As the Light Festival draws near, the Něssyrians craft paper lanterns, awaiting the most important holiday of the year.
The Lyliňg Fighting House, too, prepares for celebration–by laying fresh sand onto the arena and setting up a match against their top pit fighter, the unrivalled Yüuzuki Ōren.
His last match. One he can’t win.
With the odds more than stacked against him, the gorgeous Barbarian is as good as dead. Unless his lover, healer Ĥaiatto Ẽkana, proves himself every bit as determined as he is clever and finds a way to protect the man he’d stop at nothing to save.
A fight for love with a touch of Magic!
Point of view:
First Person. All from Ĥaiatto’s POV.
Even if you think you hate short stories/novellas – check out Kasia Bacon’s work. Seriously, I cannot get over how she can make a 2 hour audio feel like a complete and whole story. Especially in a fictional universe with it’s own language, society, and history.
Note: While part of the Order Universe this can be read on its own. Honestly. There are names from other books mentioned, but nothing happens that eludes to other storylines/events.
Told entirely from healer Ĥaiatto’s perspective – this is a beautiful story of a seemingly “weaker” mate doing what he can to save his warrior love. Yüu & Ĥaiatto have such a deep love and respect for each other and the lengths they’ll go to in order to protect the other is so sweet.
Michael Fox’s narration is lovely. He handles all of Bacon’s made-up names and words fluidly. It’s an easy listen.
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.
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My Favorite Quotes
Funny how living in constant fear had become such a big part of my daily routine I had stopped noticing the unease. – Don’t Fight the Spark by @kasia_bb narrated by @MikeFoxbooks #MM #ShortStory #FantasyRomanceTweet
Yüu had become a part of me. His staying safe enabled me to feel whole and worthy myself. – Don’t Fight the Spark by @kasia_bb narrated by @MikeFoxbooks #MM #ShortStory #FantasyRomanceTweet
Don’t you see? It’s magic every time you touch me. – Don’t Fight the Spark by @kasia_bb narrated by @MikeFoxbooks #MM #ShortStory #FantasyRomanceTweet
I couldn’t care less about where we end up. As long as I can love you and hold you every night—everywhere is home. – Don’t Fight the Spark by @kasia_bb narrated by @MikeFoxbooks #MM #ShortStory #FantasyRomanceTweet