Monday, September 3, 2012

ALL MY CRIMES by Tal Valante

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Date published: June 23rd,2012

ISBN: 978-1-937-551-43

Fantasy Contemporary M/M


Reviewed by Dawn (

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The war with the elves is over with and now Teregryn Eve, a former right hand of the King, is trying to rebuild his life after being taken prisoner and tortured by the elves. It has taken him a long time to restore his magic and soul and even now, he has issues to deal with. When he is betrayed by someone he knows, Teregryn is forced to face his painful memories even as he races against the clock to keep his king safe from harm. The question that haunts him is…Namely who wants him out the way and why? Danger looms as Teregryn tries to find the answers but the answers he seeks are in a mind so fractured that all may be lost if he doesn’t figure it all out.

ALL MY CRIMES is a wonderful introduction to a world of humans and elves. Living, working, falling in love and fighting each other in brutal wars. Teregryn is fractured at best. He was a prisoner of war and amid brutal torture, he lost his magic and his mind. It took two years to heal his body and magic but it wasn’t like it was before. The author really delves into Teregryn with abandon. He is one character I wanted to cuddle with and tell him it was going to be alright or that I believed in him when all looked lost. The story is right up there with other famous Elven stories and the author does a great job in drawing her reader in and never letting them go, not even after the last page is read. This author whips up a world that is magical, enjoyable and quite intriguing. The only thing I wished was that it was longer so you can get the sheer scope of this author’s amazing world building. But overall, this novella packs quite a punch from the first page to the last.

ALL MY CRIMES is a story that encompasses fear, love, desire, anger, revenge and more. The reader is taken on a journey that will keep them highly intrigued, eager for more. This is a new to me author and one I found to be very enjoyable. With her latest release, the reader is taken on a ride that you won’t want to get off from. This is a fascinating world the author created and I am eager to know more about it. I am really hoping this author comes back to this world in the future. I highly recommend reading ALL MY CRIMES and I suggest you snuggle up on your couch and hope no one bothers you because you will be transfixed till the very end.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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