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bertric To ask other readers questions about Laraplease sign up. Lists with This Book. I liked this book, goddammit! And I’m not ashamed to say I’ll be continuing with the saga. Lara is campy fantasy at its finest. As for the “sex without love” that seems to bother some readers — get over it. Lara is bertice than life, yes. But it’s only the 21st-c crop of ho-hum-diddly romances that villainize women who admit to enjoying sex even without the hero’s magical man-bits.

Larger than life is not a dirty concept, guys. Regardless of squeamish readers, it’s clear that Bertrice Small published the story she intended to write.

This is a hertrice that says the author was enjoying herself — the ridiculous plot rollicks along, hauling characters in its wake, while the goofy sex leaps off the page in vivid shades of purple. View all 14 comments. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.

I’ll add a caveat here: I did enjoy this book in a very! I do feel the need to be honest in my reviews however, so I can’t in good conscience smll this more than 1 star given how bad the bad points in this book were.

Overall book rating

All in all however, this is a bad, BAD book. While a lot of the romance I’ll add a caveat here: While a lot of the romance genre is bad, I have read the occasional book within this genre that was good one example would be ‘Firelight’, by Kristen Callihan. This book just ain’t it though.

Not by a long shot. The world building was not that bad. The descriptions of the lands and the peoples were somewhat interesting. I liked the notion of the clash of cultures between the peoples of the Outlands and those of Hetar. The magical elements were in general not too badly done i. Unfortunately, the bad outweighed the good in this novel. The first issue with this book has been mentioned by others: She was the most Mary Sue-ish of Mary Sues -not only was she the most beautiful woman anyone had ever seen, she was also i half-fairie and therefore magical, learning to use said magic competently in the space of a few weeks at the most, ii a natural warrior, becoming as good as or better than centuries-old Shadow Princes in the space of a few weeks’ training, iii always the person to amaze everyone else in the novel with the wisdom of her advice e.


Are you starting to be annoyed with this yet? The reason for my segue with regards to the destiny aspect is that this was the second problem with this book: Actually, a good part of this novel was about as subtle as an infodump telegraphed using a mallet swung against the reader’s head. Which got annoying really fast as I have signified, one particular example of this was the way in which virtually every character Lara met would tell her, at least once, that she had a destiny and so on and so forth which was just ridiculous.

A third ridiculous aspect of this book was the sex scenes. All I have to say here is Who talks like that? The other euphemisms used in this were just as bad. Because apparently, Lara has a magical vagina which provides an incredible amount of pleasure when impaled by a ‘throbbing manroot’ I wish to give credit to fellow reviewer Alana, whom I am essentially paraphrasing here, since she put this so well.

A fourth problem are the battle scenes: Or rather there is, but the battle is actually described more or less as follows: The good guys won. How about a little description? You know, since this is important to the plot? You know, that little sequence of events that underlies the novel, and All in all what I will say is: View all 4 comments. Coucher de soleil Ubichan wrote: Thank you so much for taking the time to write it!

It is so accurate! I think I wa Ubichan wrote: I think I was venting when I wrote this Because this book was utter and complete crapola and I’ll never get the time I read back. Coucher de soleil Caroline wrote: Don’t put yourself through this, unless you’re curious Caroline wrote: Don’t put yourself through this, unless you’re curious as to just how bad bad can be This book was so awful, I can’t even, oh my god Here is a short list as to why: In fact, it’s all so redundant I would have to read other books in between just so that this one seemed new and different.

And as for the reason I even gave this book one star, well, that was because I actually really liked the concept of it – the beginning at least, being sold into slavery to support your family. That’s nifty, but then Small crushes what could potentially be an excellent plot of escape and freedom from a pleasure house and turns it into Lara tromping pointlessly around Hetar. Anyways, glad to have finished this one – if you’re debating over reading it, I would say that there are plenty of other fantasy novels out there that are far better to spend your money and time on.


Sep 07, Peter Greenwell rated it did not like it. I LOLed reading this book. Not because the author insists on calling penises manroots, or that there is cheaply depicted sex every eight pages. No, I giggled uncontrollably because the writing itself is so bad. Her phrasing, her dialogue, her word-choice, the hackneyed plot It’s like the author ran the story through a Fantasy Novel Generator set to an 11 year old’s writing ability and submitted it for publishing.

This is close to being the Manos, the Hands of Fate of fantasy books. Mar 11, Ashley Brown rated it liked it. If you haven’t read this book, then don’t read this review!

Lara just kept telling everyone her story and it came off boastful and repetitive. When she enters the Outlands, she’s too showy. She steps up and has the answers for everything.

Things fell into place too neatly and it seemed only Lara was the one who could save everyone. Like everyone else wasn’t smart enough. I was annoyed with how parts of the bo If you haven’t read this book, then don’t read this review! I was annoyed with how parts of the book was written and like I said, things were too perfect.

But overall, minus parts where Lara came off too perfect and so much smaol than everyone else, I did enjoy the book, believe bertice or not. Jul 19, Monica rated it liked it. I have mixed feelings about this book. It is a fantasy romance novel more emphasis on the “romance” although I’m not sure that some of it really qualifies as romance.

I needed to read a book set on a different planet and this book takes place on a planet called Hetar. Women are treated horribly of course and men are brutes. Lara is a half-faerie girl who’s own father sells her into slavery yet she is completely fine with I have mixed feelings about this book.

Lara: Book One of the World of Hetar

Lara is a half-faerie smlal who’s own father sells her into slavery yet she is completely fine with this and sees it as her destiny. If I had my guess I would say this is an early novel of this author.

She repeats herself way too much and one term that was used way too often was manroot.