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The Archer's Heart

In the ancient kingdom of Marhavad noblemen dominate the lower castes wielding mystic weapons known as shartas against any who oppose them For generations the rule of Marhavad’s kings has been absolute But now the line of succession is divided and whispers of revolution are heard in even the royal palaceKeshan Adaru an outspoken man of unearthly charms welcomes these changes All his life he has foreseen an uprising that will shatter the castes and end the tyranny of the old laws His visions have driven him but now at the brink of their fulfillment he finds himself obsessed with Prince. Reading The Archers Heart was truly a pleasure This beautiful fantasy novel draws on elements from the Mah bh rata and is set in a land not dissimilar to India called Marhavad It is a tale of caste magic betrayal adventure war and love I spent a week sloping off to bed early just so I could read I think the first thing that appealed was the setting The Indian influence that saturated Marhavad was delightful and with most of what I ve read in fantasy set in European influenced worlds an enjoyable change It made me remember reading The Far Pavilions incredible beautiful story and sneaking out to watch The Jewel in the Crown when I was younger I cannot express how nice it is to read about somewhere a little different and loose some of the Anglo European centric feel that many fantasy novels have No LOTR template here and no singing hobbits either The world building was tight with magical elements blending seamlessly within the historical feel of the novel It was also well paced with nothing glossed over or rushed despite the book covering a period of several years There were the odd bits that lagged but for the most part I was kept well entertained I liked the character of Keshan Adaru who is a man with change at the forefront of everything he does He is determined to see a society where all men and women are treated eually and the caste system removed He is charismatic and beautiful The romance that blossoms between him and Prince Jandu Paran kept me up way past my bedtime I think of the two characters the depth and growth of Jandu was what really captured my interest He begins the story a brash young boy and grows into a man worthy of his title And yeah all serious waffle aside it was kinda hot hehThe inclusion of Tarek Amia whose story runs along side that of Keshan and Jandu was very poignant at times I enjoyed his stoic soldier like nature and unreuited love for his Prince Such an honorable man I wanted someone to ruffle his hair occasionally If I have any whinges it s that I did find Jandu s curse a little odd in the scheme of things While it did move the story along it was a little different and unexpected I also felt a bit uncomfortable at the unsympathetic portrayal of Keshan s wife and wondered if this could have been handled a little differentlyI think the most charming thing about this book is its uniueness I don t think I ve really read anything uite like it before and this was probably its most appealing uality Beautifully presented and a distinctively different read that is well worth reading Liked it lotsPaperback from Blind Eye Books and from httpsharrowwordpresscom

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Jandu Paran a man whose entire family must be destroyed if the kingdom is to be freedTarek Amia would gladly see Jandu Paran brought low Born the son of a charioteer Tarek has no love for the royal princes who have slighted and insulted him all his life Only Keshan’s philosophies have elevated him from the brutal ranks of common soldiers Tarek owes Keshan his devotion but he is a pragmatic man and when he discovers Keshan’s reckless affair he realizes that Keshan may have to be sacrificed for the sake of his own revolutionYoung Prince Jandu Paran has never concerned himself with co. Magic love betrayal angst joy friendship and action The Archer s Heart was a surprise a very very lovely surprise The story is set in a fantasy eastern like inspired world Jandu is an exceptional archer who cares little for the outside world until his way of life is challenged by his friendship with the descendent of the Yashva Keshan Adaru Tarek Baram Suraya Yudar and Darvad are also exceptional characters with dimension and realistic motivations I appreciate that no one is evil or good in this story they are just humanI always wonder why magic in novels makes sense to me than things in the real world But I enjoyed the twists and unfolding of this intricate story and couldn t help but read obsessively until the end One of my favorites Brenda has a dragon in her blood of a charioteer Tarek has no love for the royal princes who have slighted and insulted him all his life Only Keshan’s philosophies have elevated him from the brutal ranks Divan Of Rudaki of common soldiers Tarek Choice Stories for Children owes Keshan his devotion but he is a pragmatic man and when he discovers Keshan’s reckless affair he realizes that Keshan may have to be sacrificed for the sake Öbür Divan of his Summary of Homo Deus own revolutionYoung Prince Jandu Paran has never concerned himself with co. Magic love betrayal angst joy friendship and action The Archer s Heart was a surprise a very very lovely surprise The story is set in a fantasy eastern like inspired world Jandu is an exceptional archer who cares little for the Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes outside world until his way The Teams Milking Cow of life is challenged by his friendship with the descendent Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) one is evil Zenith or good in this story they are just humanI always wonder why magic in novels makes sense to me than things in the real world But I enjoyed the twists and unfolding A Pale Light in the Black of this intricate story and couldn t help but read Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves of my favorites

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Urt intrigue His life has been dedicated to the lordly art of archery and mastering the immense powers of the shartas Handsome and arrogant he is sure that no man can surpass him and yet Keshan Adaru’s mere touch brings Jandu to his knees But his desire for Keshan is than forbidden; it threatens to destroy Jandu’s pride position and family In the midst of this turmoil an unspeakable event forces Jandu to redefine the meaning of honor and loyaltyAnd now as armies arise to war each man must decide where his allegiance lies and what he will sacrifice in his heart and on the battlefield. Wow What can I say wow It is definitely epic material to rival some of Mary Renault s novels but with a lot graphic M on M descriptions I loved so many of the characters so well rounded and real they are all flawed in some way but yet sympathetically drawn Much as I wanted to hate characters like Tarek Yudar and Baram I couldn t And whilst the true baddies like Darvad and his henchmen probably deserved to die for their self centred treachery I can so see how they were all victims of the social systems that hold them in thrall and status I cried in several passages especially the bit where Keshan realises that his mission to change the world could be redefined to the influencing of one man whom he loved Jandu And Keshan and Jandu make such a wonderful pair of lovers swoon worthy in every way I really hope they would make a movie out of this book The locale customs magics and exotic flavour of the book were all rivetingly fantastic and real The horrors of the caste system and the punishments meted out on those who flout traditions were definitely designed to raise the social justice ire in any compassionate reader And despite the many many but no type deaths leading towards the ending some of which I could not predict I was so relieved that the lovers were left some family and friends to start their brave new world in these ranking amongst my favourite of the characters eg Iyestar Suraya and her brother Anant love this fellow and the 17 year old mentoree of Jandu s The author was rather clever in her plot device to reduce the Paran family to exile desolateness to allow them the opportunity to see how the other half lives Strange though that it was only Jandu out of the 4 who seemed to develop a greater compassion and understanding of the outcast untouchables through all the suffering they went through might that be cause he had a mentor like Keshan And likewise for Keshan to find that ideals and dreams can only become real through the physical manifestation of love towards a tangible human being moves his experience and understanding of social justice and euality beyond the abstract nature of law and legislation into the personal and experiential he would be willing himself to become one of those who he was championing for the sake love of anotherThere were a couple of plot anomalies but these are over trivial stuff And my heart breaks for Tarek in the end despite his being loved unconditionally he chose to fall on his own sword of duty honour and pride One could say the same for the old regent mentor of the royal boys as well Yudar He could not break away from his own moral codes and from judging himself and others by those very destructive rules and s despite being shown what alternatives there could be with Anant as well as his observation of our two main lovers view spoilerI m not entirely sure the purpose of Jandu being made female through the curse the issue of gender ineuality and female liberation was not really covered Was it supposed to help him get in touch with his feminine side Or to allow for further humiliation and degradation of his psyche be ause of the rape BTW he got over the traumatic stresses of his rape rather too easily I felt hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “The Archer's Heart

  1. says:

    Reading The Archers Heart was truly a pleasure This beautiful fantasy novel draws on elements from the Mahābhārata and is set in a land not d

  2. says:

    Epic read for fantasy lovers If you love reading Fantasy don't miss out on this book The tale told will snag you and keep you enthralled through the very end I do have to admit that I found the beginning a bit slower but it's to be

  3. says:

    Take it from me who's read a ridiculous amount of mm novels it's super hard to find a good uality fantasy mm book Like I can probably count the number on one hand And Archer's Heart is exactly what I search for It has a solid world characters I adored and a storyline that took my breath awayThe story starts off and is b

  4. says:

    I'm a sucker for FantasyIntriguesGay Romance and snotty aristocrats The world building is great and I loved Jandu from the beginning I've seen that a lot of readers were annoyed at him at the start but everything about him practically screams character development It also helps that his faults were mostly being a snotty aristocrat But despite my high rating there were still some things that bugged me a lot 1 Yu

  5. says:

    Magic love betrayal angst joy friendship and action The Archer's Heart was a surprise a very very lovely surprise The story is set in a fantasy eastern like inspired world Jandu is an exceptional archer who cares little for the outside world until his way of life is challenged by his friendship with the descendent of the Y

  6. says:

    Beautiful story of devotion deep love and belief I loved itHighly recommended read

  7. says:

    This book had such glowing reviews that even though I had a really hard time getting into it because of all the names I decided to give it a shot Well my review alas won't join those glowing ones Also spoilers aheadStrange that none of the reviews well those I've read anyway seem to mention that this book contain

  8. says:

    Wow What can I say wow It is definitely epic material to rival some of Mary Renault's novels but with a lot graphic M on M descriptions I loved so many of the characters so well rounded and real they are all flawed in some way but ye

  9. says:

    The bestest

  10. says:

    The ReviewHonesty from the outsetOver the last few months I have reviewed several stories by Astrid Amara in the anthologies Hell Cop

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