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Twin Flames

(Sumeria's Sons #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  640 ratings  ·  101 reviews
A Lycan descendant of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, Tristan is not as extraordinary as his ancestors. He is an average warrior, unremarkable throughout. But this fact does not trouble him because he has found his Twin Flame, the one person destined to be his, who will love him unconditionally, life after life.

Then his Flame betrays him, leaving him shattered and dying. Brokenheart
ebook, 2nd Edition, 136 pages
Published October 1st 2014 by Less Than Three Press LLC (first published October 6th 2012)
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Reread May 2018

Finally got my buddy Janie to read this series so I decided to reread it with her. I’m enjoying this more this time so I’m bumping up my rating. I’ve said it before Lexi Ander is one of my favorite authors for PNR and Sci-fi.

Originally read October 2017

After having his bond broken with his Twin Flame due to betrayal, Tristan is a shell of his former self. His best friend Ushna and he, leave their tribe to try and move on. After an incident, Tristan is seeing his best friend in
Let's say I love the mythological theme. I liked the legend, the werewolves around, the gods around, the laws and norms that rule this world.

But there are so many things that just didn't work.

For instance, if Theo is Tristan's twin flame, what does he act like he did? Isn't it supposed to be the best feeling ever? To have your own mate? If it is so awesomely described, why do people reject it? Something is very wrong with that statement, Theo's reasons weren't enough to convince me so I felt the
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
3.5 Stars

WARNING: Vague(ish) Review forthcoming

This author is new to me. Before I get going let me say, for the record, that I'm interested in continuing with this series. Ms. Ander weaves an engaging tale filled with Lycans, mythical creatures, historical references and a heaping spoonful of an UST fueled romance. With cowboys.

Cowboys don't make me all squirmy like others but Tristan slutted up his cowboy gear enough to tempt even me. He moved some hay. Shirtless and sweaty.


Both Tristan and Us
Lexi Ander
Sep 29, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-wrote-it

Yay! I'm so excited to announce that Twin Flames has been released on audiobook!! So many thanks to the readers that helped to make this happen! <3 <3


:-) I should probably leave a quick note that Twin Flames was re-released through Less Than Three Press in October so it's available again.

Thank you for reading!!


Just a quick note to say Sumeria's Sons will be temporarily unavailable. The series has been picked up by Less Than Three Press (Yay!) and will be re-relea
Sep 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I do not know what to say about this book. The story grabbed me from the first page and I could not stop reading. I suffered along with Tristan for later rooting for him.
The plot is well-written and interesting to read. The author has created a world that arouses their curiosity and desire to know more about it. Being a first book of the series, you still do not have a thorough knowledge of the characters but this only serves to stir curiosity for more.
Twin Flames surprised me in a very positive
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
Amazing world building which creates this incredibly unique myth/lore set up make this stand out from all the other similar stories. Great characters that are framed by politics, legend, myth, lore, and love mean this book has a very fluid timeless feel. The writing is strong, clear, and concise. I've found sometimes with reading books that rely on myth or lore that there is a tendency to bog down and get lost in the myriad of details. Here we are told and shown and it really keeps the story fre ...more
Oct 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't put this book down. I don't give a lot of five star ratings but this book deserves it. It is unbelievably good!!
Sep 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, mm
I received this book as an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I liked this story quite a bit. I found the mythology refreshing change from the usual, and I really liked that Tristan finding his Twin Flame was not the magical answer to happiness and love. It's a nice twist on things, and I'm interested to see how this may work out in further books. Some of the dynamics were a bit stale, but I did appreciate that both characters claimed each other, and that his consort wasn't
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid, creative urban fantasy. Great narration. Too bad it degenerates into mpreg with book #2.
Serena Yates
This book is not just a very creative story based on Sumerian mythology, taking the legend of Gilgamesh and Enkidu as a basis for a wholly new interpretation, it also adds elements of Lycan lore into the whole setup which had me fascinated from the very start. In that sense, the author has invented a new world all of her own, and finding out how it works and where and how it differs from the original legend was a lot of fun for me. Lexi Ander managed to make these characters come alive in a very ...more
I enjoyed this book. It was a different take on shifters and I was worried for a little because I like instalove in my shifter books. But there was a break in the story and I had the love and possessiveness that I like. The backstory of their shifter world was very interesting. Good read.
Pixie Mmgoodbookreviews
5 Hearts

First published at MM Good Book Reviews

Tristan suffers from a terrible betrayal by his Twin Flame that leaves him broken and dying. He demands the breaking of their bond, not caring that it could kill him. His best friend, Ushna, becomes his guardian and swears to look after and protect him. Events several years later make Tristan realize that he does want to live and he begins to feel again and he realizes just how much he loves Ushna. But, secret
It was actually pretty good. The way Ander wove in the Sumerian take into the more... (dare I say?) mundane werewolf element was interesting. Parts of it didn't quite completely mesh and were a little off, but other than that, it was great. The characterization was - for the most part - solid. Nothing supremely annoyed me, which is always a good sign.

Reread ETA:
Okay, upon rereading, I'm having a hard time reconciling Theo. Sure, on the surface, he seems like the slut and callous whatever that ev
Sep 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
lot happens to them).

Ushna, I’m not sure I can say enough about this wounded, loyal, patient man. A huge loss as a boy changed him but didn’t destroy him. Now he’s here for his best friend Tristan, as he’s always been, during the worst time of Tristan’s life (to date, anyway). Ushna may well be the strongest man I’ve read in years. The loss he suffers was devastating, and then he has to stand by Tristan’s side as the supposed Bashert nearly kills him with neglect and contempt, tied up in lies.
Update 9 August 2017 - Wonderful series, have just finished reading the whole series (as it is now complete) and it is amazing. I can not recommend this series enough to anyone who loves fantasy!!!!

Update 2 October 2014 - Goodness me, I love this book. I am really looking forward to the new editions of the rest of series and for Lexi finishing the series. I really want to find out if Tristan and Ushna get their happy ever after!!!!

I highly recommend this book to all M/M readers.

14 October 2012
Oct 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bought-it, paranormal

4.5 stars

I'm laughing here because, yes, I now understand. This is indeed a hard book to review. It is so much more than the official blurb makes clear. If you have ever thought of reading it I recommend you grab a copy and go for it.
Anyway, I have reviewed it, as best I can, at On Top Down Under Book Reviews -
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Truely wonderful world building. The author took the "werewolve" trope and turned it on it's head. I like the characters. The main character- Tristan, isn't perfect, and it makes his character very likeable. I look forward to the next book.
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
A fun mythical tale filled with Lycans, creatures! Not to mention, Tristan is possibly a royal descendant of Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Oh and Ushna, is his best friend the sweetest ever! A fun read!

*Beware Cliff hanger noted!
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Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 00-lgbtq-read
Well, that was certainly... interesting! :D

I will admit to not being a great fan of fantasy and even though I found myself confused from time to time... this was a very entertaining story! It took a lot of world building in a very short amount of time to get this story to where it needed to be and trust me... it was done well!

One thing I will say about this book... it will keep you guessing and when you get to the end you will want to jump right into the next book of the series! And that is what
4,5 stars
Tristan's lover Theo, the Alpha king of his tribe, betrayed his trust and injured him with his infidelity, by poisening their Twin Flame bond. Against the wishes of his brother and the advice of the council, Tristan decided to break the soul bond, which was onesided, since Theo hadn't let him claim him in return. A Twin Flame is supposed to be the most sacred bond shared and to betray it in any way has dire effects on the mate. After the Breaking Tristan leaves his tribe with his childh
3.75 stars

I was looking for something to read this evening and nothing was really hitting the spot, so I just picked this one at random - and it turned out a really fun read! The mythology of the world is an interesting take on the usual werewolf stories - some of it did seem a bit rushed through, and loads of stuff happens one after another so you almost don't get time to appreciate each bit before the next thing is revealed...but at the same time I still enjoyed it and wanted to see all the co
The book starts with a list of Sumerian Gods and their attributes and story. Do you read it first or refer to it when you find a God in the story? I read the e version which means its hard to flip back and forth, so I read it before the story started. It gave me a glimpse into the background of this novel.
What a gripping story this is. I had trouble putting it down to sleep. More for the uniqueness of the Sumerian/Lycian intertwining twist. The book reads too fast for my preference because the s
Emma Sea
Oct 07, 2012 marked it as honestly-ill-never-get-around-to-it  ·  review of another edition
I almost just bought this, but the sample is just a re-telling of the Epic of Gilgamesh (the prologue, I guess). Why not take the sample from the writer's actual story?

EDIT: but the author has put a bit from the actual beginning of the book on her blog
I absolutely loved this book. It is one of the best I have read. I don't normally like alternative universe but Lexi Ander is an excellent writer. I immmediately read the sequel and now I am waiting impatiencely for the 3rd. There is such a wonderful love story within in the storyline.
Ericka Walden
May 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely Fabulous! On to book number 2!!!
Really enjoyed this story and characters. The Sumerian mythology was a nice change. The only thing keeping it from being five stars is the cliffhanger ending!
Oct 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sample, shifters, fantasy
I really enjoyed this little urban fantasy! Could have used some tighter editing, but a great story
Chris, the Dalek King
The legend of Gilgamesh is not a mythos that I know all that much about so I have to admit that the beginning of this book was both confusing and fascinating. I’m not sure how close to the original legend that part of the book sticks, but I liked the way it played out in this book. When we move into current history things start to straighten out and I was able to follow a lot better. I still really loved the mythology in this though.

It goes a bit like this:

The Lycan descendants of Enkidu (consor
Jess Candela
This is a great start to an intriguing new series, though I picked this book up a few times before I finally read it. I kept getting intimidated by the glossary at the beginning, as it made me feel the need to learn who all these characters with unfamiliar names were. As it turned out, and as is my usual experience, enough information was provided in context for me to figure out what I needed to. So to anyone who may be put off by the cover or the up-front glossary, I say ignore it and dive into ...more
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