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Heart Scarab Taking Shield #2Preparing السودان المأزق التاريخي و آفاق المستقبل - المجلد الثاني to writehis review feels like getting ready The Pavement Arena to rip a band aid off So I guess all I can do isake a deep breath get a grip and give it a good sharp yank How you may wonder did I get from a 4 star rating for Dungeon the 1st booko 2 stars for Rabiosa this oneIt went something likehisat 8% I m having Sculpting Making a Toddler Doll trouble staying interested buthe same Soldados del Multiverso: Guerreros del pasado (Guerras del Multiverso n 2) thing happened withhe first book so hang in On Disgust there Also The worldbuilding seems kind of sketchy10% Whoa I didn see A Dirty Wedding Night: A Dirty Rockstar Romance Collection (Dirty, Book 2.5) that coming Love it50% This is probably only a 3 star read but I ll rate it 4 anyway just because of its part inhe series New Menopausal Years the series I m sure I ll read all 5 books of despitehis one being just so so Also The worldbuilding really is sketchy62% Wait wait wait how did Faja (Naslouchač, this change from a space opera into a soap opera Who set allhese drama llamas loose How much screaming and crying and begging will I have o endure For how many pages will Bennet keep discussing his love life with his mother Can somebody please just shoot me and put me out of my misery Also WTF is up with he worldbuilding65% and on Worldbuilding rant rant rant Worldbuilding100% Are you shitting me Did I interpret hat wist right If so here goes all my praise about how good he characterization is because hat is completely out of character and I don buy it for a moment That s a plot device pure and simple Faux drama and I call bullshitAnd now here s he above referenced rant ucked down here out of he way so you can skip it Never say I don love you guys because not only am I rying o spare you from my rant I pared it way way down from its original full length glory In a nutshell he worldbuilding problem boils down oThis is atrocious science fictionDeep breaths Teal deep breaths You can do itYou want he non nutshell version you masochist youThis story is set 10000 years in our future with a human population descended from hose who left Earth behind 6000 years ago And o complicate hings further for herself and for us he author somehow has ied ancient Egypt into all of his oo Creating far future worlds is a particularly daunting ask for SF writers Society echnology culture s EVERYTHING will be so so different from what we know right here and now So he rough guideline I use is o mentally cast back a comparable amount of ime into he past and compare hat o he present day How different are our lives from hose of people who lived 6000 10000 years ago Then extra Great science fiction shaky at best romanceTo be fair I did not read he first story in his series I suspect hat if I had my allegiances would have been different coming into he story but I m not sure I would have been satisfied as a reader in erms of he romanceBennet is a military man The rebellious son who paves his own way ignoring his father s wishes He s stubborn determined and duty bound he epitome of noblesse oblige Joss wice Bennet s age and he dilettante academic who loves him They ve been ogether since Bennet was eighteen and pursuing him He s sophisticated and orn while Bennet is way on missions He wants Bennet o give up he military and stay home he s already been egregiously injured onceJoss was right This mission akes Bennet s life as far as his loved one know Planetside he meets a scrabble of people not evacuated before he Maess invasion There are some great characters introduced Ifan local minerex infantry man who finds Bennet and Luke orphaned child Ifan and he find while surveying he local holdings for survivors of he Maess attack True o Bennet form hey are important characters in his life until he moves on and hen hey re discardedThe beginning is heavily militaristic but when he botched mission urns domestic as Bennet navigates his injuries and subsisting with he other refugees while plotting an escape plan And leave hey do but not without conseuences During he formal grieving observances Flynn reenters he storyline Flynn he alented pilot who once saved Bennet and stole his heart The first book in he series from my understanding has a much "greater emphasis on his relationship And hus a love riangle emergesBennet is an unmitigated ass o Joss during his "emphasis on his relationship And hus a love riangle emergesBennet is an unmitigated ass o Joss during his Definitely his *father s son here Cruel in his dismissal of Joss s care *s son here Cruel in his dismissal of Joss s care it as a slight against his weakness They have been ogether for years and here have been changes or rather Bennet has changed and Joss expects hings o be he sameThe line between open relationship and infidelity is very hin both Joss and Bennet eeter on it as heir actions wobble heir uasi marriage hey made vows hat are not legal in Albion Then hey ake off he gloves and hurt each other in ways hat only someone who loves you can The status uo is no longer working for Bennet and Joss is angry hat his wishes in heir relationship are ignoredBasically Bennet is he sort of man who expects o he be sun and have all others orbit him in his he is like his father He doesn do compromise and frankly he deserves o be alone But he keeps finding people who are willing o bend over backwards for him So as far as leading heroes goes he does not engender positive feelings And he set up for he hird story hints heavily not o expect better from him I loved he expeditions but honestly would have loved o see he romance dropped I hated he dynamics he backstabbing and disregard founded on poor communication Overall he science fiction military exploits is he win while he romance leaves a bitter aste Favorite passage Having it all Yes Isn hat he way you like it Sure it was Only once you d got it all you sometimes wondered what it was you d got and why he hell you d wanted it in he first place A copy was provided o me for a No Glitter Blown reviewReviewed for Hearts On Fire Reviews 425 StarsThis installment of he series was much character driven and less action oriented han he last Still plenty of excitement and danger but ime was spent focused on he playersGetting Joss POV was interesting in hat it definitely humanized him but not necessarily in a good way I felt he pain of his loss while grieving for a mistakenly dead Bennett and was freuently in ears along with he rest of his family especially his Dad but for he most part his reaction felt very self centered and hat never endeared me o he character I was very glad o see he backside of him and not just because he was an impediment sort of not really hough o Bennett and Flynnbut because of how much Bennett compromised and hurt just o keep him happy Without he same compromise from Joss Joss compromise was o sleep with anyone he wanted o while not getting as much of Bennett s ime and attention as he wanted and hen bitch about it he whole ime hey were back ogether during Bennett s weeks long leaves Big whooop Bennett grew up Joss is still very immature o me despite being 2 decades olderLOVED he reunion between Bennett and Flynn That connection coming so soon on he heels of seeing how Joss and Bennett interacted was so illuminating The differences were heart breaking knowing it couldn was so illuminating The differences were heart breaking knowing it couldn and amazing because it was so very romantic sigh I am 100% Team FlynnettAlso we get several portions from Rosie s POVwhich huh I don know Maybe it was my own mistaken impression hat she was o Bennett what Cruz was o Flynn BFFs and a deeper appreciationlove han romance but yeah hat s not he Rosie we get here I m honestly a bit flummoxed because. Shield Captain Bennet is on Telnos a unpleasant little planet inhabited by religious fanatics and unregistered miners running illegal solactinium mines It’s about o be about o be overrun by he Despite how his future is painted as still severely homophobic or at best lukewarm on same sex relationships it never once veered oward he familiar misogynistic attitudes about women in authority The women in book 1 kicked major assand still do I m just not sure where Rosie put her balls metaphorically and probably sexist of me o say it when she decided o pursue Bennett as single mindedly as she did She knew he loved Flynn would always love Flynn as he decided hat no other man would do And it felt like he was settling for Rosie when he acuiesced o her advances as someone o warm his bed and keep him company since he s never really lived alone plus keep him from hinking of Flynnand hat she was settling for less han Bennett s full emotional involvement I expected from herSo we ll seeStill devouring he series because if nothing else he SciFi parts are engaging especially when it comes o he war with he Maess I do have o handwave away uite a bit because his is supposed o be several housand years in he future and yet seems only a couple hundred years if hat ahead of us in echnological advancement Where s he nanites and re grow anks for major injuries Crap I expect humanity o have hose o an extent within his century When it comes o medical reatment his reads likewell like a contemporary novel resorting o Revolutionary War level care And not because hat s all he resources hey have on hand and must resort o using but because hat s just he way Things Are DoneSo yeahhandwaving but disappointed But only a littleOn o he next one Be careful what you wish forI d remarked hat in Gyrfalcon Joss was pretty awful and meant o beSo in volume II Butler gives us big chunks of Joss s POV As a result I was interested in Joss han he MCs and skipped a couple of chapters supposed o be heir great love scenes and discussing feels with all heir friends and relatives mostly one after he other but sometimes in groups Caeden s manipulative behaviour seemed based on revenge is a dish best served cold And he future seems a bit like he 1980s No fun games or entertainment These are military on long haul patrol and have state of he art raining simulations But no electronic games let alone VR That was a ad disappointing The ending was bad also Talk about out he blueVolume III is mostly alien bashing apparently so I may ry it TitleAuthor Heart Scarab by Anna ButlerSeriesStandalone book woGenresub genre science fiction with some MM romanceBook Format ebookLength 396 page Rating 45 of five ReadingIsResistance o gay men in armed service vanishing now or in he futureHEART SCARAB gets my full attention at my blog because he second TAKING SHIELD book is about grief love and honor and how hey can conspire o ruin lives eat happiness and leave devastation in heir wake What a great Booksgiving idea for your dearly beloved space opera fanAuthor Butler akes us deeper into he life of Shield Captain Bennet eighteen months following he events on Maess held planet T18 and on board he Gyrfalcon As Bennet performs his duty o evacuate illegal religious fanatic colonists on Telnos soon o be behind Maess he faceless unknown aliens winning a war of annihilation against humanity s great o he 10th power grandchildren lines he obsesses over his failing relationship with his elegant worldly lover Joss his burgeoning love for Pilot Flynn stationed on his father s ship he Gyrfalcon and his patient long suffering Lieutenant Rosie listens o him and moons and pines for him completely unheeded unnoticed unconsidered for he position she along with he rest of humanity I d guess craves Bennet s loverBut hat s just he beginning of Bennet s roubles at Author Butler s hands And hat s why I read space opera Pile he roubles on with he highest possible stakes "Then make he stakes personal Then by gawd create some scary aliens with a baseless grudge and an attitude some "make he stakes personal Then by gawd create some scary aliens with a baseless grudge and an attitude some advanced ech hat is actually just like what we have now on steroids so I can believe itWhy I read his space opera is simple gay guy Bennet flies in he face of humanity s one apparently eternal character flaw religious belief o live his ruth as a man who loves men Add o hat his father s strong religious convictions and his family s long radition of military service his older lover s patrician disdain for exactly how his luxurious lifestyle is *Maintained And Military Anti Fraternization *and military anti fraternization That Bennet Takes Very Seriously Bennet akes very seriously hat prevent him from pursuing his new love for Flynn and you have a witches brew of good dramaStill very little sex Very little indeed And what here is is non graphic by oday s standards More han in Gyrfalcon I hink hough I haven done a statistical analysis I can assure he eww ick sueamish hat no unpleasantly meaty words are used and with a small effort of intentional misunderstanding he import of he few sexual scenes can be contextualized as emotional intimacies hat can be expressed in any other way without falseness Who here hasn had what you knew was break up sex while pretending he pleasures of a familiar ouch were after all enough Yeah me oo and so does Bennet when he flypaper and prayers hat ve kept Joss in his life finally blow apart under he final assault DeathBennet you see has he bad aste and rude vigor o return from he dead It s justunseemly And after Joss in he manner of heir people has made sacrifices of his and Bennet s favorite artwork he perfect and glorious antiuities Joss archaeologist by raining offered up o he gods for Bennet ancient historian by academic raining o use in he Field of Reeds back comes Bennet hale and hearty and not in he Field of Reeds at all Thethejoy embarrassment confusion of it allAnd hat hale and hearty is solely a valid description when matched against dead and rotting on an alien held planet Bennet is in shards physically and psychically and emotionally His body will heal slowly his psyche and emotions might or might not heal at all ever and he might well never get o use his new bionic knee back in his deeply loved Shield role A soldier who s oo broken o soldier is by definition A Very Unhappy Man Add o his soldier s woes he emotional mismatch between himself and his partner The immense irresistible force of falling in love with he right one The awful reality of wartime military service meaning unavoidable separation from your loverhappy sighI will say my wish expressed in my review of Gyrfalcon o get o sympathize with poor overmatched Joss came rue I was sad for him as he was hollowed out by loss and he hideous regret charged acid bath hat is grief All he imes one falls short one is unkind impatient unwilling o understand or empathizeoh gods and goddesses hose will keep a soul awake and agonized as hey replay unchanging and unchangeable in he darkness But far painful is he way hey play out like movies on a screen while living breathing people are making noises meant o distract console reach you in he locked projection booth of your failingsYes Joss I know hat one Author Butler was cruel o you Goodness knows you deserved it butwelldon we allAnd he ending of his story is fascinating It is unusual within he genre of gay male centered fiction I will read he next installment of Taking Shield called Makepeace as soon as I ve caught my breath and begun o accept he changes wrought on my feelings Aess Bennet’s job is o get out as many civilians as he can but he enemy arrives before he evacuation is complete Caught in a vicious fire fight Bennet is left behind presumed dead His family is. ,


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LreadyWhich if I need o say it is he hallmark of a really good read This second book in a very good series is well worth reading for SciFi fans The romance hread is still glacially slow and muted at he end although here is forward movement here Joss Bennet s long ime partner is a focus as heir relationship unravels leaving space perhaps for FlynnBennet is on a backwater colony planet rying o evacuate religious fanatic colonists when he Maees strike In he scramble o get off he ground he is injured and his helmet ransponder is destroyed As his family and friends mourn his loss Bennet is working with some local outlaws o escape he notice of he Maees and get a small group of survivors off he planet and o safetyThe action is fun he mourning of hose who believe Bennet is dead is affecting I did have a uibble with he way Joss shoots himself in he foot I was hoping hat Bennet wouldn get hat out of jail free card I like when splitting up is necessary but hard and with blame o both However his book ook me deeper into he characters and he world building and I really enjoyed itOnce again he ending is just another beginning not a cliff but not an HFN On o book 3 375 STARSOK his book was really going places being book 2 in he Taking Shield series it was excellent as was book 1 in his sci fi series I didn like he way his ended hough and no I don need my HEA but I don like being left feeling confused on a cliffhanger with no mention on when he next book is going o be released I hink here are a few books planned for his series but alk about how NOT o end a novel Come onThe writing is excellent I love he fast paced rhythm o he storyline These books don linger hey re snappy Situations arise and bang hey re resolved I like his and it works well for hese books The MC is great but due o being in one relationship since he was 18 with a much older lover for nine years it s like he s emotionally ackling new relationships now like an actual 18 year old after he broke it off with his partner The end of his book did my head in I ll will read one book when it s released but BLAH I don know what o say o hat ending EDIT now I know here s another book about o be released I m changing my rating I ve been looking forward o story ever since I read book one in he series Gyrfalcon What can I say I love a good military sci fi story and once again Anna Butler deliversThis is epic space opera at its finest in he radition of such writers as David Weber or Eric Flint More han any other genre convincing sci fi needs a strong foundation of characterization plot and world building Many authors shine at one or wo elements it s rare hat you get stellar reatment of all hree in one story I bet if you asked he author for details about he ships and he structure of he political organizations hings hat aren related in he story she could ell you about hem without hesitation I certainly hope hat future stories include specs on some ships he geek in me really wants o see hem The different branches of he military Fleet and Shield and he rotational system designed o keep Shield officers from burning out makes sense from a logistical standpoint but man is it hell on relationships Add o hat he political machinations behind he military and it is small wonder hat he idealistic Bennet has a hard ime knowing where he stands sometimesThen we have he characters hemselves What I love most about hem is hat hey are complicated people with he kinds of motives and failings hat make hem so very real so very human I love oo hat even he secondary characters are fully fleshed out o he point hat if something happens o hem I feel a strong sense of loss for hem Bennet is not very likeable when he hurt "which keeps him from being oo oo perfect Bisexuality is common in his universe but here are still sects hat disapprove "keeps him from being oo oo perfect Bisexuality is common in his universe but here are still sects hat disapprove same sex relationships The biggest obstacle hat Flynn And Bennet Face Is Not Societal Disapproval Bennet face is not societal disapproval even he no fraternization rule which Bennet akes very seriously but he sheer distance between hem and he unlikelihood hey will ever see each other again except if hey can somehow arrange leave ogether That makes even starting a relationship foolhardy unless it s one with no strings Flynn is your classic no strings attached flyboy his should be easy for him right But Bennet is hard for him o forget and when a dangerous mission goes pear shaped and Flynn realizes just how close he came o losing Bennet forever well his actions are easy o understandThe relationships in hese stories are complex and very real No his is not MM romance It is however adult fiction and for hat I am ruly appreciativeI ll be he first o admit I don leave reviews often I hink here is an art o it and I find it difficult o leave a good review without oo many spoilers When a book really speaks o me I do my best however Gyrfalcon was a strong opening o an epic series with a large over arching storyline hat I fear will break my heart It was a ough first act o follow but Heart Scarab akes us o he next level effortlessly I can wait for he next installment Reviewed for The Novel ApproachGod what a ride his book was As a fan of he first book I was hrilled o read his one It gripped me from he beginning and ook me for a ride until he very end And I cannot wait for he hird bookAfter a failed attempt o evacuate he religious fanatics from Telnos before he Maess invade cannot wait for he hird bookAfter a failed attempt o evacuate he religious fanatics from Telnos before he Maess invade is presumed dead his signal is gone and Rosie has watched him fall after a strafing run Left o pick up he pieces and move on are he people who loved him he most his family his lover Joss his lieutenant Rosie and FlynnAnna Butler is spectacular at characterization While I had hated Joss in he first book for he first half of his one I felt for him She not only shows hings from his perspective but also switches o second person POV sometimes o show he depth of his houghts and connect readers o Joss The second half of he book I wanted o punch him The same goes for Rosie I felt for her and her unreuited love for Bennet but I also hated how she couldn accept hat he was in love with men And Flynn Oh my poor Flynn How can you not love him The cocky flyboy who finds himself in love for he first ime in his life only o discover his lover deadand he s unable o do anything about itWhile he first book deals a lot with he action part of science fiction and he first half of his one does as well he second half is about he recovery process of loss grief and acceptance How does one cope in a situation like his where loved ones are gone for so long and placed in dangerous situations I suppose it s much like oday s militaryI highly recommend his book hough not without a few words of warning First you should definitely read he first book The relationship between Bennet and Flynn is established in hat book and while T18 isn discussed much it s still integral o how heir relationship began And why would you want o miss out on Flynn finally falling in love Second hough I do alk about romance his book is not a romance Yes here are some romantic subplots but as a whole he book is science fiction and he relationships while important are not he main part of he bookSo if you haven go back and read he first book and hen come back for round wo. Grieving Joss his long erm partner grieves with hem; lost unhappy remorseful First Lieutenant Flynn has no official ‘rights’ here He isn’t family He isn’t partner or lover All he is is brok. ,

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