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The Golden Dynasty Author Kristen Ashley are Kindle Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck already attempting to accessorise and she hadn t taken her first breath Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe Her posse is loopy to say the least but loopy is good when you want to write.Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi generational family They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake and the wardrobes that matched.Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.. Circe Quinn goes to sleep at home and wakes up in a corral filled with women wearing sacrificial virgin attire and she is one of them She soon finds out that she s not having a wild dream, she s living a frightening nightmare where she s been transported to a barren land populated by a primitive people and in short order, she s installed very unwillingly on her white thCirce Quinn goes to sleep at home and wakes up in a corral filled with women wearing sacrificial virgin attire and she is one of them She soon finds out that she s not having a wild dream, she s living a frightening nightmare where she s been transported to a barren land populated by a primitive people and in short order, she s installed very unwillingly on her white throne of horns as their Queen.Dax Lahn is the king of Suh Tunak, The Horde of the nation of Korwahk and with one look at Circe, he knows she will be his bride and together they will start The Golden Dynasty of legend.Circe and Lahn are separated by language, culture and the small fact she s from a parallel universe and has no idea how she got there or how to get home But facing challenge after challenge, Circe finds her footing as Queen of the brutal Korwahk Horde and wife to its King, then she makes friends then she finds herself falling in love with this primitive land, its people and especially their savage leader.. A viral Books The Golden Dynasty "I gave up a world for you." One of my absolute favorites, especially by Kristen Ashley <3Amazing book, love it to pieces :))))The storyCirce suddenly wakes up in a strange place surrounded by women and finds out that they are about to be hunted by warriors.If only it was a bad dream, but no, the warrior king sees her, fights for her, and wins her.Right after the brutal claiming (rape), she is presented to his people as their golden queen.Yep, poor Circe had it bad right from the start, and now she has to deal with the king, her husband now, who is a brute savage, raised as a warrior in a culture so beyond different than hers.But poor Circe is pretty lucky cause that king turns out not to be so bad after all, and he earns her trust and affection as the book goes on.*sigh* Lahn *sigh*Lahn and CirceLahn is the king of the Korwahk people, a warrior who is set in the Korwahk ways, a fact that doesn't help Circe in any way.The way they live, their rules and laws are so different from hers that she has trouble adjusting (I mean seriously, who wouldn't), but as Lahn shows her his sweet side and as they get closer, she comes to peace with the fact that she'll probably never return home.And so they both have to adapt, Lahn to Circe's weird ways, and she to his.Circe was a lot of fun to read, especially the parts when she does something wrong and has no idea about it :D One thing about her I just didn't get and it's the only thing in this book that bothers me, how after (view spoiler)[three days of rape it takes one touch on her clit for her to be hot for him. Sorry, just don't buy that at all. (hide spoiler)]Lahn, gosh I really loved that savage guy <3 Even though he did the terrible thing at the beginning, he made up for it, big time, like when she (view spoiler)[had sunstroke or when she was attacked (hide spoiler)], plus all the sweet scenes between them :)) He did act like a jerk a couple of times and yeah I took Circe's side there, especially the big thing at the end :((((Gosh it's one of the saddest scenes from KA.But again, he totally made up for it in the end <3OverallI just love this book :) It's one of my favorites, and after this re-read, I still love it <3It's weird cause it's so different from everything I've read, especially the savage part, but still :))) The language part was great because it made sense that they couldn't understand each other (even though I got lost later on and just stopped trying to translate everything ahahahh).What else... I said about the only thing that bothered me in the book above in the Lahn and Circe sections, it just isn't believable to me, but it still didn't make me love the book less :)Oh yes and it made me cry, even in the re-read :((((When Dortak's wife (view spoiler)[dies and the rain starts (hide spoiler)], and later on when they have (view spoiler)[the big fight (hide spoiler)].Btw it's a coincidence that I have the same name as Dortak's wife, only hers is spelled differently. It doesn't make me feel good cause of the way she ended up :(((( Just my luck ahahhaahAnd I was thinking....If everyone in this world has a duplicate in the Fantasyland...And Lahn's taken there...I'm gonna grab the one from my world ;))))*buddy read with Vishous and Shelly*["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

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    Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck already attempting to accessorise and she hadn t taken her first breath Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe Her posse is loopy to say the least but loopy is good when you want to write.Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi generational family They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake and the wardrobes that matched.Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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  • I gave up a world for you One of my absolute favorites, especially by Kristen Ashley 3Amazing book, love it to pieces The storyCirce suddenly wakes up in a strange place surrounded by women and finds out that they are about to be hunted by warriors.If only it was a bad dream, but no, the warrior king sees her, fights for her, and wins her.Right after the brutal claiming rape , she is presented to his people as their golden queen.Yep, poor Circe had it bad right from the start, and now she has to [...]


  • You know you ve struck gold when you ve found an author whose every book you experience becomes your newest favorite, and such is the case with Kristen Ashley Every single book I ve read, 21 to date, has become a keeper because the characters and their stories grab hold and just will not let go How is it possible that this happens time and time again, you ask Well, when I sit down to read a book and escape the crap that comes with real life, it s not the properly placed semi colon or comma that [...]


  • Still trying to take it all in.Holy crapola takes a deep breath takes another really deep breath Okay I am at an utter loss how to express in writing what I think about The Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley, the second book in her Fantasyland series This book simply knocked me off my ass and once again I will repeat KRISTEN ASHLEY IS A FREAKIN AMAZING AUTHOR Devastatingly beautiful Those are the two words that come to my mind when I contemplate what I have just finished reading Honestly, this boo [...]


  • Re read April 18, 2017 So, is telling me that I m re reading The Golden Dynasty for the 21st time Well, that might be a slight exaggeration but it might also be pretty bloody accurate I LOVE THIS STORY I was having a think on why I love re reading, or in a lot of cases listening to an audio for a re read, so much I think re reading is like being a stunt person You know the layout, study the highs and lows and know when the scary parts are coming up You can brace all you like, but you will still [...]


  • 5.5 stars I ABSOLUTELY ADORED THIS BOOK Kristen Ashley never ceases to amaze me with the beauty of the books she writes Seriously, this story is just magical 3 Its a story about two people overcoming extreme cultural differences for the sake of love There were parts of this book that were gruesome, brutal and sickening, parts that were swoony, heart melting and utterly precious and ultimately it told a beautiful story about compromise, understanding and acceptance The story follows Circe, who we [...]


  • MORE than 5 stars It s no secret I am a huge KA fan Love her books Some are good, most are great, and a few are exceptional This is an exceptional read Such an amazing story Loved every single thing about it I went to bed in my bed in a world I understood and I woke up here in a world that was entirely foreign to me, everything about it, and not one thing about it was good And now I was running for my life Circe is just a girl from Seattle who woke up one morning surrounded by Korwahk warriors a [...]


  • The only thing that could make this book okay is if the author donated all of the money made on it to battered women s shelters to help the women who have suffered the atrocities that she is trying to glamorize in this book Rape is never romantic Domestic abuse is never forgivable Slavery is never acceptable.We start out with a hunt where women are in a corral and are set loose to run for their lives as men on horses hunt them down, rape them, tear off all their clothes, and then display them na [...]


  • Of all the books in Kristen Ashley s Fantasyland series, The Golden Dynasty was by far my favorite I love dark, controversial romances that make you love them in spite of all reason This was one of those stories I spent as much time cringing as I did smiling, but I couldn t have asked for I loved this one If you ve read many of Ms Ashley s books, then it goes without saying that the hero is an over the top Alpha Dax Lahn, King of Suh Tunak and the Horde of Korwahk, was pretty intimidating, even [...]


  • Re read for probably the 5th time 3.25.146 STARSI gave up my world for you, Lahn I sat at your side through things people in my world would find loathsome and I did it with my head held high I even felt pride that I could endure, that I could be a good queen to you I didn t know how to be a queen but every day I walked amongst your people giving them my time and my ear and my attention, hoping that was what I was supposed to do Everything I did in this fucking place, even before I fell in love w [...]


  • December 29, 2013 UpdateI decide to give this book another try and I m so glad I did Even though I still struggled with the rape scene at the beginning of the story, I believe this to be Kristen Ashley s best work It s not my favorite but it s brilliantly and superbly written I m so glad I gave it another chance April 12, 2012DNFI did not finish this book due to personal reasons Because there is no disclaimer at the beginning of the book, I feel the need to let potential readers know about some [...]


  • RE READ 7Still one of my favourite books ever sigh 10 loot kay hansahnalay na STARS If you re given the opportunity to look deep enough, you can see a person s spirit in their eyes but usually, they are guarded, kept safe Not you, my tigress You hold your spirit close to the surface for all to behold and it is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen LAHNThis book This f ckin book.It was nothing like any other I ve ever read.From the first page, to the last, I lost myself inside the brutality o [...]


  • ANOTHER 5 STAR READ E P I C Kristen Ashley isThis couple isThis book isThe writing isThis series isMy Thoughts areKA is a true GENIUS The second I finished this book I found my self wanting to go back to the beginning to start all over again YES, it was that GOOD I noticed how KA set up each story in the first book which is Wildest Dreams, again GENIUS It was that fantasyland book where she mentions what s up with each couple and even sets the story line up for her current release Broken Dove No [...]


  • Re reading again I love this book.And I left this series till last and did not think I would like it, and even starting this book, it started horrifically, and I wondered how KA could redeem him, but for me she just did I could not dream a better you Oh my God Oh my God Did he just say that I stared into his warm eyes He just said that And that was so sweet, so unexpected but so welcome, my breath arrested and all I could do was continue staring at him He wasn t done A better wife, a better quee [...]



  • 17 hours of audio bliss My favorite Kristen Ashley book to date If you re a fan of GAME OF THRONES love story between Daenerys and Khal Drogo then this story is for you This is how I pictured their love story had Khal Drogo stayed on the show longer READ IT I m already planning to re read this book later this year SERIESThe Fantasyland Series is a series of five novels that take place in our world and a parallel universe where fantasies are true but perhaps not all you would expect Follow Foxy B [...]


  • 5 Stars OK, mini review for this one.I am so glad I read this Dax Lahn The ManI hate fantasy crap, I don t like LoTR or Hobbits or gasp GoT I don t mind a vamp and dabbled in shifters way back when Samantha Towle was writing them, but the thought of this series generally gave me the shivers so I steered well clear for years.What a fucking idiot I am, because it turns out that this is now one of my favourite KA books ever Really I should have been open minded, I mean I love Outlander and that is [...]


  • I have read this wonderful book many many times I can honestly say, that this is my absolute favorite KA bookd I have many KA favorits.I never took the time to review this one though, because I love it so muchwhich is making it hard for me to write down a proper review I have so many many feelings about this one, that I don t even know how or where to start.Being that this is one of my all time favorite books though, I felt I had to write down something here goes.Circe is a 35 year old woman fro [...]


  • It s a known fact that I don t read synopses and loving Wildest Dreams had me expecting sleigh rides, castles and fancy parties What I got was BRUTAL but nonetheless FANTASTIC.This story opens in one hell of a horrific situation and I was longing for a card game in the pub like in the first book of this series Kristen Ashley brought a brutal, savage, warrior king the most alpha male she has ever written to fall in love despite language, culture and world barriers was truly mesmerizing I may be [...]


  • OMG I freakin loved it I loved every damn thing about it I know I say the same thing about every KA book, but she is awesome I loved her writing I fell immediately in love with the beautiful and gorgeous characters.The characters come to life and they are so real I fell like I was there with them all the time The story begins with Circe who wakes up one day to find herself in a cage and part of a bride hunt She ends up being claimed by the KingDax Lahn who was a barbarian king in a different wor [...]


  • Dax Lahn screamed of Drogo from the Games of Thrones and picturing him looking like Jason Mamoa was no hardship I absolutely loved his character There is nothing better than a dominant alpha who turns into such a protective loving mate to his woman Even with the beginning of this story having some scenes that I would normally abhor in my romance novel, the author did such a good job of explaining it that I couldn t even hold their customs against them That being said, there are triggers in this [...]


  • He is a savage Tales of his exploits have spread wide Very cruel Heartless King Lahn or Dax Lahn if you speak KorwahkHe is a savage and me likey savages He was so perfect in every primitive way possible The people that he ruled, the Korwahk nation are basically savages, the warriors pick their brides in a hunt.Yes people a hunt All the beauties of many nations are basically kidnapped and the warriors, of this race of people, get to pick their bride but then they have to hunt them and battle for [...]


  • This is not a review This is Sana screaming a lot and a lot of caps locking at random times screams screams some screams for a year or so screams for the last time that was a lie bc i m still screaming.I never planned on reading this until Lema recommended it LEMA BLESS YOUR SOUL FOR RECOMMENDING THIS AND PUSHING ME TO READ IT BC I DON T KNOW WHAT I D BE DOING IN MY LIFE WITHOUT THIS BRILLIANT FUCKING BOOK So thank you Thank you so much Listen to me.You want some good lovable romance FUCKING RE [...]


  • 5 STARSThis is seriously in my top 5 of all time EVER books I loved it I can t even write a review about it because I would butch it DAX LAHN, I love you.


  • F k me Pink what a rollercoaster of a ride Swore I would never read it it is Fantasy HATE Fantasy, hate vampires, hate time travel books but it is KA so after I saw some of my GR buddies had given it great ratings decided to dive in Thanks H.J for the lend but I will probably end up getting my own copy Freaking awesome totally got into their world it was so believable Lahn Hunt me down anytime Babe Felt a bit for poor Pop at the end but as long as his girl was happy he was I am still on a high a [...]


  • Wow This story starts off brutal I was pulled right into Circe s story Her circumstances at the beginning are unimaginable Thrown into an alternate reality, an unwilling participant in a primitive culture s wife hunt Eek 2 guess how these women are claimed , you only need one To say Circe is terrified is an understatement, but she cannot escape She is claimed He is terrifyingly beautiful, savage, and speaks another language He is Dax Lahn is the king of Suh Tunak.Witnessing Circe and Lahn learni [...]


  • Rereading 6 24 2016 Now in Audio Just as FANTASTIC in audio it is in print I was a bit worried how they would incorporate the Korwahk language, I shouldn t have worried they did a beautiful job The narrator Tillie Hooper who also narrated Wildest Dreams does a decent job, she actually got better as she went along and became familiar with the characters Originally read August 2012I started out really hating this book view spoiler rape scene was traumatic hide spoiler but ended up loving it just a [...]


  • Reread 2 17 16 So when I discovered one of my all time favorite books was released in paperback for the first time, I bought that paperback right away I meant to skim my favorite parts, but ended up completely rereading the entire book And it was just as good if not better the second time around.I am writing this review on a different edition of the book, so I think 2 reviews will show up and for that I am sorry if it bothers anyone But since doesn t have a reread option this was my only choice. [...]


  • Re read July 1 4I know that many of my friends make fun of me for reading so many things at once but I just can t help it While on vacation this past week, I couldn t help but pick up one of my faves I absolutely adore this book Circe and Lahn are two of my favorite characters of all time This book has it all Romance, passion, action, and the absolute best steamy scenes It doesn t matter if you are a KA fan or not, this book is the best Now I can start my next read with a big smile on my face Ev [...]


  • 6 Amazing and Emotional Stars I went to bed in my bed in a world I understood and I woke up here in a world that was entirely foreign to me, everything about it, and not one thing about it was good And now I was running for my life Wowriously this book was likeWOW Why on freaking earth did I not reading this book sooner I just don t know why I am totally kicking myself for putting this book off Now, I am SO glad that I did Holy mother of golden doe, this was so good It was a rough start Not beca [...]



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