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Book Review: The Sea (The Knight and the Necromancer #3) by A.H. Lee

Date of Publication: March 23, 2020
Publisher: Pavonine Books
Genre & Theme: Fiction & Literature, LGBT, Gay, Fantasy, Romance
ASIN: B085RBLC76

Knights and necromancers are never on the same side… are they?

Sairis has known all his life that knights are not his friends…until the last few weeks, when he somehow forgot, and tumbled into bed with one. He told Roland to leave, hurt him badly, used as many cruel words as possible. And yet Roland stubbornly refuses to leave Sairis alone, half-naked and friendless in the wilderness.

After a surreal week of shared secrets beneath the stars, they’re about to rejoin Mistala’s army as it prepares for a desperate battle with a deadly sorcerer. Sairis’s help might make the difference, but he is deeply conflicted, afraid of being trapped and stripped of his magic by Mistala’s unfriendly magicians. He’s not sure whether he’s the prince’s lover or his prize. He feels like an outlaw, trussed up across Roland’s saddle. If he could just leave them all their deaths, things would be so much easier.

Now, this third and final book in the series is actually pretty good. It is fast-paced, with a lot of twists, action-packed and just romantic moment between our main characters. It almost feels like reading a gay version of The Lord of the Rings – I mean, with the whole setting, the characters’ heroics, reflections and realizations.

I particularly enjoyed Hastafel’s character here. He’s like the character of Smeagol and Saruman combined. There’s just so many layers of him here which we literally witnessed. Another very interesting character is the Incubus Mal. He’s very likable for some reason. His “adorable” side were in display in The Border and here, we see more of that and I absolutely enjoyed it.

Overall, this is a very solid conclusion to the series. Again, it has great world-building, very interesting characters and the flow of the story is consistent from the first book up to this last part of the series. The series is very short despite its three volumes. I just wished there was more it but this is definitely something you need to add to your to-be-read list!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

About the Author
A. H. Lee writes steamy fantasy with LGBTQ+ characters. Her books nearly always include a talking cat.
You can learn more at https://www.abigailhilton.com/a-h-lee

Book Review: The Border (The Knight and the Necromancer #2) by A.H. Lee

Date of Publication: March 23, 2020
Publisher: Pavonine Books
Genre & Theme: Fiction & Literature, LGBT, Gay, Fantasy, Romance
ASIN: B085RBSGV8

Roland thought necromancers were inhuman monsters. Until he met Sairis.

Roland and Sairis have escaped from a traumatic assassination attempt, solved the mystery of their attacker, and enjoyed plenty of heavy petting along the way. Roland knows that it’s too soon for love, but he feels like he’s falling head over heels.

However, in the final moments when their attacker is revealed, Sairis does something unthinkable. He transfers a brutal spell to Roland, nearly killing him, and disappears.

Roland is left reeling, struggling to cope with his injuries, and wondering whether everything Sairis said and did was a lie. Did Sairis seduce Roland only to use him as a hostage? And if not, what has happened to Sairis?

I’ve posted a very short review of the first book of this series. A review which is almost as short as its blurb and this second book is obviously just a continuation of the last chapter which ends in a cliffhanger.

This second book is more action-packed than the first one and we get to see more character development from Roland and Sairis, that also includes the progression of their relationship. I really do liked these two. They are still very engaging and quite likable here. It’s also fun that we get to discover the history of other characters. I do loved the reveals here about some of them because they definitely adds bit of spice into the story.

The pacing was on point, though, this could’ve easily been part of the first book. I mean, I don’t mind the author stretching the story. It just feel a bit anticlimactic somehow, if you get what I mean. I’d still give this a good recommendation and do make sure to get the rest of the series altogether.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

About the Author
A. H. Lee writes steamy fantasy with LGBTQ+ characters. Her books nearly always include a talking cat.

You can learn more at https://www.abigailhilton.com/a-h-lee

Book Review: The Capital (The Knight and the Necromancer #1) by A.H. Lee

Date of Publication: March 23, 2020
Publisher: Pavonine Books
Genre & Theme: Fiction & Literature, LGBT, Gay, Fantasy, Romance
ASIN: B085N89TD9

Roland is the premier knight of the realm, leading troops in a bloody war. Sairis is a necromancer with a price on his head, eking out a lonely existence. When they meet under false pretenses, their mutual fascination is obvious. But can their attraction survive the revelation of their identities?

I really enjoyed this one particularly because the world building with necromancers, knights, magicians, demons and all may have been rehashed a million times already but the way the author tells her story feels fresh and quite unique. I was very much immersed with the world she created for the characters.

Speaking of characters, I do loved the dual POV that we’ve got here because with so many things happening in the book and questions arising each chapter, we get immediate answers from the characters themselves.

We have Prince Roland, back at the capitol to see his sister ascend to the throne after the untimely death of their father and we have the young and shy necromancer, Sairis confused as hell as to why he was at the kingdom’s capital to begin with. Lol. Okay, I was kidding. It’s just how I would describe my initial reaction to his predicament in the book.

This first book isn’t that long and I really enjoyed reading about the majority of the characters that were introduced here and the development of the MCs blooming feelings towards each other. There’s a cliffie at the end but I thought this being the start of the series is pretty solid.

(Note, I’ve read the rest of the series after reading the first one.)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

About the Author
A. H. Lee writes steamy fantasy with LGBTQ+ characters. Her books nearly always include a talking cat.

You can learn more at https://www.abigailhilton.com/a-h-lee