Oct 102011

The Commander And The Den Asaan Rautu (Haanta #1)by Michelle Franklin
Source: Review copy from author
Links: Amazon, Smashwords, Goodreads, Author’s website

When Frewyn’s last line of defense falls, Boudicca MacDaede, leader of the Frewyn armed forces, enlists the assistance of a Haanta—Rautu—one of giants from the islands to the far north. He must find a way to make her his mate while fending off an impending attack that threatens to break them apart forever.

I found this to be a very playful yet passionate story. While there is plenty of action, this is a character-focussed story. The characters are very developed and seem to jump right off the page. The Commander (Boudicca) is quite playful and enjoys poking at Rautu. He is easily instigated and creates quite the scene several times during the story. This poking is all done in fun, and never gets tiring. In fact, the Commander’s delight in Rautu’s rage was highly entertaining.

The love story is quite sweet. It is done slowly and cautiously, yet with enough tension to keep it interesting and moving.

Normally I don’t mention editing issues that may exist, but I found that the first 2/3 of the story were riddle with errors that made reading it a chore. It was highly unfortunate as the story itself is quite entertaining. The issues could probably be easily cleaned up with a quick read thorough as they seem to be mostly missing words and mixed up sentences. There were a fair number of made-up words that while conveyed the idea being expressed, are just not real words.

  2 Responses to “The Commander And The Den Asaan Rautu”

  1. Oh I've this one in my TBR pile. It's too bad for the errors… Thanks for the review

  2. Thanks for the review! I apologize for the errors- you must have received a very old ARC! I'll send the final version just so you may have it.

    Thanks again!

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