elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Kissed by Death by Andi Anderson

I remember a Japanese tale from my youth about a father who managed to trick Death in a chess game, his son was supposed to die at 19 and in the end he managed to let it become 91 (the reverse number). This tale had the same mood, but young Gregory, who was supposed to die at 14, managed to gain only 7 years, and at 21 he is yet again at Death’s door, and the one who is supposed to bring him through it is Thanatos. When Gregory saw Thanatos the first time, he wasn’t scared, on the contrary, a guy who was just then starting to understand he liked boys, thought Thanatos was a very attractive man, and for the following 7 years, marked by frequent brushes with death, he always dreamed about the handsome Angel of Death. And now that is finally the time, he has only one other request for Thanatos, for him to teach him how to love and be loved.

It wasn’t easy to write a romance around a story about a boy dying at 21 years old, but the author managed it perfectly; there is no indulging in the wordly life of Gregory, and she focused instead on what happened after, how Thanatos recreates a private Paradise for the two of them, where Gregory can finally enjoy all the happiness of life without the pain of living in a body that was unable to allow him all of that.

The story is mostly sweet, even when they have sex, it’s more dream-like than erotic. If you were worried this story to be sad, or bittersweet, forget it, no sadness in it.

Amazon Kindle: Kissed by Death (Kissed by an Immortal)
Publisher: Silver Publishing (February 25, 2012)

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Tags: author: andi anderson, genre: fantasy, length: novel, theme: angels

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