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(Lethe. Æther. Chaos #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  24 reviews
This is going to hurt. And I’m sorry, but it needs to.

We know so little of love. We place it safe in our palms, away from the eyes of everyone else. We consult it briefly when a child is born, but squeeze it tighter in our fists to hide it from onlookers.

Hate, we open our fists for. We insult and physically harm without thought. We turn into generous creatures, giving of o
Published July 30th 2015
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Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
****4.5 Oh Ezra Stars****

Arden has become a Must Read/1-Click author for me. Never thought I liked reading dystopian but after reading Sins of Lethe I can't help but want more of this world she's created. It is NOT for the weak minded. Allow anything and everything to be processed in your little brains.

Google Sodomite. That's exactly what you're getting.

Highly recommend Arden Aiode to readers who want something new and fresh with a little side of kink and sin. There are times you may even love
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The more I've thought about it, and this IS a book you will continue to think about, the more I realized it deserved that extra half star to bring it up to 5. It's stayed on my mind for the past couple of days and will most likely continue to do so. I've even had to go back and re-read parts of it just to ponder it's meaning a little bit more.

When I first heard of this book I thought it was going to just be a hot and dirty book filled with sex. I don't know why, I didn't know anything but the ti
Heather / Obsessed With Myshelf
I obviously didn't like this book. Let's first be clear that this book is not a romance. That's not why I didn't liked it, but I believed it to be a romance when I picked it up, and therefore that's what I was expecting. NOT a romance. There is not an HEA. There is the opposite of an HEA if I've ever read one.

If I skip over the romance issue for a minute and just focus on the story like it's a work of literary fiction, I still sadly did not enjoy it. The Priest in this story commits sins for wh
Adriane Leigh
May 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was not what I was expecting, but so much more!! The writing is flawless and thought-provoking, the love story is taboo and sensual and passionate and heartbreaking. The end threw me off the deep end, I could have kept reading about these characters forever!
I am an official half crazed stalker super fan over this author!!
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Wow. This was...I don't even have proper words to describe this. A sad, yet at the same time engaging fairytale, representing a bleak future and a dark world.
Unique writing style that had me glued to my e-reader. Finished it in one sitting.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Arden Aoide
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
And sex.
But in the same word.
Sep 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-read, loved-it
My sister and blog partner Jen sent a picture to me earlier and it couldn't be any truer. After finishing this story it described perfectly how my poor little brain and heart was feeling. I was feeling hurt, broken and sadness. Yeah that’s pretty much, in a nutshell, what you are going to be feeling by the end. I mean damn, it was spelled out for me blatantly and did I listen…nooo. I just had to stick my nose into this engaging, thought provoking and tragic story of Ezra Vasher. A boy who, like ...more
Christy Wilson
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Set in the Texas of Sins of Lethe, Sodomite is a novella that tells the story of Ezra Vasher, a boy of 18 who is being counseled with regard to his arranged marriage to Naomi, which is to take place in two years. When Ezra is 20, and Naomi is 16.

Ezra finds himself growing attracted to Pastor Cabot, the man set to school him on what is expected of Ezra after he marries. He finds himself yearning for a simple touch from the pastor. As their lessons turn toward those of the marriage bed, of being p
Bernice Cook
Sep 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am torn with this story. Sodomite can be read as a stand alone story but it is best appreciated read within the structure of the Sins of Lethe series. It's the story of Ezra Vasher, a homosexual young man betrothed to a girl he is still yet to meet. As a part of Ezra's preparation for marriage his father engages the local minister to council Ezra.
Ezra's story is one of love, misunderstanding and betrayal. It's so much more than a sexy hot m/m. It is intelligently written, compelling and a bit
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 desperate need to kill stars. Lol

Ezra ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I am new to Arden Aoide so not sure if I would have enjoyed reading this book more as part of the series. The authors writing is very good, but the story is one that is hugely uncomfortable to read.

Not because the lead protagenist is gay, but because in this future, the future appears to be bleak, no matter who you are in this society. So please don't expect a light and fluffy ended for this tale, you won't get one. I was left feeling hugely down after reading this novella and despairin
Janice Somers
Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
. At first read, it appears to be past history, but it is actually 100 plus years in the future.
Texas has succeeded from the United States and become a nation in itself. They have reverted to a time where women are considered chattel. They are strategically betrothed before birth to male heirs and their children before their birth. The men marry by the age of 20 and the girls by 16. This is the way to keep lines from intersecting and to gain allies. The people are deeply enthralled in religion
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Arden Aoide does such an amazing job of writing you get sucked into her books. You feel as if you are in the story and are watching what's happening. Sodomite takes place in the future and this future is a scary place. Texas has succeeded from the Untied States and has become a dystopia society. Women are only to be used for procreationand the bible is heavily used as a means to keep people in line. If you have sinful thoughts you will be punished. Ezra Vasher has feelings that are sinful. He tr ...more
Georgina Parkin
Oct 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
I received an ARC for an honest review.
4.5 stars.

Don't read this expecting a happy ending, read this expecting the truth. I like dystopian reads. Stories of what will happen soon when there's more wars and countries rebel within themselves. I feel that you never see anything other than dystopian worlds because of government related wars. This was religion.

It felt like I was reading about a cult. It was very old school in terms of beliefs in Christianity (sodomy is a sin, women aren't to receive
Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
If you like your m/m stories with a side of fluff and a HEA this story is not for you. However, if you enjoy a thought provoking read that will leave you uncomfortable and asking questions long after you have read the final page this is a must read. I wasn't sure exactly what I would find when I began this story because I had not previously read anything else from the series. I knew it would be dark, but it was so much more compelling than I was expecting. The dystopian world the story takes pla ...more
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What to say about this novella..the entire “Sins of Lethe” series has been one hell of a ride. To say it is uncomfortable at times is an understatement but if you can look beyond what our society deems “acceptable” and wrap your mind around this futurist dystopian world than Arden has created you will discover so many of the layers that make up the human condition. This novella was no different. In one sitting this story swept me into the innocent discovery of love/lust to betrayal, to evil wrap ...more
JC (Jen)
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another beautifully, well written book from Arden! Arden’s books are always thought provoking and meticulously written, but so easy to read. This book grabbed me from the start and and held me in until the end. Long after you finish one of Arden’s books you still find yourself thinking about them, they truly stick with you, they hold so much meaning and Sodomite is no different. I am not normally a M/M reader (I don’t hate them, just not my “go to” type of book), but this book was so much more t ...more
Leah Keys
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Arden has done it again... She wrote another fabulous book that sucked me in and kept me reading until the very end. I love how her writing is so intriguing and full of unexpected twists and turns. Always pushing the envelope but doing it in such a fascinating way that you almost don’t realize until the books is finished. She always leaves me at the end of a book with thoughts and feelings that I have to come to terms with. Some people may struggle with this book due to the M/M sex and relations ...more
Lea Blottiaux
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very Sad

Through the book, I felt like like the people of Texas were so repressed. Certainly the women were. I had such a fear for Ezra . I felt that Pastor Lazarus Cabot abused Ezra. He was still a boy in many ways. He loved Lazarus and Lazarus used him for his own needs. In my opinion Lazarus never really cared about Ezra, else he couldn't have thrown him to the wolves. When he branded Ezra out of jealousy and threw him out naked for everyone to see, he sealed his fate, and the fate of others l
Lynde Shaw
Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wow. That was extremely uncomfortable. And I'm not talking about the storyline being about sodomy between 2 men. I'm talking about the uncomfortableness of the evil that lives in people. Love, lust, hate, death. What I thought was, if not a love story, then at least a lust story, turned into something more and yet, something less. The outcome of the story and the segue into Sins of Lethe was brilliant. Heartbreakingly brilliant. And uncomfortable. ...more
Oredeen (honest reviews)
Oct 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wow. This was not quite what I expected. I was expecting this to be over a longer period of time and just so much more of story. How ever, I was not disappointed, at all. I was captivated from the beginning, and the ending shattered me. I'm not sure if this book was shorter or I truly was so consumed that I finished it very quickly, cause I did. The style of writing was a little different in some parts but not hard to follow. Great, steamy m/m, truly makes you think! Bravo! ...more
May 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Well it was not my cup of tea and the writing style was a little hard to follow, not my favorite.
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you don't want to hurt someone badly after reading this story you either have a problem or you read a different book..just saying!
Love Ezra..such a good soul!
Monique Tinline
DNF - I must have a read a totally different book to everyone else
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Arden Aoide lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and three cats. Turn ons include men who cry during sex, long walks on the beach, and talking about herself in the third person. Turn offs include mean people and trying to figure out how to write an interesting author bio.

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