The Satyr’s Song
Title: The Satyr’s Song
Author: A.J. Marcus
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Blurb: A Ren Faire Romance
With nothing to lose after getting booted from the Dallas Symphony, concert flutist Adrian Mylonas follows a friend’s recommendation to take work as a satyr at Scarborough Renaissance Festival. While playing his pipes, Adrian spots a man unloading elephants. Ed Costa has lived his whole life running elephant rides at various festivals around Texas. He inherited the job from his father, and is teaching the family trade to his five-year-old son Eddy, who is the center of Ed’s life. He likes the life he leads, but he begins wondering if he’s missing out because he doesn’t have someone special to share it with.
The songs of the elephants and the colorful life of the faire capture Adrian’s imagination, and as he gets to know Ed, the rugged man sets his heart free. He begins to think he could leave his careful and sophisticated life behind for new music, new habits, and new love.
Review: I thoroughly enjoyed this book. To be honest this book was Nina’s choice but I begged and pleaded to be the one to read and review it. I had the honor of reading and reviewing Book One, The Jouster’s Lance, and couldn’t wait to get sucked into the world of the Ren Faire again. I was not disappointed. It was a great read.
Adrian, also known as Dios, goes through a serious life change. At first I didn’t know what to think of the flute player. He is arrogant and stubborn and didn’t really think of others when he acted. I liked that he came to a crisis of faith about his life and what he was going to do. It wasn’t like he could go to Monster.com and do a search for flute player job. So when the Ren Faire job came up, he took it and ran with it. Adrian grew a lot, and it was mostly due to Ed, but also to his new friends who encouraged him and showed him how to relax and not just hear the music again but play for something bigger than himself. In the end you fall for Adrian and the beauty he brings to Ed’s life.
Ed is an amazing character. A strong man, who knows himself and is completely comfortable in his own skin. He is a devoted father and loving animal trainer. His life is all about family and his animals. He is drawn to Adrian for the start, but they move slow and easy. I liked that Adrian wasn’t just a trick and that he had to pass not just the hottie test but the kid test and the elephant test to get to Ed’s heart.
The wonderful thing about this book is we don’t just get to see the growth and love grow between Adrian and Ed we get to fall in love with the elephants. And you do. I wanted to race to Texas and go visit the baby elephant and watch the love affair between these two men. I loved the family aspect of this story. Elephants and all.
If you adore reading beautiful love stories and crave a little extra, this is the book for you. A fantastic read and one I will be returning to again and again.
Reviewed by Beans
Posted on October 27, 2013, in Beans and tagged Animal Trainer, Arrogant, B List, Beans, Beauty, Change, Dallas Symphony, DSP, Elephants, Family is Everything, Finding A New Dream, Finding Yourself, Flute, Friends to Lovers, Healing, Life Changes, Love, M/M, Making a New Family, Making a New Life, Music, Musician, New Friends, New Love, Perfect Parents, Ren Faire, romance, Series, Stubborn, Texas. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.