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Cassian is the bait when his Monarch wants to trap a Firebird. Are Firebirds beasts, or will Cassian discover that real monsters exist closer to home?

Palace scribe Cassian is stunned when he’s called before his ruler, Great Monarch Maurus, to be the bait for trapping a Firebird—a dangerous predator and a beast of legend that lives high in the mountains of his country’s bor
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ebook, 2nd Edition, 80 pages
Published April 3rd 2015 by Totally Bound (first published September 1st 2012)
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Serena Yates
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay, science-fiction
This story is an interesting mix between science fiction and historical. The situation Cassian finds himself in could almost be called medieval, with a monarch in place who suppresses the people under his rule, who intends to conquer neighboring countries, and is cruel to anyone under his thumb. As an alien, landing in a situation like that and being trapped, is a nightmare, and Arturri and the people from his ship are well and truly in trouble.

Cassian is a scribe who has been selected to become
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Fadia Pierre
Sep 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the cruelties of human nature never ceases to amaze me. What is it about some of us that we must destroy, eradicate, enslave and humiliate those that are different or we feel are weaker than us. firebird known as Aturri touched something in me, this majestic being from another place that literally came to the land of man along with his family who by the way are scientist for the sake of science. when their ship is incapacitated and they needed to survive they were pretty much hunted maimed, expe ...more
Serena Yates
This story is an interesting mix between science fiction and historical. The situation Cassian finds himself in could almost be called medieval, with a monarch in place who suppresses the people under his rule, who intends to conquer neighboring countries, and is cruel to anyone under his thumb. As an alien, landing in a situation like that and being trapped, is a nightmare, and Arturri and the people from his ship are well and truly in trouble.

Cassian is a scribe who has been selected to become
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Vanessa theJeepDiva
Apr 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015, ebook, m-m, romance
At first glance Firebird has the appearance of historical like fantasy world. Cassian is a scribe at the mercy of Monarch Maurus. The characters are dressed in tunics and leggings. The treatment of various individuals automatically sends your thinking to bygone ways. The fantasy aspect is obviously about that winged character. There’s a little more going on that kind of gave me a futuristic almost sci fi impression. I enjoyed that unexpected bit.
Cassian has been tasked with assisting his Monarch
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Cassian is ordered to be used as bait to lure the Firebird out of hiding. But, Cassian is given no choice in what he does, so accepts what his king has ordered. But, when he is rescued by the Firebird from a dangerous predator he learns that Arturri is just a lost soul who just wants to return home. Arturri has been stranded on this hated world for many long years. His entire family is gone, some captured by t
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Amy Shelton
May 10, 2015 rated it liked it
*Disclaimer: I received this book from Totally Bound in exchange for a fair and honest review*

***If the topic of rape is a trigger for you, please do not read this book***

Cassian is a scribe for his countries ruler, Maurus. Maurus is known to take advantage of his servants and workers and Cassian tries his best not to catch his eye. Maurus sends him on a mission, to capture the Firebird, who Cassian is led to believe is a monster, pure evil. What happens when Cassian gets saved by the Firebird
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Kim
May 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book doesn’t fit into one specific genre, which is something that I love. There is a bit of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, and a little history all wrapped up in one story. Since I have not read anything by this author, I enjoyed the different aspects of this book. But, some parts were dark and difficult to get through.
Cassian is a pawn being used to bait and catch a Firebird. Firebirds are thought to be dangerous creatures. He is rescued by one after being hurt and discovers that th
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Inked Reads
May 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
FiveStars
I love variations on the Firebird tale in any form, so I was thrilled to pick this up. Pelaam delivered a well-written, sensual story that went beyond my expectations. It was an unusual take on one of my favorite fairy tales.

I'm a big fan of hurt/comfort stories, so I loved the way first Arturri, the Firebird, takes care of Cassian and then they reverse it when Cassian rescues Arturri. I enjoyed the distinctions between their mutual, consensual relationship and the authoritarian, abusiv
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A.M. Leibowitz
May 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**I was given a free copy by Inked Rainbow Reviews in exchange for an honest review.

I love variations on the Firebird tale in any form, so I was thrilled to pick this up. Pelaam delivered a well-written, sensual story that went beyond my expectations. It was an unusual take on one of my favorite fairy tales.

I'm a big fan of hurt/comfort stories, so I loved the way first Arturri, the Firebird, takes care of Cassian and then they reverse it when Cassian rescues Arturri. I enjoyed the distinctions
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multitaskingmomma
May 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, mm-romance
Original Blog Post: Totally Bound Blog Tour, eARC Review, Excerpt, #Giveaway & Guest Post: Firebird by Pelaam

Reviewed by: fadia
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars



The cruelties of human nature never ceases to amaze me. What is it about some of us that we must destroy, eradicate, enslave and humiliate those that are different or we feel are weaker than us. Firebird known as Aturri touched something in me, this majestic being from another place that literally came to the land of man along with his family w
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Ro Dubose
Jun 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Freedom is a forbidden luxury for all who live under the Great Monarch Maurus rule, especially for Arturri and his new found mate Cassian.

Firebird is a touching romance interspersed with some vicious events. The background descriptions emulate modern earth, but their style of dress mirrors the eighteenth century.

The plot features a jaded unfeeling monarch too self absorbed to rule in fairness, a malicious head of security who takes great delight in beating people plus a slave like society forced
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Susan
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve read a lot of fantasy, but Pelaam in Firebird managed to come up with an interesting twist, The Firebird of the title exists in a mostly modern world with planes and guns and space travel. Without giving too much away, the two MCs get together, even though Cassian initially is hunting the Firebird Arturri. Their different species do not stop the two from having hot sex until Cassian has to leave and Arturri gets captured. Both the MCs escape, although not without complications. Fortunately, ...more
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Living in New Zealand I'm a multi-published author of m/m romance and erotica. My preferred genres are paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy and steampunk. When not writing I can be found indulging in my other passions of cookery and wine appreciation.
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