Blessing and Light
It’s the Night of Winter Lights. Heedless of the holiday, the Commander of the H’Aren fortress, Captain Torýn Torhdhar, seems to find his satisfaction in work. Such occurrence hardly surprises his Orderly, Sæbastyn Hyago, even though the young Lieutenant has spent a silent, aching decade wishing his superior officer would pursue pleasure elsewhere—specifically in his arms. But as the evening continues, nothing about it meets Sæbastyn’s expectations. Will the Lieutenant see his secret desires realised, or his heart shattered?This alternative winter holiday short, set in the Order Universe, will be available FREE in December as a part of the 2017 Rainbow Advent Calendar.

Blessing and Light Details

TitleBlessing and Light
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 5th, 2017
ISBN-139781386930211
Rating
GenreFantasy, Romance, M M Romance, Short Stories, Holiday, Christmas, Historical

Blessing and Light Review

  • Judith
    January 1, 1970
    4 Stars. “Now tell me.”(...)“What is it you want?” (...)“I want to stay here. With you.” Short,seasonal read set in the Order Series universe.Taking place on the Winter Lights Festival,once again this Author has created an atmospheric read packed into about 16 pages.Captain Toryn Torhdhar took Saebastyn in and made him into a Soldier 10 years ago.He has been devoted to Toryn and just a bit in love with him for all those years.Will this be the night that Saebastyn has been dreaming of,when his 4 Stars. “Now tell me.”(...)“What is it you want?” (...)“I want to stay here. With you.” Short,seasonal read set in the Order Series universe.Taking place on the Winter Lights Festival,once again this Author has created an atmospheric read packed into about 16 pages.Captain Toryn Torhdhar took Saebastyn in and made him into a Soldier 10 years ago.He has been devoted to Toryn and just a bit in love with him for all those years.Will this be the night that Saebastyn has been dreaming of,when his feelings finally get reciprocated?I love this Author's writing.Her words and characters pull you in right from the first page and don't let go.Review copy
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  • Shin Mon Thway
    January 1, 1970
    I might sound like a prick but I will be lying if I say I wasn’t green with envy whenever my friends posted the review of this short story or their status changed to “reading now”. I know that it’s going to be free and it’s going to be available in December but I couldn’t wait. Really, I was dying to read this 15 pages short novel because I knew every would would be gold. Thank god, author Kasia Bacon took pity on me and graciously gifted me with this early copy. Again, anyone who have known me I might sound like a prick but I will be lying if I say I wasn’t green with envy whenever my friends posted the review of this short story or their status changed to “reading now”. I know that it’s going to be free and it’s going to be available in December but I couldn’t wait. Really, I was dying to read this 15 pages short novel because I knew every would would be gold. Thank god, author Kasia Bacon took pity on me and graciously gifted me with this early copy. Again, anyone who have known me for long time knows this, ARC or not, I say what I feel. If it’s good, I’ll say it’s good and if it’s terrible, I’d say it’s terrible. And let me tell you my friends, this short story was MARVELOUS! 😍😍😍In just mere 5000 words and 15 pages, the author made my heart ache, made me lost in the reverie of my own holidays thoughts. I was going down a memory lane while I was reading this short story. I was sad, I was afraid, my heart aches and long for family and love and then in a flash, she gave me joy, utter happiness, true love, family, sacrifice, togetherness and most importantly, the POWER of HOPE and never giving up. In about 15 mins of reading this short one, I was going through myriad of emotions and thoughts. This is the kind of book that makes you question about priorities and everything you value in life. I can’t thank Kasia enough for this wonderful gift. Really, I felt like I received an early Christmas gift and I can’t even say how much I enjoyed this. 😇 I hope you all will enjoy this story when it becomes available for I’m sure this would bring you such joy and hopefulness. 😊🙏😊Favorite excerpt from the book: 💗💜💗 “My blessing and light,” he breathed into my hair. “Since the day I found you.”5 wonderful winter Christmas stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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  • ☆ Todd
    January 1, 1970
    == A *FREE* Holiday Read ==Confession time. For many years now, I've found it very difficult to enjoy short stories. They've been right up there with anthologies on my dislike-o-meter.Then I started reading Kasia Bacon's "The Order" series and my short story world view shifted a bit.This fantasy series is about elves, assassins, warriors and the conflicts between warring factions across the fictional land.And it's been so much fun. This short story was no exception.Kasia uses an economy of words == A *FREE* Holiday Read ==Confession time. For many years now, I've found it very difficult to enjoy short stories. They've been right up there with anthologies on my dislike-o-meter.Then I started reading Kasia Bacon's "The Order" series and my short story world view shifted a bit.This fantasy series is about elves, assassins, warriors and the conflicts between warring factions across the fictional land.And it's been so much fun. This short story was no exception.Kasia uses an economy of words, but they always seem very poignant and impactful in the final product.She has a way of drawing me in neck-deep and making me care about the characters, immediately feeling their connections and pulling me right into the fantastical world that she's created.There's a sensuality to the writing, without things *necessarily* turning sexual, which I really enjoy and have seen very few other authors pull off quite so well.In "Blessing and Light", she has two brand new characters for us, Captain Torýn Torhdhar, a fortress Commander, and his Lieutenant Sæbastyn Hyago, his Orderly, whom he rescued from poverty as a youth a decade prior.Sæbastyn isn't afraid of the stoic Torýn and tends to blurt out whatever crosses his mind. Well, other than his true feelings toward Torýn, that is.I loved how Kasia wrote a story where, on the surface, it only seems that the pair are sharing an evening meal, when in reality, it's so very much more.The woman definitely knows how to write amazing UST and, even though this story only ended with a kiss (or two), it still left me extremely satisfied. Sometimes less truly is more.This short story can be read as a standalone; however, as I'm a huge fan of both "The Mutt" and "The Highlander", if you have the time, I'd suggest those short fantasy reads as well.4.25 *concise-&-heart-felt* stars.** PS -- I *need* her next Order installment, "The Scout" and the full-length novel that she's working on. : )-----------------------------------------------This book will be a *FREE* holiday read, but my ARC copy of the story was provided by the author in exchange for a fair, unbiased review.See All My Latest Reads (Review Quick-Links)-----------------------------------------------
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  • Virginia Books
    January 1, 1970
    What a huge surprise this one has been! I don't know how is it possible for a so, so short length read to concentrate that much, but it touches banter, a bit of angst and love in a perfect way.Wonderful writing too, and so evocative. I could feel the cold night described in that first page. So good.This is a super short story included in The Order Universe but perfectly suitable for outsiders, like me. Not for a long time, I must say. The Mutt, The order #1 is now up in my extended tbr. I serio What a huge surprise this one has been! I don't know how is it possible for a so, so short length read to concentrate that much, but it touches banter, a bit of angst and love in a perfect way.Wonderful writing too, and so evocative. I could feel the cold night described in that first page. So good.This is a super short story included in The Order Universe but perfectly suitable for outsiders, like me. Not for a long time, I must say. The Mutt, The order #1 is now up in my extended tbr. I seriously loved the way she writes.What is this freebie about? Fireworks in The Night of Winter Lights, two attractive characters having dinner and a wish becoming true. Blessing and Light will be out for free on December 5 and if what I've said is not incentive enough you have the plus that this has been written for a charity cause, to support LGBT rights, and that's always a good thing!****** ARC generously provided by the author ******Reviews for Book Lovers
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  • Karla
    January 1, 1970
    4 stars! Ah another sweet read from KB, a perfect novella for this holiday seasons where magic is in the air and wishes come true. Well at least for a certain orderly named saebastyan who has been longing for his captain Toryn for along time but it only takes one special night and a little push for love to finds its way. As always it only takes a few words to get hooked with these characters and even though they're short reads I'm loving how we can get a glimpse of who their hearts belong to. Ca 4 stars! Ah another sweet read from KB, a perfect novella for this holiday seasons where magic is in the air and wishes come true. Well at least for a certain orderly named saebastyan who has been longing for his captain Toryn for along time but it only takes one special night and a little push for love to finds its way. As always it only takes a few words to get hooked with these characters and even though they're short reads I'm loving how we can get a glimpse of who their hearts belong to. Can't wait for more. ❤️
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  • Deborah
    January 1, 1970
    This book is short and I do mean short it’s only 13 pages on my iPad but like the previous books from this author it never feels that short.It’s detailed, atmospheric and beautifully written leaving you wanting more.The reason it’s so short is explained ‘Dear Reader, I have written this holiday freebie for the 2017 M/M Advent Calendar. The event called for seasonal stories that did not exceed five thousand words in length.’Sæbastyn Hyago has been in love with Captain Torýn Torhdhar since he save This book is short and I do mean short it’s only 13 pages on my iPad but like the previous books from this author it never feels that short.It’s detailed, atmospheric and beautifully written leaving you wanting more.The reason it’s so short is explained ‘Dear Reader, I have written this holiday freebie for the 2017 M/M Advent Calendar. The event called for seasonal stories that did not exceed five thousand words in length.’Sæbastyn Hyago has been in love with Captain Torýn Torhdhar since he saved him 10 years earlier. Back when Sæbastyn was just an illiterate peasant boy with a whipped scarred back and a broken spirit and Torýn made him into a soldier and Sæbastyn has loved him in secret ever since.We meet Torýn and Sæbastyn at the time of the Winter Lights Festival where Torýn has a gift for Sæbastyn but will the gift bring them closer or separate them completely?This is such a beautiful little read.I voluntarily read a review copy kindly provided by the author, thank you so much Kasia.
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  • Lyn
    January 1, 1970
    Kasia Bacon deserves all the praise and recognition for her short stories. Now that I have finally read one, I have to agree she is a gifted story teller. I'm looking forward to reading her other works of art, because that's truly what this book was..a beautiful work of art.
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  • Dia
    January 1, 1970
    5 stars writing. As always!I adore Kasia Bacon's writing!! So unique! It's like you can really travel into the characters' world. I fell in love with both short stories in The Order series: The Mutt and The Highlander.Even if I’m not a fan of fantasy books or short stories, Kasia Bacon makes me adore her characters. I was dying to read more about elves and archery, about their passions and their wars. I can't wait to finally read a full novel in The Order series!Blessing and Light stands alone i 5 stars writing. As always!I adore Kasia Bacon's writing!! So unique! It's like you can really travel into the characters' world. I fell in love with both short stories in The Order series: The Mutt and The Highlander​.Even if I’m not a fan of fantasy books or short stories, Kasia Bacon makes me adore her characters. I was dying to read more about elves and archery, about their passions and their wars. I can't wait to finally read a full novel in The Order series!Blessing and Light stands alone in the Order Universe. It's a very short story, but as always the writing is flawless.We get a glimpse into the Night of the Winter Lights Festival - how great is that Kasia Bacon invented a winter holiday? I told you - unique! Oh and I am completely enchanted by the main characters' names: Lieutenant Sæbastyn Hyago and Captain Torýn Torhdhar.I think it really was a challenge for the author to write such a short story. I'm extremely grateful for the ARC. *bowing my head* This alternative winter holiday short, set in the Order Universe, will be available FREE in December as a part of the 2017 M/M Advent Calendar - as mentioned by the author.
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  • Jewel
    January 1, 1970
    I normally shy away from stories this short, because they almost always feel like they're missing something. I ran across this author's work a few months ago, however, and saw that she can write a short story like nobody's business! I loved The Mutt and The Highlander, so when given the opportunity to read Blessings and Light I, of course, said yes!Kasia Bacon sets the scene for a Winter Festival so beautifully. In modern life, we don't often take the time to really enjoy holidays (well, I don't I normally shy away from stories this short, because they almost always feel like they're missing something. I ran across this author's work a few months ago, however, and saw that she can write a short story like nobody's business! I loved The Mutt and The Highlander, so when given the opportunity to read Blessings and Light I, of course, said yes!Kasia Bacon sets the scene for a Winter Festival so beautifully. In modern life, we don't often take the time to really enjoy holidays (well, I don't, anyway), with them being rampant with family stress and commercialism. But with the story Bacon has created here, I wanted to experience all of it -- the food, the camaraderie, the celebration of lights.15 pages should not be enough to get a sense of environment and characters and connection, but the author manages it beautifully here. I wouldn't say no, though, to more about Torýn and Sæbastyn.Blessings and Light is a gorgeously written holiday nibble, and I'd highly recommend it.------------------ARC of Blessings and Light was generously provided by the author, in exchange for an honsest review.
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  • Barbara➰
    January 1, 1970
    I’m beginning to think Ms Bacon has a bit of magic somewhere in her family tree. Maybe an elf or two. Or perhaps a fairy. She can weave magical intrigue into such a few pages, she must be touched by something. This holiday shorty is part of MM Advent calendar. The writing has an Old World feel to it and is set in The Order world. It’s definitely a quickie but sweet holiday read. And can I just say, I love the cover.As always, I look forward to reading more of Ms Bacon’s work.
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  • SheReadsALot
    January 1, 1970
    Group Review with Ann and Sara!See their reviews on the blog! 4.5 HEARTS--That massive frustrated yowl you can hear is me. Once again Kasia Bacon leaves this reader wanting an entire book. A holiday short set in the Order universe with new characters, Blessings and Light is 5K of well constructed pining.  I love well written pining.Orderly & Lieutenant Sæbastyn Hyago has crushed on his commander Captain Torýn Torhdhar for years. He knows his quirks, his needs before his Captain even notic Group Review with Ann and Sara!See their reviews on the blog! 4.5 HEARTS--That massive frustrated yowl you can hear is me. Once again Kasia Bacon leaves this reader wanting an entire book. A holiday short set in the Order universe with new characters, Blessings and Light is 5K of well constructed pining.  I love well written pining.Orderly & Lieutenant Sæbastyn Hyago has crushed on his commander Captain Torýn Torhdhar for years. He knows his quirks, his needs before his Captain even notices, his likes, his...everything. And the one thing that Sæbastyn wants is to be his Captain's.He thinks it fruitless, so he pines internally and serves him the best his position allows him to. Mighty Captain Torýn is so clueless.Or is he?After reading this short. I fins myself questioning just how clueless the Captain is. I want to know all the nooks and crannies. We get a taste of Sæbastyn's background. I want it all. You know what else I want? Torýn's POV. I want in his head during every moment he interacted with his orderly. The short is told exclusively from Sæbastyn's POV. It's been well documented my enjoyment of this author's words and she can infused a lot of depth and emotion from a few words. Such is the case with Blessings and Light, which is slightly lighter in tone than Bacon's previous works (All are recommended) Very enjoyable alternative holiday short that wasn't super sweet, offered a bit of cheer and left me needing more. I'll be back on the sidelines, waiting for more. Please let there be a novel coming soon from this author!A copy provided for an honest review.
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  • Lorraine Lesar
    January 1, 1970
    What a little (just 13 pages on my iPad) titillating bundle of joy. Blessings and Light indeed, but I think Blessings and Delight might be more apt.Just 5,000 words to make an impression. And the Queen of Quickies, yet again made an impression. She wanted to create an atmosphere of joy, togetherness and hope. She succeeded.This is a free story for the 2017 M/M Advent Calendar and a 5* little cracker of a read.Highly recommended.
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  • CrabbyPatty
    January 1, 1970
    A very short (15 page) novella set in a garrison in the remote H'Ran Fortress and a celebratory dinner on the Night of Winter Lights between Captain Torhdhar and his Orderly Lt. Hyago. The author does a beautiful job of setting the scene despite the shortness of the piece. 4 stars.
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  • Eugenia
    January 1, 1970
    Delightful!This short had me on the edge of my seat. Tension abounded in such a good way here. This was my first read by this author, and I was delighted at how well crafted this short story was.I will definitely put this Author on my TBR.
  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    Loved it!This was such a cute and sweet story and the perfect length, I thought. I had all the information I needed to know about these men and their situation. Yes indeedy, you should read this.
  • Irene Sim
    January 1, 1970
    This was so cute and soooooooooooo short!
  • Cadiva
    January 1, 1970
    I give up. Really, this book is less than 5k words and yet it encompasses everything I needed to know about this corner of Kasia's fabulous world and these two new characters who are drawn with such an incredibly light touch I feel like I've already known them all their lives.This is serious talent. The UST in this one was strung out at just the right rate and the ending was just beautiful. Sometimes you don't need to see everything on the page to know just how connected two people can be.#ARC r I give up. Really, this book is less than 5k words and yet it encompasses everything I needed to know about this corner of Kasia's fabulous world and these two new characters who are drawn with such an incredibly light touch I feel like I've already known them all their lives.This is serious talent. The UST in this one was strung out at just the right rate and the ending was just beautiful. Sometimes you don't need to see everything on the page to know just how connected two people can be.#ARC received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.
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  •  ♥ Rebecca ♥
    January 1, 1970
    Another amazing short story in the Order universe from this lady! How does she make you care about her characters and believe their love story with so few words?! I want to see these two again!
  • ~Kristin~
    January 1, 1970
    4 StarsAnother great holiday story, and lovely that the author gifted it to everyone as a free installment. I love this series, it always draws us in, but it is never long enough. This is truly a tasty snack.
  • Elena
    January 1, 1970
    Another exquisite short from the Order universe.Please, Kasia Bacon, don't let anything bad happen to Bastyn and Toryn in the spring during the war against the Barbarians!!!Again, I can't wait for the full-length Order novel! ;)
  • Apolishedreader
    January 1, 1970
    Where did my review go? I KNOW I posted it!4.5 lovely, sensual starsI am not much for fantasy reads at all, but I was offered an opportunity to read this short story and I was In. Love. I quickly got the other books in the series to read during winter breaks.Kasia does something amazing with this short story. The characters have depth and feeling that you wouldn't expect in something around just 5k words. I was really pulling for Sæbastyn to get his man!The steam is low, but the tension is high Where did my review go? I KNOW I posted it!4.5 lovely, sensual starsI am not much for fantasy reads at all, but I was offered an opportunity to read this short story and I was In. Love. I quickly got the other books in the series to read during winter breaks.Kasia does something amazing with this short story. The characters have depth and feeling that you wouldn't expect in something around just 5k words. I was really pulling for Sæbastyn to get his man!The steam is low, but the tension is high and I was so satisfied with this story.So...go read it now. It is free and it is awesome! Did I mention it is FREE?Oh...and I did nail art for it. Of course. Because the cover is beautiful. Cover inspired nail art
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  • Isabella ~Mikku-chan~
    January 1, 1970
    *~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*When you read my other reviews to Kasia Bacon's stories you would have maybe noticed I almost gush about them because I am so captivated by her skills in writing and creating a story.And I have to say: this story is no exception. It seems it doesn't matter if Kasia Bacon is writing a novelette or a short story: she always nails it. This work with less than 25 pages is full of emotions and she is able to put a whole *~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*When you read my other reviews to Kasia Bacon's stories you would have maybe noticed I almost gush about them because I am so captivated by her skills in writing and creating a story.And I have to say: this story is no exception. It seems it doesn't matter if Kasia Bacon is writing a novelette or a short story: she always nails it. This work with less than 25 pages is full of emotions and she is able to put a whole universe in it, without unnecessary ramblings and descriptions, but with a neat and precise writing you feel into the story, you can see, almost smell and touch the surroundings, this vivid is the writing.This work is connected to her The Order story but deals with a totally different couple. And Lord, do I want to see this charming couple again. <3The emotions are palpable, the whole concept of the hierachy and the social status, the power and the responsibilities, especially Torýn has, but how caring he is towards Sæbastyn. <3I can't say much about the story because it is short without spoiler the most parts, but it's so marvelous written, so captivating, I was bewitched from the first to the last line. :3If you love fantasy - or even if you don't or normally not totally into it like me - and a huge fan of magnificent elaborated stories you should pick this up. It slso does have a nice Christmas-y touch but without actually being a Christmas story. :35 out of 5 stars for this.Review originally posted on my blog with added content Mikku-chan / A world full of words
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  • ⚣Michaelle⚣
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 StarsThere are some people that just have a way with words. Kasia manages to craft this complete story, a lovely tale set in this fantasy land, with such precision use of those words. I've read entire books by other authors that don't do as detailed a job with setting or character development, making me feel like I'm not sure who the MCs are or where it's supposed to take place.Not so here! I'm in awe of how these characters & this setting are so well-developed within such a short story. 4.5 StarsThere are some people that just have a way with words. Kasia manages to craft this complete story, a lovely tale set in this fantasy land, with such precision use of those words. I've read entire books by other authors that don't do as detailed a job with setting or character development, making me feel like I'm not sure who the MCs are or where it's supposed to take place.Not so here! I'm in awe of how these characters & this setting are so well-developed within such a short story.I'm dying for the longer novel...but these snippets of life and love in the 'verse she's creating are delightful, and I think if Torýn and Bastyn are featured in it, then having read this will make that experience all the richer.(Also, gotta hand it to a writer that can come up with a completely original winter holiday and yet make it seem like something comfortably familiar at the same time!)ARC provided by the author for an unbiased review.
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  • Misty
    January 1, 1970
    And another frustratingly short but oh so good little story! I absolutely love the author's descriptive writing, she's able to paint a perfect picture with her words!
  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    5 HeartsKasia Bacon has destroyed me in less than 20 pages. My heart overfloweth and I have read this story four times now, attempted to write this review at least a dozen times and I still can’t find the words to say how beautiful and romantic this short story was.From the opening page we are transported to this world, this new world that is beautifully described with its season of winter laid out before us and our narrator, Lieutenant Sæbastyn Hyago making his last rounds of the grounds and so 5 HeartsKasia Bacon has destroyed me in less than 20 pages. My heart overfloweth and I have read this story four times now, attempted to write this review at least a dozen times and I still can’t find the words to say how beautiful and romantic this short story was.From the opening page we are transported to this world, this new world that is beautifully described with its season of winter laid out before us and our narrator, Lieutenant Sæbastyn Hyago making his last rounds of the grounds and soldiers before turning in for the night. The night is the Winter Lights Festival and it’s a sort of melancholy memory for Hyago. As the Lieutenant moves along he greets everyone with respect for their position and for the holiday. He just has one more thing to do before his supper in celebration and he decides to take his meal along with his superior, Captain Torýn Torhdhar.Just typing that name makes my heart skip a beat and hug the hell out of my Nook. Now, while I am known to go on a ramble from time to time, I am not going to do with this story because it would be a grave disservice. “I want to be more than just the Orderly to you.”“You were never just the Orderly, Sæbastyn.” What I am going to do is gush over the pure UST that is in this story and how you feel it. You feel the need Sæbastyn has for Torýn. You feel how much he wants this man who is everything to him to see him as more than just his Orderly. You feel that Torýn may have an inning of Sæbastyn’s feelings but doesn’t want to abuse the power his position holds. You feel and you feel and dear goddess, you feel again.Surely an author shouldn’t be able to make me melt with the mere number pages Kasia Bacon has given us here and yet she has. There is a moment where I held my breath. There is a moment where I swooned while reading in bed and there are more than a few moments where I have gone back and read this again, even gone back just to read a few lines spoken because they are so full of emotion, I needed to feel again.Honestly. From everything I have read from this author she knows how to pack a punch with the emotions without drowning us in unnecessary pages and I am thankful. I am thankful and goodness, I need to go read this again.Group review with my fellow unicorns, SRAL and Ann on the blog..
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  • Jennifer☠Pher☠
    January 1, 1970
    Ahh, another super cute, super short addition to this Universe. I love when boys say what they want and then get what they want. Easy as pie. Look at that! A plus in regards to page length, no time for wishy washy angst.
  • K.K.
    January 1, 1970
    As usual, Kasia Bacon conveys so much character and atmosphere in only a few words. I loved the mood, tone, and atmosphere of this story and the contrast between the cold winter night and the cozy intimacy of the captain's quarters. I also loved the melancholy yearning of the Orderly.
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  • monika
    January 1, 1970
    I’m totally addicted to „The Order” series. This one was short, one night story only, but definitely not one-night stand ;) and full of emotions...for freehttps://www.amazon.com/Blessing-Light...
  • Ofelia Gränd
    January 1, 1970
    I'm in an aww state at the moment. I just put my little one down for a nap and sneaked in a few minutes of reading before taking care of the mess in the kitchen (it's still there *sigh*) and opened Blessing and Light.The story takes place during the Night of Winter Lights. Sæbastyn Hyago is watching his Captain work, happy to be there with him instead of being part of the celebrations, but then everything changes and Sæbastyn biggest fear threatens to become true.For such a short story it's pack I'm in an aww state at the moment. I just put my little one down for a nap and sneaked in a few minutes of reading before taking care of the mess in the kitchen (it's still there *sigh*) and opened Blessing and Light.The story takes place during the Night of Winter Lights. Sæbastyn Hyago is watching his Captain work, happy to be there with him instead of being part of the celebrations, but then everything changes and Sæbastyn biggest fear threatens to become true.For such a short story it's packed with emotions and I tiptoed out of the bedroom with a smile on my face.
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  • Gabis Laberladen
    January 1, 1970
    Darum geht's:Statt wie alle anderen in der Festung die Nacht der Winterlichter zu feiern, sitzt der Kommandant, Hauptmann Torýn Torhdhar, über seinen Papieren und arbeitet. Wie immer sorgt sein Ordonnanzoffizier Sæbastyn für das Wohl des Hauptmanns, doch das Geschenk, das Torýn ihm macht, will er nicht. Jetzt wird es wohl Zeit, Farbe zu bekennen.So fand ich's:Der pflichtbewusste Hauptmann mag seinen Ordonnanzoffizier schon sehr, doch dass seine Gefühle so leidenschaftlich erwidert werden, hat er Darum geht's:Statt wie alle anderen in der Festung die Nacht der Winterlichter zu feiern, sitzt der Kommandant, Hauptmann Torýn Torhdhar, über seinen Papieren und arbeitet. Wie immer sorgt sein Ordonnanzoffizier Sæbastyn für das Wohl des Hauptmanns, doch das Geschenk, das Torýn ihm macht, will er nicht. Jetzt wird es wohl Zeit, Farbe zu bekennen.So fand ich's:Der pflichtbewusste Hauptmann mag seinen Ordonnanzoffizier schon sehr, doch dass seine Gefühle so leidenschaftlich erwidert werden, hat er nicht geahnt.Mich hat die ausgelassene Feierstimmung in der winterlichen Festung sofort eingefangen und Sæbastyn mochte ich auch vom ersten Augenblick an. Nach vielen Jahren als persönlicher Bediensteter für den Hauptmann kennen sich die beiden sehr gut und Sæbastyn nutzt die Gelegenheit, den Mann, den er bewundert und für den er schwärmt, ein bisschen anzuhimmeln, wenn der nicht hinsieht. Doch es wird Zeit, Farbe zu bekennen, damit seine Liebe zu seinem Hauptmann Torýn ein Happy End bekommt.Diese Kurzgeschichte ist nur ein kleiner Einblick in eine Fantasywelt, zu der noch mehr Geschichten existieren. In der Einleitung zu "Segen und Licht" kündigt die Autorin noch weitere Veröffentlichungen aus dieser Welt auf Deutsch an und ich bin auf jeden Fall dabei, denn die Stimmung, die Erzählweise und das, was ich von dieser Welt an Wenigem schon mitbekommen habe, haben mir gefallen und meine Neugier geweckt.
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