Tale from de Rodeby Abigail Roux Published 15 Sep 2010
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The King of de Rode had tried everything to save his threatened kingdom, everything but his last resort: instructions from an ancient poem. And so the King sends his son, Oliver de Rode, and Oliver's companion, Noah Moore, on a mysterious mission to the west following the ancient words... right to a forest full of mythical creatures and a wise-cracking genie named Max. In the hope of saving the kingdom from a costly war, the unfortunate travelers will endure a crash course in everything they have never believed, facing bands of thieves, wandering dragons, magic gone awry, and even Death himself.
"Tale from de Rode" Reviews
While an overall enjoyable read, I didn't enjoy this one as much as some of Abigail's other works and many of the other books in the DSP Fairytale line. It dragged a bit in the first half. Also, the one thing I look for in fairy tales is a tight plot line, which is really needed since they are by nature allegorical. Everything has a symbolic meaning and they're usually pared down to the essential plot points without any extraneous detail. Thus flows a simple, seamless plot, but with pretty obvious deeper meanings. I didn't get that feeling of circular connection where all the stars align when reading this book, which is what I really love about reading fairy tales.
This is a short, enjoyable fairytale, done Roux-style. What do I mean by that? Though it is a fantasy and it starts off with a sweet, etherial atmosphere, it quickly becomes more sarcastic and banter-y, like many Roux books. And that isn't a bad thing. I found myself grinning through most of this and enjoying the ride. It was fun seeing how the story would unfold. This isn't grand stuff and it is pretty light on sex, but it is a very nice, quick read.
One of my favorite fantasy series has always been the Myth series by Robert Lynn Aspirin. Tale from de Rode was a delightful, sexy, man-loving fairy tale in the same vein. Oliver de Rode was a thoughtful, clever hero, his friend, Noah Moore was all brawn, with just enough brains and heart to appreciate his friend until death, and Max, Oliver's love interest was glib, snarky, and thoroughly entertaining. I love tongue-in-cheek, punny fantasy, and when you mix it up with some hot mansex, you get a playful, enjoyable read.
This was a very creative story. This is the second time through it but I think I enjoyed it more the first time through. So, unfortunately, my rating is a little less because of that.
But, setting that aside, it had some good humor and interesting characters. Got a little teary towards the end. A good story. I always look forward to books by this author.
Enjoyable m/m fairy tale. The adventurous quest of the prince with his oh-so-straight side kick, and their finding of the magic lamp with the hunky djinn. Sweet romance, and humorous dialogue. This is a fun read!