...more
Dec 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Sorry but this wasn't my favourite.. Too angsty if u know what i mean... But i will still follow these series no doubt about that...
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Dennis Crotts
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Plot upon plots which will win in the end?

Ther is so many plots in the book that to enjoy the book you must become a part of each plot and try to work it out to be able to solve and bring the best soluction. So far the books I have read starts a new storyline but at the same continues the previouse storyline from the previouse book and shows you new beginning for the two main characters from the both books this way it starts a new storyline but at the same time adds another plot you must figure
Jes Jester
Aug 28, 2019 rated it liked it
OK, there's a lot going on with the characters in this series. I get that each Shifter has a Demi-God that he's to watch over (and predictably) fall in love with. They're all gay, hot and have to wait till the teenage sons of various Greek Gods turn 18 until they can get it on. As previously mentioned with this author, there seems to be great significance with soul-mate, forever type lovers liking the same foods. Somehow, this fact is universal in all the different series (and worlds) in the aut ...more
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another great add to the series. Elijah Newman and Jaxon Salvatore are the sweetest couple. I have been worrying about Elijah for awhile now so this book had me on the edge of my seat and in knots wanting to know what was going on. Yet again another surprise and exciting story for the couple. More questions pop up and I can't wait to know more. ...more
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I loved rereading this book this has always been my favorite part.I love these guys and love reading these books. Ready to read the next one .miss you Sandrine. Can't wait for new book
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, fantasy, gay
Loved it

Absolutely loved this book and the characters that were in it. Still a Killian fan. And this book made you laugh, smile and get in the book to kill a few baddies. To stop the characters heartbreak. On to the next one.
*singsong voice* Jaxon and Elijah are together!!! *giddy dance* *happy dance* *dancing all around* Jaxon and Elijah are together!!! So Elijah’s been one of my favorite characters for bloody well ever and I’ve been on pins and needles waiting for Jaxon to claim his man. Finally I get to put these two in my happy place.

Elijah Newman fell for Jaxon Salvatore the minute he first met him at Camp Pride almost two years previous. Since then his life has gone a little crazy, his foster parents are a
Centoria Coffil
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMFG!!! I TOTALLY LOVED IT!!! I cried so much, but I incredibly pleased with the outcome.
T.M. Smith
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Elijah Newman has known that he wanted Jaxon Salvatore since he first laid eyes on him at Camp Pride when he was 16 years old. But the sexy Salvatore has done nothing but push him away. Jaxon knew Elijah was his mate as soon as he saw him. But Elijah was so young that Jaxon wanted him to live first, have a life and have friends his own age. With Elijah’s 18th birthday fast approaching, Jaxon makes a plan to make his move, only to learn that Elijah may have taken his advice to ‘find someone his o ...more
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014, amazon-com
I am really disliking the main plot of The 12 Olympians series so far. Book 1 was a "meh" 3 star read for me. And this book is barely making a 2. It's such a huge disappointment. The characters' dialogues are juvenile, stinted and lack detail. I also really hate it when characters act illogical and in a clueless manner when faced with obvious FACTS. If the reader can figure out what's going on but the characters are running around like idiotic fools, it doesn't make for an enjoyable read.

For in
Dec 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was waiting for this book from the moment I first met Elijah and saw how he felt about Jaxon. I admired Jaxon for waiting and trying his best to allowing Elijah to have some freedom and experience life. Not everyone would have done that. Both characters really affected me on an emotional level and I am relieved and excited to finally see them come togther.
Having read the previous books and seeing their relationship progress, a lot of things came to light and I understood what was happening fin
Monchari S
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I wished this Olympians series was set as a complete new series (well, considered I'm one in Percy Jackson's world). I'd be so happy in reading. But along side with the shifters?'s a bit too much for me.
The gap between the Shifters and the Gods is too big.

As much as I love assassin-shifters series and its extended stories (series?)
I couldn't help feeling the story has gone a bit too far.
And now our beloved assassin-shifters' status and jobs seem to be only watchdogs and bodyguards.
'Cause th
Mocha Haven
Wow. Thus far, The 12 Olympians series has me coming back for more. Who can resist elements such as gods, werewolves, shifters, bonds, titans, warlocks, assassins, love, justice, and family all typed up in one little book? *shrug* I can't. Although, same as in the (Assassin/Shifter series), I'm find it difficult to digest the aspect where men are attracted to boys. I realize the we have discovered that Skylar and Elijah were actually a year older than they knew and that desires are suppressed un ...more
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