Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Fireman Gideon Sato stumbles over a man oddly still alive and in remarkable health in the ashes of a warehouse fire. A strange connection runs between Gideon and the man, Vanya Stravinsky, despite Vanya’s confusion and loss of memory.
Vanya, a chef, gets mugged after work one evening. He wakes up, nude, in the ashes of a fire. He doesn’t remember much of what happened, but he can guess how he got there. He too feels that connection with his rescuer, but he’s got to decide how much to tell Gideon. Not to mention, the cops think that Vanya was up to no good in that warehouse fire.
Somehow Vanya and Gideon have figure out what’s really going on and also prove Vanya’s innocence. Life just got complicated!
This was a nice story. Gideon feels a strong connection to Vanya when he finds him in the rubble of the fire and can’t help but keep thinking of him. Vanya tries to remember how he got into the building but at the same time needs to keep his secrets.
We see both characters’ points of view in this story and can see how they feel throughout the book. It seemed strange that Vanya didn’t know too much about his heritage or shifting while at the same time trying to explain it to Gideon. While I liked Vanya finding the one and Gideon finally finding the relationship he has been looking for I just felt as if something was missing.
The cover art by Kris Jacen is nice and goes well with the story.
ebook, 85 pages
Published: June 7, 2017 by MLR Press
Edition Language: English