Book Reviews

Dreams of the Forgotten (Sumeria's Sons 3) by Lexi Ander at Less Than Three Press

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / Shifters / Psychic Powers / MPreg / Magic / Gods/Godesses / Romance / Action/Adventure
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 16-April-2015

Book Blurb

For Tristan and Ushna, nothing comes easy and with each passing day the challenges grow and the dangers multiply. The safe home they are building for their family and tribe is threatened from all sides, and the peace they seek is being torn apart by enemies and internal strife. Tristan dares not reveal his condition to any but those closest to him, all the while he's plagued by dreams he cannot remember upon waking...

And over all of it hangs the knowledge that his time with Ushna is running out. Because Ushna already has a Flame awaiting rebirth, and though Tristan would die to protect that bond, he constantly struggles against his beast who demands they bind Ushna to their side.

NOTE: This book was previosuly released by Silver Pub;ishing in March 2013.

Book Review

Just like the two previous books in this series, this third novel is a fantastic blend of old Sumerian legends and lycan lore, freely intermixed with Lexi Ander's more than fertile imagination. The plot, as they say, thickens, and as annoying as it was to end up with more questions than answers, it only made me like the series more. Some of the revelations about Tristan's past made me worry even more about what may be coming, and quite a few of the hints of which other parties are involved in this epic power struggle upgraded the scale of the battle from "huge" to "gigantic" for me.

Tristan is learning to deal with being pregnant, and I loved the scenes where he notices some of the changes and deals with the cravings. His need to still protect everyone gets in the way a few times, but Ushna is right there to help and support. Tristan finally acknowledges that Ushna is his as much as he is Ushna's, and yet, the dreams of "the forgotten", men he half-remembers tell him there is a lot more to what is going on than is visible on the surface.

Ushna is an amazing partner. Protective and loving, he continues to be exactly what Tristan needs. Despite the fact that he lost his Twin Flame, or maybe because of it, he is so close to Tristan, and clearly loves him so much, that I cannot help but wonder how in the world this basic contradiction is going to be solved. Twin Flames seem to be so important, yet Tristan totally betrayed him to the point he separated himself for eternity, and Ushna loves Tristan so much in this life, how can he possibly be asked to take a different lover, his "real" Twin Flame in his next incarnation?

In the end there is an answer to some of the most burning questions, but it is only a partial one. Part of me hated that because I want to know now, but part of me loved it because it makes this whole series of stories better. I've said it before and I have to repeat it: this series keeps amazing me. An intriguing mix of epic fantasy and paranormal drama, it stretches into an inventive, new world with its own rules. Rules that are still emerging! I thoroughly enjoyed this third installment and am looking forward to reading the fourth (which is already waiting for me on my hard drive).

If you like ancient legends, if you enjoy creative tales with a significant level of secrecy, revelations and more questions than you thought were possible, and if you're ready to live alongside the main characters as they try to figure out what is going on and how to keep their family safe, then you need to read this book. I am more enthralled than ever!

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 217 pages/63000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 15-April-2015
Price $6.99 ebook
Buy Link http://bit.ly/1cAdMnJ