Review: Equipoise (Ennek #3) by Kim Fielding

Ennek, the son of the Chief, and Miner, a former slave, have escaped the totalitarian city-state of Praesidium and remain fugitives. Having defeated two mighty wizards, they begin to realize complete freedom can be as dangerous as absolute power. Now Ennek and Miner must face battles, corruption, and further journeys through lands both new and familiar. 

As they grow more secure in their relationship, they learn the greatest challenges sometimes come from very close to the heart and everything of value has a price. With the help of a few allies, they seek equipoise—a balance for themselves and for their world. 

First Edition published by CreateSpace, 2012.

A nice conclusion to the series. If you're a fan of Kim Fielding's AU works this series is worth a read.

Ennek and Miner's relationship is tested yet again after they make their way back to Praesidium and things got a bit dicey there for a second. Be forewarned that there is a domestic violence scene if that's a trigger, you should exercise caution.

I don't want to regurgitate the whole story through a synopsis, so let me just say I really like these two characters. They are two men who have faced adversarial situations aplenty and through it all of they've primarily relied on each other to weather each and every one of those storms. They've met some amazing people along the way. I particularly liked Hils and Gory in this installment and hope each of them found their life partners. Individually Ennek and Miner are intelligent and capable but together they make a formidable pair, a well balanced pair which seemed unlikely given the disparity of their positions at the onset but their relationship has brought out the best in each of them.

Ennek was as necessary to Miner's being as air in his lungs, and even the thought of losing the man he loved made him feel as if he were suffocating.

As far as this installment goes, it did drag in places and there was maybe too much caring for Ennek after he'd, yet again, depleted himself using magic, but I liked them so much and Fielding writing so much that I can't rate it lower than 3 hearts. I'd wager that she loved these characters as much as I and letting go of them was difficult because the writing demonstrates that this was a labor of love.

If you're a reader that needs sex in your romance reads, you'll be disappointed as this series has none. But if you love strong characters, detailed worldbuilding and a timeless romance between two men who have been to hell and back to get to their HEA then give The Ennek Trilogy a shot.

A review copy was provided.

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