EBOOK (Sand and Ruin and Gold Ruin #1)
W and for a time i live that story like it s actually my lifesometimes it s subtle sometimes it s the faintest hint of an ideabut once i recognize it i never forget iteverreading this
Story Was Like Reading A was like reading a did it on purpose and you did it for mei told you how i sometimes feel invisible when i read purpose and you did it for mei told you how i sometimes feel invisible when i read that are supposed to be about me supposedly about people like me but find that they re not about me or even for me at allso you wrote me this I felt in some way uite deeply seen i told you about the time i wrote a story about an assassin to say oodbye to a friend so you wrote me this too Sometimes I stared into the pixels that were his eyes looking for the loss of me and when i complained sick to death of shitty novels about the scenes of endless pointless stultifyingly vapid conversation that are a hallmark of bad romantic fictionyou wrote me a romance with not a single word of dialogue in it at allnot onebecause you knew it would make me laughand laugh i didnot least because you also paid me the highest tribute i ve received in my short careeryou turned your considerable talents among which the ability to capture the voice and the cadence of a particular type of person to lend authenticity to each of the stories you tell towards writing a thing in the style of yours truly a right incorrigible motherfucker of a julio alexi The Reluctant Cowboy Morgan Ranch genao first of his nameshort sentences punchy paragraphs em dashed subjunctive clauses and everythinglike alorious badassand oh how it works it s me and #it s you and it worksit s beautifulkinetic musical haunting violent heartbreaking # s you and it worksit s beautifulkinetic musical haunting violent heartbreaking relentlessly beautifuland in a way i ve never before experienced to this extent mine They like to tell stories by their fires stories I like to imagine that are older than the old world stories about things that never change or fade away and so do wei know a lot of creative peoplesome are my friends some are my family and once upon a time some of them were my lovers tooi am 37 years old as of this writing and i can tell you that i have never ever in the span of my life to date received a A is for Activist gift this personal and this magicalnobody has ever written me a story beforeuntil nowuntil this storythe tales we tell that endure do so because despite the aliens theangsters and even the mermen they re always about uswe can all recognize ourselves in the stories we consume and in that way we live foreveracross Reaching Out generations and even different versions of the same talei thank you with everything in me and i promise to return the favor one dayto surprise you with it like you surprised meand to share it with other people as you have so that they too may feel as deeply seenhopefully you will come to the last line of that work the way i came to the last line of this onefull of joy and wonder andratitudejustmaybe with not so much of the helpless blubbering thothank youi remain your friendJAG. With them thought he was happy For a year he thought he was free But then Nerites came A merman who refused to be tamed A captive from another kingdom A beast in a lass cageThe old stories always end with happy ever after But this isn’t one of the old stories This is a story of princes and monsters. Object commodity a thing to be used And I couldn t
care any what I was or what he was or if any what I was or what he was or if were different or the sameThis small story is breathtakingly beautiful and melancholic I love it so much there are not enough words and never the right ones to express how much I adore thisYou might askIs this a love story I d say Yes it isIs this a romantic story then Again I d say Yes it isSo this is a romantic love story Here s the thing I d have to say No it isn t This is a story of princes and monstersGosh I love the blurb It s amazing and fits the book perfectlyI m sorry I can t tell #YOU MUCH ABOUT THE BOOK AT # much about the book At nothing about the plot or the characters That s not me anyway But in this case impossibleI ll tell you though that I loved the writing and that I loved the emotion in this book I had only uestions uncertainties and shame A kiss that was not a kiss from a man who was not a manFor uotes look at my updates I had to stop myself to not uote the whole bookAs for the emotions This is raw Tender and subtle Sad and beautiful Full of power resignation and also hopeAlso the dialogue in this book is remarkable Sand and Ruin and Gold ets all the stars from me and the cover is stunningly beautiful WowThis somehow touched my soulThis was like a legend A myth And Alexis s style really suits this This tale is set in a sort of dystopic future but the voice in which it s told provides this unmistakable feeling of a faraway story from thousand years ago A story told by word of mouth in order to reach our very own ears This tale feels like it travelled from the past plowing through oceans of timeI can really look at you in your eyes and say It really works it s really aliveEpicGift from Helle thank you RIP mr nimoy28 august 2014my dearest AJHwe ve spoken a lot about stories about how they work and what they re for and about the pieces of ourselves that can end up in the words we writei told you about a woman who loved me once and how i honored her in the stories i wrote you told me about the old wound you d finally found a way to heal in the pages of a novel you wrote about coming homewriting is both an external and internal thing isn t it about the inside and the outside and most of the time none of it has any meaning without someone else coming along to see which pieces of themselves fit into what you ve writtenwe spent a lot of time you and i trading our writing trading our pieces and then you wrote me a storyin the months since i first ot to read it i ve tried to write a review exactly
seven different timeseach time i spent all this energy oing through examples of stories i ve experienced in films or songs different timeseach time i spent all this energy Drop Everything Now Picturing Perfect going through examples of stories i ve experienced in films or songs novels which had touched me in the same waystories that had pieces of myself in them toothe mechanics are simple and it s what i both love and hate about MM as aenre when i recognize myself inside a story the story becomes mine someho. Prince A perfect prince to embody his father’s legacyThe scientists each brought the prince a ift beauty strength ambition intellect pride But they must have forgotten something because when he saw the mermaids dance at the Cirue de la Mer he ran away to join themFor a year he trained them performed. .
Once upon a time there was a king of a fallen kingdom this is the beginning of an exceptional short story that tugged at my heartstrings A brilliantly written perfect story so sad and hauntingly beautiful a masterpiece that will stick with me a long time Yes reading it did hurt
but simultaneously itsimultaneously it my soul deeplyI always loved fairytales tales of enchanted castles and haunted places I rew up with tales from Hans Christian Andersen and the Grimm brothers The history of my country is interwoven with those old tales When I was little my mom read them to me and when I ot older we used to sit at campfires and tell
Us Those Old Fairytales Againthose old fairytales again againAnd then decades later my dear friend Mel comes along and recommends Alexis wonderful tale from a prince and a merman to me two different creatures who can admire one another from afar but who were never meant to live in the same world I loved how Alexis describes Nerites the merman He s a predator a wild creature powerful a beast unpredictable sad and lonely and held in captivity in a lass cage trained to perform for the amusement of humans The nameless prince who hurts but can t cry is determined to Yes Roya give Nerites his freedom Without really thinking about it simply wanting to calm him I put my palm against thelassHe stilled the moment he saw me do itSeconds passed enough of them to make me feel foolish standing there in the dark with my hand outstretchedAnd then he surged towards me I was sufficiently unnerved to ascribe desperation to a movement born of simple agitation and he covered my palm with hisI don t know how long we stood there hand to hand across a panel of touch warmed Unmarked Treasure Poems glassI took the memory of his eyes with me when I left The writing style is just stunning I ve never read a first person narrative without any dialogue and I didn t miss it not one bit The tale of the prince and the Mer Nerites and their bittersweet fate kept me awake all night and the old song Es waren 2 K nigskinder came to my mind the tale of Hero and Leander from the Greek mythology WEs waren zwei K nigskinderdie hatten einander so liebsie konnten zusammen nicht kommendas Wasser war viel zu tiefHerzliebster kannst du nicht schwimmenHerzlieb schwimm her ber zu mirZwei Kerzen will ich hier anz ndenund die sollen leuchten dir Sand and Ruin and Gold was stunning achingly beautiful and I loved every word This littleem will Marry Me Again Enchanted get a top place on my all time favorites book shelfIf prince Graih ny marrey is still waiting for his merman Okay so I m on a re reading my favourite books spree because I just needed to read books I knew that were safe that I would love that would touch meWith Ruin it s the same experience as with Glitterland I love it with every read butosh do I feel the bad things too The agony of witnessing how the mermaids are mistreated is excruciatingI had seen him made less than a beast Mere. Once upon a time that’s how the old stories always beginOnce upon a time there was a king of a fallen kingdom He was just and he was beloved Or so the numbers said One day he athered together the reatest wisest minds in all the land not sorcerers but scientists and he bade them fashion him a son