Human Frailties, Human Strengths

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Human Frailties, Human Strengths

Human Frailties Human Strengths What do a god in exile and a goth geek from Nowhere Minnesota have in common Not a damn thing Ashnavayarian is a god in exile condemned by the Dragon Mother to live as a lowly human The only way to

  • Title: Human Frailties, Human Strengths
  • Author: Jaye McKenna
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • What do a god in exile and a goth geek from Nowhere, Minnesota have in common Not a damn thing.Ashnavayarian is a god in exile, condemned by the Dragon Mother to live as a lowly human The only way to appease the goddess and earn back his place at her side is to learn compassion or bypass her entirely by raising the power to break his exile.Tor MacAran is stuck in a deadWhat do a god in exile and a goth geek from Nowhere, Minnesota have in common Not a damn thing.Ashnavayarian is a god in exile, condemned by the Dragon Mother to live as a lowly human The only way to appease the goddess and earn back his place at her side is to learn compassion or bypass her entirely by raising the power to break his exile.Tor MacAran is stuck in a dead end job in a tiny town that s barely on the map He s been alone and hurting all his life, and he s about ready to end his pain by whatever means he can.When a Halloween encounter dumps Tor at Ash s feet, the two men find themselves tied together by the Dragon Mother in a way that neither can escape Can Tor teach Ash what it really means to be human Or will Ash s bid for freedom destroy Tor and plunge the Westlands into a war no one can win 90,000 wordsContent warning This story contains sexually explicit material and describes sexual relations between men This story also describes situations that may be triggering or disagreeable to some readers, specifically, scenes of dubious consent.

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    1. Tully Vincent on said:

      Ashnavayarian was a powerful, god-like being of the leythe, the place from which magical energies emanate. But Ash has been a bad boy. His thoughtless, selfish meddling and manipulating has led to a war and disturbances within the leythe. Ash needs to be taken down a peg or two, so the goddess Jhara punishes him by forcing him to live in human form with most of his power stripped from him. She hopes he’ll learn that using other creatures for his own amusement isn’t right and that some of the [...]

    2. Bookwatcher on said:

      Many thoughts now let me try to get it all in order in something that resemble a reviewRST, let me tell you something you may not know. You can read half of this book for freeThis book is the expanded version of a freebie Human Frailties, click here to download it.It was born as a "short", but now there is this version, with part I (Human Frailties, the freebie) and Human Strengths, the part 2.I start reading the freebie, and love it so much I got the complete story Human Frailties, Human Streng [...]

    3. Tully Vincent on said:

      4.5 stars. Very enjoyable read. . . loved the witty dialogue between the two characters. Well written. Excellent world building. I enjoyed the characters. Ash was such as ass for a long part of this book, that I barely had time to start accepting that he might be ok guy before it ended. There was very little background on Tor, but I really liked him despite that. This is a free first part of a longer novel Human Frailties, Human Strengths which I plan to read soon. I NEED to read the rest of the [...]

    4. Vivian ♪(┌・。・)┌ on said:

      As rather interesting read I suppose, but not one that was particularly engrossing or enjoyable. The characters weren't particularly grabbing or loveable (I didn't like Tor till the end) and a rather unbelievable development in romance. Their romance was tinged with a little dub-con (though really, that's just a nicer way of saying rape that isn't brutal and forceful). Mind you, I'm okay with reading dub-con and I can tolerate non-con, however this was a particular sneaky shade of it I didn't li [...]

    5. Sunny on said:

      What an amazing story! The world building, the development of the characters and their relationship, it all flowed so smoothly while keeping me riveted until the end. Tor and Ash came alive for me and I love how their actions and banter fit their personalities so consistently. Great combination of humor and suspense, I can't wait to read the sequel.

    6. Eli Easton on said:

      I'm not normally much of a fantasy reader, but I really enjoyed this story. The writing is smooth and the characters were interesting. I liked the fact that one of the MCs was ruthless initially and was quite the anti-hero. You don't see that often in romance, but Jaye pulled it off. I suspect there will be a sequel and I will be waiting for it.

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    8. Sunny on said:

      Great fantasy/adventure with awesome world building. I liked how we learn about the leythe, the energy matrix, and the void. Details like leythe-bonds and leythe-storms added interesting layers. The characterizations were well done, especially with Ash. So arrogant, furious about his punishment, infuriating in his words and actions. Tor wasn't as clearly drawn for me. I would have liked more time with his POV because I didn't understand his attachment to Ash outside of the leythe-bond and if the [...]

    9. Lia Black on said:

      I had the pleasure of an advanced peek at this baby, and it has come very far from its humble beginnings as a shorter story posted for the LHNB anthology. Jaye McKenna has created a fascinating world with some very compelling characters who move through a well-crafted, emotion-rich story. There is no definite good and evil here, although sometimes the motivations of some of the characters lean decidedly towards the “dark side”. It brings the characters to life because, like real people, some [...]

    10. Melanie~~ on said:

      Amazing world building! Thanks for an amazing story. I sure hope there is more someday soon![NOTE: I rate most writing event stories (free reads) 4 or 5 stars because of my appreciation of the author's participation.]

    11. Bookwatcher on said:

      This book is fantastic. So good I got both, this freebie, love it and after read the extended book, with the second part. For a full review look mine review of both parts, 1 and 2.

    12. Isindia on said:

      Plot ***The romance part of the book is complete, an adventure part is introduced and ends on a cliffhanger. A human, Tor, is sucked into an alternative world where he meets a sorcerer, Ash, a godlike creature, trapped in a human body. Soon after they meet they discover that they share a soul bond. Whereas Ash is thoroughly disgusted to be bonded to a weak, inferior human creature, he is also thrilled to find out, that he can use Tor to escape his own insufferable predicament.Besides Tor he need [...]

    13. Julesmarie on said:

      This was a lot of fun. I enjoyed the transition from the contemporary to the fantasy settings, it made the fantasy world just that much more interesting for some reason.I enjoyed Tor's character, and really felt for him and how lonely he was at the start. Experiencing the world he got taken to through his eyes was fun.I can't help wishing that the leythe were a little better explained. Because it was mentioned with the Void a few times, and because it's similar to Lethe, I kept picturing it as a [...]

    14. Matthew on said:

      Very interesting concept. I would love to read more of these characters and this world. There was a lot put into this short, free story. A nerd from this world is transported by a wish to another world, where he meets a god stuck in human form who has a history of not caring about humanity. The human is in love at first sight the god finds that they are annoyingly magically bonded, but takes advantage of the opportunity for good sex that his human body enjoys and craves, only to find himself wan [...]

    15. Тамрико on said:

      The book follows adventures of Ash and Tor in an Earth-like world. Ash is a demon who was turned into human to learn how to be one and hopefully correct his own mistakes that resulted in a disaster for this particular universe. Tor was given to Ash by a higher being, a "Mother" to all, to guide and help him through the process.As much as I liked this story, the writing was not all that solid, though not bad either. There were extra characters that felt more like ghosts, rather a solid presence. [...]

    16. ~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~ on said:

      ★★★★☆ ~ 4 StarsRecommended by friends, I enjoyed the world building, story and characters. Ash was a spoiled ass and his plots had long-range consequences which is why Jhara reined him in. Tor needed to find his place and his strengths. The world building was interesting but not over my head. Interesting details about leythe bonds and storms. Would definitely read more from this author.

    17. Tam on said:

      4.5 starsI'm only not giving it 5 because there is so much more I want to know. The author promises more to come. I was totally caught up in the story and it's such a nice long one with lots of rich detail. There are also some amazingly funny lines, and Ash is a total dick, who manages to redeem himself. Definitely worth the time it takes to read. Super job on interpreting the picture.

    18. Carole-Ann on said:

      I SO wanted to like this: the premise is good, the writing is goodBut I hated Ash. Tor is so alone, puzzled, has a deep strength he doesn't recognise; and loveable!Ash is arrogant (as he was meant to be) but even when he realised he was actually feeling things for Tor, he didn't DO anything to redeem himself. Only 90+ pages to read, but it took me 3 DAYS!! Sorry!

    19. Teresa on said:

      I really enjoyed this. I had read the first half when it was published by itself and really liked seeing the rest of the story. I loved how Ash grew as a person and how the two fit. I'm not sure I liked the sword bit, but it worked ok.

    20. Bookbee on said:

      Fantasy is not generally a favourite genre for me BUT this was FABULOUS! The characters were so well developed and the world building was some of the best I've read! Can't wait for a sequel!

    21. Lia Black on said:

      Excellent first story for a talented emerging writer! Jaye McKenna's world building and memorable characters make this the first book in what I hope will be a long and satisfying series.

    22. K on said:

      This was actually a re-read after finishing reading the Guardians of the Pattern series. Nice to revisit the beginning of things and remember how Ash and Tor became who they are.

    23. Feloidae *The Bookworm* on said:

      I loved this book!!!!While I love fantasy I'm a bit picky with this genre as many books are outright ridiculous or maybe it is just me. Anyways I adored this book, it was perfect and had everything I like.Both main characters where wonderful and you could see them grow into their bond, their responsibilities and duties. It was a thrilling journey, heartbreaking at times and funny at others. I'm so going to reread this in the future. I enjoyed the banter between Tor, Ash and Blackfang so much. Th [...]

    24. Micha on said:

      Umm yea sure this book seems to be really popular with readers. Despite the great ratings, I just don't feel that way about it. This is my 3rd book by this author, after Burn the Sky and Leythe Blade and somehow her timing or pacing just feels a bit off to me, that I can't get into it. I also feel the same way about the way she constructs characters. Oh well I tried.

    25. Rebekah Reeves on said:

      A Grand Adventure!This is a great story of understanding humanity's greatest love and courage. The human Tor teaches these traits to an arrogant immortal Ash. A lesson Ash learns all too well. Loved this book I will be starting the next in the series right away.

    26. ⚣❣☙ Michaelle ❧❣⚣ on said:

      4.2 StarsHoly crap that was amazing! The world-building top-notch and the sex smoking hot seriously, there better be more because that ending was an enormous cliffhanger!

    27. TS on said:

      Great book. Until it turned sappy and cliché near the end it was a great story. I liked that there was no definite HEA.

    28. Sandra on said:

      Offered for FREE from the M/M Romance Group's Love Has No Boundaries event. Thank you too all the amazing authors who participated!I think this had the potential to be a 4-5 star story with just a little more development. The premise was good, and carried out well. The progression of their relationship in tandem to the story arc, and the bit of drama/betrayal x2 that gave us a little twist (view spoiler)[when Tor finds out that Ash was planning to kill him for his own gain, and then when Lucano [...]

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