Review: The Horse Mistress Book 3 by R.A. Steffan

Posted December 20, 2018 by Lola in Fantasy, Review, Romance / 4 Comments

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The Horse Mistress: Book 3The Horse Mistress: Book 3 (The Eburosi Chronicles #3)
by R.A. Steffan

My Rating: 4 stars

Genre: Fantasy Romance
Age Category: Adult
Type of romance: Polyamory, MMF

Carivel, Andoc, and Senovo have refused to let circumstances tear them away from each other.

Draebard’s tribal chieftain does not approve of Andoc’s decision to continue with the unconventional relationship, and now, on top of everything else, war is looming after the combined forces of Draebard and Meren destroyed the Alyrion Empire’s military outpost in northern Eburos.

Senovo and Carivel have long relied on Andoc to be their rock. Their touchstone. But when Andoc’s future is shattered by betrayal and life-changing injury, it will fall to both of them to give the big-hearted warrior a new reason to live.

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Captivating and emotional, The Horse Mistress: Book 3 explores themes of loss and desperate hope against seemingly insurmountable odds.

Author’s note: This book contains descriptions of violence and graphic sex, including sex between men and multiple partners (MMF) within an established, loving relationship. Additionally, it deals with issues of gender identity and gender fluidity. It is intended for a mature audience.

My Review

I am really enjoying this series, so much in fact that I am basically binge reading these and I am not a binge reader usually. I thought after reading book 1 and 2 in a row, I needed a break before I came back for book 3. Well that nearly got me in a book slump, until I got back to this series and my slump disappeared immediately. There’s just something about this series that makes me want to keep reading. And now I am almost finished with the horse mistress books of this series, only one more book left and I am not ready to say goodbye to these characters yet.

The Horse Mistress Book 3 deals more with the plot line surrounding the Empire, the threat of invasion and the political tensions. Which was great. This plot line has been important since the start of the series, but in this book things escalate a lot more. I really enjoyed seeing how this developed and we get to more of Eburos and also of the Empire and how they act. There is even more danger and I was just hoping the characters I cared about stayed alive. There’s also a development surrounding a side character, Favian, that’s quite interesting and he’s quite the interesting character.

And next to the that plot line we still have the awesome romance going on. I just can’t get enough of these three. Carivel, Senovo and Andoc are just so awesome together. And this book again shows the depth of their feelings and emotions. The events of this book put them all through a lot and we get to see how they deal with it. I don’t want to spoil too much, but one of them goes through something difficult in this book and it was great to see how the other two were there. And how they resolve and handle things.

Their romance is one of my favorite parts of this book, the author wrote their relationship so well. There are a bunch of hot sex scenes again in this book, the author can certainly write them well and there’s a lot of variety in the sex scenes as well, which is great. And the way they care about each other only enhances the depth and feeling in the sex scenes as well.

I also loved how we get to see a bit more of the island Eburos in this book. I feel like I got a better understanding of the island, the different tribes that lived there and also how solidarity all the tribes are. The threat of the empire also comes in stark focus in this book. And we learn more about how they operate and also how in contrast it is to the Draebardi people and the other tribes. I liked how seeing the city they visited tells us more about their own village and also how other people live in this world.

And something I forgot to mention in the previous books is how I liked the role of religion and the priests and their role in the community. In this book we get introduced to another religion, which also brings more in focus how their current religion works and how different the religion of the Empire is.

To summarize: Another awesome book in this series. I just love this series and reading about these characters. This book focuses on the threat of a possible invasion by the Empire, we get to see more of the island Eburos and see some of other tribes too. The relationship between Cairvel, Senovo and Andoc is probably my favorite part of this series as it just so well done. It’s awesome how much these three care for each other and are there for each other. The sex scenes are hot and well written with quite some variation as well and the depth of their feelings for each other only makes the sex scenes even better. It was great to get a better insight in Eburos and how the different tribes lived and also how the Empire did things in this book. There’s also an interesting contrast between the religion of the Eburosi and the Empire. I can’t wait to read book 4!

4 Stars


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4 responses to “Review: The Horse Mistress Book 3 by R.A. Steffan

  1. I am really impressed with your series how the relationship has been brought along and continues to develop as they each face tough circumstances. It is also neat how the broader world the author has created is revealed in each book as this threesome becomes part of the larger issues and the stakes grow higher as the empire is further involved. I can definitely see why you had to keep binging and couldn’t be distracted by other books.

    • The relationship of the three characters and seeing how it progresses throughout the series is one of my favorite things about this series. They are so good together. The plot with the empire is also very interesting and I am glad I could binge this series.

    • It was a great series and I am glad I decided to binge rad most of it. I really like the romance and how it was handled and also the world building and seeing the plot develop. The covers are great too and they fit the characters description form the books.

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