An Ashlez Review: Star and Fire by R Parr

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Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Star and Fire: an m/m illustrated romance novella, with an alternate medieval setting.

Banished from the Kingdom for kissing another man, Prince Teo seeks refuge at the base of the mountain. There he finds Lyndon: a kindly washerman who lives alone in a secluded log cabin. Will Teo get another chance at happiness, or will outside forces invade the warmth and safety of his new home?

Boy was I mistaken when I saw illustrated romance, I had such different expectations than I had initially gone in with.  I thought there were going to be a lot more illustrations than there were, not that I thought that it would be a graphic novel but having only a few illustrations in the whole book was disappointing.
That said the story itself was good, it was extremely adorable and sweet.  It jumps right in to Teo and Lyndon and the cabin – theres a lot of talk of privy use so if that isn’t your thing perhaps skip this, there is also a lot of “washing” talk given Lyndon’s job it wasn’t a total shock but it was very descriptive and I felt perhaps a bit slow ,which is why the rating is a 3 instead of a 4 (I still am disappointed by the lack of illustrations).
That being said, overall it was a generally sweet story (I adore Lyndon and his personality), the old timey speak didn’t even bother me at all, but did they swear back then?? Who is to really know.
Cover – It does pertain to the story, but it also doesn’t draw a person into it
Sales Links:  Amazon
Book Details:
Kindle Edition, First edition, 134 pages
Published September 27th 2019 by R. Parr
ASIN B07YHWV245
Edition Language English

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