Kindle Read Sand and Ruin and Gold Ruin #1 –

I had only uestions uncertainties and shame A kiss that was not a kiss from a man who was not a man Upon finding out there was oing to be a new Alexis Hall book I did a not so little suee Upon finding out there was Go-Go-Go! going to be a new Alexis Hall book featuring merfolk well I sueed a lot Then I sueed some Then I sueed some againBasically I sueed so much I was in danger of sueeing myself into a state of implosionSo today I finallyot my rubby little hands on this It couldn t have come at a better time I ve been feeling a bit poorly and a new comfort read from Alexis Hall was just what the doctor orderedi hunker down with my copy of sand hunker down with my copy of Sand Ruin and Gold and spend approximately 47 minutes staring at the incredibly dreamsome cover before I start to read I m readingBut wait a dingleberrying minuteWhy are my lims feeling weird Why is my nose ticklingThat s not supposed to happen I m reading an Alexis Hall story about a merman and a prince for fucks sakeBut the thing is you see while this may have been about mythical merfolk and a merman named Nerites and a prince in particular the themes surrounding them were wholly relatableLove loss a yearning to belongWho hasn t felt one or a combination of all three at some point in their life I know I haveSo I spent a very large part of my Saturday reading this short story Freuently needing to take breaks because it became too much while at the same time it wasn t enough Crying and "feeling helpless for the Prince Nerites and the other merfolk Generally I was reduced to an incomprehensible mess But you know "helpless for the Prince Nerites and the other merfolk Generally I was reduced to an incomprehensible mess But you know I don t careBecause this bookThis fucking bookIt was beautiful and perfect I didn t like the ending but I didn t hate it either 45 stars rounded up because even though this story doesn t leave me with a warm and fuzzy feeling it is unforgettable and the writing is absolutely exuisite Every behavior instinct or stifling of every sense of regret hope and loneliness are me They re me And they re youNo matter how you slice it shame and degradation and ignorant superiority are selfish and painful No matter how pretty the intent the disgust and scars are there breathingDon t force me to be what you think you see what you want to see what your own irrational fear forces you to see instead of meNo one should have to touch through Reine Mädchensache glass We don t need thelass Why can t the rest of them see thatThose people that wonder why I or anyone is nakedly struck to the core when someone is made to feel they aren t seen that they re discarded trashed not worth the love and freedom and heart well read this and maybe you ll finally understand And It doesn t have to hurt It doesn t hurtSimply because you didn t teach me something didn t think or didn t want to teach me that doesn t mean the heart doesn t find a way It does The boundaries of our belonging are too frayed too uncertain and our worlds meet only at the limits of my body So we live as we always have together in the only way we can at the very edges of freedomThis is the truth for many I want it to be a lie only an unsettling dream a relic we can t even conjure let alone touchIf forty pages can lay everything out to raw bare imagine what a Animal Babies gesture a word of understanding appreciation acknowledgment of love can doForty pages of a lifelong web ofrowth failure forgiveness time and love A merman and a human boy Two lonely souls One love storyThey encounter one another at the Cirue de la Mer and the Prince is mystically drawn to the Mer He becomes his obsession but perhaps also his salvation It was such a short story I wanted needed It was well executed and an original story but it lacked at multiple places And I m saying this because I have read short stories with a relatively Offenders and Detainees good and detailed world building context or secondary characters In this though we barely know anything about the settings we have no idea who this Prince really is and if the King actually exists I also doubted by moments if the Prince really was made by scientists or if it was all some sort of metaphor And well there are barely any secondary characters and if there are it doesn t feel like the author wants us to focus on themThe Mer and the Prince s love story is very cute and endearing but there is almost no romance at all Still witnessing the way they meetet to know one another and develop something deeply beautiful was what won me over at the end I will surely read this again sometime if only to feel the swoon worthy moments for a seco. Once upon a time that’s how the old stories always beginOnce upon a time there was a king of a fallen kingdom He was just and he was beloved Or so the numbers said One day he qasas-ul-quran gathered together thereatest wisest minds in all the land not sorcerers but scientists and he bade them fashion him a son .
Sand and Ruin and Gold Ruin #1


Ke me laughand laugh i didnot least "Because Also Paid Me The Highest "you also paid me the highest i ve received in my short turned your considerable talents among which the ability to capture the voice and the cadence of a particular type of person to lend authenticity to each of the stories you tell towards writing a thing in the style of yours truly a right incorrigible motherfucker of a julio alexi enao first of his nameshort sentences punchy paragraphs em dashed subjunctive clauses and everythinglike a lorious badassand oh how it works it s me and it s you and it worksit s beautifulkinetic musical haunting violent heartbreaking and relentlessly beautifuland in a way i ve never before experienced to this extent mine They like to tell stories by their fires stories I like to imagine that are older than the old world stories about things that never change or fade away and so do wei know a lot of creative peoplesome are my friends some are my family and once upon a time some of them were my lovers tooi am 37 years old as of this writing and i can tell you that i have never ever in the span of my life to date received a Dead-End Road Mysteries gift this personal and this magicalnobody has ever written me a story beforeuntil nowuntil this storythe tales we tell that endure do so because despite the aliens theangsters and even the mermen they re always about uswe can all recognize ourselves in the stories we consume and in that way we live foreveracross Hear the Wolves generations and even different versions of the same talei thank you with everything in me and i promise to return the favor one dayto surprise you with it like you surprised meand to share it with other people as you have so that they too may feel as deeply seenhopefully you will come to the last line of that work the way i came to the last line of this onefull of joy and wonder andratitudejustmaybe with not so much of the helpless blubbering thothank youi remain your friendJAG WowThis somehow touched my soulThis was like a legend A myth And Alexis s style really suits this This tale is set in a sort of dystopic future but the voice in which it s told provides this unmistakable feeling of a faraway story from thousand years ago A story told by word of mouth in order to reach our very own ears This tale feels like it travelled from the past plowing through oceans of timeI can really look at you in your eyes and say It really works it s really aliveEpicGift from Helle thank you Okay so I m on a re reading my favourite books spree because I just needed to read books I knew that were safe that I would love that would touch meWith Ruin it s the same experience as with Glitterland I love it with every read but Valors Measure gosh do I feel the bad things too The agony of witnessing how the mermaids are mistreated is excruciatingI had seen him made less than a beast Mere object commodity a thing to be used And I couldn t care any what I was or what he was or if we were different or the sameThis small story is breathtakingly beautiful and melancholic I love it so much there are not enough words and never the right ones to express how much I adore thisYou might askIs this a love story I d say Yes it isIs this a romantic story then Again I d say Yes it isSo this is a romantic love story Here s the thing I d have to say No it isn t This is a story of princes and monstersGosh I love the blurb It s amazing and fits the book perfectlyI m sorry I can t tell you much about the book At least nothing about the plot or the characters That s not me anyway But in this case impossibleI ll tell you though that I loved the writing and that I loved the emotion in this book I had only uestions uncertainties and shame A kiss that was not a kiss from a man who was not a manFor uotes look at my updates I had to stop myself to not uote the whole bookAs for the emotions This is raw Tender and subtle Sad and beautiful Full of power resignation and also hopeAlso the dialogue in this book is remarkable Sand and Ruin and Goldets all the stars from me and the cover is stunningly beautiful Once upon a time there was a king of a fallen kingdom this is the beginning of an exceptional short story that tugged at my heartstrings A brilliantly written perfect story so sad and hauntingly beautiful a masterpiece that will stick with me a long time Yes reading it did hurt but simultaneously it touched my soul deeplyI always loved fairytales tales of enchanted castles and haunted places I BFI Film Classics grew up with tales from Hans Christian And. With them thought he was happy For a year he thought he was free But then Nerites came A merman who refused to be tamed A captive from another kingdom A beast in alass cageThe old stories always end with happy ever after But this isn’t one of the old stories This is a story of princes and monsters. ,

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