The Great North

The Great North

by J. Scott Coatsworth, Jude Dunn

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Dwyn is a young man in the small, isolated town of Manicouga, son of the Minstor, who is betrothed to marry Kessa in a few weeks' time.

Mael is shepherding the remains of his own village from the north, chased out by a terrible storm that destroyed Land's End.

Both are trying to find their way in a post-apocalyptic world. When the two meet, their love and attraction may change the course of history.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157258634
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books, LLC
Publication date: 03/20/2017
Series: A Legendary Love , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 946,919
File size: 2 MB

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The Great North 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
jcresce1 More than 1 year ago
This is a post apocalyptic book about survival. Dwyn is living in a village where he is betrothed to someone else and he has the responsibility to breed to help repopulate the Earth. Mael is from a different group who had to relocate due to a storm. These 2 meet and have a connection but Dwyn's village would not approve of a relationship between 2 men. It serves no purpose, so there is no reason, in their eyes. I really enjoyed their journey and look forward to reading more in this series.
mysticbaby1991 More than 1 year ago
Going into reading this I was a bit hesitant. From the synopsis, it doesn't sound like anything I would really pick up and read, much less absolutely love! So this is my first from this author... I can even go so far as to say I've never even heard of the guy (and that saddens me!) The world building in this book is amazing! I hardly find books that I can actually see the world being built inside my mind while I'm reading this, but while reading this I had it all imagined out and the characters were just parading though my head in my own imaginary town. As for the characters, I have to say Mael I envision him as like the little devil on my shoulder encouraging me to give in to those guilty pleasures. But you know for this it works! Mael and his little group are who they are and they don't see a reason to hide it or be ashamed for the love they feel for people. All in all, for a book I wasn't sure I was going to read, and one from the synopsis I was sure wouldn't hold my interest, I am glad I was wrong. I will definately have to check out more from this author (which means I found a new m/m author) *does a happy dance*
WBianco More than 1 year ago
This novella is set in a post-apocalyptic world with lots of references to the time before The Reckoning which helped me connect to story. Dwyn is the son of the Minister of Manicouga, a small and very puritan village. Mael is the leader of a small band of survivors from Land's End forced to flee their village up north after a devastating winter storm. The two groups agree to help each other, the group from Land's End will build a fence in return for supplies from Manicouga. When Dwyn and Mael meet their attraction is instant but it's complicated by the very homophobic views of Dwyn's village with a strong imperative to breed. While Mael's village has a more open view of duty to reproduce balanced with their hearts desire, it is an issue between the two that has no easy answer. I read it in one sitting and can't wait to see what the next book in the series brings.
amartinez87 More than 1 year ago
A sweet adventure full of mystery and romance. I enjoyed the tale along with the characters themselves. It was a thrilling story and the romance was sweet making me smile. I voluntarily reviewed an arc from the author.
DiverseReaderMK More than 1 year ago
The Great North is a post-apocalyptic novella. It's been a hundred years since the world fell apart "The Reckoning" It's typical dystopian as far as what you'd expect with societal collapse. No TV, no electricity or running water. None of the luxuries we've come to rely on. Humanity has fallen back to a time many years back. Farming and living off the land are the way now. Dwyn is the heir to what is the current leadership/government and Mael is a survivor, only survivor, of his town. These are the main characters of this story. Both surviving but on different spectrums of things. So let's talk world building. This is always the interesting part and it can make or break a story. We don't know what the world would really be like 100% in an apocalypse. All we have to really go on is what we see in movies, TV, or read in books. So much is left to our imagination. Because of this seeing it through the eyes of someone, namely this author, is fascinating. I thought his creativity was amazing. From the evolution of speech to stories of the past... history for them, our present. But the most interesting part, for me, was the devolution of equality and acceptance of sexual orientation. We like to believe we are progressing, so to see that in a collapse that it could fall so far backward is worrisome. This makes Dwyn and his secret so terrifying. For the most part, Dwyn is able to hide it. Knowing you could be severely punished for something is a good motivator. But meeting Mael makes the secrecy extremely difficult. What I loved most about this story was the incredible world building. Outstanding even. Just when you think you've read every dystopian possibility you get a treat like this that makes you see it differently. Only thing that fell flat for me was the chemistry between Mael and Dwyn. Maybe it was the time restraint due to the fact it was a novella. I couldn't connect with them together. Apart there wasn't enough time to really get to know them. Had the author fleshed these guys out more I have no doubt this would have been a five star read for me.