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Burnt Offerings

Burnt Offerings On his way home from the market beautiful and shy Alen is accosted by local ruffians who try to take advantage of his innocence When Alen attempts to defend his virtue the situation takes a turn for

  • Title: Burnt Offerings
  • Author: Pearl Love
  • ISBN: 9781613721803
  • Page: 130
  • Format: ebook
  • On his way home from the market, beautiful and shy Alen is accosted by local ruffians who try to take advantage of his innocence When Alen attempts to defend his virtue, the situation takes a turn for the worse and he accidentally slays one of the men Now he faces the mockery that is the town s justice The penalty for murder a slow, painful death upon the altar of theOn his way home from the market, beautiful and shy Alen is accosted by local ruffians who try to take advantage of his innocence When Alen attempts to defend his virtue, the situation takes a turn for the worse and he accidentally slays one of the men Now he faces the mockery that is the town s justice The penalty for murder a slow, painful death upon the altar of the mighty god of fire Alen s sentence is gleefully announced by the village priest, a loathsome man who promises deliverance if only the lovely boy will submit to depraved pleasures But Alen has a secret, one to which he desperately clings even though it may cost him his life For many years, Alen has watched the flames dance in his mother s hearth, the mystery that dwells in the bright glow alleviating his loneliness and offering endless fascination When the time comes to face his destiny upon the pyre, Alen hopes that the fire s magical embrace might hold the key to his salvation But will the flames herald his destruction even as all of his prayers are answered

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    1. Righteous Flames of DevotionOh lawdy, this one made me weepy, but the resolution was worth it. Alen is a beautiful young man, almost divinely so, modest and kind in nature and devoted to his mother's care. Unfortunately, his preternatural beauty inspires unwanted lust and jealousy in the inhabitants of his small village, and a chance encounter between him and several drunken louts ends in a fatality that condemns Alen to his own death. A malicious and vindictive village priest offers him a way o [...]

    2. 3.5 stars.When a gang of men tries to take advantage of young Alen, he kills one of them in self-defense. The penalty for murder is death, but the local priest is willing to waive the sentence if Alen will submit to his desires. Alen wants neither outcome, for he already has his heart set on a being he has seen in the flames of his hearth, the only one who has been there for him besides his mother. When the sentence is carried out, the being of fire Firnal takes form and Alen discovers his frien [...]

    3. Reviewed on Hearts On Fire heartsonfirereviews/ Wow this is a tough book to review because quite honestly I don't see it as a bittersweet story even though that's what Ms Love is calling it. Alen has always been a shy, reclusive type of child growing up into a beautifully attractive young man. He has no friends because his beauty either makes the townspeople either jealous or lusty. He spends all of his time in a tiny cottage with his mother who he adores and staring into the fire in the hearth [...]

    4. This is a Bittersweet Dreams title, so I knew that a not traditional happy ending was to be expected, plus the blurb was easy to decipher. So I concentrated more on the development of the story than on the ending, and I found myself enjoying very much the relationship of Alen with his mother, so much that, in the end, I was almost in tears.The life of Alen is not easy or idyllic, but he does everything he has to do since he deeply loves his mother; but Alen has never felt as he belongs to the vi [...]

    5. Purple prose, purple prose everywhere. The author's style makes it hard to digest the story. There are at least two adjectives used to describe every single thing. Four adjectives a sentence is the minimum.The character dialogues were unrealistic, reading like something out of a play. Like "Hold your peace, Madam, or I will end his worthless life here and now!" Maybe I'm just spoiled by all the fantasy novels where people actually spoke like people, albeit in an old fashioned way - but here ever [...]

    6. This one is a little tough. I really loved the idea behind the storya beautiful young man falling in love with a God he can never touch or hold. The world the author built felt slightly lacking and the language between characters took a bit of getting used to. I got a little antsy with the POV changes too, knowing how short the story was I felt like I wasn't getting enough from the main characters to satisfy my need to connect with them on any major level. Again, the idea behind the ending was b [...]

    7. I think the story might have ended up interesting, but the style is so overwrought and the set-up so sordid (the author gleefully describes the lustful thoughts of despicable people and the innocence and complete helplessness of Alex in great and unending detail, a sheep headed inexorably to a most unwholesome slaughter) that I lost my appetite for it.

    8. The story was weird and a bit dramatic. I can't really enjoy the idea of this plot, that a main character, in this story an innocent boy Alen, has to die to get to his beloved God he is obsessed with. For me this story is absurd.

    9. I loved, loved, loved this book. It had such a nice mythic feel to it and the language was gorgeous. Some bits were a bit repetitious, but this is definitely a story that I will be revisiting many times.

    10. A good short read, although at times a bit sad and pitiable since Alen is sentenced to death for self-defense and there's nothing his mother can do to save him.

    11. Reviewed by: DonPublisher: Dreamspinner PressGenre: M/M BittersweetRated: 2 HeartsCheck out the review at: heartsonfirereviews

    12. 2 stars exlusively for the writing style.Otherwise this a horror story and aptly titled so not my cup of tea.

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