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Summary

A tormented dragon prince. A captured elven assassin. Duty demands they fight for their people, but love has other plans.  

Eroan, one of the last elven assassins, lives for one purpose: Kill the queen.   

He would have succeeded if not for her last line of defense: Prince Lysander. Now, captured and forced into the queen's harem, Eroan sees another opportunity. Why kill just the queen when he can kill them all? It would be simple, if not for the troubled and alluring dragon prince. A warrior, a killer, and something else...something Eroan finds himself inexplicably drawn to.

©2019 Ariana Nash (P)2019 Tantor

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Breathing Taking Saga

Fantasy is not usually my go to genre so when this was released on audible I wasn’t immediately drawn to it. However as it was highly recommended to me I decided to give it a go and I’m so glad I did. Ariana Nash has skilfully crafted a fantasy world of Dragons 🐉, Elves and humans that is dark and twisted yet still full of friendship and hope. Our two tortured heroes, Eroen the Eleven assassin and Lysander, the Amethyst dragon prince endure abuse and brutality, manipulation and the hand of fate, throughout the first part of this saga. A word of warning, there’s no happy ending in this book but this just whets your appetite for more and I can’t wait for the next book Silk and Steel #2: Iron & Fire to be released on audible.

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Good solid fanfiction

If you are looking for a LGBT fantasy this is a good about. It’s very character driven story telling I.e. there’s not huge amounts of world building. Not the greatest writing in the world and can be repetitive at times. Suffered from a lot of telling now showing. But it’s solid none the less. Got major fan-fiction vibes!

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Absolutely phenomenal!!!!

Okay, I'm not one for reviews but this has hands down become the best audible book I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. The story is incredibly written, the author transports you to a new world which simply takes your breath away. I originally wanted to indulge this book as a fan of mxm romance but feel in love with the fantasy and the action, the romance become a lovely extra. The narrator was exceptional. Oh my God, I don't think the author could've found better for this story. I CAN NOT WAIT FOR THE SECOND BOOK.

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love it

only thing I didnt like was the plot convenience, characters missing each by inches other for the sake of it kind of annoyed me

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  • Jojo
  • 01-03-20

I couldn't wait for it to end

I cannot imagine liking two protagonists less than I did these two. I knew I should have backed out at chapter 2, but it was the only book I had downloaded on a long drive. I only have myself to blame. new rule of thumb: as soon as a mother is grabbing her son's junk, the book is going nowhere good.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-09-19

Constant background noises

I like the story and the narrator, but the constant background noises makes it hard to listen to.

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  • Denise
  • 12-08-19

3rd read, this time audio

I really love this book. It is emotional and well written. Its a story of self discovery, love, hate, sacrifice, death, and life. Two individuals who should hate each other, an Elf and a Dragon, but find themselves saving each other. Ive read this story twice this year on my kindle, before the audiobook came out. I really want to support this talented author. I did enjoy the audiobook, the narrator was excellent. My only reservation, and not the fault of the narrator, is I already had a "voice" in my head from my previous reads. The narrator's voice was not mine. My issue, not anyone else. I still enjoyed it tho. Having already read this book 3 times now, you have got to read the second book, Iron & Fire. If this book guts you, Iron & Fire will tear your heart out. Eroan and Lysander's story continues and the steaks are much much higher. I really love these characters and am waiting with baited breath for Blood & Ice later this year.

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  • Jesse H.
  • 03-09-20

My Heart

Maaaaaan. This book was STRESSFUL but like in a good way. I couldn't stop listening. I like a story that can make me feel and this did it.

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  • Clara
  • 24-02-20

Halfway through, DNF

This book is just nothing but misery and rape-y situations. One of the main characters gets molested by his mother early in the book, and is then forced to watch her have sex with a man who is under some kind of magical mind control. This is her attempt at discouraging her son from being gay. I have a horrible suspicion that I was meant to be turned on by that scene. The story somehow manages to go downhill from there. Cornell Collins’ reading is the only reason I stuck with this as long as I did.

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  • M. Renova
  • 26-07-19

Regal narration by Cornell Collins

I absolutely love how Mr. Collins gave life to the characters. Very well done. Loved it! Can barely wait for book 2 to go live.

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  • Memeke
  • 17-02-20

Fantastic Narration

Oh my gosh! I am in love with Cornell Collins's narration! I felt like I was thrust into the world of Lord of the Rings or a Dungeon and Dragon's campaign, but, you know, with dirty elves and dragons. Collins has won over a fan. Now for the book. I generally really enjoyed it. I loved the characters. I loved the setting. I wanted Eroan and Lysander to be happy and together with flowers and sunshine. I was properly invested to find out what happened from beginning to end. And because I highly enjoyed the characters and plot, I noticed some things that I found to be a bit lacking (for me, I don't know about others.) This book is definitely character driven. As such, many environments seem to be void of detail and culture. It feels like we only graze the surface of where the characters came from. We only find out about the world's history towards the end of the novel, which I felt like would have helped center listeners if this was explored at the beginning. I never really had a good idea of what was where, who was how old, and why characters did what they did in regards to their culture. Yes, there were some soft explanations, but I really wanted more. More depth. More details. More world systems. Oh, and things do get uncomfortable. This is a dark fantasy after all. However, I really didn't like Queen Mama's...affections...towards Lysander, especially at the beginning of the novel. That almost made me stop the whole book and put it away. But guys! I was so happy that I decided to keep going and follow through with the novel because I would have been disappointed otherwise. I am for sure picking up book two!

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  • Pup Cerberus
  • 25-08-19

first half was kind of pompous

headline said it all. the first half was a lot of long dialogue that didn't really help the story. without going into details and spoilers this book is post apocalyptic. felt like there could have been a lot more world building. story was rather original. looking forward to the next book.

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  • EJC
  • 24-07-19

great job

I love your work and the pictures you paint with you words and the reader was great too

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