Book Review: Beastly Manor by Alex Hall

beastlycoverTitle: Beastly Manor
Author: Alex Hall
Genre: LGBT Fantasy
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Once upon a time in a faraway land a very wealthy merchant lived on a good piece of land just west of the hamlet we now call Littleton. The merchant was blessed with luck and guile, strong bones and sharp eyes, a pretty wife of gentle spirit, and four healthy children whom he called Faith, Hope, Beauty, and Corbin.

An LGBT twist on the classic love story.

Beastly Manor is a fun twist on a well-known fairytale. Faith, Hope, Beauty and Corbin are siblings, children of a merchant living in Littleton. They lived on a small firm, and life was relatively good. But when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Corbin to take revenge. To do so, Corbin has to train and learn how to slay a terrible beast.

Corbin didn’t just struggle with his family legacy, with fighting the beast, but also with his sexuality. He didn’t understand his feelings at first, and it took a while before he could admit them to himself.

The author did a great job making Corbin a character the reader could easily connect with. The writing was engaging, and the medieval / fairytale like setting was described in a lot of detail. Recommended to fans of LGBT fantasy.

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