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10 thoughts on “By Honor Betrayed

  1. Lena Grey Lena Grey says:

    What would you do if faced with the impossible choice of staying within the rules of society or following your heart? When it comes down to deciding whether to spend his life with Tom Cotton the man he loves or without him Lieutenant Conrad Herriot makes a monumental decision which will affect his and Tom's life foreverConrad is such a good honest caring person but he is also a product of his environment He's had honor duty and morals pounded into him all of his life yet when it comes to Tom everything deemed proper seems to go right out the window Even though he's been taught that his feelings for Tom will send him to hell he realizes that life without him will surely make him feel like he's there already I commend him for winning his internal struggle and proving his loyalty to Tom by planning an escape from a world which damned them for loving each other It's amazing that he finds a place although not perfect which provides them with the opportunity to build a future togetherSince the story is told from Conrad's perspective Tom largely remains mysterious although lots of hints are given about the choices he makes His strength of character comes through very distinctly It's obvious from the start that Tom loves Conrad but honors the position he is in He'd never do anything that would cause Conrad pain and is waiting for Conrad to come to a decision about the two of them Yet it's important to note that he doesn't back down from how he feels either When Conrad is ready Tom is right there with him trusting that whatever Conrad decides is rightThe smooth lyrical style of writing caught me up and wouldn't let me go The descriptions were so vivid that I felt like I was there When Alex was writing about the storm at sea and all the things flying about I could feel myself getting sea sick There are so many wonderful uotes in this book that I could write a whole review on the wording and content alone Tom and Conrad's passion was so intensely expressed it was practically oozing out of the pages I thoroughly enjoyed the ending scene which gave a new meaning to the phrase getting the boot and I couldn't stop giggling at it 'By Honor Portrayed' is an excellent well written exciting passionate love story which I highly recommend to anyone who believes as Conrad does that love is the most important thing in the world and that life without the one you love is not worth living


  2. Erastes Erastes says:

    Just a small niggle and this is nothing to do with the review or the mark – but I fail completely to see why Carina insisted on the American spellling of “honor” on the title and the blurb and then used English spelling–including “honour” in the book itself Very odd indeed plus the year is wrong the book is set in 1750 Bad Carina no biscuitI had to have some niggles after all because there’s not much else to niggle about here Lovers of Alex’s writing–whether you like it for the mile deep descriptions conflicted officers multi faceted characters–it’s all hereConrad is as most people were god fearing and believing in concepts of immortal souls and all that jazz He’s been humming and hah ing about letting his manservant horrors Tom know that he finds him uite delightful for many years and it takes a big sea battle for his feelings to surface–much to the chagrin of the captain and the amusement of his crew leading to a subseuent lack of respect The irony is that he’s already been suspected of the crime–suspected and judged by his shipmates–and he hasn’t actually done anything Stung by the injustice and in danger of having Tom forcible separated from him by the captain Conrad decides he’d rather be hung for a sheep than a lamb eg he might as well do the deed if he’s already assumed to have done so Better a short life but a merry one as it were Or as he puts it should he“save his heart and lose his soul? Or save his soul and lose his heart? “The book is–I think–told entirely from the 3rd person viewpoint of Conrad and although that felt right for the length of the book it meant we did get a little shortchanged with getting to know Tom All we had to go on was Conrad’s perceptions of what Tom thought and felt This actually pays off nicely at Tom’s reaction at the climax of the book so I can see why this device was used but it still leaves Tom as a little bit of an enigma in these days of dual pov booksAs usual Ms Beecroft’s prose stuns with its seemingly effortless phrasing Some of the descriptions are so beautiful I felt like giving up writing forever but then her writing always makes me feel like that She manages sometimes to mix descriptive words that are so wrong but in her hands they feel entirely right It’s a real giftSex wise I think this is probably the smuttiest book that Alex has ever written as she leans towards the veiled sex scene as a rule but the sex here is postively coarse but great To uote one of the judges on Strictly Come Dancing “It was filthy and I loved it”I did feel the book was a little short but I’m not going to mark it down for that it was written deliberately as a novella and you can’t sueeze a uart into a pint pot With the word count that she has Ms Beecroft has done marvelously and her naval descriptions — as always — are first class There’s a bit that actually made me feel sick sea sick that is with a fantastic section where the protagonists are in their cabin and the ship is literally rolling and pitching on near enough a 90 degree angle – the floor becomes the wall and then goes all the way back The casual way the experienced sailors deal with this holding fast to the lines of the hammock — and each other — shows skill to portray without being confusing It was so well done that I could feel every gravitational pull–and conseuently felt rather ueasy It amused me how much realistic it was done well in prose than on the USS Enterprise where everyone just leans from one side to anotherIf you haven’t encountered Alex Beecroft’s longer works particularly the Age of Sail novels False Colors Captain’s Surrender then this is an excellent introduction to her remarkable talent at a reasonable price


  3. Bruin Fisher Bruin Fisher says:

    Age of Sail is a genre with exacting specifications it's a peculiarly 'foreign' setting reuiring the author's mastery over such a lot of esoteric language and practice it's a daunting task Nevertheless there are a few authors who can pull it off convincingly and Ms Beecroft is at the top of her game This is a brief novella which instantly pulls you in to its exciting and involving plot perfectly recreating the life of an officer and his servant on board ship in the Royal Navy in the era of sail I'm a critical reader I know a bit about sailing ships having sailed a tall ship myself and nothing I read tripped me up which is uite a featThe protagonists are likeable and believable with all of the anxieties and caution that you would expect from a same sex pair in a world that condemned such things I loved their relationship built on years of loyal friendship They have to find a way to make a life for themselves and they work out a plan to achieve that and the story takes them on a first step towards that end And then it stops It is after all a novella so we shouldn't expect an epic sweep of narrative taking them from adventure to adventure until their eventual arrival at a happy conclusion but I do feel uite strongly as have some other reviewers I notice that there's to their story that hasn't yet been told and if Ms Beecroft reads these things may I plead for episodes two and three at least?? Please? Pretty Please?This is truly great writing but I want of it


  4. willaful willaful says:

    I’ve heard many great things about Beecroft’s False Colors but tend to be intimidated by long epic historicals This was a perfect introduction to her work a novella that compactly blends romance adventure and insight into the human heart in its 84 pagesLt Conrad Herriot has been struggling for a decade with his feelings for his manservant and best friend Tom He’s fairly sure they’re mutual the risk in taking action is not of losing Tom but of his chances at heaven and he feels forced to choose “ to save his heart and lose his soul? Or save his soul and lose his heart?” But there’s another danger he hadn’t even thought about; in his world love between two men is not only sinful but highly illegal When Conrad’s Captain becomes suspicious about their relationship and reassigns Tom matters come to a head with dramatic conseuences for them allBeecroft writes so beautifully it’s hard to imagine anyone not being touched by this pair of forbidden lovers each willing to sacrifice all for the other The ending is satisfying but realistically bittersweet there being no marriagebaby epilogue possible for this kind of historical romance; it’s also somewhat open ended leaving me longing for a seuele arc provided for review by netGalley


  5. Kajsa Gillsjö Collin Kajsa Gillsjö Collin says:

    Oh My Goodness This book is AMAZING Yes with capital lettersReading old reviews over at Dear Author i came across a review of an anthology were most stories were pretty bad but the one by Alex Beecroft Blessed Isle had a high score Intrigued by the description I decided to check her out She had a lot of books taking place on ships during the 18th century and since I love that setting I was excited even before I started reading And the excitement did not go away In fact it just grewThis book is soooo gooood The kind of book where you lay awake until 5 in the morning because you can't put it down The kind of book that makes you do happy noices on every other page and you want to underline everything The kind of book that gives you butterflies in your stomach and that makes you re read whole pages because it was so amazingly written Oh I love this bookThe characters were great and I loved their relationship though I now want stories about them how they grew up together and what happened to them after the end of By Honor Betrayed The relationship was sweet and almost innocent but hot and sexy at the same time and I really liked that they had spent years loning for eachother It felt real and it was a kind of beautiful melancholy to knowing thatThe setting was amazing I love pirate stories and stories set on old ships and this all felt so real and like you could feel the waves and the cold wind because it is described in such a good way The language was beautiful and I learned a whole bunch of new words having to do with ships and sailing and life aboard And how have I never heard about matelotage before?The story is also very exciting and I started to worry about the characters even though I was pretty sure everything would be alright in the end I don't know what I would have done if it DIDN'T turn out well It would have scarred me for lifeI don't always like novellas since I feel they can be too short; either not giving enough story and character development or for the simple fact that I reach the end and want than I got But I didn't feel that here By Honor Betrayed isn't very long but even though I would love to read about Conrad and Tom I felt the story was just the right length for what was told I didn't feel like things were left out of rushed or pushed together And reaching the end I felt satisfied Making the book longer might have made the story dragAnd I didn't mind that it was so little sex I love a hot sexscene and these onces especialy the first one I really liked but they were short Part of me is a bit disappointed but at the same time you couldn't really have sex or it would have messed up the story So I'm happy the way it was and I look forward to reading and longer sexscenes in books that have room for itI think some people may have a problem with the language how descriptive and expressive and likening that's a word right? it is But I found it beautiful and it really put me there on that ship in that momentIn some ways the book also made me think of Lord John whom I love by Diana Gabaldon both by the language and by gay men in the old english military but also by the feelings the book evoked in meI can't wait to read all other books Alex Beecroft has ever published but right now I'm taking a little break to savour the feeling of having read this before I start the next book I don't want to read them all in a row until all stories have muddled into one and I can't stand any It is however very hard not to dive right back in for 3


  6. Christine Christine says:

    I'm sitting here wondering why I haven't read Alex Beecroft before Huge oversight on my part that I will have to correct This was a uick read that actually had me shouting out at one point I love how there aren't any easy outs for Conrad and Tom Their lives are in constant danger not only due to their roles as sailors in the British Navy but because of their desire for each other The fact they are innocent of consummating their relationship is irrelevant to those around them I wished this was a longer story not because Ms Beecroft did a bad job but because I wanted to stay in this world a lot longer


  7. Alison Alison says:

    45 stars So good I loved this exciting novella It's a gripping and vivid adventure in a small lively package The writing is superb and full of wonderfully rich detail The characters are engaging and vibrant This was really great and I wish there was It's complete but I want to know what happens next Alex Beecroft's seafaring historicals are all so fantastic and I have loved them all


  8. kasjo_peja kasjo_peja says:

    Chaotic writing and chaotic plotting Both MC were indecisive had mixed priorities and really bad timing I got lost few times because of the marine historical languageGood snap shot description of surrounding weather people buildings


  9. BlackTulip BlackTulip says:

    I was simply blown away by that book but why am I not surprised Alex Beecroft is such a marvelous writer


  10. C.C. Williams C.C. Williams says:

    Excellent read Interesting characters in creative situations makes for a delightful story Has one the best wind ups I've ever readHighly recommended


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By Honor Betrayed [PDF] ✍ By Honor Betrayed Author Alex Beecroft – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 1748Lieutenant Conrad Herriot and Seaman Tom Cotton have been master and servant for over a decade and friends for almost as long When Tom is injured during a skirmish Conrad forgets himself and rushe Lieutenant Conrad Herriot and Seaman Tom Cotton have been master and servant for over a decade and friends By Honor PDF/EPUB ² for almost as long When Tom is injured during a skirmish Conrad forgets himself and rushes to Tom's side arousing suspicion about the true nature of their relationship All Tom wants is the chance to consummate their love and embark on a new life together outside the law that condemns them Yet he fears Conrad won't risk his career and his honor to become Tom's lover Conrad believes his lust for Tom will damn his soul There's also their difference in class—a gentleman doesn't socialize with a common tar As Conrad struggles to refute the gossip on the ship he must decide whether to commit the crime the crew's already convicted them of or part from Tom for good to save both their necks words.

  • ebook
  • 84 pages
  • By Honor Betrayed
  • Alex Beecroft
  • English
  • 28 April 2016
  • 9781426892554

About the Author: Alex Beecroft

Spaceships and galaxy spanning empires conversations with angels viking villages haunted mansions and forbidden love in the Age By Honor PDF/EPUB ² of Sail I love a good strong plot in an exotic setting with characters you can admire and a happy ending If you make a venn diagram of genres including historical fantasy gay romance and mystery I occupy the space in the middle where they overlapBTW if you.


10 thoughts on “By Honor Betrayed

  1. Lena Grey Lena Grey says:

    What would you do if faced with the impossible choice of staying within the rules of society or following your heart? When it comes down to deciding whether to spend his life with Tom Cotton the man he loves or without him Lieutenant Conrad Herriot makes a monumental decision which will affect his and Tom's life foreverConrad is such a good honest caring person but he is also a product of his environment He's had honor duty and morals pounded into him all of his life yet when it comes to Tom everything deemed proper seems to go right out the window Even though he's been taught that his feelings for Tom will send him to hell he realizes that life without him will surely make him feel like he's there already I commend him for winning his internal struggle and proving his loyalty to Tom by planning an escape from a world which damned them for loving each other It's amazing that he finds a place although not perfect which provides them with the opportunity to build a future togetherSince the story is told from Conrad's perspective Tom largely remains mysterious although lots of hints are given about the choices he makes His strength of character comes through very distinctly It's obvious from the start that Tom loves Conrad but honors the position he is in He'd never do anything that would cause Conrad pain and is waiting for Conrad to come to a decision about the two of them Yet it's important to note that he doesn't back down from how he feels either When Conrad is ready Tom is right there with him trusting that whatever Conrad decides is rightThe smooth lyrical style of writing caught me up and wouldn't let me go The descriptions were so vivid that I felt like I was there When Alex was writing about the storm at sea and all the things flying about I could feel myself getting sea sick There are so many wonderful uotes in this book that I could write a whole review on the wording and content alone Tom and Conrad's passion was so intensely expressed it was practically oozing out of the pages I thoroughly enjoyed the ending scene which gave a new meaning to the phrase getting the boot and I couldn't stop giggling at it 'By Honor Portrayed' is an excellent well written exciting passionate love story which I highly recommend to anyone who believes as Conrad does that love is the most important thing in the world and that life without the one you love is not worth living

  2. Erastes Erastes says:

    Just a small niggle and this is nothing to do with the review or the mark – but I fail completely to see why Carina insisted on the American spellling of “honor” on the title and the blurb and then used English spelling–including “honour” in the book itself Very odd indeed plus the year is wrong the book is set in 1750 Bad Carina no biscuitI had to have some niggles after all because there’s not much else to niggle about here Lovers of Alex’s writing–whether you like it for the mile deep descriptions conflicted officers multi faceted characters–it’s all hereConrad is as most people were god fearing and believing in concepts of immortal souls and all that jazz He’s been humming and hah ing about letting his manservant horrors Tom know that he finds him uite delightful for many years and it takes a big sea battle for his feelings to surface–much to the chagrin of the captain and the amusement of his crew leading to a subseuent lack of respect The irony is that he’s already been suspected of the crime–suspected and judged by his shipmates–and he hasn’t actually done anything Stung by the injustice and in danger of having Tom forcible separated from him by the captain Conrad decides he’d rather be hung for a sheep than a lamb eg he might as well do the deed if he’s already assumed to have done so Better a short life but a merry one as it were Or as he puts it should he“save his heart and lose his soul? Or save his soul and lose his heart? “The book is–I think–told entirely from the 3rd person viewpoint of Conrad and although that felt right for the length of the book it meant we did get a little shortchanged with getting to know Tom All we had to go on was Conrad’s perceptions of what Tom thought and felt This actually pays off nicely at Tom’s reaction at the climax of the book so I can see why this device was used but it still leaves Tom as a little bit of an enigma in these days of dual pov booksAs usual Ms Beecroft’s prose stuns with its seemingly effortless phrasing Some of the descriptions are so beautiful I felt like giving up writing forever but then her writing always makes me feel like that She manages sometimes to mix descriptive words that are so wrong but in her hands they feel entirely right It’s a real giftSex wise I think this is probably the smuttiest book that Alex has ever written as she leans towards the veiled sex scene as a rule but the sex here is postively coarse but great To uote one of the judges on Strictly Come Dancing “It was filthy and I loved it”I did feel the book was a little short but I’m not going to mark it down for that it was written deliberately as a novella and you can’t sueeze a uart into a pint pot With the word count that she has Ms Beecroft has done marvelously and her naval descriptions — as always — are first class There’s a bit that actually made me feel sick sea sick that is with a fantastic section where the protagonists are in their cabin and the ship is literally rolling and pitching on near enough a 90 degree angle – the floor becomes the wall and then goes all the way back The casual way the experienced sailors deal with this holding fast to the lines of the hammock — and each other — shows skill to portray without being confusing It was so well done that I could feel every gravitational pull–and conseuently felt rather ueasy It amused me how much realistic it was done well in prose than on the USS Enterprise where everyone just leans from one side to anotherIf you haven’t encountered Alex Beecroft’s longer works particularly the Age of Sail novels False Colors Captain’s Surrender then this is an excellent introduction to her remarkable talent at a reasonable price

  3. Bruin Fisher Bruin Fisher says:

    Age of Sail is a genre with exacting specifications it's a peculiarly 'foreign' setting reuiring the author's mastery over such a lot of esoteric language and practice it's a daunting task Nevertheless there are a few authors who can pull it off convincingly and Ms Beecroft is at the top of her game This is a brief novella which instantly pulls you in to its exciting and involving plot perfectly recreating the life of an officer and his servant on board ship in the Royal Navy in the era of sail I'm a critical reader I know a bit about sailing ships having sailed a tall ship myself and nothing I read tripped me up which is uite a featThe protagonists are likeable and believable with all of the anxieties and caution that you would expect from a same sex pair in a world that condemned such things I loved their relationship built on years of loyal friendship They have to find a way to make a life for themselves and they work out a plan to achieve that and the story takes them on a first step towards that end And then it stops It is after all a novella so we shouldn't expect an epic sweep of narrative taking them from adventure to adventure until their eventual arrival at a happy conclusion but I do feel uite strongly as have some other reviewers I notice that there's to their story that hasn't yet been told and if Ms Beecroft reads these things may I plead for episodes two and three at least?? Please? Pretty Please?This is truly great writing but I want of it

  4. willaful willaful says:

    I’ve heard many great things about Beecroft’s False Colors but tend to be intimidated by long epic historicals This was a perfect introduction to her work a novella that compactly blends romance adventure and insight into the human heart in its 84 pagesLt Conrad Herriot has been struggling for a decade with his feelings for his manservant and best friend Tom He’s fairly sure they’re mutual the risk in taking action is not of losing Tom but of his chances at heaven and he feels forced to choose “ to save his heart and lose his soul? Or save his soul and lose his heart?” But there’s another danger he hadn’t even thought about; in his world love between two men is not only sinful but highly illegal When Conrad’s Captain becomes suspicious about their relationship and reassigns Tom matters come to a head with dramatic conseuences for them allBeecroft writes so beautifully it’s hard to imagine anyone not being touched by this pair of forbidden lovers each willing to sacrifice all for the other The ending is satisfying but realistically bittersweet there being no marriagebaby epilogue possible for this kind of historical romance; it’s also somewhat open ended leaving me longing for a seuele arc provided for review by netGalley

  5. Kajsa Gillsjö Collin Kajsa Gillsjö Collin says:

    Oh My Goodness This book is AMAZING Yes with capital lettersReading old reviews over at Dear Author i came across a review of an anthology were most stories were pretty bad but the one by Alex Beecroft Blessed Isle had a high score Intrigued by the description I decided to check her out She had a lot of books taking place on ships during the 18th century and since I love that setting I was excited even before I started reading And the excitement did not go away In fact it just grewThis book is soooo gooood The kind of book where you lay awake until 5 in the morning because you can't put it down The kind of book that makes you do happy noices on every other page and you want to underline everything The kind of book that gives you butterflies in your stomach and that makes you re read whole pages because it was so amazingly written Oh I love this bookThe characters were great and I loved their relationship though I now want stories about them how they grew up together and what happened to them after the end of By Honor Betrayed The relationship was sweet and almost innocent but hot and sexy at the same time and I really liked that they had spent years loning for eachother It felt real and it was a kind of beautiful melancholy to knowing thatThe setting was amazing I love pirate stories and stories set on old ships and this all felt so real and like you could feel the waves and the cold wind because it is described in such a good way The language was beautiful and I learned a whole bunch of new words having to do with ships and sailing and life aboard And how have I never heard about matelotage before?The story is also very exciting and I started to worry about the characters even though I was pretty sure everything would be alright in the end I don't know what I would have done if it DIDN'T turn out well It would have scarred me for lifeI don't always like novellas since I feel they can be too short; either not giving enough story and character development or for the simple fact that I reach the end and want than I got But I didn't feel that here By Honor Betrayed isn't very long but even though I would love to read about Conrad and Tom I felt the story was just the right length for what was told I didn't feel like things were left out of rushed or pushed together And reaching the end I felt satisfied Making the book longer might have made the story dragAnd I didn't mind that it was so little sex I love a hot sexscene and these onces especialy the first one I really liked but they were short Part of me is a bit disappointed but at the same time you couldn't really have sex or it would have messed up the story So I'm happy the way it was and I look forward to reading and longer sexscenes in books that have room for itI think some people may have a problem with the language how descriptive and expressive and likening that's a word right? it is But I found it beautiful and it really put me there on that ship in that momentIn some ways the book also made me think of Lord John whom I love by Diana Gabaldon both by the language and by gay men in the old english military but also by the feelings the book evoked in meI can't wait to read all other books Alex Beecroft has ever published but right now I'm taking a little break to savour the feeling of having read this before I start the next book I don't want to read them all in a row until all stories have muddled into one and I can't stand any It is however very hard not to dive right back in for 3

  6. Christine Christine says:

    I'm sitting here wondering why I haven't read Alex Beecroft before Huge oversight on my part that I will have to correct This was a uick read that actually had me shouting out at one point I love how there aren't any easy outs for Conrad and Tom Their lives are in constant danger not only due to their roles as sailors in the British Navy but because of their desire for each other The fact they are innocent of consummating their relationship is irrelevant to those around them I wished this was a longer story not because Ms Beecroft did a bad job but because I wanted to stay in this world a lot longer

  7. Alison Alison says:

    45 stars So good I loved this exciting novella It's a gripping and vivid adventure in a small lively package The writing is superb and full of wonderfully rich detail The characters are engaging and vibrant This was really great and I wish there was It's complete but I want to know what happens next Alex Beecroft's seafaring historicals are all so fantastic and I have loved them all

  8. kasjo_peja kasjo_peja says:

    Chaotic writing and chaotic plotting Both MC were indecisive had mixed priorities and really bad timing I got lost few times because of the marine historical languageGood snap shot description of surrounding weather people buildings

  9. BlackTulip BlackTulip says:

    I was simply blown away by that book but why am I not surprised Alex Beecroft is such a marvelous writer

  10. C.C. Williams C.C. Williams says:

    Excellent read Interesting characters in creative situations makes for a delightful story Has one the best wind ups I've ever readHighly recommended

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