Saturday, August 18, 2012

Skybound by Aleksandr Voinov

My rating: 5 of 5 stars




Ebook, 44 pages
Expected publication: August 20th 2012 by Riptide Publishing
ISBN13 9781937551490
Edition Language English
Setting Germany, 1945  World War II, 1945







The question will be; is this 44 page book worth it's price? When something is priceless, like this book, then it is a privilege to own. Trust me, skip lunch, gift yourself this book, and own a treasure.

"...my head against the cool comfort of the fighter plane's wheel, its wing shielding but never embracing me. I'm a cold nestling tonight."


THE WRITING

The beautiful placement of each word in this story is something to cherish. A gem to be held dear. Aleksandr Voinov has truly outdone himself, which is saying something. It's clear that he cares deeply for this work, he sculpted it with a loving touch, creating a three dimensional book with shape and form. I was a devotee before this, but now, he has achieved a level in his writing that has me awestruck and honored to be sharing his writing journey.


THE STORY


Within these pages I was soaring and diving. Slowly climbing, reaching above the clouds of war, to a moment where time stood still. Then the terrifying dive back down, where the impact of reality made everything blurry and sharp. Where what matters becomes clear against the despair at the end of the world.

"A gentle, warm, sweet pain...."


THE CHARACTERS

Baldur Vogt - Ace fighter pilot who is the center of the universe, to Felix. Baldur is smooth, strong and charming. He just needs a little luck.

"There's a reflection of flame in his features, like in the painting of an old master. Flesh made light."

Felix - This story is seen through the eyes of Felix and it is easy to be inside him. At first seemingly timid we learn that he so much more. He's surprising and brave and so beautifully in love. A wonderful character.

"Who am I to be worthy of him?"

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Honestly, I had to trust Voinov on this one. WWII isn't my typical 'go to' for m/m romance. I should have known better and won't doubt again.

Something pulls me towards him, irrespective of the impossibility of it all. I hope that he doesn't notice just as much as I hope that he's pulled too.




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