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...this confuses me. So...it's like tumblr...for books?

Either way, I'm mainly on Goodreads. I do occasionally come here, and also do periodically import my shelves from GR here, but GR is a more sure bet for contacting me.

The Invisible Chains - Part 2: Bonds of Fear - Andrew Ashling Yes, I'm guilty of skim-reading in search of Ehandar/Tarno. I'll rate this if/when I ever actually read it.Hmm...I know what it is. Though it IS m/m, the rest of it is framed in a high-fantasy-esque style that right now, I'm just not in the mood of dealing with. Too overly complex...Some stuff I found that I'd written in regards to the content:WARNING. MAY BE SPOILERS FROM BOOK THREEThe development of Ehandar/Tarno's character is interesting. It's subtly written but has all the more impact for that.In book 2, Ehandar still thought of himself as Ehandar, however briefly. This was evidenced in the narration. It's not exactly a different personality, and there Anaxantis is wrong. However, "Tarno" isn't wholly "Ehandar" either, and there Ehandar is incorrect. It's a different and definitely distinct mentality. Towards the end of book two, though, you start to see the dehumanizing happening. Ehandar stops being referred to by his name and solely by a singular third person pronoun in the narration.I thought the end note was a little too much in a stupid sort of way. Too apologetic while being "this is what it is and i don't give a f*ck what you think" in a weird way.I feel like he didn't really need to explain the medieval-esque setting since he's writing high fantasy and that's what high fantasy is. What bothers me, though, is that there is so much self-deception and over-inflated self images floating around. Yeah, it's human, but that doesn't mean I have to like it.