Title: In the Blood
Author: Lucien Grey
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: January 25, 2017
Page Count: 50
Reviewed by: Steph
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.38 stars out of 5
After years of tyranny and bloodshed, the kingdom of Elevain is finally at peace. But it doesn’t take much to disrupt such a fragile state, and disruption this time comes by way of a horde of undead. King Ales, and his general and lover Darius, lead their army against the horde—but deception and treachery may kill them long before the undead.
What a wonderful find! Okay, the story is set around the medieval period with two wonderfully strong men, King Ales and General Darius. I really enjoyed how the author gave us a glimpse into these two men. How they not only fought against the horde for the people of Elevain, but fought for one another as well. Please keep in mind, this is not a romance; it is more an action/fantasy. It just so happens that the two MC’s love one another. The king might have a harder time letting Darius know this, but given the circumstances they have been in over the past year, one can understand. Above all, it is about character and perseverance.
For such a short read the author, Lucien Grey, does a lovely job with the vivid and detailed fight scene in the beginning. Oh, and it doesn’t stop there folks. It continues throughout the book. Eventually, Ales and Darius realize that there is a traitor in the midst of their camp. So, not only are they fighting the horde, but they are trying to find the person sabotaging them as well. There are a few twists and turns along the way, but Ales and Darius end up saving the people of Elevain and getting their well deserved HEA.
However, I did feel that the ending resolved itself a bit too quickly, and I am still unsure of where exactly the horde originated from. There is a timeline of sorts, but unless I glanced over it…well, it just isn’t there. Even so, IMO the author did well for such a quick read.