Thursday, November 3, 2011

ML Rhodes - Lords of Kellesborne

A hundred years ago, the high sorcerer of Velensperia launched a swift and deadly attack against the draegans—a race of dragon shapeshifters who’d always lived in harmony with the humans. The draegans were all but destroyed, with the few who remained, scattered and in hiding. But after a century of cruel repression, a group of them have united and begun to fight back. Their leader, Keiran Hareldson, is determined to free his people from the high sorcerer’s tyranny.
Gaige Rizik used to be the captain of the sorcerer’s High Guard, and known for his lethal ability to hunt down his prey with no remorse. His last assignment was to infiltrate the draegan rebel’s camp, identify the leader, and eliminate him. But the more deeply Gaige became entrenched with the draegans and their passionate, compelling leader, the more torn he became over his mission. Keiran sparked powerful emotions in Gaige and stirred a longing in him he couldn’t deny. No one, least of all him, expected him to fall in love with the very man he’d sworn to kill. When he chose to defect to the draegans’ side, his betrayal to the sorcerer came at a high personal cost. Left for dead in the sorcerer’s dungeon, Keiran barely found him in time.
Now, the hunter has become the hunted. With the high sorcerer bent on annihilating every last draegan and all those who support them, a secret revealed from Keiran’s past becomes their best hope for survival. From the deep forests of Velensperia to the ancient draegan stronghold of Kellesborne, only the strength of two determined men and their fierce love for one another stand between the people they protect and an evil conjured from the bowels of hel itself.

Comment: What's not to like about this book? The first was great and this one is even better!
In this new book we see more developments in Keiran and Gaige's relationship. We also see how it affects others around them and Gaige is finding new things about himself over time. I'm loving the series.
I think the characters are stronger in this second book. Their feelings are also stronger, more solid and heartfelt. The connection between them is eternal and to prove that is the bond they keep creating between them. I love the dialogue between them, I feel the romance, the love between them as true and beautiful. I always look for more scenes where they both are because I just know it will have wonderful dialogue and love declarations...
I think the author has created a great world, wit many surprises allt he time, which means the story doesn't get boring. She also has managed to insert amazing twists that seem different from everything else, perhaps because they work in her book or because she just writes it well or even due to the fact they're things we actually want to see there. I don'r know if it's one of these things or al of them, but the thing is, the book is wonderful to read, to savour and I loved it!
I felt sorry to finish it but I still have the 3rd to read. I hope the 4th isn't a long time coming because I just can't wait to read more about the world and the beloved characters in there.
Those who like fantasy and romance and read m/m...go for it!


  1. I love ML Rhodes, but I haven't read her fantasy series at all, only her contemporaries. I should take a look at these.

  2. Do it now, Hilcia! You won't regret it. As fantasy it's amazing but as a's perfection, you'll see!!