Download Epub Format ☆ Sebastian PDF by ↠´ Sam Argent Lions and tigers and bears, oh my Well, not really, but it sort of felt that way to me.
This well paced, action packed M M fantasy novel kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish and I thoroughly enjoyed the read, which clocked in at a bit over 320 pages.
Sebastian is a cursed young wizard who hides his magic from the world behind a spelled cape, a sharp mind and a wicked tongue, while being relentlessly pursued by a very handsome, also magical, prince Turren A lot of the action in the story comes from several attempts made on the prince s life by paid assassins, but Sebastian seems to keep being in the right or wrong, depending on Sebastian s initial point of view place at the right time to keep Turren upright and breathing I absolutely loved the back and forth between Sebastian and prince Turren Although the prince has never, not even once, seen Sebastian s face, he fell in love with the son of a washed up con man, come ex wizard.
So for all that the prince knew, the cloaked Sebastian was the horribly disfigured product of magical beings, but that didn t matter in the least to the prince Love is love.
But Sebastian being the very prickly sort, he fought tooth and nail against the prince s advances, until the prince finally wormed his way into the young wizard s heart.
The dialogue in the book is consistently witty, from pretty much every character in the book, even the evil ones, on occasion, so I was constantly smiling Not rolling on the floor laughing, because it wasn t that type of book, but the abundance of dry humor was definitely one of the strongest draws for me.
Another aspect of the story that I loved was, just like magic being commonplace, there wasn t a single person in the book, good or bad, who had any type of problem with same sex attractions It simply wasn t an issue The sky is blue So You like men So I found that very refreshing.
The world building was both complex and enjoyable, with seemingly people than not being able to call upon some type of magic or spell craft.
The unintended main star of this book for me was Sebastian s quirky, extremely deadly family I m telling you, they were like the Addams Family, but with a lot snark And poison Mustn t forget the poison At times, the romance definitely took a back burner to all of the family s pranks on one another and various other shenanigans, but that didn t really affect my overall enjoyment of the book, which did surprise me, as I m extremely romance centric.
There are some sexy parts in the book Sweet Jesus, save me from the lover s berries in the woods scene, because that was straight up, undeniably HOT Overall, the book only had a moderate amount of sex, as the smitten prince s main motive was not to work his way into Sebastian s bed, but to earn a place in Sebastian s heart The book was fun, smart and witty, but the snark was what completely sold me.
I highly recommend this one with 4 you did not just lick me there stars TIP There is a Character List at the end of the book There are approximately 38 characters listed Before you even read the first word Print It Out You will thank me My copy of the book was a Kindle lend from my friend, Sara Thanks, Sara I really enjoyed it.
Sebastian Orwell Did The Only Thing A Smart Wizard Could Do When He Stumbled Upon The Wounded Crown Prince He Healed Him And Dumped Him In A Tavern Where He Could Continue Not Being Sebastian S Problem Unfortunately, The Prince Isn T Content With Being Alive, And He Hunts Sebastian Down To Thank Him Personally Not Only Is Sebastian Stuck With The Prince S Unwanted Affections, He S Also Confronted By Growing Evidence Linking The Assassination Attempt To Someone From His Father S PastLord Orwell Is A Lot Of Things Thief, Liar, Drunk, And All Around Horrible Father, But Sebastian Knows He S No Murderer In Order To Prove It, Sebastian Has To Keep The Prince Alive Long Enough To Discover The Truth A Task Made Considerably Harder Because The Idiot Prince Prefers Wooing Sebastian Over Securing His Own Survival On Top Of Everything, Sebastian Needs To Save The Day Without Revealing His Magical Powers And The Real Reason He Hides His AppearanceSebastian Had No Intention Of Playing The Hero, But Whoever Is Stirring Up Shit In His Country Will Pay For Destroying His Quiet Life 4 shiny happy stars for this fun read, which made me smile, made me laugh, made me happy I had a full load of work to do this week and the thought of getting to this book during my breaks was really something I looked forward too.
that time i spent all night cackling like a witch.
family, amirite so, last night i was all sad and angry over this motherfucker ex, all heartbroke and bitter tossing and turning, the betrayed expression on my face i could fucking feel without having to look in a mirror bcuz emo dominican with mental health issues with the pettish scrolling through an endless yet meticulously curated ibook library of garbage, looking for something to put me to sleep the sudden recollection that i d tried to read this book three different times and was pissed off by the choppy prologue all three timesfollowed by no less than four hours of hilarity and delight, culminating with, i sweardaggod, ten minutes straight of lawling my head off at the last paragraph.
some will say sleep deprivation played a role in my heedless enjoyment of this book, but i maintain simply that my body was not quite ready to have this much fun.
nits you may or may not wish to observe me picking view spoiler man, that opening is rough approximately 24,039 characters are introduced in about 30 pages, which had my grits a tiny bit scorched but i implore you to stick with it, because the second you finally get straight who the fuck is who and what the fuck shady assed shit they are perpetrating upon whom, it all becomes perfectly clear and unbelievably amusing.
make use of the list of characters at the end of the book, if you have to just stay the course.
other than that it s almost ludicrously dominated by dialogue, which annoys me every time except for this time, in this book, for some reason some reason being that i was too busy laughing my guts out and or masturbating to give a fuck.
typically criminal dreamspinner press inattention to editorial detail i spent almost 100 pages wondering how to write an email to the author begging her to publish with literally any other house on account of, you know, DSP having basically zero content editing of any competence.
but i gobbled the fucker up anyway because the characters were so fun and the dialogue was so full of kiki i was legit beside myself.
the sex scenes felt a little rushed a bit of a hesitant vibe to the writing in those parts IDEC tho fapped my junk off twice all the same.
and the rest hide spoiler Lions and tigers and bears, oh my Well, not really, but it sort of felt that way to me.
This well paced, action packed M M fantasy novel kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish and I thoroughly enjoyed the read, which clocked in at a bit over 320 pages.
Sebastian is a cursed young wizard who hides his magic from the world behind a spelled cape, a sharp mind and a wicked tongue, while being relentlessly pursued by a very handsome, also magical, prince Turren A lot of the action in the story comes from several attempts made on the prince s life by paid assassins, but Sebastian seems to keep being in the right or wrong, depending on Sebastian s initial point of view place at the right time to keep Turren upright and breathing I absolutely loved the back and forth between Sebastian and prince Turren Although the prince has never, not even once, seen Sebastian s face, he fell in love with the son of a washed up con man, come ex wizard.
So for all that the prince knew, the cloaked Sebastian was the horribly disfigured product of magical beings, but that didn t matter in the least to the prince Love is love.
But Sebastian being the very prickly sort, he fought tooth and nail against the prince s advances, until the prince finally wormed his way into the young wizard s heart.
The dialogue in the book is consistently witty, from pretty much every character in the book, even the evil ones, on occasion, so I was constantly smiling Not rolling on the floor laughing, because it wasn t that type of book, but the abundance of dry humor was definitely one of the strongest draws for me.
Another aspect of the story that I loved was, just like magic being commonplace, there wasn t a single person in the book, good or bad, who had any type of problem with same sex attractions It simply wasn t an issue The sky is blue So You like men So I found that very refreshing.
The world building was both complex and enjoyable, with seemingly people than not being able to call upon some type of magic or spell craft.
The unintended main star of this book for me was Sebastian s quirky, extremely deadly family I m telling you, they were like the Addams Family, but with a lot snark And poison Mustn t forget the poison At times, the romance definitely took a back burner to all of the family s pranks on one another and various other shenanigans, but that didn t really affect my overall enjoyment of the book, which did surprise me, as I m extremely romance centric.
There are some sexy parts in the book Sweet Jesus, save me from the lover s berries in the woods scene, because that was straight up, undeniably HOT Overall, the book only had a moderate amount of sex, as the smitten prince s main motive was not to work his way into Sebastian s bed, but to earn a place in Sebastian s heart The book was fun, smart and witty, but the snark was what completely sold me.
I highly recommend this one with 4 you did not just lick me there stars TIP There is a Character List at the end of the book There are approximately 38 characters listed Before you even read the first word Print It Out You will thank me My copy of the book was a Kindle lend from my friend, Sara Thanks, Sara I really enjoyed it.
Why is this book so popular It s terrible A new person is introduced roughly every 4 sentences And the main guy has so many siblings, I gave up trying to remember who was who after a while I had no idea what was going on at any point The plot is unintelligible, the characters unlikable Except for a couple of pretty memorable sex scenes, it did nothing for me.
Why is this book so popular It s terrible A new person is introduced roughly every 4 sentences And the main guy has so many siblings, I gave up trying to remember who was who after a while I had no idea what was going on at any point The plot is unintelligible, the characters unlikable Except for a couple of pretty memorable sex scenes, it did nothing for me.
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5 stars Surprisingly, this might be one of my fave reads of the year Surprisingly because I had some issues, but in the end, I really enjoyed it For fantasy fans, it can be a fun ride.
Do you like fantasy If so, that s good, because I think that might be necessary This is based in a magical world with wizards, the fey, trolls, and other magical beings There is little to no explanation or exposition about the world and all the magical beings, so you have to either go in with some idea of fairies and incubi, or just take a relaxed go with the flow feeling.
What this reminded me of Argent s style, especially with its crowds of characters, reminded me a lot of Diana Wynne Jones books Jones, who wrote a truckload of awesome YA fantasy books, also would often toss you into the deep end of the pool with little explanation, and you just had to swim through her imagination and magical worlds.
Argent s style, especially MC Sebastian, who is quick with an insult, grouchy yet secretly kind and loves books, reminded me also of Megan Derr s works, and other fantasy works from Less Than Three If you like fantasy, and stories like Derr s Dance in the Dark or Isabella Carter s Dragon Slayer, this may also work well for you too I m personally a big fan of both those books What was harder for me This book is CROWDED Sebastian has, like, nine siblings Plus his parents, the kids of some siblings, the partners of other siblings, his romantic interest, the prince who is gloriously persistent against Sebastian s grouchiness , the prince s parents, the castle guards, some villains, LOTS of people It took a while to sort through, and because there are a lot, I didn t always feel connected, and at times, they just felt like listed names I sound like one of the heartless villains, but if I could have removed 3 4 of Sebastian s siblings, I would have been happier, although his family would not since even when they re devising poisons for each other, they really do love each other.
The amount of characters and how there was not a lot of explanation were probably the hardest parts for me I was frustrated in the beginning, but then I got into the go with the flow vibe, and like Sebastian in the story, I warmed to this frenetic world and its devious but loving characters, especially Sebastian, who feels like he can never let down his shields, but then he meets his match with the tireless Turren I have such a soft spot for those who can wear down grouches When I knew I really dug this book I have two commute choices the twenty minute express bus that is usually too crowded to sit or the 40 minute slower bus that leaves at erratic times but you can always get a seat Great for reading And I found myself making sure I could take the slow bus so I can spend 40 minutes reading about what will happen to Sebastian next After wading in, I was HOOKED, and really enjoying the story, the emerging romance, and even the crowded dinner table at Sebastian s house It s also nicely long At over 300 pages or 100,000 words, so I was able to enjoy a few commutes with this one If you re a big fantasy fan, you may also really dig this Heads up that it can be confusing, and there are a lot of people running around, but within it, there s a sweet romance about a young magical man, and his tenacious, ever hopeful prince.
Would I read Well, my jury is out Sebastian was definitely my fave character, so I would be up for reading with him, but I didn t feel much for other potential romantic leads.
I think Argent did a fun job and is an author I want to keep tabs on You may also dig this one too.
Oh, how I loved this book What fun it was And I don t even care that I didn t understand what the hell was going on half the time It was that good This ticked ALL of my boxes The wit The snark The banter The feels I loved EVERYONE in this book, every single character I loved this so much I am ending every sentence with an exclamation point read THE BOOK My family is dinner theater at its worst Sebastian Orwell already has a small history with Prince Turren from when they were children and brawled over a book of all things, but he can t resist saving the Prince from death when he finds hims injured and dying Not wanting to be recognized or associated with his heroics, he dumps the recovering Prince off at the local tavern, dusts his hands off at the whole ordeal, and calls it a day Or so he thinks Because Prince Turren knows enough to go by to find Sebastian and from there we get hilarity, weird families, obsession with books, an enemy people come together to fight, and of course a sweet love story.
First, Sebastian is awesome He hides behind a cloak from the world and has since childhood It s a magically conceived cloak hiding just one of his many secrets He s a sarcastic loner who finds joy in books and has the dream of opening up his own bookstore He s cursed with a truly weird, hilarious family that thankfully makes up a large amount of the book Oh, how I loved that strange gang of misfits and troublemakers At first they were annoying and I sort of resented them, but trust me when I say that they grow on you.
Prince Turren is also awesome He does a steady, determined pursuit of the reluctant and seemingly off hands Sebastian His personality is playful, fun, and annoying in a good way From sarcastic fighting to awkward blushing, to funny overheard conversations and morbid family members, this book was hard to put down Arsten s writing style rocks too, especially with dialogue and making well rounded characters come alive There s definitely steamy scenes that are as endearing as they are awkward The love story between the two isn t even describable.
Definitely one of my top five favorite romances, although the romance in the book took a back burner some of the time for the family s antics and the bigger picture The world building is complex and stylish with all sorts of commonplace magic floating around.
I will say I found the big reveal of his secret under the cloak to the prince to be anti climactic though Still than worth a read for fans of this stuff.
What s amazing about this book is that it s like watching a movie with adventure, action, fun snappy dialogue as well as romance I loved grouchy, snarky, good hearted Sebastian and his insane family, Prince Turren is a true romantic hero and figuring out the mystery while falling into the rich world that the author has created was a gift I m going to read it over and over so I m glad my paperback arrived I hope there s , I can hardly wait Highly recommended.
This was fabulous but in a really low key way and understated way It is fantasy with magic, kingdoms and intrigue but it has an amusing caste of characters and a warm hearted romance at its core I also like the opposites attract element of the story.
The world building is interesting and unique with all kinds of different magic spells, magic places and a young man who is able to wield deep and strong magic but hides it from his family and cloaks himself It took me time to understand why he hides his magic and what his father has done in the past to cause difficulty in the present It also took time to understand who is who but there is a helpful glossary at the back The characters are just so fantastic, very real, very rude too This is a story that involves an incredibly unruly family but focuses on the youngest Sebastian Despite hiding his magic and his person under the cloak Sebastian attracts the desire of the Prince even though they had a rather unfortunate childhood encounter The Prince is smitten and finds that he has to woo the mysterious, distant and politely rude Sebastian Sebastian finds that he has to protect the prince and the kingdom from a group of assassins that wish to kill the prince and having protected the price twice Sebastian is also brought into the line of fire but the assassins underestimate Sebastian and Sebastian in turn underestimates his own attraction for the prince and the love the prince has for him.
I enjoyed this story There are a number of different characters, each with their own quirks, and behaviuors and it took time to sort out who was who but once I did I sat back and enjoyed them.
The story itself with the intrigue and world building took some time to get into but once I did I thought it was fantastic, original and also hugely entertaining.
I will definitely read from this author.
I was really looking forward to reading this book from the glowing reviews and having enjoyed the first few chapters, but it ended up being very disappointing For a fantasy book, it sadly lacked world building and desriptions of people and places I wanted to know about the magical forest that Sebastian s family owned, and why Sebastian had powers over plants and trees Some explanation of the magic system would ve been nice, too Maybe it was explained somewhere in the 300 pages I skimmed over Still, it felt like the author just made up stuff as he went along.
The large cast of characters was another problem Sebastian had like what, 9 siblings Then there were some random guards, the king, the queen, Lord Orwell, his wife, some wizard bookeeperEveryone seemed to have the same personalities and mannerisms, and their constant bickering got so repetitive that I might as well be reading the script for a sitcom.
As for the plot umm, was there one Something about assassins I must have missed it because nobody did anything but talk talk talk Every chapter consisted of 95% boring dialogue but not much happening, so it was hard to stay focused Neither Sebastian nor the prince were ever in any inherent danger how can you be when you re surrounded by powerful people willing to protect you They didn t even go on an adventure, and stayed in one location throughout the book, pretty much.
Sorry this review turned into a rant I had high hopes for it only to feel like I ve wasted four hours reading it I did enjoy the interactions between Sebastian and Prince Turren, though Their slow burn romance bumped the rating to 2 stars.
4 shiny happy stars for this fun read, which made me smile, made me laugh, made me happy I had a full load of work to do this week and the thought of getting to this book during my breaks was really something I looked forward too.