Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Year Less Three Days By Mychael Black and Alyx J. Shaw

Title: A Year Less Three Days
Author: Mychael Black, Alyx J. Shaw
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: MM, Futuristic Scifi
Pages: 130
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Only love will save them…if it can survive the pits of the damned.

When Lias’s wife was kidnapped, all his skills as a woodsman couldn’t save her—or himself. Captured, sold repeatedly to different masters, Lias endures abuse, torture, and worse. By the time his latest master buys him, Lias is little more than an animal.

He is a creature of rage and hate, antagonizing his master at every turn, lashing out at his boundaries, waiting and watching for a chance to escape and return to his children—or die trying.

At times, Necromis, a knight of the Order of the White Bear, would like nothing more than to oblige his aggravating new charge, but one thing stays his deadly hand. Lias is his last hope. Long ago, Necromis made a deal with a demon named Bonecracker to gain fame, wealth, and respect.

But the day of reckoning is coming, and there’s only one way out of this bargain—capture the heart of a broken slave, or Necromis’s soul will forever belong to Bonecracker.

Warning: Mention of rape, violence.

A Year Less Three Days by Mychael Black and Alyx J. Shaw is a very different kind of MM love story. I like the almost middle ages feel to this futuristic tale. The only thing for me that made this book not my favorite is the ending. Up until that moment I was in love with how raw and gritty this book is. There are places that get very gritty and real but I felt those moments were essential in the telling of this tale.
Lias he is really who this story is about. He is a simple woodsman. With a family he loves. His wife dies, and he ends up getting a nanny for his kids. After a while he marries the nanny, not out of love for her but for the kids. When she is captured by traders, he tries to rescue her, only he gets kidnapped and sold off himself.
He is one ticked off prisoner. He does not cower, nope he fights with everything inside him. It will take a special kind of owner to tame the fire inside of this slave.
Necromis is a fair, but tough man. He is a knight making amends for a mistake made long ago. He takes slaves that no one else wants and makes them people again. Only he did not count on falling for Lias.
Most of this book is in Lias's point of view, it is his journey from enslavement to the light again. I really enjoyed it. Like I said the ending was not my favorite but the story itself is a MUST read. 

                              Four Twinkling Stars

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