5 Stars for Brute by Kim Fielding #MM #Historical @KFieldingWrites @Dreamspinners


Title: Brute
Author Name & Publisher: Kim Fielding (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: December 3, 2012 – 270 pgs


Brute leads a lonely life in a world where magic is commonplace. He is seven and a half feet of ugly, and of disreputable descent. No one, including Brute, expects him to be more than a laborer. But heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and when he is maimed while rescuing a prince, Brute’s life changes abruptly. He is summoned to serve at the palace in Tellomer as a guard for a single prisoner. It sounds easy but turns out to be the challenge of his life.

Rumors say the prisoner, Gray Leynham, is a witch and a traitor. What is certain is that he has spent years in misery: blind, chained, and rendered nearly mute by an extreme stutter. And he dreams of people’s deaths—dreams that come true.

As Brute becomes accustomed to palace life and gets to know Gray, he discovers his own worth, first as a friend and a man and then as a lover. But Brute also learns heroes sometimes face difficult choices and that doing what is right can bring danger of its own.

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This book shows you how cruel people can be to others.. Due to someone being different or just because they want to be cruel.  I felt so bad for Brute in this book. To be basically on your own for most of your life and to have everyone treat you like he was being treated just because he was bigger then everyone else and stronger.. Even though he was the sweetest man ever, just no one wanted to get to know the real him.  I really loved Brute’s character in this book! He was a sweet and caring man who deserves happiness.
Brute gets offered a job at the castle after he saves the prince.  His new job is guarding a prisoner.  I can not even tell you how bad I felt for Gray.  What he did while he was wrong, in no way should he have been treated like he was and chained up  in the dungeon for as long as he was.
Without giving away spoilers Gray is blind and has a stutter when he tries to talk due to something that had happened to him.  I have to say I am happy for Brute to finally find someone that will love him for the way that he is inside.  Gray you could feel his love for Brute and how much he really cares for him. I loved these two together.
Brute also finds friends which he never really had before and you get to meet a lot of new characters in this book.  You also find out his real name but that is not tell later in the book and I do not want to give away any spoilers.
So I will leave this review with I loved this book!
I would definitely recommend this book!


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Kim Fielding lives in California and travels as often as she can manage. A professor by day, at night she rushes into a phonebooth to change into her author costume (which involves comfy clothes instead of Spandex and is, sadly, lacking a cape). Her superpowers include the ability to write nearly anywhere, often while simultaneously doling out homework assistance to her children. Her favorite word to describe herself is “eclectic” and she finally got that third tattoo.

All royalties from her novels Stasis, Flux and Equipoise are donated to Doctors Without Borders.


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