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Ayden is highly suspicious of the human and as prisoner of the human prince, has a hard time accepting his positive sides, even when his senses make them known to him.

His hatred and vitriol are barely contained, but he’ll grovel and do anything if the human prince will spare his sister from being used and abused. Thank you for accepting the invite, Rachel! Haimowitz wrote in such despicabl I didn’t like this book too much. In the final few pages we have view spoiler [a paternalistic Aegis just because Ayden had his ‘song’ back, Freyrik ‘saved’ by Mother Megin, the maelstrom of betrayed elders Both races blame the other for a long standing war and the situation in the wild lands where the animals are twisted into dark beasts.

If you look at your TBR list and don’t know which book to start with, worry no more. He was a smart-mouthed elf and always had something to say. Crescendo is a powerful story of love, loyalty, forgiveness and redemption. Even then, Ayden isn’t broken, choosing to fight back rather than stand and take the insults. I swear this author goes out of her way to show how more barbaric the ‘humans’ are in relation to the ‘elf’ ways.

In the first book, it was Ayden who was the hero. The bond of love and trust that is between these two is amazing. Now you can a have a really sexist counyerpoint and spent no more thoughts on it b have equal-opportunity middle-ages where women can be rulers, generals etc.


Counterpoint by Rachel Haimowitz book review

I liked the Prince and the elf here. And when I say torture, I mean torture! But love the connection and how things come together!

If had any frustrations with the story, it was at how unfair his subjects treat him over his love of an elf, how he is scorned behind his back and forced into rwchel difficult situation just because of his hainowitz. Dec 22, I hate to see it end but this book is perfect, I wouldn’t change a thing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

One of the best realized worlds with outstanding dialogue you just get swept away in the story.

Rachel Haimowitz (Author of Counterpoint)

There was a bit of world building in the beginning and it took me only about two chapters to get used to the lyrical language. If only the rest of the novel had been like this I did feel very sorry for him on occasion especially when his magic is bound. Intense is how I would describe the second and concluding story of Freyrik and Aden.

They have to pretend they’re not in love with each other and the elf gets cut off from his magic, which is quite Just pick up a vase and throw it into a wall. I recommend this series to all mm readers who are fans of mm fantasy books with an epic love story.

In contrast I found myself getting more and more annoyed at Ayden’s inability to see the bigger picture.

Counterpoint by Rachel Haimowitz

Elfkind, estranged by past crimes, watches and waits for nature to run its course. I think that previously, I was a worried and perhaps a bit scared about having a different review amongst what seemed to be the raving masses. Everyone who’s read a fantasy or two, knows the final battle’s supposed to be epic, the battle of all battles.


Whereas he did have a few spoiled and immature outbreaks in the raachel book, in this installment his more mature and brave side came to attention and what was even more admirable- his unwavering devotion and love towards Freyrik.

This book was freaking amazing. He is standing in as king for an absent brother, something which weighs heavily on him.

So, why 5 stars? Ayden, stripped of his mind-ear, devoid of his song, has to learn to be human in a way, to get haimwoitz to imperfection, and to understand Freyrik the hard way, with human senses.

The cliffhanger wasn’t as bad as I was anticipating, though. For a seasoned warrior, with hundred’s of year’s experience under his belt and contempt for humans that ‘never-look-up, Ayden’s capture was just a little too pat hide spoiler ] There were so many other little things introduced in the series which could helped round out the final chapter to a more satisfactory conclusion.

Plot-conveniently Freyrick comes just round the moment when Ayden tries to defend himself and now she accuses him of wanting to rape her.

When I finished this book, my reaction was, “Hmmmmm. Until I started reading the book and I was let down. One of the best things about this story is the slow building, forbidden to the point that it was quite frustrating hate-to-love relationship between the mcs: So, Counterpoint had a pretty interesting blurb and premise that I found intriguing.

Ayden even admits that if he’d met this man or any other in battle he’d killed him without second thought but he is simply opposed to death-penality as elves don’t practise it.

Freyrik’s always known elves to be beautiful and dangerous, but never has one affected him as deeply as Ayden.

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