Lions and tigers and bears, oh my Well, not really, but it sort of felt that way to me.
This well paced, action packed M M fantasy novel kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish and I thoroughly enjoyed the read, which clocked in at a bit over 320 pages.
Sebastian is a cursed young wizard who hides his magic from the world behind a spelled cape, a sharp mind and a wicked tongue, while being relentlessly pursued by a very handsome, also magical, prince Turren A lot of the action in the story comes from several attempts made on the prince s life by paid assassins, but Sebastian seems to keep being in the right or wrong, depending on Sebastian s initial point of view place at the right time to keep Turren upright and breat Oh, how I loved this book What fun it was And I don t even care that I didn t understand what the hell was going on half the time It was that good This ticked ALL of my boxes The wit The snark The banter The feels I loved EVERYONE in this book, every single character I loved this so much I am ending every sentence with an exclamation point read THE BOOK Why is this book so popular It s terrible A new person is introduced roughly every 4 sentences And the main guy has so many siblings, I gave up trying to remember who was who after a while I had no idea what was going on at any point The plot is unintelligible, the characters unlikable Except for a couple of pretty memorable sex scenes, it did nothing for me.
5 stars Surprisingly, this might be one of my fave reads of the year Surprisingly because I had some issues, but in the end, I really enjoyed it For fantasy fans, it can be a fun ride.
Do you like fantasy If so, that s good, because I think that might be necessary This is based in a magical world with wizards, the fey, trolls, and other magical beings There is little to no explanation or exposition about the world and all the magical beings, so you have to either go in with some idea of fairies and incubi, or just take a relaxed go with the flow feeling.
What this reminded me of Argent s style, especially with its crowds of characters, reminded me a lot of Diana Wynne Jones books Jones, who wrote a truckload of awesome YA fantasy books, also would often toss you into the deep end of the pool with little explanation, and you just had to swi What s amazing about this book is that it s like watching a movie with adventure, action, fun snappy dialogue as well as romance I loved grouchy, snarky, good hearted Sebastian and his insane family, Prince Turren is a true romantic hero and figuring out the mystery while falling into the rich world that the author has created was a gift I m going to read it over and over so I m glad my paperback arrived I hope there s , I can hardly wait Highly recommended.
First, Sebastian is awesome He hides behind a cloak from the world and has since childhood It s a magically conceived cloak hiding just one of his many secrets He s a sarcastic loner who finds joy in books and has the dream of opening u » Sebastian Ô This was fabulous but in a really low key way and understated way It is fantasy with magic, kingdoms and intrigue but it has an amusing caste of characters and a warm hearted romance at its core I also like the opposites attract element of the story.
The world building is interesting and unique with all kinds of different magic spells, magic places and a young man who is able to wield deep and strong magic but hides it from his family and cloaks himself It took me time to understand why he hides his magic and what his father has done in the past to cause difficulty in the present It also took time to understand who is who but there is a helpful glossary at the back The characters are just so fantastic, very real, very rude too This is a story that involves an incredibly unruly family but focuses on the youngest Sebastian Despite hidin Orwell Did The Only Thing A Smart Wizard Could Do When He Stumbled Upon The Wounded Crown Prince He Healed Him And Dumped Him In A Tavern Where He Could Continue Not Being Sebastian S Problem Unfortunately, The Prince Isn T Content With Being Alive, And He Hunts Sebastian Down To Thank Him Personally Not Only Is Sebastian Stuck With The Prince S Unwanted Affections, He S Also Confronted By Growing Evidence Linking The Assassination Attempt To Someone From His Father [ read Online Sebastian î world-war-ii PDF ] by Sam Argent º S PastLord Orwell Is A Lot Of Things Thief, Liar, Drunk, And All Around Horrible Father, But Sebastian Knows He S No Murderer In Order To Prove It, Sebastian Has To Keep The Prince Alive Long Enough To Discover The Truth A Task Made Considerably Harder Because The Idiot Prince Prefers Wooing Sebastian Over Securing His Own Survival On Top Of Everything, Sebastian Needs To Save The Day Without Revealing His Magical Powers And The Real Reason He Hides His AppearanceSebastian Had No Intention Of Playing The Hero, But Whoever Is Stirring Up Shit In His Country Will Pay For Destroying His Quiet Life I was really looking forward to reading this book from the glowing reviews and having enjoyed the first few chapters, but it ended up being very disappointing For a fantasy book, it sadly lacked world building and desriptions of people and places I wanted to knowabout the magical forest that Sebastian s family owned, and why Sebastian had powers over plants and trees Some explanation of the magic system would ve been nice, too Maybe it was explained somewhere in the 300 pages I skimmed over Still, it felt like the author just made up stuff as he went along.
The large cast of characters was another problem Sebastian had like what, 9 siblings Then there were some random guards, the king, the queen, Lord Orwell, his wife, some wizard bookeeperEveryone seemed to have the same personalities and mannerisms, and their constant bickering got so repetitive that I might as well be reading t 4 shiny happy stars for this fun read, which made me smile, made me laugh, made me happy I had a full load of work to do this week and the thought of getting to this book during my breaks was really something I looked forward too.