The Guardian’s Destiny by Fil Preis ~ Book Review by Beverley with Local Giveaway

GuardiansDestinyTheLGTitle: The Guardian’s Destiny

Author: Fil Preis

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Catt Ford

Rating: 4.0 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 06/01/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Alternate Universe/Alternate World, Fantasy, M/M Romance, Paranormal


Jarmal has been the Guardian of Scryer’s Well for three decades. Romantic liaisons with the warriors and wizards who come to the Well for mystical insight no longer satisfy a man who has grown old alone. His forty-seventh birthday is a hard reminder that he has not yet chosen a successor, and he’s never been granted a vision by the Well he’s spent his life guarding.

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

Fortunately, Jarmal receives a distraction in the form of the handsome foreign magician Tariq. Though Tariq’s beautiful body stirs Jarmal’s lust, his inexperience and tender affections move Jarmal’s heart. But Tariq is seeking the Well’s guidance as part of a quest to free his homeland from evil, and although Jarmal thinks he’s finally found someone he’d like to spend his life with, he can no more ask Tariq to stay with him than he can leave the Well to be with Tariq. The Well offers him a glimpse of his destiny, but no easy answers.

My View:

The Guardian’s Destiny is a gentle romance set in the high fantasy genre.  The MCs are a beautiful, young, foreign magician Tariq, and the forty-seven year old Jamal, scarred warrior guardian of a well  – which grants visions and insight. The setting is the well and the temple, Jamal guards. There are two other characters of note Ma’a, Tariq’s sister, and the barbarian Warrior Caria – the relationship between these two women is another gentle romance, and not quite what one would expect from a barbarian.

Tariq, the magician not only brings love into Jamal‘s life, but a vision, a future, a family and an end to his loneliness. The whole story is almost ethereal in language, tone and setting. A beautiful short read before bed, or on a sunny afternoon. I’d love to read more by this author.


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