- File Size: 2771 KB
- Print Length: 51 pages
- Publication Date: March 18, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XFGX3BT
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #399,297 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Poison Within: An Order Universe Short Story (Inspector Skaer Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The first thing I noticed were the clash of classes. That's always a hot button for me. Aristocrat and blue collar coming together, despite the odds. It's weird because I don't like that in contemporary settings, but in fantasy...well, it's so romantic. I think because it feels so forbidden and like the element of danger is heightened. And well, it's hot too. Obviously.
I absolutely LOVE the idea of a series focused around "The Order." We have seen this before in the first book of The Order called, The Mutt. The Mutt introduced us to what I would describe as training grounds of The Order. But with elves...ELVES!!!!!!!!
I'm smitten by this author's writing. The scenes are painted in a way that takes me to another world and makes me believe it. The writing itself is superb. I mean, seriously superb.
I have to say that 1. I'm not a huge fan of mystery, usually. And 2. I don't care for shorts. But it's actually because this is a short...I can totally dig it. The mystery is resolved rather quickly. Excellent for a person of my taste (uh...simple minded with a very short attention span).
This story is hot, romantic, dangerous, and exciting.
5 stars...A must read
I am a big fan of murder mysteries, fantasy, romance between men in different classes, and women who kick ass. The Poison Within has ALL of these things. It is part of the Order Universe but with humans. The first book I read from this author was The Mutt, which is part of The Order series. Another amazing book which includes Elven characters.
I love the relationship between Karyu and Elly (short for Count Ellydhar Finn-Jánn). It is so incredibly romantic. The intimate time they spend together is sweet and steamy. I enjoyed how Kayru doesn't bother hiding his feelings for Elly.
The minor characters are also memorable and interesting. I hope the Furian and the Nymph are apart of the series. Same goes for Temper, Kayru's sergeant, who the author describes as "phlegmatic and unflappable".
The writing in this book is so detailed and descriptive. I can easily picture this fantasy world with its people, food, language, politics. Don't even get me started on the creative names of characters and places. Where does she come up with them?
It may be a short story, but it is complete. And the writer has a way with words. She paints a picture for the reader with her prose, and I found myself able to easily visualize this interesting world she has created.
There is in fact mention of off page rape, but the writer handles it well. The females in this story are strong and independent. And the story also brings a bit of modern day politics into it; I found this to be both amusing and refreshing.
I hope that there will be another installment of this story and that we get to read it soon. The romance was sweet and believable, and I've fallen for the MCs. Plus, the world building added unique elements to the tale.
Kasia Bacon is a writer I will look forward to reading more of.