Saturday, May 19, 2012

Betrayed by DC Juris

Escaped from a prison camp, is Meldrick still the man Faldor loved? Can Meldrick reconcile who is with who he was, or will betrayal win?

Two years after he lost his soul mate to the war, Faldor still pines for Meldrick. His world is turned upside down when Meldrick appears on his doorstep late one night, seemingly back from the dead. Finally escaped from a prison camp, Meldrick protects a dark secret—one that could rip their rekindled love apart if Faldor ever learned the truth. But the longer they're together, the more questions come up. What really happened two years ago? How did Meldrick escape the prison camp after so long? Is Meldrick still the man Faldor fell in love with? Can Meldrick reconcile who he is with who he was and move beyond his treachery, or will betrayal win?

Reviewer: WhiteDaisy
This story was really hard and emotionally harsh. Meldrick is a prisoner in ogres prison camp. Meldrick was given the task to torture his own comrades, if not the guards would kill them. The torture was to rape his fellow comrades while the ogres watched it all. When he did what he was forced to do, Meldricks was raped by the camp ogres. The cycle was always the same. Meldrick only wish was to stay alive so he would be able to return home, to Faldor. Finally the ogres knew how to break Meldrick. They found a ring, Faldor's ring, and told Meldrick, they killed Faldor and raped him, too. For leaving Fardor's family alive, he told them what the ogres wanted. Meldrick betrayed his king, and his lover, he became a traitor, unworthy of anyone's trust.

Ogres marched on, toward the castle and left Meldrick in the burned camp alive. When Meldrick woke up, he knew he was traitor. He burned the sign of knight hood and went on living as he knew much about hunting and roaming around the land. Two years went by and Meldrick was on the hunt. Meldrick heard horses in the distance and hid himself in the bushes. Meldrick couldn't believe what he saw, Faldor was there on the horse, alive and he even had his own ring. And then Meldrick realized the truth. He was tricked by the Ogres, they copied his ring and told him a lie. On the other side, Faldor wasn't aware that Meldrick was alive, but Faldor has a feeling of being watched.

That night Meldrick came to Faldor's house and Faldor didn't know if Meldrick was an imagination or just a sign of his own madness. Meldrick told him were he was all those years. He couldn't tell Faldor all of the truth, but Faldor had a gift, he could see into Meldrick's mind, so he touched mind and looked at all the memories there. Faldor saw it all: the torture, the raping, the madness, everything. I loved Faldor's words at the end
“You are mine, Meldrick DeBonn. Mine and no other’s. And nothing—not war, not torture, not anything—can take you from me.”
As a reader, I loved this part.

This story has a hard plot. The betraying goes deeper then Meldrick's own tortured soul. But the end is happy, as much we can get from this kind of a story. All the emotions in this story where deep and well developed. I liked the writing style. I'm giving it 4 stars.

Publisher: Breathless Press
Review Courtesy Of: ManicReaders


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