Walk A Lonesome Road

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Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Dek lives in the isolated frozen north, nursing his PTSD and a bum leg. When Ren, a desperate, sick stranger crashes into his life, in dire need of help, Dek resents the imposition and Ren's secretive nature. But he agrees to help, and together they undertake a dangerous journey to safety and liberation. A "Cold Front" remix - no previous knowledge needed. More

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About Ann Somerville

Ann Somerville is a white, Australian, heterosexual, cisgendered. She/her.

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Betty Addams reviewed on Aug. 18, 2020

I really, really enjoyed this book. I love the cover-that first caught my attention. This book is a unique, very well-written story. The kind of story that really stays with you. As another review mentioned - it's not a "light" romance. I would highly recommend it and definitely give it 5 stars. I think the author did an amazing job of creating a deep, full, love story - complete with all the dark and messy parts you would find in a non-fiction love story.
(reviewed 81 days after purchase)
Bookwatcher reviewed on Nov. 1, 2011

What I would say, if someone ask me what was my feelings reading this story? If I recommend it?

First I would start saying it's a standalone, but it's part of a complex world. Before I read it I did a little research to know something about the "paranormals".
to know the basic info go there
http://logophilos.net/free-original-fiction/periter/
to see a map
http://logophilos.net/free-original-fiction/permap/
So, I knew a little, almost nothing, about the background.

Second and in my view most important it's not a romance... But it's a heartbreaking love story. Yeah, I know it's confusing, but it's true. Dek is completely and absurdly insane... Yep, cruel but true. His past is pain, suffering, and the way his mind choose to deal with it was: be away from everyone and everything. Ren is not far from that point. Used in horrendous scientific experiments and also traumatized.
So, the main characters are really insane? Yep, very... Ren need medical help, Dek is the only one that can help him, because no one, but a crazy man, would try to save a fugitive.

Third and last comment would be a warning. It's a very long story, and full of sadness and hope. Ren can survive such long and desperate trip? Dek can keep his mind away, from his personal demons, keeping Ren safe? The story didn't lost the appealing, but I must admit after a while I was tired of so much angst. I'm used to tormented heroes, I LOVE tormented heroes and I think It was that fact that made me read all this book. It's long... So if you think you can't deal with so much pain better search a more "happy" story... But, I must also say you can lost a opportunity to know two of the best male characters I even found in a fantasy book.

So do I recommend it? Simple way to answer: yes and no. I loved it, I can't give less than 5 stars, but I also know it's my big love for fantasy and tormented heroes that help me finish it... So, yes, I do and don't recommend it... Everything depends on your mood. If you want a happy and funny story avoid this book. If you want two true and in pain men, fighting against powerful enemies, and fighting against their personal demons read it... Because it will be perfect for you, as it was for me.

5 stars
(reviewed 52 days after purchase)
Sue reviewed on Oct. 11, 2011

This isn't the first Ann Somerville I've read, and won't be the last.
As always her world is believable and sweeping. In this book, you feel the landscape almost like an extra character, it's so well described.
Dek is the first person we meet, and he's complicated. You can't help but feel for him, and care what happens to him.
Then he finds Ren, and somehow you know he'll take care of him, however much Dek thinks it's a bad idea.
I love the period where he tries to keep Ren at arm's length. I found myself smiling and shaking my head at him.
I won't say any more here, just that I thoroughly enjoyed this journey with them. I could have wished it even longer, just because I didn't want the book to end, but it is still a novel-length book and well worth the money.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
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