Title: Twenty-One Arrow Salute
Series: The Order: Book 2.5
Author: Kasia Bacon
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 144 Pages
At a Glance: Twenty-One Arrow Salute is a happy, mellow story, adding to the world building and solidifying even more the culture of these creatures. It’s a great addition to the series.
Reviewed By: Ky
Blurb: An archer’s heart is a hard target to hit…
Verhan Tŭrryés of Black Mountain is a handful.
Freshly enlisted in the Highland Regiment, he does all he can to steer clear of responsibility and commitment. Just not his cup of mead, that. Loose of tongue and even looser of morals, he rarely misses an opportunity to get into trouble—and into the other archers’ knickers, too.
In a unit composed almost entirely of Dark Elves, Hernan Seinnés, with his green eyes and auburn hair, is an outsider. When Verhan, up the creek again, is blackmailed into helping Hernan, he never expects to fall for him. But during the long hours spent training Hernan for the Honour Guard, feelings strike the Highlander right in the heart—and with the force of an arrow.
Unversed in relationships, Verhan finally plucks up enough courage to tell Hernan how he feels, only to drive the Asirhwӱnian away instead. If Verhan can swallow his pride, he might get one last chance to show Hernan what he means to him—and maybe this time he can hit the mark.
Review: Another story in the world that Kasia Bacon created for her main characters, Ervyn and Lochan, this time we get treated to a slightly longer story about two side characters from The Mutt and The Highlander: Ervyn’s cousin Verhan, and Hernan, the red-haired archer who competed with Ervyn in the trials for the Scouts.
The feel of this book is different than the previous two, because Verhan, who tells the story, is a talkative and mischievous elf who doesn’t miss an opportunity to be the center of attention and to torment those around him. The common ground between the stories of the two couples is the misunderstanding and the small period of heartache that takes place close to the end. I found many similarities, but the author writes heartache in such a captivating way that I didn’t mind in the slightest. If anything, I was rooting for the misunderstanding to go on longer and was curious about who was going to be the one to resolve it.
Twenty-One Arrow Salute is a happy, mellow story, adding to the world building and solidifying even more the culture of these creatures. It’s the story of a friendship slowly evolving through time into something more. There’s not a lot of romance here, just Verhan’s thoughts and feelings and his efforts to understand them. It’s a great addition to the series, but I prefer Ervyn and Lochan; their characters and their story are more interesting to me, and I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for the next story that features them!
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