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FREE DOWNLOAD A Taste of Honey î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Long after the Towers left the world but before the dragons came to Daluça the emperor brought his delegation of gods and diplomats to Olorum As the royalty negotiates over trade routes and public services the divinity seeks arcane assistance among the local goFourth cousin to the royal family and son of the Master of Beasts has mortal and pressing concerns His heart has been captured for the first time by a handsome Daluçan soldier named Lucrio In defiance of Saintly Canon gossiping servants and the furious disapproval of his fathe. This is told in three parts  Part one I enjoyed a lot  It's lets the reader see how Aib and Lucrio first meet and was a great set up for the romance  It was pretty hard not to ship these two right from the start  Part two I struggled with  It's told in alternating timelines that jump all over the place  There's a reason for it but it doesn't make it any easier to digest  Part three is about the same length as part one and gives us the conclusionA lot of the time during part two I was frustrated  I read a uote from another reviewer once that I can't find now so this uote isn't exact so I can't credit correctly that said something along the lines of There are two great sins an author can commit when writing a book failing to meet expectations or failing to set them  Of those two failing to set them is far worse  Seriously not exact Google gives me nothing  I had been struggling with this in some stories for years and never had words for it until I read thatI feel like A Taste of Honey very much fails to set any expectations for the reader  Throughout the entirety of part two I was just wondering why I was being told this story I didn't feel glued to the page or compelled to keep reading  I can't explain why without spoilers but I will say that the plot of this story is not Aib and Lucrio must overcome  the prejudices against gay men in their society and amongst Aib's family in order to be together and get a HEA  Is that a pretty straightforward romance plot  Yeah It is  But it comes with the suspense built in  And readers would have read this story based on that alone because these characters were fantastic the world building was uniue and their relationship was beautifulInstead we're given something else entirely that feels like the saga of a man whose life has big dramatic events but in which he has no agency to change things  Therefore there is no suspenseThe world building is super uniue and I loved the parts with the animals  Although magic isn't really my thing there does seem to be some vague rules about the system and that too felt uniue  If you're the kind of reader who enjoys piecing together the information about the world for themselves this may be a great choice for youI'm not going to spoil anything so I'm not going to set any expectations for you either but if you can slog it through the middle to get to the end it does make up for some of the slow going middle parts  A few of the other buddies that read this enjoyed it much than I did so if you like we can all just blame that other book I'm reading for putting me in a bad mood

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Long after the Towers left the world but before the dragons came to Daluça the emperor brought his delegation of gods and diplomats to Olorum As the royalty negotiates over trade routes and public services the divinity seeks arcane assistance among the local godsAib bgm Sadii. Finally I’ve been reading all Hugo finalist novellas in preparation for my vote and so far it’s been horror horror horror Lovecraft some horror It’s all been good but I’ve been craving some nice fantasy and here it isVivid world building intriguing characters and a compelling mm romance This is a story of choices paths not taken and unlived lives that will stay with you long after you reach the last page Though I did have a couple of issues with the romance itself in particular with how it started the book is beautifully written and not easy to predictThe world building is excellent Different societies one partly modeled after Ancient Rome with their own cultures languages values histories and politics Magic mingling with science and god like creatures interacting with humans It’s all revealed naturally and bit by bit by letting characters speak as they normally do There are no “as you know” type dialogues or info dumping I’m uite intrigued how this society developed – they have holograms but no running water or canalizationBut I have to say it really takes me out of the world when we are in a completely different universe and names and places from our world creep in without making any sense there I’ve been seeing this in many fantasy books and it can break the suspension of disbelief I mean “Cararian marble” really Does Daluz import from Italy now Or do they coincidentally also have a city called Carrara which coincidentally is also close to marble uarries Honestly it’s not that hard to pay attention to these things What’s the problem with calling it just “marble” or “uality marble” or making up a city from the fantasy world that produces famous marbleAib is a realistic character – arrogant snobbish and extremely rude to the non nobles which is somewhat justified by his upbringing but he’s ultimately a good man who loves his family I like his silent comments to himself – he’s always trying to be political and snarking to himself whenever he messes up Lucrio on the other hand is very friendly open relaxed easy going and kind to everyone irrespective of rankAnd now comes the romance and my serious problems begin While it does become sweet and caring later on the beginning is just terrible It goes way beyond insta love It literally stars with Lucrio catcalling Aib on the street and the fact that the catcalling is done to a man doesn’t make it better Then they start talking and Aib is super naive and doesn’t even realize Lucrio is hitting on him And that’s my main concern – Aib is extremely clueless and Lucrio keeps pressuring him and giving him no time to think and adjust Aib is not just unaware of his sexuality – he has no idea his sexuality exists In the same heartbeat Aib 1 Learns for the first time that a man can be attracted to another man 2 Figures out that’s the case for him and 3 Jumps into bed with Lucrio Seriously give the boy some space Also it doesn’t help that while their age difference isn’t huge Aib is 17 and Lucrio – 22 Lucrio sounds much older And Lucrio trying to convince Aib to run away with him They’ve known each other for ten days And Lucrio expects Aib to abandon his family and home and run off to an unknown land with no possibility of return Even assuming Lucrio has good intentions what happens to Aib if they break up What after ten days they are sure that will never happen And sorry but Lucrio is a soldier What happens if he dies The only thing that somewhat justifies running away are the hints that Aib’s father might be emotionally abusive but we don’t see enough to know what’s going on for certain and in any case running away with Lucrio is not the best way to handle thingsI believe it would have worked better if we’ve had the chance to meet Aib first and get to know him and start caring for him before the romance even starts And then I think it should have developed much slowly but maybe that’s just meOkay I know I’m criticizing a lot but the book is very well written and memorable I’d definitely be open to checking out the author’s other works

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A Taste of HoneyR and brother Aib finds himself swept up in a whirlwind gay romance But neither Aib nor Lucrio know whether their love can survive all the hardships the world has to throw at them A Taste of Honey is a new novella in the world of Kai Ashante Wilson's The Sorcerer of the Wildeep. This review is really hard to write because it’s very important to not give anything away – which would ultimately ruin the book – yet still explain and show enough so you can see why I loved this bookWhat stands out for me are★ the language used★ the non chronological use of time and narration★ the settingI find it actually hard to explain why I like the language so much Compared to a lot of other books it’s very distinct; both full of imagery and simplicity yet seeming incredibly smartAib’s story is told in the way of snapshots highlighting parts of his life’s timeline which is something that I really enjoyed It was also kinda painful though because my mind had to fill in the blanks and I wondered why and how everything fit together I have to say that I guessed – or hoped – for the resolution around the 75% mark and absolutely love what the author did here and how The reading experience was amazing because of itThe setting is epic There’s much we are shown and much that is there to explore I think I’ll read the author’s other book in this world as well because it has a lot of potential It’s mainly about the experience though as not much is explained and maybe even not enough and too much left open There was also a part in the book which was kinda confusing to me which is the reason why I am deducting half a starThe romance is especially sweet in the beginning of the book and I liked the insta connection Aib and Lucrio shared Since Aib’s society is homophobic to the extreme it’s not in your face in the book most of the time but homosexuality is completely oppressed Aib has a difficult choice to makeMost would only ever guess at who and what was most precious to them—up until the day of loss then they’d know—and most would also have to guess at why and how or what might have beenThe romance takes a backseat in the book actually and I wish there had been a little bit in the end but I absolutely recommend the book to fans of science fiction and fantasy who are looking for something uniue and very well writtenGenre SFF RomanceTags MM Gay Characters POC Choice Non chronologicalContent Warnings Homophobic SocietyHomophobiaRating 45 starsBlog Review for Just Love RomanceDisclosure ARC for Review