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I have to give this one a solid 3 star because, although the storyline was fantastic and imaginative, the writing style took most of the glamour away I wanted to read it and love it so badly, that I didn t even contemplate putting it down which is saying alot , no matter how almost painful it was to hold on to.Rayne Auster has fantastic potential but a bit of a way to go before reaching her peak Her imagination is beautiful, but her writing and style need to mature a great deal.Her cha I have to give this one a solid 3 star because, although the storyline was fantastic and imaginative, the writing style took most of the glamour away I wanted to read it and love it so badly, that I didn t even contemplate putting it down which is saying alot , no matter how almost painful it was to hold on to.Rayne Auster has fantastic potential but a bit of a way to go before reaching her peak Her imagination is beautiful, but her writing and style need to mature a great deal.Her characters are all lively, if a bit 2 dimensional although they bleed together because apparently all of them, no matter how stoic or strong they are stated as being, run the gamut of emotions from sadness to fear to uncertainty to rage all in the same paragraph For every character Comparisons were made that did not make much sense or did not pan out well, and potentially great scenes were skipped entirely, filled by a chapter break and picking up days later without explanation The beginning of each chapter held what would have been interesting had the chapters been a little longer, but only seemed like blither that, after the fifth chapter, I skipped entirely By the tenth chapter I was skimming the whole novel, eager to find out what happened next, but without reading every single word as many were repetitious and again, all of the emotions for each and every single character.I admire Rayne and her creativity I d love to have had her in my writing group, in order to trade things for constructive editing In the right environment, she could one day be a fantastic author [[ FREE E-PUB ]] ↚ Gatekeeper ↿ Duiem, the Land of Earth and Fire, is doomed to destruction unless a prophecy requiring Kaji, the king of Duiem, to bond to one of royal blood is fulfilled But fate sends an escaping slave stumbling into the ceremony, and Kaji ends up bonded to a total stranger Shy and withdrawn Aniol is an exotic enigma, a puzzle for the impatient and headstrong Kaji to solve amidst growing chaos His world is a shambles His people are at war The prophecy is lost And he is inexplicably and passionately drawn to his new bondmate A painful betrayal forces Kaji and Aniol on an impossible quest, guided only by a myth that tells of a gate leading to the Land of Air and Water Though facing incredible danger, they must find that mystical gate, for its keeper holds the key to both Duiem s salvation and the secret behind Kaji and Aniol s growing love The USS Arizona: The Ship, the Men, the Pearl Harbor Attack, and the Symbol That Aroused America the Land of Earth and Fire No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy is doomed to destruction unless a prophecy requiring Kaji Hokuto no Ken - Ken, le survivant Vol.10 the king of Duiem GTO to bond to one of royal blood is fulfilled But fate sends an escaping slave stumbling into the ceremony To Lure a Proper Lady and Kaji ends up bonded to a total stranger Shy and withdrawn Aniol is an exotic enigma Screening Sandy Hook: Causes and Consequences a puzzle for the impatient and headstrong Kaji to solve amidst growing chaos His world is a shambles His people are at war The prophecy is lost And he is inexplicably and passionately drawn to his new bondmate A painful betrayal forces Kaji and Aniol on an impossible quest Georgia Courthouse Disasters guided only by a myth that tells of a gate leading to the Land of Air and Water Though facing incredible danger The Z Club they must find that mystical gate Sacred Sins for its keeper holds the key to both Duiem s salvation and the secret behind Kaji and Aniol s growing love I am going to rate the story only, I do not dare to touch editing without stars crumbling down.As it is, moody characters, WTH moments, and all, 3.5 stars. Okay, I actually made it to 50% this time I might actually be able to finish this on attempt 3.Some points It has got an extremely awkward narrative going Long paragraphs, the kind you might find in Bloodraven with half the straightforwardness For a fantasy world, there s barely any detail to it I have no idea what the architecture or social hierarchy looks like because from start to end it s all about their sexual frustrations Kaji is some kind of king, and he signs a lot of papers, a Okay, I actually made it to 50% this time I might actually be able to finish this on attempt 3.Some points It has got an extremely awkward narrative going Long paragraphs, the kind you might find in Bloodraven with half the straightforwardness For a fantasy world, there s barely any detail to it I have no idea what the architecture or social hierarchy looks like because from start to end it s all about their sexual frustrations Kaji is some kind of king, and he signs a lot of papers, and they have a dungeon That s about it for world building Except in the case of these encyclopedic entries that precede each chapters That might have been helpful Sadly it s not, because it s written in language like thisProphecy that which is meant to guide us through the courseof our lives, defining the path we are meant to travel in order tobring about some great change.Yet one thing always seems to get in the way free will Nothing can take away the free will granted to all man, the will to choose which path one will travel The free will that seeks to interfere with prophecy is not only that of the one the prophecy seeks to guide but also that of those who surround the one And then it continues in a similar vein for twoparagraphs Thanks for explaining to me what a prophecy is If you ever need to shorten it you can try, Prophecies are cool but nobody wants to obey that shit Source Harry Potter This reads like a J RPG game I m not kidding We have multiple repetitive flashes of mysterious, prophetic dreams featuring rooms in white and unknown people Any self respecting gamer will have seen all these at one point or another, and it does NOT work in a book For such a long book, things progress remarkably quickly Weeks pass between chapters where nothing happen A character is kidnapped and saved within 3k words with minimal effort Misunderstandings begin and end on the same page And don t forget the cheesy He stayed awake all night to organize your mess of a library for you so now you have to appreciate him scene , complete with So tired he fell asleep.If you really need some fantasy MM, go read Bloodraven If it s too gross for you, read it anyway, and if you have read it before, read it again.Beats this, with a stick This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I can t say enough good things about Gatekeeper Strangely enough, I kept putting off reading this story for some reason I love the cover art, the blurb intrigued and interested me, and yet it kept getting pushed down the list.Aniol is a strange young man accidentally bonded to Kaji, King of Duiem We learn he is a Gatekeeper, even though nobody really knows what that is any Duiem, Land of Gold, only knows Gatekeepers as legend Careil, the opposite of Duiem, known as the Land of Silver, h I can t say enough good things about Gatekeeper Strangely enough, I kept putting off reading this story for some reason I love the cover art, the blurb intrigued and interested me, and yet it kept getting pushed down the list.Aniol is a strange young man accidentally bonded to Kaji, King of Duiem We learn he is a Gatekeeper, even though nobody really knows what that is any Duiem, Land of Gold, only knows Gatekeepers as legend Careil, the opposite of Duiem, known as the Land of Silver, has completely forgotten Gatekeepers This story takes us on an incredible journey of discovery across two worlds, setting things right as Aniol learns what it means to be a Gatekeeper.I was kept intrigued actually let the housework slide 8 o throughout, trying to figure out what would happen next, what the meaning of this and that was, rooting for Aniol and Kaji My only disappointment was that the wrap up with the antagonist on Duiem no I won t sayseems rushed and quickstill, it kind of works Then ending is not what you expect after such a long journey, making your heart pound as you realizeno, I won t say that either Yeah, I m mean As you ll have noticed, I don t really write reviews , just my own rambling thoughts and impressions I ve decided to include this on all reviews just so people know Maybe I should put it at the top I gave this book a four because although I really did only like the book the world and ideas that Rayne Auster presented were so fabulously unique The reason this book isn t a five star book IMO is because I got bored Bored of the characters Bored and tired of reading the little excerpts that were included before each chapter even though they pertained to the story lol Okay it should in all honesty have been a five star book It just didn t make me want to fangirl squeal and also the main I gave this book a four because although I really did only like the book the world and ideas that Rayne Auster presented were so fabulously unique The reason this book isn t a five star book IMO is because I got bored Bored of the characters Bored and tired of reading the little excerpts that were included before each chapter even though they pertained to the story lol Okay it should in all honesty have been a five star book It just didn t make me want to fangirl squeal and also the main relationship of the book felt a little rushed and they didn t interact with dialogue as much as I like There were a couple of very cute moments but that s just it only a couple and a couple can t make up for a book seemingly devoid of proper chemistry that could be stimulated by enough witty dialogue Again like I said this is all in my opinion I feel like Auster did a great job making the plot though It was nicely set up and although it came about rather like a car crash it was so engrossing that you just couldn t look away HA this book was gapers delay haha Nah but seriously this book was unique and interesting enough for me to finish but it wasn t anything too special when it comes to characters It was able to elicit a couple of strong feelings from me and for that alone this book is worthy of a recommendation Try it out and see what you think I had a big debate with myself on the rating for this one, because on one hand, I really loved the story and the world building, but on the other there were a couple elements that kept throwing me out of the story as I was reading In the end, the elements that bothered me won out in how I rated First of all, Aniol is a big ole cry baby No really, he sobs hysterically about 137 times Okay, maybe that s a slight exageration, but I can only have sympathy for a character who cries a couple t I had a big debate with myself on the rating for this one, because on one hand, I really loved the story and the world building, but on the other there were a couple elements that kept throwing me out of the story as I was reading In the end, the elements that bothered me won out in how I rated First of all, Aniol is a big ole cry baby No really, he sobs hysterically about 137 times Okay, maybe that s a slight exageration, but I can only have sympathy for a character who cries a couple times before I just roll my eyes and get tired of it The other thing that bothered me was the blurbs at the beginning of each chapter While informative, they consistently threw me out of the story and the chapters themselves were so short that it felt like I was constantly having to reboot and get back into the flow The pluses were definitely the world building and I really loved Kaji and the side character Rogue It s been a while since I read this book and on a whim I picked it up today to do a skim reread I m sure this is a word somewhere Again I was like WOW on the intriguing fantasy world that took shape combined with interesting characters and so much potential overall This will not be a book for everyone The main pairing is rather stereotypical in regards to their roles and behaviour and could have been explored even further The reading might be slow at times and the way the author used big ch It s been a while since I read this book and on a whim I picked it up today to do a skim reread I m sure this is a word somewhere Again I was like WOW on the intriguing fantasy world that took shape combined with interesting characters and so much potential overall This will not be a book for everyone The main pairing is rather stereotypical in regards to their roles and behaviour and could have been explored even further The reading might be slow at times and the way the author used big chunks of text about a legend told among the people of Duiem at the beginning of every chapter will not be to everyone s liking.Still, it worked for me and I could read on and on about this verse Although this already is a long book I thought it could have been twice the actual length at least to do the characters and the story justice I m especially thinking about the promising tension between Rogue and the little brat High Fantasy Romance pretty much says it all.I am a bit disappointed that gender roles still played such a large part There was the lead male character who was pretty manly, but his primary love interest behaved in such a traditionally female way that it was hard to believe he was actually a boy.It s a problem recurrent throughout Shonen Ai Yaoi Manga as well Which if you like, you ll love this book, it would easily fit into that genera, assuming, of course, that it had fewer words andpi High Fantasy Romance pretty much says it all.I am a bit disappointed that gender roles still played such a large part There was the lead male character who was pretty manly, but his primary love interest behaved in such a traditionally female way that it was hard to believe he was actually a boy.It s a problem recurrent throughout Shonen Ai Yaoi Manga as well Which if you like, you ll love this book, it would easily fit into that genera, assuming, of course, that it had fewer words andpictures 3.5 Stars rounded up to 4I bought this because I loved the cover art yeah, I m shallow like that sometimes but then put off reading it for a really, really long time because I m not a huge fan of fantasy fiction Now, having read it, I found it to be surprisingly good Not that the book doesn t have some problems, which are well documented in other s reviews Still, the world building was fascinating and the characters interesting.