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    EBOOK Heart Scarab Taking Shield #2 Preparing to write this review feels like getting ready to rip a band aid off So I guess all I can do is take a deep breath get a grip and give it a good sharp yank How you may wonder did I get from a 4 star rating for the 1st book to 2 stars for this oneIt went something like thisat 8% I'm having trouble staying interested but the same thing happened with the first book so hang in there Also The worldbuilding seems kind of ske

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    Read ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Anna Butler Anna Butler ↠ 0 Read EBOOK Heart Scarab Taking Shield #2 Rating 45 of five#ReadingIsResistance to gay men in armed service vanishing now or in the futureHEART SCARAB gets my full attention at my blog because the second TAKING SHIELD book is about grief love and honor and how they can conspire to ruin lives eat happiness and leave devastation in their wake What a great #Booksgiv

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    EBOOK Heart Scarab Taking Shield #2 Anna Butler ↠ 0 Read Read ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Anna Butler Great science fiction shaky at best romanceTo be fair I did not read the first story in this series I suspect that if I had my allegiances would have been different coming into the story but I'm not sure I would have been s

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    EBOOK Heart Scarab Taking Shield #2 This second book in a very good series is well worth reading for SciFi fans The romance thread is still glacially slow and muted at the end although there is forward movement here Joss Bennet's long time partner is a focus as their relationship unravels leaving space perhaps for FlynnBennet is on a backwater colony planet trying to

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    EBOOK Heart Scarab Taking Shield #2 Anna Butler ↠ 0 Read 425 StarsThis installment of the series was much character driven and less action oriented than the last Still plenty of excitement and danger but time was spent focused on the playersGetting Joss' POV was interesting in that it definitely humanized him but not necessarily in a good way I felt the pain of his

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    EBOOK Heart Scarab Taking Shield #2 375 STARSOK this book was really going places being book #2 in the Taking Shield series it was excellent as was book #1 in this sci fi series I didn't like the way this ended though and no I don't need my HEA but I don't like being left feeling confused on a cliffhanger with no mention on when the next book is g

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    EBOOK Heart Scarab Taking Shield #2 Anna Butler ↠ 0 Read Read ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Anna Butler Be careful what you wish forI'd remarked that in Gyrfalcon Joss was pretty awful and meant to beSo in volume II Butler gives us big chunks of Joss's POV As a result I was interested in Joss than the MCs and skipped a couple of chapters supposed to be their great love scenes and discussing feels with all their friends and relatives mostly one after the other but sometimes in groups Caeden's manipulative behaviour seemed based on 'revenge is

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    Read ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Anna Butler EBOOK Heart Scarab Taking Shield #2 Anna Butler ↠ 0 Read I've been looking forward to story ever since I read book one in the series Gyrfalcon What can I say I love a good military sci fi story and once again Anna Butler deliversThis is epic space opera at its finest in the tradition of such writer

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    EBOOK Heart Scarab Taking Shield #2 TitleAuthor Heart Scarab by Anna ButlerSeriesStandalone book twoGenresub genre science fiction with some MM romanceBook Format ebookLength 396 pagesLGBT Orientation GayViolence Yes some distressing war scenes do

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    Free download Heart Scarab Taking Shield #2 EBOOK Heart Scarab Taking Shield #2 Anna Butler ↠ 0 Read Reviewed for The Novel ApproachGod what a ride this book was As a fan of the first book I was thrilled to read this one It gripped me from the beginning and took me for a ride until the very end And I cannot wait

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  • Heart Scarab Taking Shield #2
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  • 14 September 2020
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Free download Heart Scarab Taking Shield #2

Heart Scarab Taking Shield #2 Read æ 100 Anna Butler ↠ 0 Read Read ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Anna Butler Grieving Joss his long term partner grieves with them; lost unhappy remorseful First Lieutenant Flynn has no official ‘rights’ here He isn’t family He isn’t partner or lover All he is is brok I ve been looking forward to story ever since I read book one in the series Gyrfalcon What can I say I love a good military sci fi story and once again Anna Butler deliversThis is epic space opera at its finest in the tradition of such writers as David Weber or Eric Flint More than any other genre convincing sci fi needs a strong foundation of characterization plot and world building Many authors shine at one or two elements it s rare that you get stellar treatment of all three in one story I bet if you asked the author for details about the ships and the structure of the political organizations things that aren t related in the story she could tell you about them without hesitation I certainly hope that future stories include specs on some ships the geek in me really wants to see them The different branches of the military Fleet and Shield and the rotational system designed to keep Shield officers from burning out makes sense from a logistical standpoint but man is it hell on relationships Add to that the political machinations behind the military and it is small wonder that the idealistic Bennet has a hard time knowing where he stands sometimesThen we have the characters themselves What I love most about them is that they are complicated people with the kinds of motives and failings that make them so very real so very human I love too that even the secondary characters are fully fleshed out to the point that if something happens to them I feel a strong sense of loss for them Bennet is not very likeable when he hurt which keeps him from being too too perfect Bisexuality is common in this universe but there are still sects that disapprove of same sex relationships The biggest obstacle that Flynn and Bennet face is not societal disapproval or even the no fraternization rule which Bennet takes very seriously but the sheer distance between them and the unlikelihood they will ever see each other again except if they can somehow arrange leave together That makes even starting a relationship foolhardy unless it s one with no strings Flynn is your classic no strings attached flyboy this should be easy for him right But Bennet is hard for him to forget and when a dangerous mission goes pear shaped and Flynn realizes just how close he came to losing Bennet forever well his actions are easy to understandThe relationships in these stories are complex and very real No this is not MM romance It is however adult fiction and for that I am truly appreciativeI ll be the first to admit I don t leave reviews often I think there is an art to it and I find it difficult to leave a good review without too many spoilers When a book really speaks to me I do my best however Gyrfalcon was a strong opening to an epic series with a large over arching storyline that I fear will break my heart It was a tough first act to follow but Heart Scarab takes us to the next level effortlessly I can t wait for the next installment

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Heart Scarab Taking Shield #2

Heart Scarab Taking Shield #2 Read æ 100 Anna Butler ↠ 0 Read Read ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Anna Butler Shield Captain Bennet is on Telnos a unpleasant little planet inhabited by religious fanatics and unregistered miners running illegal solactinium mines It’s about to be about to be overrun by the M Preparing to write this review feels like getting ready to rip a band aid off So I guess all I can do is take a deep breath get a grip and give it a good sharp yank How you may wonder did I get from a 4 star rating for the 1st book to 2 stars for this oneIt went something like thisat 8% I m having trouble staying interested but the same thing happened with the first book so hang in there Also The worldbuilding seems kind of sketchy10% Whoa I didn t see that coming Love it50% This is probably only a 3 star read but I ll rate it 4 anyway just because of its part in the series the series I m sure I ll read all 5 books of despite this one being just so so Also The worldbuilding really is sketchy62% Wait wait wait how did this change from a space opera into a soap opera Who set all these drama llamas loose How much screaming and crying and begging will I have to endure For how many pages will Bennet keep discussing his love life with his mother Can somebody please just shoot me and put me out of my misery Also WTF is up with the worldbuilding65% and on Worldbuilding rant rant rant Worldbuilding100% Are you shitting me Did I interpret that twist right If so there goes all my praise about how good the characterization is because that is completely out of character and I don t buy it for a moment That s a plot device pure and simple Faux drama and I call bullshitAnd now here s the above referenced rant tucked down here out of the way so you can skip it Never say I don t love you guys because not only am I trying to spare you from my rant I pared it way way down from its original full length glory In a nutshell the worldbuilding problem boils down toThis is atrocious science fictionDeep breaths Teal deep breaths You can do itYou want the non nutshell version you masochist youThis story is set 10000 years in our future with a human population descended from those who left Earth behind 6000 years ago And to complicate things further for herself and for us the author somehow has tied ancient Egypt into all of this too Creating far future worlds is a particularly daunting task for SF writers Society technology culture s EVERYTHING will be so so different from what we know right here and now So the rough guideline I use is to mentally cast back a comparable amount of time into the past and compare that to the present day How different are our lives from those of people who lived 6000 10000 years ago Then extrapolate forward and let your mind be boggled by how different future human societies are going to be from oursWhat a balancing act SF writers face Let your imagination run wild and create a future world too unfamiliar and your readers can t keep up Books that push the envelope this way like Aristoi or The Machineries of Empire series may be are brilliant but despite that they re not very accessible They are challenging to read There has to be a cleverly contrived middle ground between the imaginative and the familiarrelatable Because if the writer goes too far to the opposite extreme essentially taking current day NYC and plopping it down onto a distant planet ten millennia into the future readers may be alienated because that s f ing preposterousAnd there you have the gist of my book rage For the last 40 ish% percent of the book the author apparently forgot the book was set in the future In a society with FTL travel instantaneous communication across interstellar distances and the ability to generate artificial gravity things that are totally utterly and completely beyond our own capabilities almost nothing else has changed from the present day Medical care and technology hasn t evolved Entertainment options and services haven t evolved Housing transportation family structure capitalism food food clothing styles haven t evolved Prejudice against homosexuality hasn t evolved it s still associated with pedophilia and with having good fashion sense You still take a taxi across town and tip the driver for fuck s sakeIs that how things were 10000 years in the pastThen don t expect me to believe that s how they re going to be 10000 years in the futureThis lazy sloppy worldbuilding no this neglecting to do the worldbuilding killed this series for me I honestly don t see a way to continue on I was so pleased with Book 1 that I thought I d be binging all 5 books back to back Even though the worldbuilding issue was apparent there it didn t dominate the story so I was able to grit my teeth and make the conscious decision to solider on tolerating it for the sake of all that was good in the story But now unless I can find a way to mentally recast this as fantasy instead of science fiction I don t see how I can read any furtherSorry Bennet and Flynn I hope you get your HEA eventually 10000 years from now

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Heart Scarab Taking Shield #2 Read æ 100 Anna Butler ↠ 0 Read Read ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Anna Butler Aess Bennet’s job is to get out as many civilians as he can but the enemy arrives before the evacuation is complete Caught in a vicious fire fight Bennet is left behind presumed dead His family is This second book in a very good series is well worth reading for SciFi fans The romance thread is still glacially slow and muted at the end although there is forward movement here Joss Bennet s long time partner is a focus as their relationship unravels leaving space perhaps for FlynnBennet is on a backwater colony planet trying to evacuate religious fanatic colonists when the Maees strike In the scramble to get off the ground he is injured and his helmet transponder is destroyed As his family and friends mourn his loss Bennet is working with some local outlaws to escape the notice of the Maees and get a small group of survivors off the planet and to safetyThe action is fun the mourning of those who believe Bennet is dead is affecting I did have a uibble with the way Joss shoots himself in the foot I was hoping that Bennet wouldn t get that out of jail free card I like when splitting up is necessary but hard and with blame to both However this book took me deeper into the characters and the world building and I really enjoyed itOnce again the ending is just another beginning not a cliff but not an HFN On to book 3