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Read ´ Desert Ice 109 í ❮Reading❯ ➿ Desert Ice Author Rose Maefair – Standing under the hot sun in the slave market Wyl thought his fate couldn’t get worse He’d been betrayed by his family exiled and sentenced to slavery in the desert lands where he doesn't know th Standing under the hot sun in the slave markeAs a warrior and a prince to that of a pleasure slave Lysander finds the stench of the slave trading city almost unbearable He longs for the uiet shelter of his home Yet Steed’s Hold is under siege and he has come to the city to find a warrior willing to fight for the cost of his freedom However Lysander does not expect to find the handsome Northern. Have you ever seen The English Patient This reminds me SO MUCH of that movie minus the tragic ending The whole first half of the book is basically bathing miscommunication and desert I almost waved the proverbial white flag numerous times It took me forever to get through it but it does pick up around the 60% mark and I ended up liking it overallThe thing I like best about slavefic is sweet slave boys and Wyl is so not a sweet slave boy If anything there is a role reversal and I have a hard time making that switch Wyl's a Northerner who's been disowned by his family and put up on the auction block in the South I never really understood what he did that was so unforgiveable but perhaps I skimmed over that part At any rate Lysander buys him because he needs a warrior to help protect his homeland and because he's attracted to him It's also a somewhat altruistic move on his part since he knows in all likelihood were Wyl to be bought by another he'd face a future as a pleasure slave which would break his warrior's soul However he can't communicate any of his altruism because of the language barrierWyl is kind of a jerkface asshat towards Lysander which culminates when he decides to turn the tables on him a move that creates a rift between the two that he has to work to make overcomeBoth are attracted to the other and there is some sex content but not an overabundance of it UST and longing are the name of the game in this slavefic Once the communication barrier dissolves it was easier for me to invest in their story and sink into the romance of it There is a sweet HEA between them and I liked the evolution of their relationship from bindihaseid to eual partners even though that's not what I initially bargained forThere are some intriguing secondary characters that played pivotal roles good worldbuilding with part of a language clever usage of magic and some adventure towards the end which helped the tempo I wish there had been adventure throughout the narrative I tend to lose focus in AUs or fantasies without adventureMy problems were an excessive amount of minutiae that didn't advance the plot sedate pacing an excessive use of exclamation points and two characters that I liked but didn't love However for a debut novel I see promise in Maefair's writing and wouldn't be opposed to reading of her works in the futureI wouldn't recommend this to slavefic fans A review copy was provided

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Er or the new desires he sparks inside of Lysander He also does not expect the terrible stipulation attached to the man’s sale one that would demand a heavy price of them both Lysander is a mage used to commanding earth metal and wood than people How is he to be master of a slave and the slave’s desire when Lysander hasn’t fully mastered his own. What a fine find A fantasy story with slavery theme that focused on character and relationship development and I must applaud the author for writing this difficult theme brilliantly and reasonably 65% of this book was about two mentally strong and honorable MCs going on a journey to Lysander's home with just a few of side characters thrown in the rest was the promised action complete with magical showdown and blooming romance And HEA of course This book was already long but I think it'd be great if the last 35% was longer because the events in those last few chapters did feel a bit hurried I'd also like to read a future story where Tandir the largest slave trading city and Wyl's ex family in the North are destroyed

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Desert IceStanding under the hot sun in the slave market Wyl thought his fate couldn’t get worse He’d been betrayed by his family exiled and sentenced to slavery in the desert lands where he doesn't know the language or the customs Yet as he faces the scrutiny of an interested buyer Wyl realizes he was wrong With an exchange of coins he could go from life. I lost count on how many times I added and removed this book from my TBR I should never have removed it Shame on meOMG This book had me laughing my ass off Lysander is a mage whose home is under siege He is looking to buy a warrior at a slave auction In exchange for fighting to save his home he will offer the warriorslave freedom Wylham is a prince who has been betrayed by his friends and family He is disowned and sold into slavery Lysander buys Wylham but there is a condition to the sale Lysander has to bind Wylham to him by magic even though he really doesn’t want to Wylham thinks he is being bought as a pleasure slave Neither speaks the other’s language and they have a long travel to get to Lysander’s home How these two get along with the language barrier during their travels is truly hilarious They work through misunderstandings and really get to know each other There were some intense fighting scenes that had me cringing and biting my nails and there were tender moments that had me tearing up While this book is story than sex there are some explicit sexy times none of that FTB crap This book was funny heartwarming and adventurousI would have liked an epilogue and the declaration of love to happen sooner but at the end of it all really enjoyed this book Even the minor editing issues didn’t bother me I still found the writing to be beautiful Bravo to Rose Maefair on this debut novel I am waiting for