This I have a feeling is going to turn out to be one hell of a series It s off going to turn out to be one hell of a series It s off a very good start An abused child trying to hide from his abusive father and perv of an uncle has nowhere to turn especially when his father murders his mother for power Now he s on the run and is saved just in timeValis may have been saved my Kerac and Darolen but he doesn t now how to trust Being abused as he has been has left him trying no one and in fear of being hurt at every turn But they are determined to protect Valis no matter what Valis fights at every turn Every turn Just when he thinks he can settle and trust them memories surface or something happens and all the old comes forward and it s back to suare one But he finally gets it Or starts to And he is ready to move forward into the new life waiting for him If they can just make it there aliveI hate how bad Kerac s heart got hurt so bad in this story He s such a soft hearted man but Valis had dealt with so much abuse he only The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life knew how to cower and finally after too much lash out It was a long tough journey for all of them Kerac and Darolennew they had to handle Valis with id gloves but even that can be wearing after a while Tempers frayed feeling hurt Valis usually realized what he did and apologized but it was a long battle He had so much to overcome in such a short time And added to the fact that people were trying to ill them or his nasty uncle was trying to idnap him to use him as his boytoy But the three of them finally find a rhythm I had honestly thought as the three of them got closer it would become an intimate relationship but it turned out really different and I like the way it s going Kerac and Darolen seem to as wellhttplovebytesreviewscom I adored this book absolutely loved the characters It was a wonderful start to the series and I can t continue the rest I received an advance copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review itI loved it It was angsty and heart breakng but sweet hilarious and absolutely filled with adorableness And some very sexy time in there too The storyline is solid and and attention grabbing with characters that are believable in their reactions and emotions The author Devon Vesper writes some very affectionate characters and I love it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside Haha On another note the story is easy to follow and understand even with all the undertones of magic and war ravaged countries it manages to not deviate from the plotValis character really digs into my heart and icks me right in the feels the scenes where he in the feels The scenes where he overcome with emotion be it fear rage happiness or sorrow and barely getting a word out is written comprehensively enough that as a reader it s still easy for me to relate and feel these emotions right with him The same could be said of Kerac s character as well Darolen s character is a lot less emotional but also easy to understand and connect with even through the negative connotation of being compared to Valis biological fatherSomething that confused me or maybe left me wondering is a better description later in the book is how the relationship between the three characters developed The scene where he witness Kerac and Darolen having sex and is aroused by it and again later in the novel when he is trying to sleep by himself for the first time in months It feels like the characters might develop a sexual relationship not necessarily intercourse but maybe voyeuristic at the least based how he describes his attraction or feelings for the pair But later in that scene he calls them Father and Papa and views them as paternity figures Vesper did use the word paternal to describe how they spoke to Valis but only when he was in a distraught state It leaves me seriously curious as to where that s going in future novels because right now it sounds like the beginning of a serious daddy ink to me laughs BUT maybe I ve just read one too many of those HahaOverall the book is nicely put together well paced and very entertaining It reads very much like a preuel but since it s the first in a 9 book serial that seems right on target or at least acceptable The ending
WAS SATISFYING AS FAR AS CLIFFHANGERS GO SINCE IT satisfying as far as cliffhangers go since it t leave off in the middle of a conflict but at the start of a brand new beginning for Valis I m really looking forward to reading the next novel This is the first time I ve read anything by Devon Vesper but it won t be the last I really enjoyed this book and I can t wait to read the second onebuying it today I loved the story and characters Very fast paced and well written I felt like I was in a different world I m not going to give anything away but it made me happy when the bad guy got what he deserved I have to be completely honest here in saying that I was really skeptical when I started reading this book Some of the lingo really through me at the beginning and I was lost for a little bit on wh. Trust is terrifying than any weaponValis’ father wants to sacrifice him to the evil God os His uncle wants to use him as a magical battery and sex slave All Valis wants is to live in peace without fear of constant abuse When he escapes his father’s sacrificial nife an. En and Kerac are able To Subdue Valis S Father subdue Valis s father capture him to bring him back to the monastery to answer for his crimes Valis is barely of age just 17 and c A great beginning Saviors is the first book in The God Jars Saga by Devon Vesper I am a huge fantasy buff which I have mentioned in other reviews I have read a few fantasyLGBTIA books that I loved and a few that tanked So when I had the opportunity to review Saviors I jumped on it I am glad I did because I loved this bookSaviors is a somewhat dark book It starts with Valis running away from his father He had already sacrificed Valis s mother and was determined to do the same to Valis Valis in his haste to get away runs into Kerac and Darolen They are two warriors who serve the god Aesriphos and they live to fight os s evil followers They rescue Valis It is after rescuing Valis that a heartbreaking truth comes to light Valis has been abused to the point where he doesn t trust anyoneeven if they are helping Kerac and Darolen make the decision to take Valis back to the monastery with them There he can heal But the journey to their land is full of danger and some surprising truths about Kerac and Darolen Truths that will either make Valis trust them and accept them as the fathers that he needs or push them away in fearI felt awful for Valis He had such a hard life up until he met Kerac and Darolen His father used him as a punching bag On that horrible night tried to sacrifice him to the god that he worshippedos It was a miracle that he ran right into Kerac and Darolen They protected him and vowed to help him in any way that they can Valis does not trust them I mean he came out of a lifelong abusive relationship with someone who was supposed to protect him But I liked seeing the trust in Kerac and Darolen emerge in Valis It reminded me of a butterfly coming out of a chrysalis It was so fragile and it wavered back forth I was glad when he finally made the decision to trust them It was like I was reading a new characterKerac and Darolen surprised me They were two huge warriors with big hearts and in love with each other They cared for Valis like he was their son Even when Valis was running away and lashing out they stood by him and loved him They showed Valis what love is and what love could be like I couldn t have asked for better people to be Valis s adopted parents What I liked was how they explained the religion of Aesriphos to Valis after he spied on them
making love itlove It perfect sense and I loved itThere is sex in Saviors but it is not graphic Like I said above it led into a conversation about the religion that Kerac and Darolen serve I also loved the fantasy element of Saviors It made the book The magic that Kerac and Darolen wield was impressiveThe end of Saviors was somewhat of a cliffhanger but it was good I have stated in many reviews that I cannot stand cliffhangers I am going to amend that to I cannot stand cliffhangers that aren t done right If they are done right you need to read the next book And guess what Saviors cliffhanger makes me was to read book 2Saviors is a well written fantasy book that has LGBTIA elements in it The plot is fantastic The characters are fleshed out and grow on you I cannot wait to read the next book in the seriesWill I reread YesWill I recommend to family and friends YesAge range AdultWhy Sex and violenceI would like to thank Devon Vesper and Magelight Press for allowing me to read and review SaviorsAll opinions in this review of Saviors are mineI received no compensation for this reviewI received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it I loved this book And even though it s a book with magic and adventure I found the core story to be utterly human and relatable a true coming of age story at its core Spoilers Watching Valis grow from terrified abused child to a confident young person on the cusp of adulthood was really rewarding to me as a reader I found his crashing through emotions to be utterly believable considering how he spent his entire life before the book terrified to express anything that might draw attention Even when I wanted to throttle him for being a brat I could see why he was acting that wayMy one issue was the confusion between Valis wanting to alternately be either be child or lover to Darolen and Kerac even when it becomes clear they see him as barely older than adolescent That part I didn t really get I wasn t sure if it was supposed to be awkwardly confused adolescent or daddy Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography kink and as a result the sexual aspect of the story confused me Especially when Valis declares himself adopted son to his mentorsBut even with that I loved this book and would gladlyeep reading the series The characters are complicated interesting and ever evolving and the story only gets and fascinating as it builds ExcellentI received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Join their monasteryThey’re his only hope and when he learns to trust them they’re the father figures he always wanted but Valis isn’t sure he’s strong enough to put aside his fear and start overThe God Jars Saga is a nine book slow burn medieval MM fantasy romanc. ,
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but I pressed through and ept reading Turns out this was really an incredible book inI pressed through and ept reading Turns out this was really an incredible book in pressed through and ept reading Turns out this was really an incredible book in end Once I started to figure out what was going on I was sucked inThis is a story about a boy who was neglected and abused by his family as a whole Valis did not trust anyone to tell him the truth because that is all he has ever nown Lies and Deception So when two men come riding in and become his savior against his father and then later his uncle Valis s first instinct was to run and then it was to mistrustThis made becoming his friend very hard for Darolen and Kerac Both men wanted to save Valid and show him that life could be different from what he was raised but it was not an easy task to accomplish Each time they took what felt like a step forward in return they all went back two paces So needless to say it was not an easy task for any of themAs he threat of danger increased both Darolen and Kerac realized that unless they taught Calis how to stand up for himself he could be in harms way Again one step forward and two steps back scenario all over againIn the end trust is what gets these men through the worst of their journey Now they may have a chance at being something together a familyThis turned out to be such a great read Once you are past the first chapter or so the book really starts to take off and you are engrossed in it all the way to the very end I truly enjoyed this read and cannot wait for the next book to come out I want to see what is next for these three and where the future is going o take Valis Very interesting series thus farWas given this galley copy for free for an open and honest review 45 rounded upIt s not often I find an MM fantasy series It s even rare to find a decent one But when the opportunity to read a Nine book MM fantasy series is placed in front of me I m not going to turn it down This is a new author to me but I like what I ve read so far This book was an excellent introduction to what has the promise to be an epic fantasy seriesValis whom I believe is to be our overall main character hasn t uite reached his majority yet when the story opens In fact he is running for his life from the monster that has made his life a living nightmare his father Just as he is about to lose all hope he literally slides into two Paladin or Aesriphos as they are nown in this world When his father turns on the charm Valis reveals that his father is a follower of os and the Aesriphos immediately put him in stasisThe two holy magic wielding warriors introduce themselves as Kerac and Darolen and lead Valis back to deal with a daunting task Once completed the two men realize that Valis won t be able to run the homestead on his own and after learning that his uncle is also a follower of os tell Valis about the monastery from which they hale and explain why he should sell his home and journey with themBut after years of abuse and neglect Valis doesn t trust indness He doesn t believe in good intentions or honesty He lashes out and only realizes that Kerac might be true by his reaction When an attack puts the Aesriphos in danger Valis sees the true devotion between the two men Is possible that he could learn to trust themThey set off on a long and arduous journey with danger dogging there trail Along the way the men teach Valis about where they are going and Valis learns exactly how close the relationship between Kerac and Darolen is He slowly begins to trust maybe even but soon something brings back memories and once again the process must begin all over When an incident overwhelms Valis s senses he once again lashes out but this time Darolen pushes back This situation lends credibility to the story as up to this point the two men have been than patient with Kerac s soft heart being battered time and againThe author sets a good pace through their travels never making the story feel drawn out or drag The characters are well developed and although the relationship between the three characters is uniue it never leads to what could have been Instead it leads to a family unit being formed with strong bonds between the two mates and their adopted son Valis The ending is just the beginning and I am excited to see what happens next There are some sexy times but not overwhelming the storyline There is plenty of action for a first introduction danger and some angst But it ends with the hope of better things to come although I am sure that there will be plenty in store for Valis along the wayHappy reading I received an ARC of this book and I am leaving my honest review Readers meet Valis as he is trying to outrun his father and tiring During his race to get away from his father he sends a prayerplea for help to his pantheon for aid in escaping his father When it seems all hope is lost Valis comes across two men who turn out to be paladins nown in this book as 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D runs away he lands in the camp of his two saviors Kerac and Darolen holy Aesriphos warriors powerful enough to put his family in their placeBut trusting anyone could be fatal and the warriors ask the impossible to sell his father’s farmstead and abandon his old life to.