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  • Cloaked in Shadow (The Dragori, #1)
  • Benjamin Alderson
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  • 12 July 2018
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Cloaked in Shadow (The Dragori, #1) characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Zacriah Trovirn's main concerns are feeding his family and avoiding his recent heart break PetrerThen he is taken to Olderim the capi. BLATANT SEXISM The female characters are portrayed horribly Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings and I LOVE LGBT fiction But please do NOT believe the hype This story is sexist in the worst way delegating most of its female characters to one dimensional bitchy bimbo stereotypes while the eually one dimensional male cast of Mary Sues receive the rest of the fantasy tropes This is NOT acceptable in 2017 Here s just one early example and there are many many For context Zacriah is sitting in a wagon listening to girls gossip about having sex with the prince I wonder what he ll be wearing tonight Illera fiddled with her deep chestnut braid twisting it around her finger Something tight I hope Alerior chuckled nudging Illera s shoulder with her own You re terrible truly For as long as I could remember Alerior and Katill had followed Illera around like doe eyed puppies always feeding her with just what she wanted to hear I knew steering clear of her was the best option I d gained her unwanted attention before and became the brunt of her boredom It didn t end well I felt almost sorry for whoever it was they gossiped about I can t wait to see his face when he sees what you re wearing later or what you are not wearing Katill also had a filthy mind it was her one redeeming uality Illera s laugh was shrill forced We ll see I had to sneak my dress past father He would drop down dead if he saw what I d done to it She motioned with her two fingers Snip snip snip My laugh even surprised me The snort burst out of my nose which I tried to cover up with a cough It didn t work I turned away looking back over the side of the wagon but their conversation had ceased I didn t have to see to know Illera was looking at me her gaze burned into the back of my head Something funny Her voice was sweet though I could taste the sickly undertone as she uestioned me I looked to Illera s violet eyes full of intrigue Her sharp brows pinched above her sinister smile Here we go I shook my head and held her gaze biting my tongue Don t fall for it Don t fall for it No Her cackle pierced my ears Well let me see you must have been daydreaming about your father who will no doubt fail miserably at the hunt this evening she drawled My canines bit into my bottom lip and my mouth filled with salvia and copper Oh I know I know She jumped in her seat raising her hand in the air By this point the entire cart was listening watching Was it the thought of your mother having to beg yet again for food Yes that must be it Because that is hilarious She threw her head back and roared with laughter If that was not enough of a kick to the balls she clenched her fists pretending to rub fake tears from her eyesNyah is partially the exception and maybe this gets better later in the book but I can t stomach another page and first impressions matterAs if the misogyny wasn t enough to rate it one star let s take a look at the writing itself Purple prose grammar errors very weird metaphors on every page especially when magic is being used modern words constantly peppered throughout that break any sense this is supposed to be a fantasy world It feels like a series of roleplaying posts or a fanfic Also there s a complete absence of anything resembling story or compelling character motivation An example the first two chapters the main character is just sitting in a cart Literately He s just a camera describing everything in purple prose every irrelevant detail that had nothing to do with his lack of motivation or personal conflict The plot instead seems like a lot of absurdly random coincidences the characters stumble upon rather than driving things through their own actions DNF and will NOT come back for the seuel

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Cloaked in Shadow (The Dragori, #1) characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Omething much worseThe three elven continents are on the verge of war which Zacriah and his new friends find themselves in the midst. Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan It felt like setting up a chessboard which makes me so much curious about the seuelI had high expectations when I started reading it And I can honestly say they were met It was a really nice and enjoyable readI want to point out 2 things though First one the world building It isn t that it lacks in world building actually it was pretty decent but I would have liked to know about that world But this is the problem with set up books you can t put everything there especially when the whole novel has 350 pages So it wasn t really a problem since I expect the details to be filled in the seuelsAnd there we go to the second thing which I found really interesting Since I knew it was an LGBT story I expected to find about how that society thinks about the LGBT community of elves Technically I expected to find a copy of the human world with good and bad stuff But there was no such a thing The main character was just doing his stuff and he was treated in the same way as you d expect in a straight relationship And how cool is to read about gay relationships just like you read about straight relationships without anyone pointing it out So I have mixed feeling about the fact that there was no kind of social pressure no kind of what I expected to find Everything was just normal And this is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 3 It was the first book I ve read in which the LGBT part of it is treated in this way and I honestly think it s so so so cool I want you to look at yourself really look at yourselfAnd I want you to repeat what I sayI am strong I am brave I am fierceAt first it sounded odd like I was trying to convince myself that I was something I wasn t But I carried on and the word began to ebb together into a mantra that vibrated through me The words began to have meaning like they were tricking my mind into trusting them Believing them

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Cloaked in Shadow (The Dragori, #1) characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Tal Elven settlement in Thessolina and forced into King Dalior's new legion of shapeshiftersBut Zacriah is not a shapeshifter He is s. uoting Ben s not official description Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons Gay Romance and Elemental ControlShut up and take my moneyI m so sold I need this