Title: The Desert Temple
Author: Vivan Caethe
Publication Date: March 2014

Rating: ★ ★ ★  ☆
The Desert Temple is a quick dystopian science fiction/fantasy read with a tiny dash of m/m romance that hangs in the background. Vernon and Harold have set out on a quest to fulfill a promise Vernon made to eradicate the Ancient technology that destroyed a city. They know it could be dangerous, but are they truly prepared for all of the challenges that might lie before them.

Overall, I enjoyed this one. (I haven’t read the first book in the series; I think having done so might have helped me jump into this one a bit more quickly, but there were only a couple of things I had to wrap my head around, so I don’t think reading the first one is necessary. As with any series, though, I’d recommend reading in order.) Even though it’s short, I got a great sense of the world and the characters and their connection doesn’t seem forced or rushed in any way. I do wish it was longer – I guess that means I need to track down book one and keep my eyes open for any future books from this author.

(eGalley provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.)