Bound to the Battle God
When I went to my neighbour’s apartment to investigate strange sounds, I never expected to fall through a portal into another world. Yet here I am, a stranger in an even stranger land... and I'm stranded. In this world, might makes right, men carry swords, and gods walk the earth. Within minutes of arriving, I’m enslaved!
How do I get home? GREAT question
Let me tell you all the things I loved about it...
Bound to the Battle God is a slow burn romance, the couple doesn't kiss until 50% into the book. And it's not an Erotica novel. The amount of sex is average, in one word a perfect amount for such a long book.
It's a portal fantasy, an earthling female is being transported to a different planet, WITHOUT the dreaded going back and forth (like Outlander), which I hate. The heroine stays where ...more
For all those that read Kristen Ashley's Wildest Dreams and Golden Dynasty, for all those that read The Winter King by C.L.Wilson, for all those that read Grace Draven's Wraith Kings or any amazing fantasy book and couldn't find something to satisfy you after reading them; look no more and pick this one up as soon as you can.
I don't even want to go into it too much because I feel it will detract from the enjoyment of discovering for yourself how good this one is, so I'll try to keep it ...more
First things first - your feminism spidey senses will tingle, especially at the beginning. I wasn't a fan of the beginning because it seemed like there was going to be a whole glorifying rapeyness going on. But, it didn't go there. The heroine was not having any of that crap - which I liked. Still, not a good world for females in general.
Our heroine, Faith, is transpor ...more
I'm not reading the blurb. I don't give a shit what it's about. I don't care what the cover looks like. I'm going to read the shit out of this! I'VE WAITED TOO LONG FOR MY RUBY DIXON FIX! I will read anything this woman writes!
LOVE THIS NEW SERIES!!
I can't begin to describe how flipping AMAZING this new world & story is!!
Nice big juicy page count, perfectly wonderful HEA and SO many possibilities to come.
I neeeeeeed to re-read this again immediately!
Faith is an office drone in Chicago.
Average, if boring life.
She starts to hear talking & noises from the empty apartment by hers.
Investigating it, she gets sucked to a whole new world a little on the Ga ...more
Personally, I struggled to read this book. I had a really hard time getting through the first 25%, finally throwing in the towel at the approximate 50% level. My issues were that the story crawled at a snails pace providing me the reader with a drip drip of new content and/or world building progress. I'm just not a fan of ...more
I love Ms. Dixon's books; they're light, funny and quick reads. That's not the case here...
Yes, the heroine was occasionally funny. But I found her language too foul and inappropriate for the story.
Our heroine, Faith is snapped from Earth and ends in a world where Gods walk among mortals. She's clueless. And I mean clueless - in the most stupidest way possible! She speaks American slang to people who are obviously in Dark Age. She acts like a 20th c ...more
In this portal fantasy, Faith finds herself pulled from modern Chicago to a foreign Game of Thrones type world.
Aron is the god of thunder and storms (thi ...more
It was something different than Ruby Dixon usually writes but at the same time, it was her in all those pages. The humor, the steamy scenes, the "kidnapping in pajamas" bit I always laugh about... The heroine can be just glad she's not get ...more
I liked this. I truly did.
(Am I the only one who thinks statements like these are definitely followed by a "but"? Cause this one does.)
Okay no, it's not that big a but.
Right, I'm not hating, honest! Hours just drifted away while I was reading this so obviously I was totally immersed. And I hear Ruby when she talks about all the work she put into this and I'm looking forward to other books in the series (Not the Spidae one though) but it wasn't anything new. It was supposed to be slow-b ...more
So Bound to the Battle God...665 pages of fantasy, gods, adventure and romance. I don't usually tackle books this long, but for Ms. Dixon, I'll take a chance. That being said, this book felt like it kept dragging on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on. We travel...we get in trouble...we travel...we rest...we travel...we get in trouble. Dixon has an entertaining prose so I really thin ...more
New series by Ruby, so excited...please be good
3.5 new promising series stars
Reading this book has taken toll on my feminism but it was written alternate universe whose culture matches with Roman armies so I cannot complain much.
This is a long ass book – not my words, Ruby’s *chuckle
Faith has been sucked into Fantasy world which resembles to set of Game of Thrones. Upon arriving, she was captured and sold a slave for a God’s offering ...more
That was 3 days ago. I FLEW through this story. Not only did I fly through it, but it was freaking HILARIOUS! Faith is seriously such a entertaining heroine. I would just stop reading so I could laugh to myself over her dry/sarcastic wit (I will be forever grateful for having learned the phras ...more
The only reason I give it four stars instead of five is that I would have loved to have some inside view of Aron thoughts. The book is in the third person but only focus ...more
This is long, and delightful. The heroine is smart and DOES. She doesnt sit and whine or dither. I like that about her. She is fun to read, and the first person was well done. Typically first person drags, or the personality flaws of the heroine grate. But this was solid and consistently enjoyable. A good fish out of water story. My favorite flava. With a hero who isnt perfect and isnt saccharine. No insta love.
What a fun book to read! While it took a bit of time to really get the story going, overall, I truly enjoyed this book. From the beginning, I was laughing out loud while readin g this book. Our heroine has quite the sense of humor and does her best to get by day by day in this world where she's become enslaved, using that humor.
⚔ Dawn? So we’re just going to sit here and watch everyone feast all night and wait to die? Man, these guys are dicks.
⚔ Maybe ...more
Ok, I love all of Ruby’s books for many reasons....Ice Planet Barbarians are sweet and hot with some meaty bits that make some of the stories profound.
Fire Dragons are all hot and the world is fascinating and they having touching moments as well.
THIS book is my all time favorite as of this moment because i know there are more to come. I’m am thinking if re-reading it right now.
I absolutely loved this smart, feisty heroine with a potty mouth who has no p ...more
It was a little slow, (I almost dnf’d) but after about 60% it got so much better for me and I wanted to know what was going to happen next. Definitely original. I wish it had more swoon worthy moments. Where it is was strongest was the sexy time scenes 🔥
I LOVE big long books! And this is a deliciously long book!!
Faith is a human sucked into another world where gods are again walking with mortals. All the gods have been banished from above, split into fourths they must battle each other to reclaim their place as a single god in the Aether
Faith as a human doesn’t have the respect and awe for a god that the mortals of this world usually show. She talks back and questions Aron at every turn, not accepting his “arrogance “.
Love this ...more