Ou can tell However I probably should ve have read it so soon It wasn t all that long ago since I read this one and I remember uite a lot about it and it it s not good nough to Bones, Clones, and Biomes enjoy a re read when you remember that much It was still an okay read but I got bored at times and distracted Overall I still don t like thending of this one but at least it s a happy Bringing the Empire Home ending for the couple Though I must say thending didn t bother me as much this time around as it did the first time Perhaps it s because of the brutal nding of my previous read that I suddenly was alright with the nding here But now it s not the Building the Cold War ending that I struggled with this time I struggled with the lack of depth I m tired don t listen to meNew rating 253 I think it s my mood that is at fault here stars Whatever you need from me tonight it is yours uintus drew back on the bed and pulled Kaeso with him so they lay down nestled inach other s arms Just to hold you uintus whispered For tonight that is all I ask Kaeso clung to him and burrowed in like he always did and planted a kiss on uintus chest I would lie here until the gods called you home uintus Maybe it was the worry maybe it was how hard he had trained all day or perhaps it was the warmth and refuge of uintus Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F) embrace and the beat of his heart against Kaeso sar but sleep came Counter-Amores easily Though he couldn t be certain whether it was real or a dream though he swore he felt the press of uintus lips to his head and a solemn and fervent vow whispered I vow it no god or mortal man will take you from my arms Not Bad I m Liking It First read reviewThe book centers around one of the best lanistas in Rome he trains the best gladiators bound for the arenas of Rome uintus Furius Varus 24 and Kaeso pronounced Ky so Rabbit Agorix 20 Kaeso becomes a slave after he was taken from his home He is then bought and is set to be trained to become a guard for Senator Servius Augendus His trainer uintus The senator had given The senator had given uintus a not so much of a choice and becomes contracted as a trainer of guards instead of gladiators a not so much of a choice and becomes contracted as a trainer of guards instead of gladiators This is the start of a journey of love and healing of blood and sweat and of right and wrong and of course betrayalsverything is not as it seems Can the pair overcome the fact that the odds are against them that Kaeso is a slave and uintus his masterThis book was actually not so bad I m sorta impressed I liked the historical setting and the words ven though I was at lost sometimes but the characters were interesting and I love loyalty and this book had lots of that The feeling of family of love that s the center of this book And of course doing the right thing The nding however left me a bit mixed I sorta like it but then I don t view spoilerThey are now free and chose to go to Iberia whereas I had sorta Double Jeopardy expected them to get a higher position and kinda notxactly rule but whereas I had sorta Composition and Literature expected them to get a higher position and kinda notxactly rule but tons of power where they can do good in Rome hide spoiler 35 stars I m a known fan of NR Walker her writing her characterization the romance she pours into her story It works well for me I don t mind reading historical and I was curious what NR Walker could deliver with such a settingAnd when I finished the book there was nothing wrong with it that came to mind great characters a profound relationship built between uintus and Kaesus a pretty good level of steam a sense of brotherhood some nice reflexions about slavery and freedom a gripping set of intriguesHowever RL had been very troubling when I read this one and prevented me to fully ngaged So don t mind me if you like this author or if the blurb sounds good to you it s worth trying This was my first NR Walker in like 2 years I think I really do not remember how I stopped reading her books because I remember really liking her writing and with my ladies in the TPAM group adoring her it s of a mystery that I d not read her work in so long her books are all over my favorite threads Lol Nonetheless I guess all I m saying I m back on the wagon so to speak These type of books put the history in historical romance because it wasn t about the usual dukes and viscounts and what have you but about the Roman Empire in it s prime I and what have you but about the Roman Empire in it s prime I njoyed Dark Voices everything about itThe writing was great and the dialogue impeccable It wasn t modern by any stretch and I respect the kind of dedication that must have gone into it from beginning to thend Our MCs and secondary characters were well fleshed out and Contested Reproduction even the villains pulled on yourmotions Kaeso and uintus despite all the social and political differences were perfect for Divided by Color (American Politics and Political Economy Series) each other and were unexpectedly very sweet towardsach other too For Creating Country Music everyonelse they were fierce warriors but for Blacklands each other Teddy Bears I tell you The pacing lagged in some spots but I got it because it was supposed to lend a particular feel to the story which it did and since WHEN did NR start doing so much sexy times in her books I didn t mind but I really have been missing a lot then if that s the new normal HehAll in all this booked rocked for me If you like this sort of historical romance this book is worth the rea. Kaeso forge a bond that farxceeds the collar at Kaeso’s neck and together they discover the senator’s move for promotion has an ulterior motive Thrown into a world of politics and conspiracy of keeping Evolutionary Patterns enemies close they move against time to save Rome before traitors and the gods themselves see to theirndAnd in doing so see the dawn of the nova praetorian the new guard rise. ,
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What a wild storyI totally loved this I am a sucker for gladiator romances in any shape and form But this was truly stellarIt s an amazing romance a bit sugary sweet like most of NR Walker s romances but definitely reaching deep into the characters soulsHowever it is also a great ancient thriller with a double Evolution As Entropy edged conspiracy which I totally didn txpect since I don t read romances for the intricate plots usuallyuintus Furius Varus what a name is the most swoonworthy hero Forging Gay Identities ever He s a lanista so he owns and runs a school for gladiators The gladiators are slaves that he buys to train them to fight in the arena BUT unlike other Roman domini uintus treats his slaves with respect andarns their respect in return Which makes him super likable and a true leaderuintus is hired by the aspiring Senator Servius Augendus to train the senator s guards and household slaves The politican fears that someone is out for his life as he is trying to rise in the ranks of powerThrough a shady arrangement Servius manages to bind uintus to his household until further notice reuesting him to act as his personal bodyguard while he continues training the senator s slavesOne of the slaves is a stubborn guy from Iberia freshly caught by Roman invaders and not yet broken in Servius leaves the headstrong Kaeso to uintus Forbidden History expecting him to tame the young Iberian Andven though uintus vows not to take what is not freely given he gets close to Kaeso and is fascinated by his view of the world and his outsider s opinion on Roman society that uintus took for granted his whole life And I guess by his hot muscled body too A gay man is a gay man in any Fiche Blian ag Fás era I absolutely loved these two Their main obstacle was the fact that Kaeso belonged to Servius and could therefore not stay with uintus after the assignment was overLuckily this bookrupts in a huge climax towards the Esteem Enlivened by Desire end a little pun is intended And what powerful moments we had in this book view spoiler A dishonourable death for a traitor Then uintus pointed to the rising cloud of ferocity spewing out of Vesuvius See this The goddess Discordia comes for you She will drag you to Tartarus where you will spendternity begging for mercy And with those final words uintus watched the light dim in Tiberus Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith eyes until he lived no hide spoiler I love historical romance and this book was absolutely fabulous From gladiators and guards to senators and domini I dived into ancient world of training and fighting politics and blackmail passion and love between two men whose life was poised on thedge of a dagger One thing this book showed wonderfully is the diversity of characters Side by side we are shown two men with a total opposite attitude towards servitude and slavery The difference is astounding and it proves that the old saying You catch flies with honey than vinegar holds true no matter what time and age you live in I liked uintus He is
Dominus to his own ludus He is well respected loyal andto his own ludus He is well respected loyal and master He leads a simple life own ludus He is well respected loyal and master He leads a simple life has no desire for riches than he already has but Fate intervenes and puts him on the path of unwilling greatness and the love that will last forever Kaeso is a captured Iberian purchased by a Senator to be a slave He is defiant and brave yet smart nough to survive He is the driving force behind uintus change of view his compass and I loved him for it While the physical attraction is immediate between them the relationship happens gradually with them becoming friends first ven confidants till the time they finally succumb to the urge to have They Shall Be One Flesh each other in all ways This book had a betrayal plot that twisted and turned new facts pointing in different directions and making uintus and Kaeso doubt people around them not knowing who was ally and who was a traitor The outcome wasasy to figure out but the The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning execution was marvelous The blood and gore of battles satisfied a hidden grizzly in me I loved how fierce and courageous Kaeso was how cool under pressure uintus was a true leader and how they both foughtven when death seemed imminent The love words between them flowed and tasted so good and sweet that they turned me into a total marshmallow The nding was very satisfying so happy it made me feel light on my feet It shows that honorable decent men get to be happy that men are worth both their words and their deeds That in times of hardship it matters who stands by your side and that both uintus and Kaeso chose wisely I loved this book and highly recommend it 45 stars rounded upWhew this took me 6 and Kaeso chose wisely I loved this book and highly recommend it 45 stars rounded upWhew this took me 6 to finish but it was marvelous I think part of it was just life getting in the way but another part of it was this just felt slow plot wise I loved uintus and Kaeso from the beginning they were interesting ngaging characters and their romance was just happy sigh amazing and their chemistry lit up the pages for meIt was the plot that made this slow going for me for a long while in this book It was setting up a LOT of stuff and a lot of the book is just this slow build up to the Under One Sky events of the climax which were trulyxciting and riveting And while there were many interesting parts leading up to the climax some of it dragged just a little It took perhaps a lit. Uintus Furius Varus is one of the best lanistas in Rome Tall and strong in build fearsome in manner and sharp of wit he trains the best gladiators bound for the arenas of Rome When Senator Servius Augendus seeks personal guards he attends the Ludus Varus for purchase of the very best He puts to uintus an offer he cannot refuse and uintus finds himself in Neapolis contracted as a tr. .
Tle too long to get to the climax to the reveal of what the senator was really up to and all that uintus is the master at a Linus or whatever it s called but it s a place where gladiators are trained But when he s asked but actually threatened by a Senator Servius of Rome to guard him up until Roman games are set to take place for he fears for his life uintus has no choice but to say yes And there he meets Kaeso a young man taken from the lands of Iberia as a slave but who is feisty and defiant where no of the other slaves are He catches uintus attention immediately and with uintus kind and fair nature Kaeso starts to fall for uintus as well as he is not like other master s And Kaeso soon gets uintus to see the horribleness of slavery and how wrong it is and over time uintus outlook is changed because of Kaeson and his love for him Some Audio4 stars Story4 stars You see that glorious cover I see a cover like that and I think nonstop thrilling action I wasn t completely disappointed There were some thrilling action scenes but the sweet romance overshadowed them a bit Enough so that I started to wonder if there would be any action not related to the romance I don t want it to sound like I didn t njoy the story because I did mostly I just would have loved it if it had been grittier 475 stars Sometimes hope is all a man can cling to Every time I read a NR Walker book I m reminded of how amazing of a writer she is Nova Praetorian is a historical romance set in the Roman time period Initially I wasn t sure since I m not the biggest historical reader but she slayed itI was rooting for uintus and Kaeso to have their HEA I m not going to spoil anything but I was biting my nails throughout wanting to what was going to happen Especially during that nding I had this feeling and I kept thinking please don t let that happen over and over again When it is just us I can be me I forget the collars around my neck and dare imagine I am free to be beside you This book had the perfect blend of Groom and Doom everything fantastic MC s strong secondary characters unbelievable writing and the way the author wrote the book made it seem so real I m a forever fan of hers and can t wait for in the future Find me on Facebook Instagram Twitter Blog Well menand women lol this was FANTASTIC I read this in one sitting I literally could not stop I don t know how NR Walker does itach one of her books is so uniue and different and Eroarea lui Descartes enthralling I loved this story think awesome like Gladiator 300 or Spartacus yup it was that great As a lover of history but certainly not its dedicated scholar I found Nova Praetorian incredibly authentic with a firm grounding in real historicalvents Even the dialogue felt suitably ancient and formal despite the characters speaking English which can be hard to pull off NR Walker has once again done her research and created a fully realized world where power and greed reign supreme and people can be stolen and owned by those with nough money to keep them uintus and Kaeso take a an immediate dislike owned by those with nough money to keep them uintus and Kaeso take a an immediate dislike one another but the animosity doesn t last long uintus who owns the ludus of Varus one of the best gladiatorial school in Rome realizes that beneath Kaeso s taunting and defiance lies the heart of
a tiger kaesotiger Kaeso brave and cunning and can best 22 Britannia Road even uintus when it comes to his aim That s how hearns the nickname rabbit for he is fast on his feet and teases uintus with his reckless spirit I would have you come with meTo see the senatorTo all places uintus said To all places one reuires a dangerous rabbit Kaeso is a senator s slave the senator shares him with uintus for the duration of uintus contract so he becomes uintus slave as well But uintus won t take what isn t given freely While uintus attraction for Kaeso burns brightly he wants Kaeso to get down on his knees willingly I loved the setting and both MCs The passion between the men is scorching and I am thrilled that NR Walker continues to write steamy stories However Gabe Izzy even though I really liked the story I found the first half to be rather slow going I kept getting distracted I m not sure if that s me or the plot but I suspect it s a bit of both Nova Praetorian is a long book filled with political intrigue and complex characters The villain is not one dimension and neither are the people who serve himThere is a strong sense of family the one we make not the one we re given in the story and a focus on how being beholden to another crushes a person s soul In a way uintus is a slave too a slave to the senator s blackmailing and political ambitions Even though uintus has always been kind to his slaves he comes to realize that The worth of a person was not decided by a collar For sometimes those who bore the burden of slavery were worth thentire world The last few chapters are very Nigella Bijt exciting I never fully guessed all the twists secrets and alliancesThending as is Walker s trademark is a true HEA uintus chases his rabbit for all the days It s Seventh Circle (Vampires Realm, easy when the rabbit wants to be caught Re read 13032019 I had to re read this because at least this one has a somewhat happynding Fuck horrible and cruel ndings Yeah I m still pissed about my previous read as Ainer of guards instead of gladiatorsKaeso Agorix was taken from his homelands of Iberia and delivered to Rome as a slave Bought by a senator to be trained as a guard his fate is handed to the man who would train him Absent free will Kaeso knows his life is no longer his own though he soon realises the gods have favoured him when he learns his new master has a kind heartuintus and. .