Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City Of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident.
Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam’s pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the King's Wizard, Morgan of Shadows.
When Sam’s fourteen, he enters the Dark Woods and returns with Gary, the hornless gay unicorn, and a half-giant named Tiggy, earning the moniker Sam of Wilds.
At fifteen, Sam learns what love truly is when a new knight arrives at the castle—Knight Ryan Foxheart, the dreamiest dream to have ever been dreamed.
Naturally, it all goes to hell when Ryan dates the reprehensible Prince Justin, Sam can't control his magic, a sexually aggressive dragon kidnaps the prince, and the King sends them on an epic quest to save Ryan's boyfriend, all while Sam falls more in love with someone he can never have.
Or so he thinks.
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How much sass can you handle?
The first 15-30 pages will test your limits if you’re not sure wicked gay banter is something you can handle. Once I got past that, realized I’m totally okay with this back and forth type of dialogue, I found myself thinking, “wow, I find this gay wizard who gets into shenanigans so relatable.” Okay, it’s really not that relatable since, I am neither gay nor a wizard, but the dialogue is very modern for what I pictured as King Arthur-like courts. If you cannot read something like a long-running comedy sitcom, this may not be for you. It will likely irk you, when every part of the story is dialogues between queer friends playfully bickering. I found this quite enjoyable for my commute ride, and while it’s standalone, I certainly could see more Adventures for further storyline. As for the sex, it’s mostly laugh out loud funny, and the one sensual scene like the end of a traditional romance movie. Ah, closure to a good read.
I was initially very excited when I found a fantasy book with a gay protagonist and despite being a fan of the more grim and dark types of fantasy stories I decided to give this lighthearted book a chance. That is, I really tried to and it was not worth it. The world the characters inhibit is not developed at all, the characters are all one dimensional and one note consisting of fantasy archetypes that have been stale for decades. The prose is boring with mostly dialogue filling up the page which leads to the worst part: the main character who I shall not name, is perhaps the most unlikeable and annoying human I've even read about in fiction and yet all the characters worship the ground he walks on. I had hoped to find a series with a gay protagonist that I could relate to but instead I've learned once again that gay fiction directed at gay audiences exclusively is horrendous sadly. Avoid.
Knights, wizards, unicorns, dragons, what’s not to love? True love and humor are always a win.