This has got to be my favorite in the series and not because of its central characters but because of its story. I loved Dylan and Chris but Ery and Karl’s story just did it for me big time. We met Ery Phillips in the second book as Dylan’s former lover-turned friend in college and his affinity towards supernatural beings with a spiritualist for a grandmother.
Unable to find inspiration for his painting and getting fed up with his dayjob as a graphic designer, Ery grab the opportunity to look after Dyan and Chris’s farm as the two heads off to Europe [in Barcelona which is in Spain and Paris specifically – man’ the Barcelona thing never gets old. lol].
With a warning from his friends about the farm’s pond, Ery suddenly find himself in the presence of Karl – a beautiful, white haired naked man. Getting to know Karl and becoming his inspiration, Ery tried to fight his heart for the feelings he’s having for Karl and suppressing it in order to reach his lifelong dream. His priority however took a toll on his heart – something he needs to decide on before it’s too late.
This was the first time I’ve ever cried reading a book by Kim Fielding – and I cried twice! The story of Karl simply struck me speechless and nostalgic. I could just feel the longing, the melancholy of his existence before Ery. I also loved his sweet innocence that it’s almost painful whenever he’s upset or those bad dreams he was telling Ery about. Oh’ man – he’s just so loveable. I also liked the fact that Ery is so open to possibilities and the way he’s still very human after all of he’d witnessed.
I’ve to say though that this third book has gotten really over the top with its fantasy theme and all but I totally loved it. Kim Fielding can give me unicorn for the next installment (or a novella pretty please) and I won’t even blink if it’s as good as this book. Seriously people, you need to read this series!
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Published October 10th 2014 by Dreamspinner Press
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About The Author
Kim Fielding lives in California and travels as often as she can manage. A professor by day, at night she rushes into a phonebooth to change into her author costume (which involves comfy clothes instead of Spandex and is, sadly, lacking a cape). Her superpowers include the ability to write nearly anywhere, often while simultaneously doling out homework assistance to her children. Her favorite word to describe herself is “eclectic” and she finally got that third tattoo.
All royalties from her novels Stasis, Flux and Equipoise are donated to Doctors Without Borders.