Novel: The Foxling Soldati
Author: Charlie Cochet
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal (Shapeshifters)
Part of Book Series: Soldati Hearts (Book #2)
Summary: Foxling Toka has served the Soldati king for centuries, and now he attends to the kingdom’s cherished Soldati prince. It’s a position of honor, and as Toka helps the once-human prince adapt to their magical realm, he finds joy in their friendship. He also grows bolder in his encounters with Rayner, Soldati warrior and the king’s second. But the laws are clear: servants and Soldati are not permitted to mate. It doesn’t matter that Toka lost his heart to the dashing cad long ago.
Rayner never imagined he would fall in love with a servant, but the clever and beautiful foxling has ensnared him, and he resents the regulations keeping them apart. When an arrogant and spiteful king visits from a neighboring realm, Rayner is in danger of losing everything. But Soldati warriors don’t surrender, and he intends to fight all the harder to keep Toka where he belongs—in Rayner’s arms.
Post’s Author Opinion:
Note: This is a personal opinion, it does not reflect YaoiOtaku’s official position towards the novel.
When I reviewed the first installment of this series, I thought that it had so much potential because of the interesting setting, plot and characters. The second book featured the same quality, except I had a profound distaste of one of the characters.
I could see clearly how the story was going by the summary description. Forbidden relationship, a little hurdle, sacrifices and you get the true love prevails kind of thing. Despite the predictability, it wasn’t a difficult book to finish because Charlie Cochet writes good books that make you want to keep on reading.
In my review of The Soldati Prince, I mentioned that Khalon had redeeming qualities, but I was wrong. He was the worst kind of friend ever. I know the author was going to make him “redeem” himself again after what he subjected the main characters, Rayner and Toka to, but my love for him was done for. I won’t say I hate this character, but it was no less than dislike.
What I really like in this second book was Rayner calling out on his friend’s unjust decisions. I’ve seen in many stories how the characters usually kept quiet when treated this way, but in true warrior style, Rayner, as well as Riley weren’t shy about their displeasure. That had stopped me from giving a lower rating than what I intended.
I’m looking forward to the third book which I hope will be much better than the first two. And because I’m still not turned off from reading more from this series, I would still recommend people to give this book a chance.
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