elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Venus and Lysander Yoshiyuki Ly

1) A strong effort in world creation with interesting characters and a strong element of romance.  The inner thoughts of the main characters are detailed and well written enabling the reader to understand motivation and emotion.
2) Really good read. It has a good setting that is well described and make the story more interesting. The characters have their own charms but are also still very human, so I was able to connect with them while reading and that make also their relationship more interesting and appealing. I was glad that it has a good balance between action and romance, and the two find their places inside the storyline with a certain harmony. Really really good!!

Venus and Lysander Yoshiyuki Ly
Lesbian - Historical Romance
Paperback: 252 pages
Publisher: Solstice Publishing (January 31, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1625265247
ISBN-13: 978-1625265241
Amazon: Venus and Lysander Yoshiyuki Ly

Living as a nobleman and as a woman, Valerie of Lysander is sick of waiting for the world to change. The discrimination she suffers as an outcast builds into resentment. Once Val takes matters into her own hands, the whole Empire of Tynan feels her brand of justice. The Emperor’s adviser, Lucrezia of Azrith, wants more of Val’s ruthlessness—for revenge against the unjust, and for her own desires. Venus and Lysander is an intricate romance set in the fictional Victorian city of Eden, 250 years after the events in The Scorpion’s Empress. Lucrezia is Lady Chancellor for the Emperor and a sorceress-in-hiding. She is forced to conceal her identity from the religious public for fear of death. As she learns to trust in Val’s chivalry and affections for her, they both fall for the softer sides behind their similar bulletproof personas. Lucrezia receives a mysterious warning about a sadistic enemy threatening the Azrith and Lysander families. Once they discover their nemesis’ true motive, Val and Lucrezia’s tyrannous devotion for one another is all they can count on to survive.

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