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Five years after abandoning the Sagrada Acedemy (Lord of the White Hell universe), Elezar Grunito has become infamous in the sanctified circles of noble dueling rings for his brutal temper and lethal blade. Men and women of all ranks gather to cheer and jeer, none of them knowing Elezar’s true purpose. But a violent death outside the ring marks Elezar as a wanted man and sFive years after abandoning the Sagrada Acedemy (Lord of the White Hell universe), Elezar Grunito has become infamous in the sanctified circles of noble dueling rings for his brutal temper and lethal blade. Men and women of all ranks gather to cheer and jeer, none of them knowing Elezar’s true purpose. But a violent death outside the ring marks Elezar as a wanted man and sends him into hiding in the far northern wilds of Labara.There, creatures of myth and witchcraft—long since driven from Cadeleon—lurk in dark woods and prowl the winding streets. Soldiers and priests alike fear the return of witch-queens and even demons. Elezar soon learns that magic takes many forms, some too alluring to resist, others too terrible to endure. But just as he begins to find his place in this strange new country, the past he left behind along with his school days returns to challenge him once again.Book Two of Two....

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Champion of the Scarlet Wolf, Book Two Reviews

  • Lilia Ford
    2018-12-08 04:57

    More proof, if any were needed, of why Ginn Hale is the best M/M fantasy writer out there. My opinion, obviously, but there it is. Somewhat ironically, I had unusually severe doubts before reading this: I adored, ADORED, Lord of the White Hell, which I've reread at least three times, but the blurb for this left me cold, and this is a rare instance where I actually feel impelled to criticize a blurb as misleading and unhelpful due to its egregious failure to make clear to prospective readers why they should put everything else down and read this book NOW!! Luckily, the book itself immediately hooked me, and I read through both volumes with barely a break, until I was literally suffering from eye-strain. Everything about it is first rate--the writing, which is rich and lovely, the world-building, the amazing evocation of the city of Milmuraille, which is the key to the book for reasons both symbolic and geographic; the way the book brings in and develops characters from the original books; the themes, which are complex, challenging, and ultimately deeply humane. Most of all, I loved the two main characters, Skellen and Elezar, both in themselves and in what they come to mean to each other: it struck me that unlike most books in this genre, this book really does demonstrate the perfect symbiosis of the fantasy and the romance--with neither given short shrift, both integral to the plot and meaning of the book. It is an incredibly rewarding relationship to see unfold, and I say this even though there is virtually no on-page sex at all. Enough gushing by me. I'll just add, though it could probably work as a stand alone, I would definitely recommend reading Lord of the White Hell first or else many enjoyable details and nuances will be lost. Bottom line: This book definitely tops my list of best reads of this year--or any year. I cannot recommend it highly enough to m/m fantasy readers. (I'll add my voice to the complaints about the proofreading problems, which were unusually noticeable, especially towards the end of volume 2--though the errors did not detract from an overall amazing reading experience, I do hate that a book written with such extraordinary skill was not given the editing job it deserved.)

  • Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
    2018-11-19 03:56

    Be forewarned, that 568 pages is A LIE! 568 pages, my ass. This is in Bloodraven territory.That being said, I'm glad I read it because I love these characters and it's clear Hale loves these characters. She delivered an epic high fantasy saga complete with trolls, dragons, mordwolves, wizards, political intrigue and machinations and even a couple assassination attempts. As a HUGE GoT fan, I enjoyed this but expect about that same minimal level of romance.Skellan and Elezar have moments that are touching and I did/do believe in their connection but they do not possess the same "x" factor of Kiri and Javier. For much of the narrative they are apart fighting this war on different fronts and that is my biggest complaint about this book: it lacks balance between the action and romance plot lines.My other complaint is the appalling editing. A better job could've been done tightening this story up and proofing it better. When a book is already this long making me reread sentences to try to figure out what it's supposed to mean by substituting or deleting words that were missed or added erroneously, did the pacing no favors.One last word of caution, I said in my review of Champion of the Scarlet Wolf, Book One that this series could be read as a standalone, but I'm retracting that now. There was too much that took place in this one from the first two books that would leave a reader scratching their head.Recommend to high fantasy fans.

  • Vivian
    2018-11-22 02:56

    Again, a winner.The conclusion to Skellan and Elezar's story does not disappoint. The court wrangling, opinion swaying and magic are all intense and engaging. To be honest, as much as I like this story and Skellan and Elezar's romance, Elezar's love and devotion between him and his steed, Cobre resonated even more strongly. That partnership, care and unwavering service to each other was breathtakingly beautiful. Some parts of the story felt a bit stretched at the end, nonetheless--wonderful, and time well spent.

  • Xing
    2018-11-26 00:06

    Book 2 continues after the climatic events of the first book, bringing focus to the story from demons to the approaching armies of the Witch Queens. There’s not much new material I can add to this review: if you liked the predecessor, more likely you will like this sequel. There is less world building with this entry since almost everything you needed to know about the world has already been crafted. For this reason, the pacing of the story was a little on the uptake as there’s less info-dumping.The book itself could be split into two parts: the first-half dealing with human politics. In the wake of destruction caused by the events of book 1, there needs to be a new leader. And with that, there’s going to be a bunch of political mess involved. Not being a fan of such, I would say the first half of the book wasn’t my favorite. Don’t get me wrong – it wasn’t boring. There were certainly other things going on, but it just wasn’t something that caught my interest when I know so much other (fantasy-esque) things could be happening.The second half of the book was what I was waiting for: magic, violence, myths, and pretty much everything that makes Ginn Hale a master of fantasy storytelling. Certainly, the pacing wasn’t an issue at this point.It was nice to see the author bring in characters from Lord of the White Hell series, as not just brief glimpses, but characters that stay important to the conclusion to the plot. They were relevant, and while the POV is strictly between Elezar and Skellan, I was able to see enough of Javier and Kiram to feel myself satisfied.The romance between Elezar and Skellan progressed steadily throughout the book. I’m glad the author didn’t make Elezar’s feelings for Skellan become the magic wand to the inner homophobia he has, or at least its implication to his life back in Cadeleon. While things were slow to progress in the grand scheme of things (i.e. throughout two very long books), it certainly reached a satisfying and realistic conclusion.One thing that did surprise me was the amount of proofreading errors throughout the book. Granted, it wouldn’t be a deterrant to reading this sequel (especially if you loved book 1), but it wasn’t something I expected from this author. The book could certainly shine with a second run through for mistakes as there were often sentences that I had to reread (slowly) to make sense.Overall, I’m crossing my fingers and hoping this brilliant world hasn’t come to a permanent end. When I started on this journey, I didn’t think I would like Elezar. I wanted Javier and Kiram back! I didn’t expect to actually fall for the brute of a giant and to be able to revisit old beloved characters. It was like I was able to have my cake and eat it too! So I definitely give a thumbs up to Ginn Hale for the great hours I was able to lose myself in with this world. Sure, it was a bit rough to read due to the proofreading mistakes, but it was still a great adventure worth taking.

  • AliciaJ
    2018-11-23 23:18

    Fucking amazing. I can't believe I waited so long to read these books, especially knowing how wonderful the Lord of the White Hell books were. Nobody does m/m fantasy like Ginn Hale.

  • Karen Wellsbury
    2018-12-11 03:01

    Quite simply one of the best books I have read in a very, very long timeReview to follow on blog https://ingloriousbitches.wordpress.c...

  • Kaje Harper
    2018-11-15 06:25

    Oh yeah, I really enjoy the way Ginn Hale does fantasy <3Like the first two books in this world, Lord of the White Hell Book 1 and Lord of the White Hell Book 2, this is again really one story, cut into two parts, so this review will be for both together. You cannot read just Book 1 and stop. And you won't want to, because also like the first pair, this is a wonderful, imaginative, action-filled story with two great main characters. You could possibly read this as a stand-alone, but it will be a much richer read if you have read "White Hell" first, and have an idea of the secondary characters' past roles and relationships to each other.Elezar is a lonely man. He was part of the tight-knit circle of young men who survived the crisis at the Sagrada Acedemy. That group split apart, splintered by flight and exile, by jealousy and magic. Elezar has spent his years since then dueling, for reasons good and less-good, and hiding his true self deep inside. His one remaining close friend has been Atreau, whose excesses of women and wine and the wrong beds end up driving them both into exile.They are sent to the magical, northern country of Labara, for their safety and as eyes and ears for Fedeles back home. The situation in Labara turns out to be more complex than Elezar is prepared for, as magic, politics, money, religion, and the Old Gods are all driving events, and men and women, forward. Elezar's self-concept and all his plans and expectations are further overset when he meets Skellan. Of course, he doesn't realize it at first, since he meets the young witch while Skellen is wearing the form of a red hound. Elezar's fundamental kindness leads him to protect the abused animal. Finding out that the dog he thought he was caring for is really a willful, brilliant, and uncultured young man with the most powerful magic in the city is a shock. Admitting anything beyond a simple willingness to protect Skellen from harm will be a slow surrender.Skellen's life has been hard, from his childhood as a foundling in the company of witches, to his teens as a street urchin and secret witch himself. He saw the capricious foster-mother who sheltered him destroyed by the current ruler of the city. Since then, his long ambition has been to challenge and throw down that man. But in the moment he's ready to do so, a far more virulent magical force strikes first. Suddenly his ambition is changed, from simply taking the man's place as the most powerful witch in the city, to hoping the city and all his people can survive the onslaught of new magic. Elezar is a puzzle to Skellen. He shelters Skellen's hound form, and has a core of kindness under his forbidding bulk and fighter's quick blade. But he clearly has secrets of his own, and while Skellen is happy to admit being attracted to the big man, Elezar comes from a land where attraction to another man is an abomination. Neither Skellen's route to power nor the route to true love will run in the least bit smoothly.But then neither will the route to survival. Terrible forces are gathering, and Skellen's role, and his powers, are much less simple than he imagines.It was also fun to see important characters from the first book show up and play an extended role. Javier and especially Kiram are a bit older, a bit more battered, but quintessentially themselves, and they add a lot to the richness of the story. New characters, like the troll, and a witch with rat-familiars, are only a few of the other unforgettable people who move through this new tapestry of magic, adventure, and slow, uncertain but inexorable love.If you enjoy epic fantasy with your M/M, this series is for you. Do start with the first of the four books, and enjoy the ride.

  • M
    2018-12-05 23:03

    First book of 2015. Finished on my birthday. This was incredible. I expected nothing less from Ginn Hale. I can't imagine a world without her writing. Too bushed to write a proper review, but read it, guys. Seriously.

  • Em
    2018-12-12 23:06

    This second book continued right on from where the first book left off which was great news. As with all of Ginn Hale's books the storytelling is breathtaking and truly unique and I couldn't put it down. I was pleased to see Javier and Kiram had a crucial role to play in this book as the Lord of the White Hell series is one of my absolute favourites. Elezar proves himself over and over to be a worthy champion for Skellan as we all knew he would be and I'm happy that he finally found the courage to accept that his desires were perfectly normal.

  • LenaLena
    2018-11-20 02:09

    Review for book 1 and 2.This was a good continuation of the White Hell series. I wouldn’t recommend reading this without first reading The Lord of the White Hell 1 and 2, but that can hardly be called a hardship. Ginn Hale is one of the better Fantasy writers in the m/m world and these books are no exception. There is lots of wonderful world building, written in evocative language (that manages to avoid straying into purple prose). There is a large and diverse cast of characters and a meaty plot. The romance builds slowly throughout book 1 and is rock solid in book 2.It was good. But not great.As far as I am concerned, this book could -should- have been shorter. I know, doorstoppers are the norm in Fantasy land, but the middle of both these books sagged quite a bit. In book 1, there are too many chapters that feature our heroes running through the city for one reason or another and in book 2 the saggy bit revolves around endless battle preparations (and battle scenes) and feats of magic that get exponentially more stupendous. Considering the way the crisis gets resolved, all the prep is overkill and could have been condensed.Despite the beautiful writing, the meticulously crafted plot line and the beautiful world we’re presented with, the story is just a little too simple for my tastes. It is too straightforward (with the exception of the end of book 1, nothing really surprised me) and everything works out a little too smoothly. The characters are just a little too uncomplicated too. Initially, Elezar seems a good choice for main character. After White Hell, most readers should be intrigued by him. But guilt isn’t a character trait, and here it seemed that it was the main thing that defines Elezar. As a result, he ends up a bit bland. There are many occasions where Elezar forcefully reigns in his rage, and in a real life person that is admirable. For a character in a book, however, it fails to give him an edge or a developmental arc if he always manages to stay in control. There is development in other areas, sure, but all along fairly predictable lines. The same is true for Skellan.What really irked me was the editing. Not only are there scores of proof reading errors that failed to correct typos and missing words and extraneous words, someone should have caught all the micro repetitions. I lost count how often it gets repeated that Elezar feels like a big brute, or guilty about his past, or how often Skellan seems to have to explain again that he spent 10 years living as a street rat. I think the author/editor should be able to trust that the reader can remember this information for more than a few pages and therefore does not need to be presented with it every time to explain the character’s actions. Give the reader some credit!The epilogue is a snippet of nothing. The real epiloge, which should have been included in the book, can be found here.All in all, I enjoyed reading this and I would recommend it to all Fantasy lovers, but it fell just a little short of fabulous. Your mileage may vary, of course.

  • Sarah
    2018-11-22 03:04

    Loved it. Ginn Hale is a superb writer and I stayed up last night, not to see the new year in but to finish this book. Nerd! So entertaining, with rich world building and enguaging characters. I was disappointed to find some errors in the text. I also wanted a big soppy epilogue. Other than that, I loved these editions to this series. Might go re read Champion... :)

  • Katerina
    2018-12-14 00:18

    This was just awesome. And I have it also in paperback form. You know ... when one day the World Wide Web is gone (yes like in this South Park series) then I have it with me and I can read it again and again. Or just now. I'm here on vacation on Mauritius and the internet is a catastrophe. However, I and my paperback we love us all the more :)Great series, all time favourite, Ginn Hale is so my taste <3

  • Donna
    2018-12-15 05:04

    Wonderful ending to the series! But it looks like there will be another sequel to the Cadeleonian series from how this book ended. Will it be Atreau and Morisio's tale next? I've really enjoyed reading about Javier, Kiram, Elezar and Skellan's lives.This book had me crying for both Elezar and Skellan towards the end. Their love story was very beautiful to me. All of the books written about this world have been very well written and made me fall in love with the young men that star in the them. I've loved every book I've read of Ginn Hale's and I look forward to reading the rest of her books that I haven't read, yet.

  • Vanessa North
    2018-12-10 00:14

    Thank whatever deities you believe in for Ginn fuckin' Hale.Squeee!In spite of some significant editorial issues which should have been picked up by a copy editor, this book remains a work of stellar storytelling. I can't even dock a star for the editing issues because it's that fucking good.

  • Leta Blake
    2018-11-29 22:18

    I LOVED IT! As usual, I wish there was a whole other book of more!

  • ~nikki the recovering book addict
    2018-12-13 22:19

    Epic. Seriously, do I need to say more? This was absolutely epic. I think the most epic series I’ve read this year. Can’t believe I never ran into this series before. And it’s not even obscure. Many people have read this so I can’t begin to fathom why I haven’t ever come across it until now. But no matter, what matters is I have come across them and I love them. So much!!The fantasy in this book was more vast than in the Lord of the White Hell. The entire world seemed bigger and richer and more fantastical. I’m usually not one for details but even I was bowled over by the details in this two-book series. Sure, there’s a quite a lot of blood but I wouldn’t call it gruesome. There were descriptions of fights and all but it wasn’t overly gruesome. I actually love the way Ginn Hale crafted the solutions to the epic fight. For the longest time, up until the end, I couldn’t even begin to figure out how it would all go down. That it was a clever solution pleased me greatly because often times authors just gloss over the epic fight or conclude it in the most bizarre way that it spoils the entire story. So I’m very happy this one didn’t go that way. I wish we had more of it. Part of the conflict in the book was the Cadeleon faith and how it forbade relationships between men. I want to know how Elezar and Skellan handled that. And whether the royal bishop came after them. Also, I wonder if we will have Atreau’s story!

  • orannia
    2018-12-16 04:18

    I must confess to having dithered over whether to write a review for this book. I adore this author's work, but this book has left me in two minds. The author is very good at writing 3D characters, and this book continues the good work done in Part I - the characters fairly leapt of the page. I also loved the twists that appeared in this book - the author is very good at having things not quite appear as they seem. Moreover, no one is ever evil personified - there are reasons for why people do what they do. However, for me, the execution just didn't work as well as the LOTWH books or The Rifter serial. One of the big reasons why was the constant editing errors (missing words, extra words, wrong words, misspelt words). It threw me out of the book to have to re-read sentences in order to understand them and while I understand that a book is never going to be perfect, I expect a published book to be relatively clean. And this book wasn't. I also found the pace at times to be glacial. I don't mind a slow pace, but on occasion it felt like time wasn't moving...that nothing was happening (the plot wasn't really progressing or the characters developing). Which leads me to the characters. Yes, they leapt off the page, but Skellan was...rather blunt - when it came to bodily functions, when it came to pretty much everything. I'm not sure if that was just a 'him' thing or was meant to reflect his time on the streets, but...it kind of grossed me out. And that's definitely a 'me' thing. I also became increasingly frustrating that Skellan kept being open in his affections for Elezar without Elezar explaining the situation that put him in - that word could get back to his family, the Church (i.e. the Bishop) and what the consequences of that might be. Yes, it all worked out in the end, but...Elezar just kept ignoring it. And I would have thought Skellan might have a smidgen of an idea of how the Caledonians might react to his and Elezar's relationship. The Epilogue also didn't work for me. I'm sorry, but Fedeles married the woman who sent assassins after Elezar and Atreau? Maybe if I had Fedeles' reasons as to why, but...I don't get it. It felt...'off'.So you're probably wondering why the four stars. Because in spite of the above, the world building was (as always) fascinating and the characters have depth and are clearly distinct. The plot is intricate and clever, with lots of twists. And, yes, I will definitely be reading more of this author's work (I re-read a lot of what has come before too ). I just hope the next books have a more thorough edit.

  • Evil Cat
    2018-11-27 22:00

    This starts immediately where the previous book leaves off, with lots of intrigue and action and yummy, if difficult, romance between our heroes Skellan and Elezar. Kiram and Javier have found their way into the heart of this story from Lord of the White Hell, and for awhile the blending of the two couples and their efforts to defeat the Grimma kept me flipping through my kindle pages. But somewhere along the way I started looking squint eyed at the plot and not feeling very satisfied with it. I suspect it's just my dislike of archetypal fantasy and even Ginn Hale's scarlet rune draped city, the gentle troll named Bone Crusher, plus all the other fun, sympathetic characters couldn't overcome it. Ginn's writing is fantastic. I love her visual imagery but it feels like the Narnia Chronicles in its simple, straightforward story telling, and that just doesn't hold my attention any more.Champion of the Scarlet Wolf ought to be one book, not two. A little creative editing to cut the long slow lead-in in book one, and a similar effort to whack out some of the war preparations in book two would have made a nice long juicy book without the saggy spots. Also, proofreading would be greatly appreciated. I can't believe the numbers of proofing errors in this one. Yikes!I'm not sure what I think about the ending. There was a WTF moment with the epilogue--I'm still wondering why Hale did that?--and while Elezar came a long way in dealing with his sexuality in book one, and even further in this one, (view spoiler)[ the author basically ignored all the problems Elezar and Skellan's relationship will cause in Caledeonia where Elezar is the heir to an earldom. So there's this huge Sword of Damocles swinging around over the implied sequels. I suppose Hale can just keep exiling her non-conformist characters to this northern paradise in Labara, but that seems like a cop out. (hide spoiler)]

  • Arch Bala
    2018-12-16 03:21

    And so the story continues…Skellan saved Milmuraille from the demon Lord and Oesir is now dead. He also found out that he’s actually the stolen son of count Radulf and one of the grimmas. Now, it’s time for him to step up as their leader and with Elezar Grunito in his side along with his “powerful” friends – are they equipped enough to beat the Old gods?Now, this I enjoyed immensely because it’s so full of action I can’t even turn a page without any sort of chaos ensuing around Skellan and Elezar. It’s also fun to see Elezar finally loosening up and his acceptance towards his true nature. He’s obviously over with Javier but he’s still got a lot to learn about being comfortable with a man. I loved that he and Skellan are so in-synch and it may be because of Skellan’s spells but cmon’ it’s got to be true love right? After all, Elezar is Skellan’s man.I also loved that in this second book of the Scarlet Wolf – we get to see more of Javier and Kiram affectations towards each other. It was so beautiful to read how they are so comfortable with each other and how through the years, they’ve grown not only as a couple but as individuals. It makes me feel a bit nostalgic thinking back when they were still students of the Sagrada Academy. At the end of this story, I feel like there’s more to these characters. I may want to have Morisio and Altreau’s story although I’m not that certain about Altreau’s true orientation – I may have to cross my fingers that this playboy nobleman will give Morision a chance after all. Oh and wouldn’t it be fun to have Kiram’s brother and Altreau fighting for Morisio’s affection? I don’t think it will happen but I want some resolution in this series – I mean, I want Cadeleon to change its law and I want Prince Sevanyo to have his own story. I feel like there’s more that Ginn Hale could explore in this story. In the meantime, go to Amazon and buy this epic series. It’s just so worth it!Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

  • Ran ♠
    2018-11-20 01:07

    Great story and I'm so glad I read this series starting from Lord of the White Hell. Can't deny now I'm craving for more fantasy books because of this. I'm so happy that I got to have more Javier and Kiram. Elezar and Skellan have become very dear to me as well. This was a fun ride and I'd love to read more from them.

  • Seregil
    2018-11-26 22:24

    Loved it. I adore the whole universe, the magic, the creatures, all the characters and the perfect blend of romance and action.I already want to reread everything because I was kind of busy and read it in the too short hours before bed, in public transport and during lunch.

  • Lala
    2018-11-24 04:08

    First read on February 3, 2015.Re-read on March 26, 2016.Hours upon hours of reading - and I loved every minute of it. That epilogue was such a tease, though...I want more!

  • Mandapanda
    2018-11-30 04:59

    Perfect. I hate that it's over. Here's the link to a little coda: http://blindeyebooks.com/new-years-co...

  • Jax
    2018-11-29 02:56

    This has everything we’ve come to expect from Ginn Hale: incredibly rich world building, fascinating characters and a beautiful love story. I was totally immersed in this very other place with these heroic men battling to save their world. I’m sad that it’s over.There’s lots of action with magic, mythical creatures and warfare, but my favorite bits were about Elezar finding someone like Skellan and slowly learning that his desires were not evil and that he could be happy if he only had the courage to accept it. I was somewhat bothered by the minor but frequent editing errors (missing words, extra words, wrong words). They occurred every few pages and tripped me up, making me stop to reread. Mildly annoying, but they did not detract from the wonderful storytelling.Now I begin the wait for the next extraordinary thing Ms Hale unleashes on us.

  • Kirsty
    2018-11-26 04:08

    I am so please my friend got me into this series. <3I don't want to write to much because I would be inclined to add spoilers and I don't want to do that, but this was a great book to follow the first and to end Skellan's and Elezar's story. I'm sad that there isn't more but I really can't see any loose ends to the story and the ending was awesome. The pace of the book was really well thought out, even though things happened quickly in the books time line, it never felt rushed to me, which speaks highly of how well it was written. So much happened and it was really action packed, felt still had slow moments and intimate moments between characters to balanced things out. Well worth the read and I'm so glad I have the books. ^_^Highly recommend. :)

  • Abi Walton
    2018-11-16 21:55

    3.5 stars. I really wanted to love this series and I think I'm the only one who didn't adore Skellen but I just couldn't like him :/ On the other hand as always Hale's prose is beautiful and the world she creates is filled with everything I love in a fantasy novel. I think my problem was that I fell in love with Javier and Kiram and therefore all I wanted to read was about their story and this is not what 'Champion Of A Scarlett Wolf" is. this is the story of Elzar and his witch, but I still wanted more on Javier. What I did love about this book is that we see how the characters have developed since their days at the academy and how they have grown into young men and find their place in the world.

  • DL
    2018-11-27 06:18

    I liked this a lot but it made me remember why I stopped reading fantasy. This is in no way a complaint about the writing, which in typical Ginn Hale fashion, was terrific. It is just that I ended up skimming most of the lengthy battle scene. The battle was epic, was pivotal to the story, was exciting...but somewhere along the way, I've grown tired of epic battles. I did love Skellan and Eleazar together, learning to be one another's champions. I enjoyed the local politics and really loved the many thousand rats. I enjoyed the mythology and certainly wouldn't mind returning to the Calendonian world. During a time of peace, of course. :)

  • Nicole
    2018-12-06 06:08

    I loved this book. I loved this whole world. I can't remember when last I've had so much fun with a series.Skellan was terribly sweet in all his righteous fury. Elezar was so brave and loyal, I swooned. Honestly, it's the kind of book that makes you want to clutch it to your chest, blink back a tear, and sigh like you're lovesick. It's turned me ridiculously sentimental.I'm gutted that it's all come to an end.

  • Alice
    2018-11-15 01:00

    I did not expect to love it so much, yet here I am. I would gladly read 100 more pages of them just figuring stuff out after everything. The ending seemed a bit too abrupt in comparison to how slow the events took to unfold. At the same time, I appreciated the sweetness and hopefulness of it. Aw damn it, I loved everything about this book.

  • Giedre
    2018-11-26 23:04

    Champion of the Scarlet Wolf is a two part spin-off of Lord of the White Hell. Like LotWH, it's a queer fantasy novel. It can be summed up with this photo: http://www.ginnhale.com/wp-content/up... Awesomesauce.