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The Pirate of Fathoms Deep (Tales of the High Court #2) // New Perspective, New Love, and Pirates!

pirate-of-fathoms-deepAuthor: Megan Derr

Published: July 12th 2016 by Less Than Three Press, LLC

Pages: 206 | Read: Sept. 28th – Oct. 1st

Genres: m/m romance // historical fiction

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Oh man, with school, folks, I have so much trouble retaining thoughts on books… I read in my free time a lot, if I’m not playing FFXIII-2, but I don’t always have time to then write up a review. Bummer! So bear with me as this may be a short one. But you see the title – the second book to the Tales of the High Court series!

Recommended if you like:

  • cute romance
  • a small overarching political scheme
  • Lesto!
  • pirates

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The High King’s Golden Tongue (Tales of the High Court #1) // The Best Character Dynamics & I Wish I Had Those Language Skills!

25902535Author: Megan Derr

Published: November 4th 2015 by Less Than Three Press

Pages: 410

Genres: m/m romance // historical fiction

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WOW. Small hiatus there. Never got this posted due to busy-ness and then I had some homework to catch up and a paper proposal to write and AGH. It doesn’t help when you’re not that interested in the material of research AND you don’t really want this degree anymore… *shrugs* I know I’ll get busy even more later, fair warning.

ANYWAY, this book was a light, yet fun, read! I love creative historical fiction settings. Like, not historically accurate or even historically existent, much like Captive Prince and such.

Recommended if you like:

  • great character dynamics
  • a slower burning love
  • historical settings
  • miscommunication
  • normal historical fiction plots (this is not a bad thing)

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The Song of Achilles // A Beautiful Take on an Old Tale

Author: Madeline Miller

Published: September 20th, 2011 by Bloomsbury Publishing

Pages: 352

Genres: young adult // LGBT // historical fiction > Greek mythology


A beautifully written perspective on the love between Achilles and Patroclus in the old Greek tales. If you know anything about the Iliad or at least seen the movie Troy, you’ll know the story of Achilles. Many people are required to learn about him in high school. But a good friend of his usually seems put off more to the side except for his effect near the end. Well, welcome to a different perception of that strong relationship here in this book! I’m surprised the story from this POV hasn’t been done, so far, what with the beautiful relationship. Continue reading The Song of Achilles // A Beautiful Take on an Old Tale

The Captive Prince Trilogy // Mind Games + Warriors + Beautiful Romance = YES

Author: C. S. Pacat

Publisher: Berkley

Genres: gay fiction // historical fiction

Captive Prince synopsis for your curious mind. The next books are Prince’s Gambit and Kings Rising.

*contains sexual content and slavery (but still kept classy)*


::THIS REVIEW CONTAINS NO SPOILERS::

This series. It is now one of my favorite m/m series I’ve read. Laurent & Damen are one of my absolute favorite couples. Seriously. This was Pacat’s first series and she did a stunning job. I read this pretty damn fast. I started it somewhere in April and finished it all within a week. And once again, this review might seem kind of vague, but I was trying to point out my thoughts for the whole series, not just a single book. Forgive me if it feels this way. Anyway!

I highly recommend it for m/m fans that like: