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
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 ...more
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 ...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
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 ...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!
IGNORE THIS COVER lol
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 ...more
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 ...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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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. ...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
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 ...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 ...more
... 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
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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 ...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 ...more
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 ...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 ...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 ...more
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 ...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 ...more