The Mutt: An Order Short Story


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Title: The Mutt: An Order Short Story
Author: Kasia Bacon
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: January 20th 2017
Genre(s): Romance, Fantasy
Page Count: 40 pages
Reviewed by: Ana
Heat Level:  3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

I, Ervyn Morryés of the Black Mountain clan, know all about control.

As the only fair-haired Dark Elf in the Highlands, I had to learn to control my fists and my temper in the face of derision.

To become the best archer amongst my peers, I had to learn to control my breathing and my movements.

But the day the half-breed called Lochan Féyes arrived at the training camp, my discipline faltered. Because—sweet gods—when I am around that aloof, blue-eyed assassin, my need is uncontrollable.

Very interesting short story, the best part of was that I was left wanting more, and I know there’s more coming, which makes me very happy.

The story is set in a fantasy world where Ervyn is doing his best effort to become the best archer, but when Lochan comes into training, his attention goes to the half-breed and sets a new goal to achieve.

I loved Lochan, and perhaps the part that I liked the most about him was the fact that he remain a mystery for most of the story. I didn’t felt like I was able to really know him, but for this story, I felt it worked as a hook for the next book. I ended up wanting to know more about his personality and backstory. Ervyn wasn’t as interesting as him, and I rather disliked him. I would expect he was the nicer since it was his point of view the one we were seen, but I couldn’t care much for him. I hope this change in the future.

As for the relationship between them, it was nice, is more a little lust from Ervyn than an actual love feeling, but it was ok for being just the beginning of something. Lochan, again, more mysterious concerning his feelings too. I can’t wait to see where this is going, I surely will be reading the next book.

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Galley copy of The Mutt: An Order Short Story provided by Kasia Bacon in exchange of an honest review.

Author

I love to read M/M books. I’ve only start in 2015 so I’m still doing a lot of catching up with some series and getting to know some authors. I love to read stories with dark themes, a lot of angst and complex characters. I work in mental health and I’ve always been interested on how mental illness is portray in books, so I would probably read any book with that subject.

Here are some of my favorite books

 

Strain Violence Vegets Arctic Absolution Dark Soul The dreams you made in the Dirt
Fog Bought Caged Jaye Evenfall The Invasion of Tork

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