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Swift for the Sun Kindle Edition
About the Author
- ASIN : B06XGSNSCX
- Publisher : Dreamspinner Press; 1st edition (March 27, 2017)
- Publication date : March 27, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 2991 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 232 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1634777638
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,921,859 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Sun (an Anglicized version of his name given by Benjamin, rather like Defoe's Robinson Crusoe christened his Friday), is man who has escaped the pirates that had him enslaved. Fortunately for Benjamin, he knows much better how to survive and saves Benjamin's life.
There is a lot going on in this book. There are historical political and social details that impact the events. The voices (in speech and thought) of the characters pay homage to the period. Benjamin struggles with his attraction to men, as the son of a preacher who regularly made sure to beat things out of him. He also has moral issues with some of the cardinal sins, despite his involving himself with plots and smugglers. But never fear, these things help set the period and are mostly a subtext rather than plot points. There are also so many micro-tropes played with here-- the twin from different parents, shipwrecked, mysterious island (with a volcano!), white slave, forced to fight in the pits, Man Friday... and that's only in the beginning of the book! But again, never fear, the story goes beyond the toying with these, so that they are almost throw-aways, put there for pure fun.
Benjamin and Sun do not immediately make a sweet couple. They each have their issues and flaws. But it is an exciting journey to go with them as they figure themselves out, become better men, and ultimately forge their fate together.
[Sex is had, but handled lightly with historical terms. There is rape, but handled similarly and briefly.]
It goes back and forth between being a romance and an adventure story, and despite some unsettling situations tends to stay lighthearted and comforting.
Overall, I’d say it’s a fun bit of wish fulfillment.
I love that Benjamin and Sun find and help each other during dark times. With every bad thing that happens to them, their bond grows stronger. They are two very appealing men and their relationship feels quite natural.
It is refreshing to read such good writing and strong characterization.
I can highly recommend this book to fans of historical and romance genres alike. Really, this book is superb.