Author: Blaine D’Arden
Publisher: *Not Listed
Cover Artist: Lou Harper
Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 05/07/2015
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Alternate Universe/Alternate World, BDSM, Fantasy, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance
Following his principles will break two hearts.
Forester Veld loses a piece of himself to mute baker Oren when they first meet, but Oren is vowed to Haram. When Haram is killed, Veld denies his heart to respect the mourning period. It’s the right thing to do.
During Haram’s funeral, Oren proudly bares the brands that show the nature of their love; Haram owned him, heart and body. The elves pity Oren and think he’s broken.
Veld has no intention of dishonouring Haram’s memory, but his death may not have been an accident. Only a forester can learn what the trees have seen. However, Oren’s independence is threatened, and if Veld does not offer what Oren needs, Oren may never be his to claim.
Tales of the Forest stories can be read as standalones and in any order
NOTE: This is the second revised/re-edited edition of Oren’s Right, and includes an extra bonus scene. It was previously published by Storm Moon Press.
A beautiful gentle, caring story in The Forester series. The world Blaine D Arden has created in this series is sublime – I could just wish the stories were longer, but this edition has an extra scene at the end, which completes this tale perfectly and is very sexy.
Scarification may not be to everyone’s taste, but the author writes about it so sensitively, you can see how this might be part of a Master/slave style of loving relationship.
Blaine D Arden also makes ‘Veld’ a dark elf from another tribe, and details the prejudice he first encounters on reaching this village. He is also a Forester, a tree elf in great demand, and his talents and loving personality help slowly to overcome prejudice. However, he also brings with him the skill and art of scarification, which fascinates the healer Haram, who is in a Dom/s relationship with the gentle, mute baker, Oren.
There are also a series of attacks to be looked into by Truth Seeker, Mir, and these become interwoven with the story of Oren, Haram and Veld. For a novella of about 85 pages, the story is rich in plot and world building.
I would recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a thoughtful, enjoyable fantasy with an extra sexy twist at the end.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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