Lars Witches of London #1 eBook ð 235 pages Ò Aleksandr Voinov

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Lars Witches of London #1 eBook ð 235 pages Ò Aleksandr Voinov Ò ❰Reading❯ ➶ Lars Witches of London #1 Author Aleksandr Voinov – Some problems you can’t solve with magick—and some you canAfter a homophobic pagan group rejected him Lars Kendall is a solitary hSome problems you can’t solve with magick and some you canAfter a homophobic pagan group rejected him Lars Kendall is a solitary heathen on the Northern Path loyal to the gods of the Norse pantheon But being on his own sucks So when he finally meets a mixed group of other ueer witches and magick users it’s like finding family If family involved explorin This story is pagan exploration than romance That said there were some lovely erotic scenes I have a familiarity with most of the concepts discussed albeit at a lower level Trust me you've been around long enough and you've heard a variant of this at least once usually satanists He’s the type that tells a pair of Jehovah’s Witnesses he can’t talk right now he has a virgin sacrifice on the altar” I wouldn't categorize it as proselytizing but the focus of the story is Lars as a practitioner and how his life fits into it The dream walkingastral traveling seuences were great and the details are vivid I was expecting romance and action this is a very self restrained plot Additionally I was caught off guard by the emotionally darker tone; it wasn't alluded to in the blurb and I had hoped for something lighter Prior to reading the book I had shelved this as paranormal it isn't This is witchcraft as faith not Harry Potter

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G past lives and casting spellsRhys Turner uit a stressful job in the City after his high strung boyfriend of six years walked out He sold the expensive flat in central London and bought a run down house out in the suburbs Never mind that it needs walls knocked down its garden landscaped and what the hell is up with that carpet?With his health failing Rhys Witches of London Lars is the uniue story of a young contractor living in the outskirts of London who makes a living renovating run down estates for wealthy clients turning old houses from the 70s into tasteful modern homesA little less known even lesser known than his being gay is the fact that he's also a follower of a pagan spirituality believing in the Old Norse Gods he feels all around himself in nature a small altar and wooden statues representing his gods being his way to connect himself with his faithAs Fantasy esue as this sounds people like Lars do exist And while most of us have probably only heard of Wicca a pagan branch that somehow made it into pop culture since the 1990s the spiritual beliefs that Lars and his fellow coven members follow are in fact based on real pagan groups that exist nowadays Lars not only worships the gods but also tries to use the energy he draws from the Earth to have a positive impact on the people around him much like a Christian would put his faith in a prayerSo in this context the story is far from Fantasy and rather touches spirituality and meditationautogenous training which is open to anybody who is willing to actually sit down and shut up the many voices in our heads that everyday life puts there ; When Lars is hired to renovate the house of terminally ill ex banker Rhys Lars not only tries to help the man by being there for him but also by calling on his inner powers to help Rhys on a level that the man is not aware of Some parts of the story felt very spiritual and unusual for a mm novel and I kind of wondered if it was a good idea to put these images into the heads of people who actually suffered from such a disease But thankfully Lars is following Rhys on his painful journey through a modern medical treatment so this story does not portray a spontaneous healing as in a 'miracle of the gods'I found the spiritual aspect of this novel extremely well done and it sparked my own curiosity about these subjectsJudging the book as a mm romance I am inclined to say that I absolutely loved Lars his background his mindset his beliefs that were deeply spiritual while he was still a young guy living in the 21st century who kept his cell phone in his back pocket while worshiping the gods He was very relatable and had good morals and attitudes that I uickly grew to like Rhys on the other hand was a bit complicated to relate to Granted he was suffering from a disease that might cost him his life but I did not like his past his former profession and his decisions regarding a relationship as a terminally ill gay man Had he been a healthy man in the prime of his life I would probably not have liked him very much and he would probably not have made a good match for LarsI am already curious about the other coven members who we will get to see of in subseuent books Although I am already afraid of diving into Julian's head to be honest LOL As I truly value this book for its uniue take on an alternative spiritual lifestyle I would definitely rate Lars with 5 stars May he live happily every after with Rhys and enjoy the polar lights in Iceland ; PS And please give Tim his own book A Russian character by Mr Voinov? I'd drop everything else to read THAT

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Lars Witches of London #1Is desperate for a clean slate and a new start He isn’t ready to fall in love with anybody least of all the hunky builder who looks like he’s stepped out of a TV show about Vikings tattoos long hair and all But as strong and loyal as Lars is he also has a very soft heart which might be the hardest thing for Rhys to resist Note This is a 73000 word novel So I have these two lives right? The life of me as a pagan with all my pagan friends – many of whom are ueer – and that’s one side of things Then I have the life of me as a reader of ueer fiction with many ueer fiction reading and writing friends And then you get a moment like this where both of those worlds get to intersect and you get to see how awesome it would be when a great writer combines realistic paganism with ueer fiction For many of us pagans this is exactly what it’s like uiet nods to deity Offerings and getting together with friends and nothing you’d see in a television show but still having plenty of profound moments that create growth love transformation and Also seeing a bunch of people with different practices getting together and talking easily about those practices even though they don’t always sync up struck me as being very true to real life uite outside of that I adored Lars as a main character and as the introduction to the Witches universe He’s sweet and caring he cooks hearty food and renovates homes He is constantly drawn to the potential beauty in what others may see as rundown and ramshackle which is why it’s not surprising that he stays with Rhys despite his severe illness not only seeing so much beauty in him in the present but also in the potential of what could be Lars and Rhys’ relationship was a fascinating one that explores what it can really be like when two people are dealing with an illness that makes itself part of a relationship by how huge and energy demanding it is The hurtcomfort factor is wonderful that's something I love to read in general and this book delivered I liked that Rhys was realistically ill He didn’t ‘have the illness’ during one scene and then not at all during another as a person with chronic illness I get very tired of this with any kind of illness including mental ones He had a groundedness in how he approached his illness that I think a lot of sick people have and use even as a defence or as a way to hold people away from them Watching that play out and create conflict between Lars and Rhys was actually really satisfying for me on a personal level The other characters in the ensemble are also really interesting and you can sense a lot of room for development and story in future books I liked Julian the most out of the group not in a ‘I’d like to be your friend’ way but in a ‘you have a really electrifying energy and tend to charge scenes with a certain kind of dynamism’ way I don’t think everyone will like him but that’s what I love about him Polarising characters are great at getting people invested and he certainly hooked me in while I was still getting to know LarsAs for the magical side of things well I don’t want to spoil anything but I will say it all felt very true to real life across the different practices I’ve had over the years I think anyone living on one of the branches of the huge tree that is paganism will find something familiar here and to read it in a fictional mm love story instead of in a non fiction tome strikes me as a very Bardic thing to be doing and I am so here for this kind of storyweaving which reaches out to folks regardless of their beliefs Definitely recommended