Twin Flames (Sumeria's Sons #1)

Twin Flames (Sumeria's Sons #1) - Lexi Ander Let's say I love the mythological theme. I liked the legend, the werewolves around, the gods around, the laws and norms that rule this world.

But there are so many things that just didn't work.


For instance, if Theo is Tristan's twin flame, what does he act like he did? Isn't it supposed to be the best feeling ever? To have your own mate? If it is so awesomely described, why do people reject it? Something is very wrong with that statement, Theo's reasons weren't enough to convince me so I felt the concept of the twin flames is a little of a lie. And then Tristan falling in love with Ushna... when Ushna's twin flame died a long way ago. It's like telling you "You have your twin soul out there but falling in love with someone else can also bring you that happiness". Of course this is true in real life, there is more than one person you can fall in love with, but circumstances and experiences have the ultimate decision to determine if that relationship works or not. The problem here is that this is not real life but fantasy, and if you say twin flames is the best of the best, developing a no-twin flame relationship feels like less than it should be in a love story. Like a consolation prize.

But the author was clever enough to have a surprise card in her deck, Tristan and Ushna's pairing is not the usual one. At this point (if not from the beginning) I felt everything was conveniently designed for the character's suffering. When the author explained something in her invented world, it was immediately applied to Tristan's character. Give him a break! You have to build a world but if every rule in that world is automatically achieved in only one person just after saying it you can't help yourself from rolling your eyes. It was too much. Angst with no reason, like sugar on sugar.

The book is easy to read and you finish it quickly, so it doesn't bore you. Apart from the Epilogue, with a myriad of names and events in a mythical style, like a tale for children before going to sleep. The bad side of that tale is that it sounded very presumptuous. It's quite hard to tell an epic story without loosing yourself in that ambition, and the author did get lost in it. There are epic books that with one sentence or two I fall for it, but this one only exasperated me.

Also, Ushna felt too empty for me. He is the guy following Tristan everywhere, no matter what. He's quiet and vigilant and rarely speaks. But his presence is not that notable. If the narrator had said Tristan had been by his own in that ranch I would have believed it, because Ushna left no mark at all. This character needs more focus and depth, as he felt like a rag doll for me. It's not that Tristan is that well portrayed but having his POV for the whole story helps a little, although not enough.

The baddies were a joke. It's a shame, too cartoonish for me. And the soldiers being puppets? Seriously? A group formed thousands of years before? Controlled by magicians no less? No trade union for those people? No union leader? No professional association? That can't be possible.


All in all, I did enjoy the paranormal part, the premise is good, but the execution could be seriously improved.