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Far too young, Apollo Ulfr lost Ilsa, his wife, the love of his life and the mother of his two children. The grief of her loss does not settle in his soul, it solders to it. But when he discovers there is a parallel universe where his wife may have a twin, he feels there's hope and sets about bringing her to his world so he can have her back.

But Ilsa Ulfr of our world is married to the parallel universe's twin, Pol, who is not a good man. Not in any way. She's on the run from him and the last thing she wants is to be transported to a fantastical world and be forced to take his side as his wife, even if he is not Pol. And Apollo finds the broken, bitter Ilsa nothing like his beloved and he further wants nothing to do with her.

But darkness is looming and evil is amassing. Apollo must protect his land and keep his family safe, including the new Ilsa.


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There is very little I want to say about Broken Dove. The only thing I really need to be saying here is that I'm so disappointed at the end product. Fantasyland was one of the few series of books I've adored and read over and over (and over), so you can imagine my pain when I discovered that the fourth book Broken Dove is nothing (absolutely nothing) like the first three.

It's very very vey long. And that in itself is saying something. If you had asked me last month if I thought a KA book could ever be long enough I'd laugh in your face. There's just no way. Each time I finish one of her books I ache for more.

So for me to tell you that Broken Dove was a freaking long book is as much a surprise to you as it is to me. But it's the truth. I have never wanted a book to come to a conclusion sooner than I wanted Broken Dove to get there.

The problem with this book is the fact that there is not just one story going on here. There are many all happening at once. It jumps a little to much and it honestly felt as if Apollo and Ilsa weren't the main characters here. Their story took a back-seat far to often and the progression we expect from KA is extremely decelerated. Only near the very end does anything exciting happen. The rest is what I'd consider average day-to-day occurrences.

I did however, enjoy the fact that the characters from the previous books make an appearance. I loved that since I loved them. But I'm not a fan of Apollo and Ilsa very much.

Apollo was not at all like any KA hero. He was no-where near at hot-headed or alpha like KA usually creates her males. Apollo was placid and... I'm going with sad... I'm not sure, he didn't work well for me. Ilsa... wasn't the usual KA leading lady, but still kind of at times. She wasn't consistent at all which I found rather off-putting.

If you have to ask me what the major plot is about... I wouldn't really know what to say. There is just so much that takes place in this book and really, none of it is very intriguing. I think the most exciting thing for me was when Lahn (from The Golden Dynasty - book #2) was holding his kid. Now that was sexy and I could very well have read an entire book about him carrying his off-spring.

Oh well, it's a first that I'm going to say that a KA novel just bored me to tears. The only reason I didn't stop reading was because of Lahn (of course) but also because it's KA... I have faith that the book was bound to be redeemed in the end.

I think that had the booked focused on the actual story then it would have been 100% better. But instead we were following many, many other characters who I really couldn't care about and didn't need details from since they held little that could contribute successfully to the main plot of the book.

This is a first time for me that I didn't love or at least somewhat like a KA book. It's a sad day for me :(

Rating: 3 Stars


RELEASE DATE: December 27th, 2013
GENRE: Adult Fantasy Romance

LANGUAGE: English
ISIN: B00HAOB9ZE
PUBLISHER: Kristen Ashley

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Hi. I'm Laurynne (Pronounced 'Lauren') & I'm a 30(ish) year old Graphic & Web Designer from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I spend majority of my time either reading, blogging, browsing Amazon or when the mood strikes, designing something. Welcome to my blog.
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