4 Stars for The Oracle’s Flame by Mell Eight #MMM #Fantasy

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Title: The Oracle’s Flame (The Oracle #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Mell Eight (Less Than Three Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 20, 2013 – 64 pgs

Synopsis

The Kingdom of Altnoia is on the cusp of civil war. The king and heir have been murdered, the throne taken by their uncle, and the kingdom’s only hope lies with Prince Edan who has been missing for the past year. The Oracle appoints her new Dragon of Fire one task: Find Prince Edan and keep him alive.

It should have been a simple task, but Dragon did not anticipate that Prince Edan would hide away on a pirate ship, forcing Dragon not only to endure pirates, but sea-sickness and his fear of water. And nothing, not even the Oracle, could have prepared him for the twins and the complicated feelings they spark.

WARNING/SPOILER: Contains twincest and a threesome relationship.

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FourStars

This was definitely an interesting read. I loved the mythology and the world building in it that moved along with the flow of the story. The opening was a bit rough for me. I struggled to find a POV and not have it all just be over the top narration, but once the story with Dragon got started, it flowed very nicely.

Read this easily in an hour or two, which is great, and I’m very interested in seeing where the next installment in this series takes these characters. It’s hard not to spoil anything in this since the plot picks up right away, but each character has their own personality that makes them easily distinguishable from the next, even the side characters. This to me makes the story.

Warning that there is twincest in this story. The sexual scene doesn’t happen until the epilogue, so if you’re still interested, then skip that part. The mythology behind why the twins are together is a great twist on ancient mythology as is the whole plot with the elements included.

Overall, a great read that I did not want to put down until I finished.

~AJ

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When Mell Eight was in high school she wrote a short story for an English class. The assignment was for no more than five pages, yet she had turned in ten and the story wasn’t completed. Her teacher was impressed, but writing stories for fun was her main source of procrastination from homework; handing in an assignment that actually asked her to write fiction was too good to pass up. Since then Mell has continued writing, posting in many online communities for fanfiction and original fiction and eventually branching into slash fiction. She mostly writes paranormal or fantasy stories, but has been seen exploring the real world once or twice.

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