M lan, headmaster of the order of Ka alar, and Jamil Jarka, king s assassin, find their impossible love challenged to the utmost as a rebellion sweeps them apart, sending Jamil on a dangerous mission to assassinate the rebel leader, General Charvat Unknown to anyone, Charvat is on his way to the temple to exploit the headmaster s magical abilities.When the rebel army arriM lan, headmaster of the order of Ka alar, and Jamil Jarka, king s assassin, find their impossible love challenged to the utmost as a rebellion sweeps them apart, sending Jamil on a dangerous mission to assassinate the rebel leader, General Charvat Unknown to anyone, Charvat is on his way to the temple to exploit the headmaster s magical abilities.When the rebel army arrives, M lan is thrust into a struggle against political and personal dominance as Charvat attempts to break his resistance Violence and death mount, awakening within M lan both the powers of destruction and the desire for revenge.On the trail of his prey, Jamil begins to question his devotion to M lan as his once innocent lover transforms into a mage and invades the assassin s thoughts and dreams The closer Jamil draws to M lan, the he puts his life and his very soul at risk Jamil soon realizes that his lover might prove to be deadly than the man he was sent to kill.A final confrontation between assassin and monk might destroy them both, but Jamil is relentless in his determination to rescue M lan, knowing that only his love can master the mage.
Blood of Salar M lan headmaster of the order of Ka alar and Jamil Jarka king s assassin find their impossible love challenged to the utmost as a rebellion sweeps them apart sending Jamil on a dangerous mission
Alexis Duran's elegant yet earthy prose drew me hard and fast into the first book, Touch of Salar. In the kingdom of Rakkan and on the horizon, rebels and royalists draw closer and closer to the healing temple of Ka'alar. The god of light, Salar, lends his healing powers to the monks there. Since the outbreak of war to the south, the king uses the temple as his own private hospital where he sends his wounded officers and assassins for healing. Conversely, the serpent god of death and darkness, K [...]
All roads lead to Ka’alar’s Temple, to the Order of Ka’alar, to M’lan.!!! - Beware: review with plenty of gifs and some spoilers!Now, before I start, let me please stress that many of the things I've mentioned in my review for book 1 also applies for book 2! There is a lot more good stuff included than I will mention below.I must say I am a passionate fantasy lover. I love forgetting my regular boring life in the vastness, beauty and complexity of worlds that are fortunately not beyond m [...]
I really wanted to like this one as much as #1, but I just didn't. And I'm not quite sure why. Everything in this one carried through and built on what was introduced in the first book, which I should have loved. It also expanded on everything, making everything bigger, scarier, more fantastical, and more far-reaching. Which should have been amazing.I still really liked it, and there were some elements that were amazing. (view spoiler)[The symmetry of Jamil being the one to bring M'Lan back from [...]
This second book in the ‘Masters and Mages’ series proves a terrific follow-up to the initial story and left me hungry for another trip to the harsh but captivating realm of Rakkan. Political intrigue, familial bonds, the ravages of war, sorcery, rebellion, and love, each find a place in this stimulating episode of the hard-won romance between M’lan and Jamil, and I loved every minute of it.Now headmaster of the Order of Ka’alar, gifted healer M’lan finds himself deserted at the Temple [...]
FiveStarsBlood of Salar drops me into an already-built world, a rich tapestry of fantasy description and conflict. Only fair, being a sequel. But reading the first book (Touch of Salar) isn't necessary. Duran catches me up. There are lovers. It is fraught. War is at hand.The sex scenes are hot and plentiful. The plot itself is slow-moving, full of characters' thoughts and meandering travels. Stuff I prefer to read, but if you're looking for something action-packed, this may not be the book.Gods [...]