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The Horse Mistress: Book 2

(The Eburosi Chronicles #2)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  146 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Carivel, Andoc, and Senovo have defied convention by declaring their love for each other.

Carivel is a pariah—a female who has been quietly living as a man. Senovo has been hiding his shape-shifting curse, believing the wolf inside him to be a vicious killer. When their secrets are finally revealed to the village elders, they fear dragging Andoc down with them.

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Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
After I finished The Horse Mistress: Book 1 I started this one right away as I wanted to read more about this world, see where the story went next and spend more time with the characters. This was such a good sequel, it goes deeper and develops things more and brings the danger and other plot liens into more focus too. And there are some great side characters too. It was awesome. I hope I can read book 3 and 4 soon too.

In The Horse Mistress: Book 2, the characters are ready to leave the village
Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.

Personal rating: 4 stars

I read Book One a month ago and was quite impressed by the originality of the plot (in comparison to quite a few books that I have read in this genre), so, naturally, I jumped at the opportunity to read and review Book Two - for which I am quite grateful to the author.

Book Two starts exactly where Book One left off - that is with Carivel, Andoc and Senovo exploring their new relationship. There are a lot
Aug 14, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, reviewed

While I am not utterly amazed by the story, I find myself cheering for the characters and wondering where the author will take the story. At it's core, the story is about three lovers that make a whole. The fun part is how it all comes together and the challenges that they overcome.

Carivel - She's a woman who has refuted her feminine side for her whole life. Part of it was due to the way her mother treated her as she was growing up. Another part has to do with Carivel pretending to
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: february-2019
The epic fantasy world of Eburosi deepens, along with the relationship between Carivel, Senovo, and Andoc, in this second installment of The Horse Mistress. Many of the quibbles I had about the first book are addressed here, such as external conflicts that stand in the way of their relationship and more extensive world-building.

Along with learning more about horse care, which never feels like an info dump, Steffan also includes a fantastic look at the religion she has created for this world. It
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's a lot going on in this book, but I think the aspect I enjoyed the most was seeing how much care each of the partners had for each other. They don't just say they love each other, they demonstrate it, repeatedly, through their attention to each other's needs. It's gorgeous to see. (Surprisingly and unfortunately, this is not as common in romance as one might hope.) As another reviewer noted, every sex scene advances the relationship and character development, I think in large part because ...more
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read book 1 yesterday and it was interesting but book 2? It wrecked me emotionally. I cried along with Carivel and worried over her lovers and what the future would hold for them. The care and love these three share is just... beautiful. There are no other words. The beauty of this love is nigh earth-shattering in the end. I won’t give it away but I will warn you I had to stop and sob for a little bit before continuing on. This book was an emotional roller coaster and I truly felt what the aut ...more
Jun 25, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, lgbtq, romance
This one felt a bit more traumatizing to read, and I suppose that makes sense, since the characters are dealing with a lot of intense emotional and cultural baggage. I appreciated that Steffan didn't just brush certain situations under the rug - I often feel like characters experience difficult situations and bounce back all too quickly/easily, so I like that Steffan takes the time to demonstrate the emotional struggles that Carivel had to deal with.
Rating: 3.5 stars.
Melissa Wingard
Not surprised this time by the 'romance'. I was curious about what would happen to the characters.
Nevaeh Wright
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, m-m-romance
After reading the first book, I couldn't wait for the second one to come out—and I'm happy to say it exceeded my expectations, which were high already. What makes this story better than other books I've read, is not its rich world building, or the professional quality of the writing, or even the captivating plot, although all of those things already set the story apart. It is the 3 main characters—who are complex and flawed and really interesting—and their relationship with each other.

First of
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I ended the first volume of the Horse Mistress a fan of RA Steffan ready to read more adventures with Carivel, Andoc and Senovo. In this part of the story, we get more of Carivel and Senovo together, and the world in general expands as the adventure takes shape.

The plot moves along that the trio will help smooth the way for the two villages to work together, but they also have to live with the consequences of the first book. Both Carivel’s and Senovo’s secrets are out, and life isn’t easy for th
I enjoyed the first book better, I think. I don't know... I'm gonna have to think about this one for a little bit. As of this moment, I give this book 3 stars out of 5.
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Character whump

The characters I grew to like in book one are back and still (again) getting themselves in all kinds of trouble, most of it not their faults. They deal with events and issues as best they can, and find help in some places they don't expect. Well, I didn't expect the help that Senovo got early and mid-book. It felt like especially Carivel got forced into some rough choices and took some of the events hard, but ze did the best ze could with the choices ze had. It was made clear that
R.B. Austin
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The Horse Mistress Book Two" received 4 stars.

The novel gained *STARS* for these items:

* gained for: "The book caught my interest in first five pages."

* gained for: "I thought about the book when I was forced to set it down and re-enter society."

* gained for: "There were no info dumps, poor writing, or copy edit mistakes that jerked me out of the story."

* gained for: "I was sad when the book ended. I want more!"

The novel failed to gain stars for these items:

NO STAR gained for: "That's it. I'm
Chasia Lloyd
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just as great as the first book! This fantasy series is proving to be everything I've ever wanted. I adore this kinky poly romance so, so much. The love is so strong, the respect even stronger. This book focused a lot more on the relationship between our genderqueer main character and our shapeshifting priest, but we got a generous helping of our flirty warrior too.
Jennifer Erwin
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 1 pulled me in with these complex and fully developed characters and the rich and detailed setting of the book. Book 2 was just as amazing. The author did a really good job sucking me back into this world. There were tears, laughs, sighs, just all the feels. I have got to know what happens next.
Sep 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The initial book was merely set-up; this one gets the story going. I enjoyed the adventure, but please stop with the lengthy, detailed sex scenes. I always find them a waste of time and skip them. They do not move the plot forward at all.
If I wanted to read porn, I wouldn't be doing so on my black and white Kindle.
Deanne Dupree
May 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eye opener

I don't have the elegant words that some reviewers have to describe the The Horse Mistresses journey. I'm really enjoying it thus far, although I struggle with some of her sexual aversion but hey the love they have for each other is smoking! I leave you now to start part three. Good night
May 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just had to see how this story would unfold. And I wasnt disappointed. Again a good read, a well crafted story, well written and edited. Light entertainment (heavy on the entertaining) .
I loved this even more than the first book. I also appreciated that this was much longer as well. I wish there were 300 more pages.
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USA Today bestselling author R. A. Steffan lives in a very boring (but pretty) part of flyover country in the Midwestern US. When she’s not busy writing stories about people loving each other in all sorts of different and interesting ways, she can be found taking care of her small menagerie of critters.

A rebel to the core, she is currently sticking it to the man by illegally harboring ducks within

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The Eburosi Chronicles (9 books)
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  • The Horse Mistress: Book 3 (The Eburosi Chronicles, #3)
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