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Ssed with Prince Jandu Paran a man whose entire family must be destroyed if the kingdom is to be freedTarek Amia would gladly see Jandu Paran brought low Born the son of a charioteer Tarek has no love for the royal princes who have slighted and insulted him all his life Only Keshan’s philosophies have elevated him from the brutal ranks of common soldiers Tarek owes Keshan his devotion but he is a pragmatic man and when he discovers Keshan’s reckless affair he realizes that Keshan may have to be sacrificed for the sake of his own revolutionYoung Prince Jandu Paran has never concerned himself. Magic love betrayal angst joy friendship and action The Archer s Heart was a surprise a very very lovely surprise The story is set in a fantasy eastern like inspired world Jandu is an exceptional archer who cares little for the outside world until his way of life is challenged by his friendship with the descendent of the Yashva Keshan Adaru Tarek Baram Suraya Yudar and Darvad are also exceptional characters with dimension and realistic motivations I appreciate that no one is evil or good in this story they are just humanI always wonder why magic in novels makes sense to me than things in the real world But I enjoyed the twists and unfolding of this intricate story and couldn t help but read obsessively until the end One of my favorites

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With court intrigue His life has been dedicated to the lordly art of archery and mastering the immense powers of the shartas Handsome and arrogant he is sure that no man can surpass him and yet Keshan Adaru’s mere touch brings Jandu to his knees But his desire for Keshan is than forbidden it threatens to destroy Jandu’s pride position and family In the midst of this turmoil an unspeakable event forces Jandu to redefine the meaning of honor and loyaltyAnd now as armies arise to war each man must decide where his allegiance lies and what he will sacrifice in his heart and on the battlefield.. Wow What can I say wow It is definitely epic material to rival some of Mary Renault s novels but with a lot graphic M on M descriptions I loved so many of the characters so well rounded and real they are all flawed in some way but yet sympathetically drawn Much as I wanted to hate characters like Tarek Yudar and Baram I couldn t And whilst the true baddies like Darvad and his henchmen probably deserved to die for their self centred treachery I can so see how they were all victims of the social systems that hold them in thrall and status I cried in several passages especially the bit where Keshan realises that his mission to change the world could be redefined to the influencing of one man whom he loved Jandu And Keshan and Jandu make such a wonderful pair of lovers swoon worthy in every way I really hope they would make a movie out of this book The locale customs magics and exotic flavour of the book were all rivetingly fantastic and real The horrors of the caste system and the punishments meted out on those who flout traditions were definitely designed to raise the social justice ire in any compassionate reader And despite the many many but no type deaths leading towards the ending some of which I could not predict I was so relieved that the lovers were left some family and friends to start their brave new world in these ranking amongst my favourite of the characters eg Iyestar Suraya and her brother Anant love this fellow and the 17 year old mentoree of Jandu s The author was rather clever in her plot device to reduce the Paran family to exile desolateness to allow them the opportunity to see how the other half lives Strange though that it was only Jandu out of the 4 who seemed to develop a greater compassion and understanding of the outcast untouchables through all the suffering they went through might that be cause he had a mentor like Keshan And likewise for Keshan to find that ideals and dreams can only become real through the physical manifestation of love towards a tangible human being moves his experience and understanding of social justice and euality beyond the abstract nature of law and legislation into the personal and experiential he would be willing himself to become one of those who he was championing for the sake love of anotherThere were a couple of plot anomalies but these are over trivial stuff And my heart breaks for Tarek in the end despite his being loved unconditionally he chose to fall on his own sword of duty honour and pride One could say the same for the old regent mentor of the royal boys as well Yudar He could not break away from his own moral codes and from judging himself and others by those very destructive rules and s despite being shown what alternatives there could be with Anant as well as his observation of our two main lovers view spoilerI m not entirely sure the purpose of Jandu being made female through the curse the issue of gender ineuality and female liberation was not really covered Was it supposed to help him get in touch with his feminine side Or to allow for further humiliation and degradation of his psyche be ause of the rape BTW he got over the traumatic stresses of his rape rather too easily I felt hide spoiler The Prince of Pleasure (The Wilde Brothers, yet Keshan Adaru’s mere touch brings Jandu to his knees But his desire for Keshan is than forbidden it threatens to destroy Jandu’s pride position and family In the midst of this turmoil an unspeakable event forces Jandu to redefine the meaning of honor and loyaltyAnd now as armies arise to war each man must decide where his allegiance lies and what he will sacrifice in his heart and on the battlefield.. Wow What can I say wow It is definitely epic material to rival some of Mary Renault s novels but with a lot graphic M on M descriptions I loved so many of the characters so well rounded and real they are all flawed in some way but Hers to Protect yet sympathetically drawn Much as I wanted to hate characters like Tarek Yudar and Baram I couldn t And whilst the true baddies like Darvad and his henchmen probably deserved to die for their self centred treachery I can so see how they were all victims of the social systems that hold them in thrall and status I cried in several passages especially the bit where Keshan realises that his mission to change the world could be redefined to the influencing of one man whom he loved Jandu And Keshan and Jandu make such a wonderful pair of lovers swoon worthy in every way I really hope they would make a movie out of this book The locale customs magics and exotic flavour of the book were all rivetingly fantastic and real The horrors of the caste system and the punishments meted out on those who flout traditions were definitely designed to raise the social justice ire in any compassionate reader And despite the many many but no type deaths leading towards the ending some of which I could not predict I was so relieved that the lovers were left some family and friends to start their brave new world in these ranking amongst my favourite of the characters eg Iyestar Suraya and her brother Anant love this fellow and the 17 Her Small-Town Hero year old mentoree of Jandu s The author was rather clever in her plot device to reduce the Paran family to exile desolateness to allow them the opportunity to see how the other half lives Strange though that it was only Jandu out of the 4 who seemed to develop a greater compassion and understanding of the outcast untouchables through all the suffering they went through might that be cause he had a mentor like Keshan And likewise for Keshan to find that ideals and dreams can only become real through the physical manifestation of love towards a tangible human being moves his experience and understanding of social justice and euality beyond the abstract nature of law and legislation into the personal and experiential he would be willing himself to become one of those who he was championing for the sake love of anotherThere were a couple of plot anomalies but these are over trivial stuff And my heart breaks for Tarek in the end despite his being loved unconditionally he chose to fall on his own sword of duty honour and pride One could say the same for the old regent mentor of the royal boys as well Yudar He could not break away from his own moral codes and from judging himself and others by those very destructive rules and s despite being shown what alternatives there could be with Anant as well as his observation of our two main lovers view spoilerI m not entirely sure the purpose of Jandu being made female through the curse the issue of gender ineuality and female liberation was not really covered Was it supposed to help him get in touch with his feminine side Or to allow for further humiliation and degradation of his psyche be ause of the rape BTW he got over the traumatic stresses of his rape rather too easily I felt hide spoiler

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In the ancient kingdom of Marhavad noblemen dominate the lower castes wielding mystic weapons known as shartas against any who oppose them For generations the rule of Marhavad’s kings has been absolute But now the line of succession is divided and whispers of revolution are heard in even the royal palaceKeshan Adaru an outspoken man of unearthly charms welcomes these changes All his life he has foreseen an uprising that will shatter the castes and The Archer's eBook #202 end the tyranny of the old laws His visions have driven him but now at the brink of their fulfillment he finds himself obse. Epic read for fantasy lovers If you love reading Fantasy don t miss out on this book The tale told will snag you and keep you enthralled through the very end I do have to admit that I found the beginning a bit slower but it s to be expected as the author is setting up the story and we also get to know the characters But once the Paran Family s luck changes I couldn t put the book down at all It was two nights of very little sleepThe story and world I found just amazing I loved the Indian Style elements to it It just gives it the right tone to be exotic and mysticJandur s growth as a character is painful but also beautiful It is heartbreaking at so many moments It is a journey from being arrogant to being proud and earning the respect of those around you It is also funny how Keshan s growth is actually slower but when the truth finally hits him it is beautiful He accomplished his job of changing the world by changing only one manI loved this story and I will think about all of its nuances for a long time and I will very likely re read


10 thoughts on “The Archer's Heart

  1. says:

    Reading The Archers Heart was truly a pleasure This beautiful fantasy novel draws on elements from the Mahābhārata and is set in a land not dissimilar to India called Marhavad It is a tale of caste magic betrayal adventure war an

  2. says:

    Epic read for fantasy lovers If you love reading Fantasy don't miss out on this book The tale told will snag you and keep you enthralled through the very end I do have to admit that I found the beginning a bit slower but it's to be expected as the author is setting up the story and we also get to know the characters But once the Paran Family's luck changes I couldn't put the book down at all It was two nights of very little sle

  3. says:

    Take it from me who's read a ridiculous amount of mm novels it's super hard to find a good uality fantasy mm book Like I can probably count the number on one hand And Archer's Heart is exactly what I search for It has a solid world characters I adored and a storyline that took my breath awayThe story starts off and is based around the battle between Darvad Uru and Yudar Paran to be chosen to inherit the throne of Marhavad Marhavad is a co

  4. says:

    I'm a sucker for FantasyIntriguesGay Romance and snotty aristocrats The world building is great and I loved Jandu from the beginning I've seen that a lot of readers were annoyed at him at the start but everything a

  5. says:

    Magic love betrayal angst joy friendship and action The Archer's Heart was a surprise a very very lovely surprise The story is set in a fantasy eastern like inspired world Jandu is an exceptional archer who cares little for

  6. says:

    Beautiful story of devotion deep love and belief I loved itHighly recommended read

  7. says:

    This book had such glowing reviews that even though I had a really hard time getting into it because of all the names I decided to give it a shot Well my review alas won't join those glowing ones Also spoilers aheadStrange that none of the reviews well those I've read anyway seem to mention that this book contains lots of infidelity and Polyandry amongst other things and all of that directly involves the main two char

  8. says:

    Wow What can I say wow It is definitely epic material to rival some of Mary Renault's novels but with a lot graphi

  9. says:

    The bestest

  10. says:

    The ReviewHonesty from the outsetOver the last few months I have reviewed several stories by Astrid Amara in the anthologies Hell Cop and Tangle Edition XY Each time I have come away and impressed by her storytelling The Archer's Heart did not disappoint This was the stuff of epicsFirst things firstWhen The Archer's Heart arrived with a thunk on my doorstep I admit to being daunted about the task of reviewing such a large book th

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