Phoenix by Kim Fielding ~ Book Review by Feliz with Giveaway

PhoenixTitle: Phoenix

Author: Kim Fielding

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Catt Ford

Rating: 4.00 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 06/01/2015

Length: Short Story (<15K)

Genre: Alternate Universe/Alternate World, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance

Blurb:

First a soldier and then a diplomat, Juberi now spends his solitary days on a single ambition: trying to resurrect the phoenix, which has been extinct for centuries. He’s not pleased when he is obligated to attend a public ceremony in memory of an elderly friend and former colleague. But at the ceremony, Juberi meets the friend’s beguiling son, Desen. Despite being from a markedly different culture, Desen has much to offer. But after decades of denying his own desires, Juberi fears there is no alchemy that will reopen him to love.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Daily Dose package “Never Too Late.”

My View:

Since retiring from his ambassadorial duties in the neighboring kingdom of Tamrat, Juberi sometimes feels almost like a stranger in his own home country, Kokoto. Many things that were considered normal in Tamrat are frowned upon in Kokoto—love between men, for example. So Juberi has resigned himself to live out his life as some kind of recluse.

However, when Juberi meets Desen, son of his closest, now deceased, friends from Tamrat, his resolve starts to waver as his old yearnings reawaken. And now Juberi is conflicted: in order to be with Desen, he’d have to move to Tamrat. But for one, he feels too old and too set in his ways to start a new life. And then, what’ll become of his life’s work, the resurrection of the phoenix?

This was an enchanting, quiet and sweet fantasy tale. Rather magical too. I mean, come on—flying carpets? It doesn’t get much more magical than this, does it?

I liked both main characters, even though Desen remained a bit distant, and I enjoyed the various ways those two connected, not only sexually (although that one scene in Juberi’s lab… wow. Ice, please.) And the ending, well, just perfectly fairytale-like.

Pleasant and recommended.

Giveaway

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Links

Phoenix on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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10 thoughts on “Phoenix by Kim Fielding ~ Book Review by Feliz with Giveaway

  1. I really like Kim’s books. Every single one she publishes goes to my TBR list. Thank you for the chance of winning this one.

  2. I recently discovered Kim’s books and this one sounds really good. I love a good fantasy/alternate world and she does it well. Thank you for the chance to win a copy!

  3. I love fairy tales so to hear it’s very fairytale like makes me want to pick the book right up. Thank you for the review!

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