Book Reviews

Beloved Son (Aisling Trilogy 3) by Carole Cummings at DSP Publications

Genre Gay / Fantasy / Magic / Young Adult / Romance / Action/Adventure
Reviewed by Dora (Guest Reviewer) on 19-December-2017

Book Blurb

When a man’s identity is built on lies, can he find the true self buried beneath? For Wil and Dallin, newfound love might not be enough. To heal themselves and their world, they must learn to see things as they truly are and break free of what they have been tricked into believing.


Wil and Dallin stand 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 waits for Wil in the bowels of Lind, but it comes at a price: he must defeat the soul-eater and save the Father, Her Beloved, and manage to keep his soul in the process. He can’t do it alone. But where can he turn for aid when friends are not necessarily friends, trusted mentors are not necessarily to be trusted, and good intentions are sometimes the most dangerous kind?


Dallin and Wil must accept their roles as the Guardian and the Aisling and stand together against a ruthless god in a cataclysmic battle of dreams and wills, the fates of both of their souls and those of all mortals hanging in the balance. Trust, if they can finally embrace it, holds both the promise of salvation and the risk of damnation.


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, 306 pages/115673 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 19-December-2017
Price $6.99 ebook, $17.99 paperback, $17.99 bundle
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