I liked this novella, it was mostly sweet and nice. I did wonder about the past of Y’rean, how he came to be a pet slave for a cruel master, but maybe the author has only tried her hand with this pair, and she is thinking to develop there more in the future. Aster is a kind soul, who loves to create beauty in his mechanical novelties, and who is able to see beauty also in people; Y’rean, with his ethereal beauty, and his fragile structure, is like one of the mechanical novelties Aster’s creates, beautiful but to be handle with care. That is the reason why Aster is the perfect mate for someone like Y’rean, because he knows how to take care of him.
Amazon Kindle: Mechanical Magic
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 7, 2012)
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Cover Art by Anne Cain