A Harvest of Dreams and Embers By Belinda Burke by Belinda Burke ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

Title: A Harvest of Dreams and Embers By Belinda Burke
Series: Eight Kingdoms #5

Author: Belinda Burke

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Cover Artist: Posh Gosh

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 02/07/2017

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Bisexual, Fantasy, Gay Fiction, Gay Romance, Historical

Blurb:

What the fire has learned, the ashes will remember…forever.

For the first time in ten thousand years, Myrddin has what he wants—Kas for his lover again. Now that the Black King is his once more, Myrddin is desperate to make sure he keeps him. The vision that came to him in the Spring madness is beginning to come true, and the terrifying loss at the blank end of that vision drives Myrddin to do anything that might prevent it.

He will even live among mortals for a while. Even help the High King of Britain, Uther Pendragon, win the woman he wants.

While Myrddin plots and Kas worries over him, Macsen and Bran have decided to put their own concerns to rest. Macsen is hungry for Dealla’s life and Bran will no longer deny his lover what he wants. Only Dealla herself still stands in their way. To save herself, and make one last attempt on the Red King’s life, she has forged stolen Summer weapons into golden chains.

With Macsen captive, this time it is Bran who must rescue his lover…but the cost may be too much for him to bear.

Is love really worth any price?

General Release Date: 7th February 2017

My View:

This is absolutely one of my favorite series ever. It has been a while since the last book was published, so this was the perfect excuse to revisit my favorite sensually dark Fae.

YES YES YES! I am so in love with this world. With each new installment the complexity grows while still giving up enough secrets that the reader is entranced. These creatures are violent, dark, vengeful, yet at the same time they are all things sensual and passionate. I cannot even begin to describe to you how much I want to be a part of this world. These beings continue to grow in their depth and power. I would give anything to be loved like they love one another.

In “A Harvest of Dreams and Embers,” Belinda Burke has taken this series another step forward. She used her way with language to tell the reader more about the origins of the Fea worlds, the beginnings of Arthurian Legend, and to end the rule of the mad huntress. This series will not be for everyone because at times it is confusing, but it is on purpose. The words and lyrics mirror the madness rampant in these beings while at the same time prolonging the vague omens and ominous tension that is infused throughout this series. I love it. I want more. No, I need more.

I can’t wait to see what happens next with these men. They are so ruthless, predatory, and bloodthirsty. Yet they are so loving and passionate and MAN, even my asexual brain wants a piece of the lust they so easily evoke. God, I could see myself enjoying living in their afterglow.

“Yes, I do. You’re never more you than you’re killing and I love you.” These men are just so fabulously honest in their violence.

The imagery was so fantastic. Dealla’s death scene was PERFECT. I could see her soul being cut apart as she faded into nothing. I could see the pain and feel the pleasure of finally getting vengeance.

Geez, this series makes me feel almost evil in the ways I love the darkness and gruesome nature of the beings. There are not enough ways for me to fangirl all over this series. I love everything about it. Even when I can see that others may not agree, I can’t help but wish there were more of these books for me to read. Ms. Burke, can you PLEASE tell me when the next book will be released? I would love you forever if you said tomorrow!

Links

A Harvest of Dreams and Embers By Belinda Burke on Goodreads
Pride Publishing
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

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.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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