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by Carole Cummings

Category: Literature and Fiction
Subcategory: Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian
Author: Carole Cummings
ISBN: 1610402413
ISBN13: 978-1610402415
Language: English
Publisher: Prizm (June 15, 2011)
Pages: 410
Fb2 eBook: 1170 kb
ePub eBook: 1643 kb
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Illustrations by Rose Lenoir. a subsidiary of Torquere Press, Inc. 3. The Aisling Book Two Dream. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitious-ly.

Illustrations by Rose Lenoir. While this novel is inspired by historical events, it is a fictionalized portrayal, and the author created all characters, events and storylines in the pursuit of literary fiction, not historical accuracy. An imprint of Torquere Press, Inc. PO Box 2545.

Carole Cummings set a high bar with Aisling Book One, and she easily surpasses it with Book Two! Following the events in Book One, I thought that Wil's and Dallin's relationship evolved at the perfect pace. I loved seeing them growing ever closer to each other, and also watching them grow as individuals. Cummings does a great job fleshing out the characters even more. I also liked that almost all of the side characters had this sort of aura of mystery around them, so that Wil and Dallin had no way of knowing who was trustworthy and who was not.

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What begins as Constable Dallin Brayden escorting the prisoner Wilfred Calder back to Putnam quickly turns into a flight for both their lives. Political betrayal and malicious magic lurk behind every bush and boulder in their flight across the countryside, resulting in Dallin becoming more protector than gaoler, and fostering a growing connection between him and his charge. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

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Carole Cummings, Author of Fantasy Fiction. Aisling Trilogy: Book OneAs he pursues a man who is not what he seems, Constable Dallin Brayden learns the lines between enemy and ally, truth and deception, and conscience and obedience are not only blurred, but malleable. Aisling Trilogy: Book OneAs he pursues a man who is not what he seems, Constable Dallin Brayden learns the lines between enemy and ally, truth and deception, and conscience and obedience are not only blurred, but malleable Carole Cummings.

Excerpt-Aisling, Book Two: Dream. Two more shots rang his ears. His right arm shouldn’t feel like it weighed twenty stone, but just raising his gun, pointing it into the blurred mass of moving bodies, made his vision go dark.

Other titles in the Aisling series include Book One: Guardian, and Book Two: Dream. Format Paperback 382 pages

Other titles in the Aisling series include Book One: Guardian, and Book Two: Dream. Format Paperback 382 pages. Dimensions 127 x 20. x 2. mm 38. 5g. Publication date 30 Dec 2011.

What begins as Constable Dallin Brayden escorting the prisoner Wilfred Calder back to Putnam quickly turns into a flight for both their lives. Political betrayal and malicious magic lurk behind every bush and boulder in their flight across the countryside, resulting in Dallin becoming more protector than gaoler, and fostering a growing connection between him and his charge. Haunted by dreams not his own and pursued by just about everyone, Dallin begins to understand that he's not just protecting Wil out of duty anymore. As the shadow of Wil's previous life as a captive and tool continues to loom, the shadow of the man who kept him prisoner looms larger. Forced into a terrifying battle of both will and magic for not only his life, but his soul, Wil discovers that the Aisling is sought by more powerful enemies than the Guild and the Brethren: ancient gods and soul-eating spirits seek what lives inside him as well. And it seems his only salvation may well be Dallin and his goddess, the Mother, against whom Wil has been warned all his life.
Comments to eBook Aisling, Book Two: Dream
Arashigore
Wil and Dallin's extraordinary adventure continues.

This is where they fall in love.
It is not a super sensual romance, but the emotions are intense.

In Book 1, Guardian, we learn that Wil was enslaved for decades and his powers were used against his will for evil purposes. He escaped three years ago but now his pursuers are catching up on him. Poor Wil. He does not know why he ended in captivity decades ago, or what his real name is. He does not know exactly who and what he is running from and how powerful or how many they are. He suspects new enemies will appear at every turn. He is convinced he has been abandoned by the Gods. He has no idea what he is supposed to DO and has nobody to turn to. Damn, but Wil was so completely, hopelessly lonely! Fortunately fate put him in the path of the very man who was created to watch over him, Constable Dallin Brayden.

In this book 2 of the series, Dallin convinces Wil to journey together to the cradle of Lind where the Old Ones live. The Old Ones are supposed to have old knowledge, so maybe they'll know the answers to Wil's questions.

On their journey to Lind, Wil and Dallin develop strong feelings for each other. They also learn to trust each other. This is a huge step for Wil who has learned the hard way never to trust anybody.

Their journey also brings new companions, help and danger where it was not expected, and a face to face with Wil's deepest, darkest fear. Brrr.

The end of the book does not disappoint. There is no horrible cliff-hanger. Not everything is solved, and Wil and Dallin may still have to face their biggest challenge yet, but they are both alive and in love.

PS: This is not a standalone. You need to read Book 1 in order to understand what is going on in Book 2.
Cordann
I must admit, I think I liked the first book better, but maybe it's because I'm a sucker for suspense. Actually I think it was because the writing in the first book was just a little bit... tighter, if that makes sense. There were a few moments in this one where I got a bit confused and had to flip back a couple of pages to figure out what was going on. That never happened in the first book for me, despite the amount of detailed suspense and world-building necessary to set up such a fabulously creative world.

That said, I loved the main characters even more here. They're so deep and real, and their developing relationship just adds to it. The relationship itself is very well written, too--it doesn't just turn on like a light switch, it builds realistically. You know those annoying books where perfect person 1 meets perfect person 2, they fall in love at first sight, and because their love is perfect, they just know how to make their relationship work perfectly? Yeah, there is none of that here; our heroes are in a relationship that's still new to them and you can see them putting effort into making it work.

It's fascinating to me that someone can come up with such an amazing fantasy world and then plop people--real people--into it and they mesh together so seamlessly. I really admire and envy this author's talent! I can't wait to see where she next takes us and her characters.

Also, a side note--the formatting in the Kindle version of this novel isn't very well done. I think some (if not all) of the problems I had understanding parts of the book were due to the fact that paragraph breaks weren't done correctly and there were no italics at all. Hopefully this can be fixed, because a book as good as this deserves to have attention lavished upon it.
Iriar
Carole Cummings set a high bar with Aisling Book One, and she easily surpasses it with Book Two! Following the events in Book One, I thought that Wil's and Dallin's relationship evolved at the perfect pace. I loved seeing them growing ever closer to each other, and also watching them grow as individuals. Cummings does a great job fleshing out the characters even more.

I also liked that almost all of the side characters had this sort of aura of mystery around them, so that Wil and Dallin had no way of knowing who was trustworthy and who was not. It really ratcheted up the tension of the novel, illuminating the risk that the main characters faced, and also added a layer of complexity to Cummings' writing.

As for the plot, the book does seem to slow down a little in the middle. There's action in the beginning, action in the end, and a sort of explanation/figuring-out-what-the-heck-is-going-on period in the middle. I was in no way bored, though. Book Two really focused on Wil's and Dallin's characters in relation to each other, and their interactions during this slower pacing kept me completely captivated and interested.

As with Book One, the overarching plot continues into the next book. There is a resolution to the events in Book Two, and Cummings does a grand job setting up for Book Three without leaving a cliffhanger, so you aren't left completely hanging while waiting for Book Three. In fact, I feel that this novel has a more complete resolution than Book One, which should make the wait for Book Three a bit easier (though I am still super excited for it!).

Overall, a gripping read with great attention to characterization!
Kaim
The saga continues, well written (or even more so) than the first book. And another plus point, saga has only 3 books, and that it is ended.
It is not enough to say that some character in a book is intelligent and resourceful, the author has to show it through the story, and it is more than amply done here!
Oh and the plot! It is lovable ;-)) . Well done, and thought out, and not running smoothly at all (as is the case in the real world). People are shown as 3D characters, and not 2D. And the relationship between two main characters is beautifully developed. Slowly, it grows through the books (no instant "love you", or "hate you, and then love you" thank heavens!), and is shown as something very beautiful and unexpected, but treasured, never the less.
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