Twenty-One Arrow Salute: An Order Series Novella Book 2.5 (The Order) Kindle Edition
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There was also some quite impressive detail related to archery and elven military display, all of which I found super enjoyable to read. The vivid descriptions left me feeling like I'd been there & witnessed those events, especially the exhibition that gives this story it's title. Which, honestly I wish I really could see that because it sounds <i>awesome</i>!
Another strong entry in this series. 🙂
Now that might not sound like such a big deal but I’m a picky bitch and this doesn’t happen often, well not to me anyway.
This book is another true gem.
I love Verhan Tŭrryés, Ervyn’s cousin.
‘The only one who ignored my moodiness was my cousin Verhan. I tolerated his company without much hardship, despite the fact that his mouth rarely closed and he lived on gossip.’ (The Mutt)
“Verhan, are you flapping your tongue over there again?” (The Highlander)
Verhan is what we in Yorkshire refer to as “a character.” He’s funny, cute and has such a smart mouth.
“....Have you got no shame?”
“Not a great amount, no,” I admitted with calm.
Verhan is blackmailed into helping Hernan Seinnés and what starts as a chore soon turns into something else. It’s simply beautiful watching these two as they grow closer. Hernan is adorable but Verhan is a positive delight. While I find it impossible to pick my favourite book or character from this series Verhan is way up there.
‘Were we flirting? I couldn’t decide, since my concept of flirting involved a crude comment or two, coupled with grabbing body parts and hoping for the best.’
This book is the longer than the others but it still wasn’t long enough. I suspect when it comes to this author and this series I’ll always say that.
I voluntarily read a review copy kindly provided by the author.
I can't wait for this author to write a novel length book. Her short stories are amazing but I always wish they were longer.
The world building is delightful, it's been created with such love and care for details, always delivering a strong story, as short as it may be, with interestingly imperfect characters. Verhan and Hernan are polar opposites, they have nothing in common but the chemistry and sexual tension between them, plus the banter and hilarious moments are totally off the charts. That's saying something, Verhan meets his match in Hernan and has to work hard to win Herman.
This is quite short, funny and cute. There's no a big sitution going on and things happen very fast. I would have liked a longer book that took but like the rest of the series, I enjoyed it nonetheless.
Rating: 5 *can’t wait for more* Stars out of 5
Verhan Tŭrryés loose of tongue and looser of morals finds himself blackmailed into helping Hernan Seinnès the green eyed auburn haired Asirhwӱnian in a unit composed entirely of Highlanders.
As Verhan starts to train Hernan he finds himself exquisitely drawn to him, a whole horde of unknown feelings finding residence in his heart but will he find the courage in his heart to own up to his feelings...
I really love these elves and their shenanigans. God! I want another story with Verhan and Hernan. I really can’t believe that we didn’t get more of these two in this one. I need, I physically need the story about what happens at the Archer’s Fete. You can’t entice us with the most exquisitely set buffet and then slam the doors just when we are salivating and drooling all over the floor. That’s just unfair. At this point, I don’t even know what I want more Ervyn and Lochan or Verhan and Hernan. Can I just have more of both, pretty please?
Now that that’s over, let me get into a more wordy review compared to the squeefest above. For those like me who have completely forgotten the names of all the characters, let me reiterate. Verhan Tŭrryés is Ervyn’s annoying cousin, annoying is my adjective as far as my assessment of him in the first two Order books goes. He is the guy who tells/informs Lochan what mu’hrōnye means and what its special significance to Ervyn is.
Hernan Seinnès is the guy at the trials who is trying, trying being the operative word, to get a position with the scouts by competing with Ervyn. Basically, the guy who lost at the end of Highlander to Ervyn.
Now that that’s out of the way let’s get on with this review. So yeah, I had completely forgotten the names of these two characters which didn’t bode well for me but considering how long its been since I read “Highlander” coupled with the fact that the unusual spellings of their names really trip me up, I am actually having a hard time remembering anyone’s names in the Order Universe not that I don’t remember their characteristaions. Like someone just had to tell me that Verhan was Ervyn’s annoying cousin and I would have remembered because I guess in the Order Universe I am so so partial to Ervyn and Lochan tthat I basically can recall anything when you relate it to them. So yeah, I had my apprehensions but I sometimes really wonder why Kasia Bacon has delivered excellence time and again and so far as this Order series is going she can do no wrong because wow! I was so drawn into this story.
Verhan has a lot of growing up to do but I liked seeing him do it right in front of my eyes though I somehow came to like him even at his mischievious best, it was amazing. Hernan was the character who really rose in my eyes, he was not a character we were introduced to in Highlander but God! in this story I fell in love with him just as quickly as Verhan does.
This was so so good and God! that first kiss. I can’t believe we didn’t get any more of those tender moments between these two. Please don’t let this be the end for these two.
I loved this one so so much. Meeting these two characters along with all the interesting side characters and getting to know them was amazing. This was such a simple tale of love but it was almost magical in the feels.
I can’t *clapping my hands in glee* wait for more.
Also, will we finally get to see Ervyn buy a horse for Lochan in the Scouts because you just can’t have Verhan mention that particular custom twice in two successive books without there being some hidden meaning to it. Right?
Cover Art by Ying Draws. What an amazing cover! That is Hernan Seinnès on the cover and he is gorgeous
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