Title: Avristin: Duty and Sacrifice 2 (The God Jars Saga #2)
Author: Devon Vesper
Publisher: Megalight Pres
Release Date: October 31, 2017
Genre(s): Fantasy / Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 256 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Avristin isn’t the quiet, contemplative monastery he imagined…
Valis escaped his birth father and made it to Avristin. Now, the adopted son of his two saviors, the honorable Aesriphos Kerac and Darolen, Valis vows to become just like them. The only things standing in his way are his lack of magic and crippling social anxiety.
With the help of six new friends, Valis hopes to overcome his new fears. But when the eldest of the group, Tavros, finds the mark of the evil God, Qos, tattooed on Valis’ skin, he sends Valis right back into his birth father’s clutches.
Surviving and escaping the prison cell is just his first test. Once he’s back in Avristin, more await. And with Tavros as his new mentor, Valis needs to do everything in his power to make the man trust him again. Valis’ entire future depends on it, in more ways than one.
The God Jars Saga is a nine book slow burn medieval M/M fantasy romance.
I have truly enjoyed following Valis’s journey thus far. This boy has not had an easy time of it so far but he now has two adopted fathers that love him unconditionally and are willing to push him so he can become the man they both know that he will grow to be.
One of the things that they are pushing him towards is becoming friends with the youngsters close to his age. At first Valis is scared. He is scared to take the chance with them because he knows what can happen if they turn on him. He knows the depth of pain that can be inflicted on an individual because he went through such pain in the past. Valis is not one to trust easily so when he does give this group of people a chance it is a miracle upon itself. But what is even more of a miracle is the fact that when Tavros gets the wrong idea behind seeing his tattoo that normally mean evil, he still is able to forgive Tavros.
As the days turns into weeks and the more he learns of the people around him, the more he starts to truly open up to them and trust them. The only one who has not fully accepted Valis is the one person he truly wants too…Tavros. The more Valis learns about himself and he stronger he becomes, the more time he has to spend with Tavros. The only problem is Tavros seems to harbor resentment and hate towards him and it continues to grow.
After things finally come to a head between them, it seems that Tavros and Valis are finally on the same page with one another. The only problem is Valis has also realized he is starting to fall in love with Tavros also and wants to be worthy of his love in return one day.
Can Valis finally figure out all his secrets that he knows nothing about as of yet. Can he ever truly be worthy of the love of someone as amazing as Tavros? These are questions that have still yet to be answered.
This is such an incredible series. When I stared this series I was real questionable on whether I would like it or not but it turns out this is one series I cannot wait to get to the next book in so I can find out what is going to happen next.