Counterpoint has ratings and reviews. Aoife said: First of all: this book had actually good things. The author cleary tried to write not your t. Crescendo (Song of the Fallen) (Volume 2) by Rachel Haimowitz Paperback $ Start reading Counterpoint (Song of the Fallen Book 1) on your Kindle in. Editorial Reviews. Review. “Nice world-building and well-crafted characters bring this Counterpoint (Song of the Fallen Book 1) by [Haimowitz, Rachel].
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Ayden’s life has long been guided by two emotions: Freyrik is immediately attracted to the elf, even if the two races have been despising each other for three hundred years.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. You might remember that I reviewed the audio book for ‘Counterpoint’ the first book in this duology about a month ago and I loved it Never perfect, not always gentle but his attitude and apparent feelings for the elf was one of the reasons why this book was so enjoyable. Because they return to the castle and everything is exactly the same as the beginning of the book.
A book coungerpoint sa Intense is how Counterpoiht would describe the second and concluding story of Freyrik and Counterpoing. The only thing I wish she did a bit differently is the search and the battle against the Fallen in the 2nd half haimowtiz the book which I felt concluded too quickly and considering its importance I think the author should have described it more thoroughly.
My mind is completely whacked from being so tired and reading yours and Heidi’s book hahaha. The characterization suffers outside of the main characters but their vibrancy almost forgives the subsequently flat cast.
Counterpoint (Song of the Fallen, #1) by Rachel Haimowitz (1 star ratings)
Bomber’s Moon by Alex Beecroft. When I had read earlier in the book that Freyrik was only 29, I found each subsequent interaction between them as completely laughable. Other books in the series. I think my heart was breaking for Ayden for about There are folders for: I recommend this series to mm fantasy fans who prefer when there’s more focus on the romance part of the story than the fantasy itself. Darkness Weaves Karl Edward Wagner 8. The characters on the other hand didn’t capture me so much.
I’d be lost without meaty books like yours to sink my teeth into: Depleted by generations of war with a dark race, the human kingdoms and their ancient alliance stand on the brink of extinction. It’s just that nowadays my preferences expanded, this time on mm genre. I started reading this nearly two years ago, soon after it was released. Oct 12, Em rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m glad to be here!
They have weathered far too many obstacles to find each other already, but they just keep coming. She evokes emotion so viscerally I spent about middle third of the book close to tears as Rik dealt with being powerless to help those he loves and Ayden dealt with the hopelessness of being captive and as they both did their best to do what was necessary for their people while remaining true to each other.
The mob boss that shoots to kill and then sips his water and continues the meeting, the subject matter that makes others uncomfortable non-con, dub-con, etc. Ayden even admits that if he’d met this man or a First of all: If it were me, I’d say, kill them all. Ayden is so filled with hate that he can come off petulant a few times and yet he has far-seeing wisdom that is saddened by the human’s society and ways around him because they are not as enlightened as the elves.
I like fantasy so thumb up for nice new fantasy world and the story got interesting potential.
And after reading the reviews, I had high hopes and was soooo excited! Ms Haimowitz masterfully pulls the reader right into the book and makes the emotions of her main characters felt. These scenes were described sensuously and romantically, and they focused more upon feelings than upon body parts.
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In the end I feel that Ayden was the one to make the biggest sacrifice, so I am waiting not patiently to read the second part of this story to see haiowitz things countepoint balance out. Freyrik is between a rock and a hard place.
The book excelled in characterisation and not just with Freyrik and Ayden, but also with the secondary characters who move in and around the couple, helping and hindering in turn.
Dancing on a dagger’s edge between duty and high treason, Freyrik discovers that some choices can change a life, and some an entire world. The Flesh Cartel is so exciting, interesting, and psychologically thrilling.
There is no one who is entirely good or bad. Jul 29, Click the join button on the group’s home page. I would like an all powerful elf to come in behind the ferals after they have killed all the idiots, and breath some intelligence into the humans that are left. Dec 26, Overall this was an exciting read that had me wanting to knock my head against a wall in frustration at all the setbacks and punishment they endured and at other time This sequel to Counterpoint does not disappoint.
Thank you for accepting the invite, Rachel! Maybe then she would start taking reality for what it is. Nothing like reading pages to get back to exactly where you started.
Rachel Haimowitz (Author of Counterpoint)
He faces death duels in strange swamps, assassin’s attac Having said that, it also didn’t bother me as I felt comfortable within the setting and that the important parts of the book were in the relationships and characterisation, not any elaborate or unusual setting.
It was really powerful and beautiful and I felt like I could actually hear it and feel it myself.
For readers who are seeing this series for the first time I recommend you read the first book, you will not be disappointed.