Book Reviews

Beloved Son (Aisling Trilogy 3) by Carole Cummings

Genre Gay / Fantasy / Magic / Young Adult / Romance / Action/Adventure
Reviewed by Dora (Guest Reviewer) on 21-July-2020

Book Blurb

Newfound love might not be enough. Trust holds the possibility of both salvation and damnation.

Circumstances having forced them to seek asylum in Lind, Wil and Dallin find themselves at the center of an approaching convergence they’re not sure they’re strong enough to face. The power of the land and the Mother wait for Wil in the bowels of Lind, but it comes with strings attached. Or maybe chains. With Dallin’s help, Wil must find a way to defeat the soul-eater and save the Father, Her Beloved, and manage to keep his soul in the process.

Friends are not necessarily friends. Trusted mentors are not necessarily to be trusted. And good intentions are sometimes the most dangerous sort.

Through deduction and magic and mutual strength, Dallin and Wil must accept their roles as the Guardian and the Aisling, and stand together against a ruthless god in a climactic battle of dreams and wills, the fates of both of their souls and those of all mortals hanging in the balance. Except, what good is the strength of love if the one who needs it doesn’t know how to trust?



First edition published by DSP Publications, December 2017.


Book Review

I've been counting the days until ‘Aisling 3: Beloved Son’ released, and let me tell you, the wait was worth it. Dallin and Wil make up one of my all-time favorite couples, and for “fade to black” where sex was concerned, Ms. Cummings sure made the love between these two sizzle without having to give a play-by-play of the action.

Wil has grown stronger, more secure in himself, thanks, in part, to Dallin's unwavering support. I loved seeing him come into his own. His stubbornness and that fact that he stands up for himself endeared him all the more.

And Dallin? If I ever need rescuing, I'd like to find a true to life Dallin Brayden. He's not perfect, doesn't have all the answers, but what a quick mind and steadfast heart!

This sweeping epic left me breathlessly turning pages and, as with the other two installments, I lost sleep to read. A wonderful set of secondary characters and nuanced villains rounds out the cast, each one fully realized as a complete entity.

While the end wrapped the trilogy up neatly, I believe I caught a glimpse of a partially opened door, and I hope to see more of these two in the future. Bravo, Carole Cummings, for giving me three books for my favorites shelf. And books I can share with my granddaughter, at that!




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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 362 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 21-July-2020
Price $6.99 ebook, $17.99 paperback
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