Blessing and Light

Heat, hunger and joy burnt in his darkened eyes, and it caused my heart to soar.

Kasia Bacon
Blessing and Light

Audiobook. ebook also available (free at the time of this review)

Publisher’s Synopsis:
It’s the Night of Winter Lights.

Heedless of the holiday, the Commander of the H’Aren fortress, Captain Torýn Torhdhar, seems to find his satisfaction in work.

Such occurrence hardly surprises his Orderly, Sæbastyn Hyago, even though the young Lieutenant has spent a silent, aching decade wishing his superior officer would pursue pleasure elsewhere—specifically in his arms. But as the evening continues, nothing about it meets Sæbastyn’s expectations. Will the Lieutenant see his secret desires realised, or his heart shattered?

Point of view:
First Person. All from Saebastyn’s POV.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
While set in the Order Universe, this is a complete stand alone. I don’t usually like short stories, but this was fabulous. Enough world building that I wasn’t clueless, but not so much as to negate the story. Told first person entirely from Saebastyn’s POV, it was a super sweet tale of unrequited love finally realized. It’s closed door, perfect if you’re looking for something without details.

This is my first time listening to Michael Fox narrate and it won’t be my last. He gave all the characters unique voices and did a great job with the various emotions. It’s not often a short makes me laugh, cry, & swoon.

About the author:
A linguist and an avid reader with a particular fondness for fantasy and paranormal genres, KASIA BACON lives in London with her husband. When not tearing her hair out over a translating project, she writes stories about the shenanigans of emotionally constipated assassins and sexy Elves. Otherwise, she can be found shaking her loins at a Zumba class, binging on anime or admiring throwing knives on Pinterest. A lover of MMA and Muay Thai, she also enjoys nature and the great outdoors. She dreams of becoming independently wealthy, leaving the city and moving into her wooden mini-manor—located in the heart of stunning forests resembling those of the Elven Country depicted in her tales.

You can connect with Kasia Bacon here:

My Favorite Quotes

Heat, hunger and joy burnt in his darkened eyes, and it caused my heart to soar. – Blessing and Light by @kasia_bb narrated by @MikeFoxbooks #MM #ShortStory #FantasyRomance

The rage, resentment and longing, all rolled into one, became an imperative to act. – Blessing and Light by @kasia_bb narrated by @MikeFoxbooks #MM #ShortStory #FantasyRomance

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