Author: Lexi Ander
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Cover Artist: London Burden
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Genre: Alternate Universe/Alternate World, Fantasy, M/M Romance, Paranormal
Gregori and Juan have been dancing around each other since the fateful day when Juan gave his blood oath to Tristan Janick, and they were both swept up in the chaos that Tristan has brought to their worlds. But dangerous ghosts haunt Gregori and even the fierce, compelling Juan and the pull between them is not enough to override his desire to keep everyone safe by leaving the only place he wants to stay…
I loved books one and two in this series which focus on Tristan and Ushna. But when I saw there was a short story in this universe that focused on Gregori, I got so excited. Gregori has been a steady presence in this story so far, but I have longed for more about him and to see him whole and happy. A New Beginning was my chance and I eagerly devoured this story.
I loved this short story. It was a great interlude and painted wonderful pictures of Gregori and Juan. I was impressed with the amount of history and character building the author was able to fit into something so short.
This story was about Gregori and from his own perspective. It was a really good look inside his head. Gregori hides scars both physical and emotional and this short story gave the reader a better understanding of how he views himself and his abilities. It gave the reader a better idea of where he thinks he fits into this rebellion and his views on his worth in relationships. I got a better understanding of the Magi through Gregori’s flashback and discussion on his past.
Juan was a quiet steady presence protecting and defending Gregori not only from battle threats, but from Gregori himself. Juan was the voice of reason and patience, seeing beyond Gregori’s outer walls to the man beneath. He was a great compliment to Gregori’s personality. I like that it teased enough about the growing attraction between the men without giving everything away. I also liked that the ending was not an ending but just another look into Gregori’s mind that sets things up for future books. This story is not complete and i am looking forward to more.
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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