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Bound To The Battle God

(Aspect and Anchor #1)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  2,978 ratings  ·  636 reviews

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!

Fun place...

How do I get home? GREAT

Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 666 pages
Published June 30th 2019 by Ruby Dixon
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Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Apparently this book was written over a period of years, and you can kind of tell. It's super long and gets better as it goes on.

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
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Please don't judge this book by its cover!!!!! lol

4.5 stars

Let me tell you all the things I loved about it...

Bound to the Battle Godisa 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
Aisling Zena
4.5 stars

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
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: people who like rambling books with nothing happening and the slowest of slow burn romance
DNF at about 60%. This started to piss me off. It just goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on. NO ROMANCE SHOULD EVER BE 665 PAGES LONG! There is no romance that could EVER be so great that it needs to be told in this many pages. It rambles on and on with the characters doing nothing but wandering around, mostly.

They walk. Faith gets muddy. Faith has to wade through a sewer. They walk through dirt. Every female is a slave. All the towns are
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So Ruby Dixon said this book was an "epic fantasy romance" that's big words and big claims for a book, annnnnd those words are 1000% true. I loved this book in fact hold your seats ladies I think this is the best book from Ruby Dixon to date. Seriously this book blew me away I love Ruby Dixon and this book was nothing short of astonishing. I started this book having no clue it was so long (almost 600 pages) and as I started reading I noticed I was reading and reading and my page count was ...more
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to my fellow Goodreads friend B E Love for bringing this book to my attention.
I really enjoyed this fantasy romance and looking forward to more in this series if the author decides to continue with it.
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
7/15/19 This was fucking perfect! I hope this is the start of a new series because I NEED Yulenna's story and even Markos!
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!
❤️Emma Book Lover ❤️
4 I love my Battle Gods for sure
Just think of Aron as :

or maybe this??

Anyhow..anything is better than that cover ffs... moving on:

So first things first:
•this book is looooong but not long enough to bore you , it was written over the span of several years as a secret project of the author ( which in my opinion nailed it) and maybe in the future we can read more about the secondary characters stories (hopefully, personally I’m dying to read about the God of Dead )
•I started
Gaby★Me Myshelf and I★
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don’t think I've ever been to say before now that a book was a slow burn and standalone.

But with 665 pages for the build-up it was the equivalent of getting the romance in book 2! Which I was not complaining about. The pacing and timing was perfect. Slow enough to build the romance and the world with detail but fast enough to keep it moving and hold my interest.

I should have never visited that fortune teller. King of Pentacles—a man like a force of nature? Try a god of storms. A journey about
Aug 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I honestly don't know how to rate this book!!!

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
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
This is one thick book so it took me foreverrr to finish, but I really did love it. This fantasy world of Battle Gods and Anchors is so unique and fun–I'm already dying to read more of it!! It's also sloooww burn, which surprised me given that it's Ruby Dixon (who is all about mates and claiming them at first sight) but I loved that the romance was slow! It fit well for Faith and Aron's story. They're thrown together reluctantly but genuinely get to know and fall for each other over time. This ...more
don't let the cover throw you... this book is actually a whole lot of fun!

We have our h, Faith, who ends up traveling to another world through some possible manipulation from the Fates *wink wink*


Faith she ends up getting mixed up with a bunch of different gods who have been punished to live and survive in the world of mortals.

Faith ends up being tethered to Aron- the god of storms and battle- and has to help him navigate the world of mortals, while trying to find her own way in a new reality
Milica's Bookshelf
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it

I love this story! In the beginning, I was skeptical about this book, 'cause it's a big book, but it was easy to read and I love main characters
Donyae Coles
Jul 06, 2019 rated it liked it
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Ruby is the Goddess of Stories & Feels!!

Kindle Unlimited!
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
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love those books which starts on point A and ends on exactly point Z!

For some reason this book reminded me of the one the whole good-readers went gaga over- Pestilence! Though I can’t exactly pinpoint why.
May be because of the whole god business or it may be, both had that somber rough undertone throughout the story. But storyline that’s entirely different.

I liked the story settings, different cultures, different landscapes, cluster of characters ranging from exiled gods to human to slaves.
For the purchase price of $4.99 on Amazon, a reader will get a 665 page story that includes mythology-Gods, suspense, steamy romance, and oodles and oodles of action-adventure.

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
Brittain *Needs a Nap and a Drink*
We have in the red corner A Ballsy Woman From Chicago that has Just Been Informed that she is to be a Sacrifice to a God. In the blue corner, we have A Battle God who is Not Used to being Told No.

Who is going to be crowned the victor in this epic fight?

This book was just so much fun. I was eager to see what happened next and ready to see what the next adventure would bring. It had more depth than I was expecting and so much more heart. It wasn't just sex and battle. It had sweet moments and
Laura Elizabeth
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This was tough to rate. The beginning didn’t grab me. I read a few chapters put it down. A few weeks later, read a few more. Then picked it up third time to see if this would be DNF or reading on. I read on. It was good. Sort of a hunger games for fallen gods. The middle dragged a bit but last half was great. This couple had very very slow burn. But in the end this was great.
Parvati loves R - rated YA
Adding because someone said it's like Pestilence.
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG I LOVED THIS SO MUCH!!! Ahhh everyone needs to pick up this steamy, slow burn fantasy!!! This was such a JOY to read!! THE ROMANCE WAS EVERYTHING! I loved this world so much and I can’t wait to read more from Ruby Dixon!!! I hope we get more of this world soon!!!
♛ Garima ♛
Before reading:

New series by Ruby, so excited...please be good

After reading:

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.

Short review:

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
Aug 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Ok fam
... this is me rule breaking AGAIN... and reading a BR for the cake mansion early .
This book is not total trope central but has a few for sure. It’s adventure PNR

Sorry guys [image error]

Ok so faith is your average 20something American. She is short tempered but not a bad human, she always has witty come back. However a warrior bad ass she isn’t, she’s brave but not skilled and so when she gets pulled into a new world and somehow becomes a anchor to ARON the battle god and lord of
Umaiya ❄️Ramblings of a Scattered Mind❄️

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
Jamie Schlosser
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't think I've read a book this long... ever? I was wary about starting it because I don't have a ton of time to read these days and I was worried I would have trouble finishing it. My concern was all for nothing! I didn't want to put it down. I looked forward to getting time with these characters every night. It's definitely a slow burn, but the story was so entertaining that I barely noticed. I loved it, and I hope the author continues to write in this world.
“Not what I would have picked.” “Bitch please,” I manage, coughing. “I’m amazing.”

I have to admit I was kind of terrified to read this one. First of all that page count, jeez, its over 600 pages long. But I love fantasy and world traveling so I dug it. The first half gave so much information. Seriously, there was so much to discuss but it kept me entertained. And those secondary characters were pretty cool themselves I liked them all. Even the crazy Gods. The whole thing was very interesting. It
The kids from Narnia went through a wardrobe dresser and became kings. The chick from Outlander touched some stones and ended up with a hot kilted Scotsman. Me, I knock on my neighbor’s door because I hear voices shouting, and the next thing I know, I’m being shoved in a slave pen and referred to as “Tart.” Hollywood has definitely misled me.

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
Bound to the Battle God was a really, really long story about traveling with the god. It even made my brain exercise (view spoiler) and it hurt a lot, my brain is not used to work in the evenings. *snort, snort*
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
Patron Saint Fitzwilliam
Sep 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was really close to 5-stars for me (particularly given the genre, which is often full of a lot of tropes, vapid girls, dick-wads, one-dimensional characters). I highly recommend, and DON'T BE PUT OFF ON THE COVER. It is known.

Moving on...Strap in for a long-ass read, but one with a great pay off at the end. If you like slow burn, this is the equivalent of one of those candy necklaces you can buy at the corner store. You just keep munching and munching and munching, and before you know it
Lisa Jo
Jul 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-futuristic, ku
Sighhhhh...I'm so sad about writing down what I thought about this book. It's going to be a struggle.

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
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Ruby Dixon is the secret penname of a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. As Ruby, she writes sexy barbarian aliens, grumpy shifters, and domineering bikers.

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“He sniffs my hair again, and I wonder if he's hard right now. Is he overcome with lust for me? "You smell bad," Aron says. “When was the last time you bathed?” Man, fuck this guy.” 4 likes
“I shiver at the deadly confidence in his voice and the meaning behind his words. I hug my clothes tighter to my body. “Well, if you grab my tit, I’m going to be pissed.” 0 likes
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