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Preview — Bound to the Battle God by Ruby Dixon
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 ge
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
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
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
Second, this book is so much fun. It's a well written, slow burn fantasy that was also 100% unputdownable. One minute I was laughing, the next I was cringing, the next I'm all like
Basically, if you want to read a 600+ page adventure story with sass, excellent characterization, and wonderful story progression, this is the book for you. Highly, ...more
I am glad I overlooked the very misleading cover, I know it’s shallow of me but that cover does not make one pick up the book with high hopes!
Anyway, back to the praise. I can start enumerating the things that are so right about this book:
1. The writing is good and consistent.
2. The world building and storyline are top notch.
3. The characters go through a great journey of self discovery I’d say. Not only do they become better people but the book actually has characters reflec ...more
Ruby, Ruby, Ruby...
This book? Damn. Just damn. *insert slow clap 🤩
I lost count of how many times I thought to myself: “Gosh, I love this”.
I was enraptured from the very first page. Ruby Dixon sure knows how to write fantasy romance.
Faith is my new favorite person. Funny as hell, sassy as fuck and so much backbone. Delicious💜
God of Battle.
Arrogant, protective and the perfect amount dick-ish asshole😂 #ilovethemalphas
But what really blew me away?
The world building- Ho ...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 t ...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! ...more
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 😋 ...more
Overall Opinion: This was a fun read! I read a few reviews and the blurb and was immediately sold when I saw (what I thought was) the parallels between one of my favorites, The Golden Dynasty, and this book. After reading it, I wouldn't say it's all that similar though. The only similarity I really saw was the alternate universe thing. Which is fine! This was all on its own and an enjoyable story. It was long! It didn't feel that long to me though which I also feel is a good thing. I've ...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 c ...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. St ...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 Game of Throne ...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 thes ...more
This book was long...and slow but so funny!
Our Heroine, Faith, keeps hearing weird noises from the apartment next to hers. When she decides to check on the noise one night, she falls into a whole other world. There she is, in her nightgown, in a place that is nothing like earth. She's sold as a slave before she offers herself as the anchor to the Battle God.
Aron, God of Storm and Battle, is an aspect, and he needs an anchor to stay alive on the mortal lands. When Faith offers herself
This was quite different for Ruby Dixon.
First of all, this is loooong. The audiobook clocked in at just over 21 hours, which has been unheard-of from her other series. I think Dixon is best known for her shorter form romance, and Bound To The Battle God definitely broke out of that mold.
Second, this didn't give off the same fated mates vibe that her IPB series does. Sure this story is about a god and his anchor, but that doesn't necessarily mean they are fated. It's more of a forced ...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
Good world building and I enjoyed the MCs and how they developed.
Really looking forward to book 2.
Acquired via KU. ...more
|What's the Name o...: SOLVED. Adult or YA - Gods that have to kill their clones? [s]||6||20||May 17, 2020 10:30PM|