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Bound to the Battle God

Narrated by: Kendall Taylor
Length: 21 hrs and 17 mins
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When I went to my neighbor's apartment to investigate strange sounds, I never expected to fall through a portal into another world. Yet here I am, a stranger in an even stranger land...and I'm stranded. In this world, might makes right, men carry swords, and gods walk the earth. Within minutes of arriving, I'm enslaved.

The one person that might be able to help me is also the one person I want to throttle most. Aron, Lord of Storms, Butcher God of Battle, is my new companion. Or rather, I'm his. As Aron's anchor to the mortal realm, I'm the one that's supposed to be guiding him through his exile in the mortal world.

But Aron and I have a common goal - get home. And we're bonded - anchor and god - with a bond unlike any other. So, we travel together. We bicker. We bathe together. We fight our many, many enemies together. And sure, he's a god, but he's also an arrogant jerk. Brawny, smoking hot, irresistible jerk. I should want nothing to do with him. I certainly shouldn't want to do things to him.

Contains mature themes.

©2019 Ruby Dixon (P)2019 Tantor

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A slow burn romance.

I really liked this book. It is one of my new favourite ones from Ruby Dixon. It reminded me off Kristen Ashley fantasy land series which I absolutely loved.
Aron is arrogant and aggravating, but in a way that is funny because he doesn't know any better. He is a God and acts very much like one at times with his attitude. However, as the book goes on he becomes somewhat affectionate and possessive towards his Anchor, Faith. The way he was portrayed was spot one. His visible character growth was one of the things that made the book enjoyable.
Faith was Aron's perfect match. She was smart, sassy and very courageous. She held her own throughout the entire book, giving just as much as she received. She was funny and sarcastic and made me laugh a lot.
I really hope that Ruby Dixon does another one of these books as I enjoyed this one a lot. I would very much like to know how the other gods and their anchors were with each other. Hopefully, quite like Aron and Faith to begin with. Looking forward to the next book if there is one.

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  • MelRose@BlueRoseAudiobookReview
  • 02-12-19

Epic!

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Narrator Kendall Taylor delivered a flawless narration; highlighting one of the best Ruby Dixon novels. Her ability to manipulate her different voices, guaranteed a wholesome enjoyment of the audiobook. The tale starts out quite familiar. Young office worker living alone, hearing sounds in the apartment next door, she investigates and next moment she wakes up in another world. That is where the familiarity ends.
Her journey takes her through a magnificent world which was crafted beautifully. The fantastical world building was ingenious and delicate. It's elaborate execution through beauty, wonder, and the ability to twist the familiar ensured an escape from reality to experience all things a romantic paranormal fantasy should be.
My favorite coffee snorting moment was: “When he pulled out of me he left me as hollow as those chocolate easter bunnies “
I do recommend this audiobook, it's different and very enjoyable. I like that it's longer than usual, it made the epic journey so much better!

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  • Emily Pettit
  • 04-12-19

On a whim

I downloaded this book on a whim and I am not disappointed. The main character is relatable and I found myself cracking up more than once. It’s a great emotional range and was totally worth it. I listen to a lot of audible books and this is def on my favorites list.

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  • ReadingMad100
  • 20-12-19

3.5 stars. For lovers of Gods and mortals romance.

This story is for you if love novels about Gods, and you can accept this romance is completely different to Ruby Dixon’s ICE PLANET BARBARIANS SERIES.

This story features the main characters from the novella, THE KING’S SPINSTER BRIDE (not currently available on Audible). It’s not essential to read THE KING’S SPINSTER BRIDE, but it’s a lovely, short romance and I recommend reading it if you can.

BOUND TO THE BATTLE GOD is about an arrogant, war-loving God, Aron of the Cleaver, who transforms into a loving being. His character development is aided by the pesky little mortal, Faith, who changes his perspective on life, and turns his world upside down.

The love story is a slow-burn, and once the loving starts, it’s full-on. Despite the good build-up though, I personally didn’t feel the chemistry and tension were as compelling as in other Ruby Dixon novels. But the overall story is great. I laughed at the humour, the original world-building intrigued me, and the strength of the characters in the face of difficult challenges kept me holding on. I usually like stories to be 10 or less hours of listening. It says a lot, therefore, that I listened to the whole 21 hours+ of this novel.

Maybe I'm just not into stories about Gods and mortals. It could also be that the narration may have impacted on my enjoyment of the romance. The heroine, Faith, is a young woman and tells the story entirely from her point of view. Unfortunately, even though I could acknowledge she did an excellent job narrating, I didn’t feel Kendall Taylor’s voice fit the look of Faith on the cover. But that’s just me. I took a chance when I pre-ordered the story before there was a sample to listen to. My advice is: listen to the Audible sample now available. Hopefully, you like what you hear.

If you love reading about Gods and their relationships with mortals, you will love BOUND TO THE BATTLE GOD.

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  • BookLover1994
  • 12-12-19

Epic Adventure

I really loved the story line, the world building, and the characters. I really enjoyed this book however, it should have definitely been edited down a LOT more. There were times when it dragged on a bit and things that could have been left out without notice to the story. Overall, certainly worth the credit.

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  • Whitney Cambron
  • 29-12-19

Amaze balls!

This was an awesome listen! Strong characters, good story, great narrator. Slow burn to medium steam.

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  • Customer
  • 20-12-19

Excellent!!

I've enjoyed this authors previous books very much but this book is the best one yet. Its It's funny and romantic.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-12-19

loved it

Absolutely loved this book. Not sure how Ruby could follow up on this one.

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  • LEIRAM
  • 13-12-19

Next uleayna story please

I loved the long length of the book. It was great and I need another book. I like that it's a single book.

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  • DarlingLemon
  • 13-01-20

I thought it would suck

The cover art on this book makes it look like a 99 cent pile reject novel, but this is one of the best romances I've read in a REALLY long time. Character development, good plot, steamy stuff; it really had everything. I'm really looking forward to the authors other books. I am so glad I read the reviews, or I never would have gone for this title. So glad to have been wrong!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-01-20

Most loved!

Most enjoyable book ever! Amazing talent by both writer and narrarator. sarcasm and witty humor!

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