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Skybound Love soarsGermany 1945 The Third Reich is on its knees as Allied forces bomb Berlin to break the last resistance Yet on an airfield near Berlin the battle is far from over for a young mechanic Felix who’s attached to a suadron of fighter pilots He’s especially attached to fighter ace Baldur Vogt a man he admires and secretly loves But there’s no room for love at the end of the world never mind in Nazi GermanyWhen Baldur narrowly cheats death Felix pulls him from his plane and the pilot makes his riskiest move yet He takes a few days’ leave to recover and he takes Felix with him Away from the pressures of the airfield their bond deepens and Baldur shows Felix the kind of brotherhood he’d only ever dreamed of beforeBut there’s no escaping the war and when they return Baldur joins the fray again in the skies over Berlin As the Allies close in on the airfield where Felix waits for his lover Baldur must face the truth that he is no longer the only one in mortal danger

  • Kindle Edition
  • 43 pages
  • Skybound
  • Aleksandr Voinov
  • English
  • 12 June 2014

10 thoughts on “Skybound

  1. Julio Genao Julio Genao says:

    So damned goodThis story is talent focused by hard work Rich symbolism metered by historical authenticity Emotion tempered by artistic restraint Sickeningly goodThrillingPoetry oh the fucking poetryRomance like you dream about set in a nightmare of smoke and fire and steelYeah That goodI'm beginning to think people take issue with first person present tense because next to nobody can do it rightVoinov does it rightI am desperate to get a sip of whatever he was drinking the day he put this one to bedAlready a classic

  2. Dd Dd says:

    Aleksandr VoinovI LOVE HIM SO MUCHHello ReadersDo you see it??Well that's what I had to constantly hear from my friendsAnd so I decided it was time for me to experience some of the greatnessAnd what did I find???GREATNESS GREATNESS GREAT GREATNESS 'If the world ends tomorrowhow will I go?Without ever having risked anythingor having done the one thing I can't stop thinking about?' Baldur VogtHerr Leutnantfighter pilot is a legend and Felix one the black menBlack men were the people who took care of the aircrafts and kept them in perfect running conditionthe mechanics during the World War II in BerlinGermanyA Lieutenant and a mechanicthere's a huge difference between their stations 'He'd crush me like a cigarette butt under his heelHe can do anything to me' But there is a connection between thema connection which can breach the huge chasm between their stations 'For mehe can walk on waterdance in cloudsI know he can'treallybut what he can and can't do pales into nothing when I look at him' But all around them their country is falling apartThey are losing the warTheir worlds can end tomorrow Sowhat happens next??Go and find outBut I'll say this much that this story celebrates love and life amongst a backdrop of death and destruction ReadersI was amazed by this storyThe power of these few words shocked meI felt as if I lived their whole lives in these few pagesBravo Mr VoinovYou just gained yourself another fanThat's all for now ReadersTa Ta

  3. Heather K (dentist in my spare time) Heather K (dentist in my spare time) says:

    Price drop to 099 at US 51017 Voinov writes prose like poetry I always get the sense that his words are carefully selected that he spends hours contemplating each phrase This was a lovely story about two German military men at the end of WWII It was far far too short for my liking It was like a small snippet of a greater story which is why I was left feeling a little wanting However I appreciated it for what it was in all of its beautiful simplicity

  4. Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* says:

    SPEECHLESS Don't even know if I'm able to write a review about this gem If the world ends tomorrow how will I go? Without ever having risked anything or having done the one thing I can't stop thinking about?

  5. Baba Baba says:

    REVIEW COMPLETED AUGUST 24 2012 We race towards something so amazing and precious it strikes me dumb with its immenseness I lose every sense of myself every thought; there's just emotion and utter fulfillment Skybound is set in Germany at the end of World War II when The Third Reich is on its knees as Allied forces bomb Berlin On an airfield near Berlin the young mechanic Felix meets the fighter pilot Baldur Vogt Felix secretly admires and loves Baldur for uite some time now The story is told in first person from Felix's perspective 43 pagesAleks got the most out of 43 pages A mazing He captures the dark mood and brings so many expressive details to life What can I say? Simply put I love the author's voice He does an outstanding job of portraying two vibrant and well drawn characters surrounded by a dramatic setting While reading this novella I could feel so many different emotions that were transpiring at that time The panic drama angst as well as the hope are utterly palpable Prepare yourself to savor a lyrical and very elouent prose so sensitiveWithout a doubt Felix and Baldur's romance is intense and beautiful Since Baldur is the experienced he guided Felix with a subtle hand It was so well done The love scene is not overly explicit and yet I loved it nonetheless Having said that their intimacy was very tender and lovely and it lived up to the feel of this evocative little read And that's when I kiss himMy heart is still plunging but the other sensations are strong enough to make me forget about the nausea His lips are softer than I imagined them He's not wrestling for control Neither is he demanding anything The kiss is sweet gentle out of place He lifts his eyebrows and puts a hand against my neck; the other hand sueezes mine and I sueeze back I'm no longer falling I'm soaring now breathless and miraculous weightless As if a wide blue sky has opened for me like in the best moments of my glider trainingHe's sitting at the piano a snifter of cognac standing naked on the highly polished wood He's bowed deep over the keys fingers silently tapping them not pressing hard enough to make any sound A silent music only he can hear and whatever he's hearing it's slow and deliberate and terribly melancholic And the strangest thing is I can almost hear it tooWhen you are surrounded by pain death and despair love and devotion become even important It's worth fighting for Yes love soars Rich in historical details and beautifully written Skybound will leave you breathless It's such a soulful little read that will guide you from the depths of despair up into the sky of love Treasure this little gem I'm tired at peace and I can't leave the place on his shoulder not after I've found itHighly recommended

  6. Sheziss Sheziss says:

    Well this was beautiful If the world ends tomorrow how will I go? Without ever having risked anything or having done the one thing I can't stop thinking about? BeautifulI must admit I read this book because of Special Forces Before that this author wasn’t among my first Somehow that series ended up being a turning point for me because now I’m curious enough to read his booksSo it wasn’t love at first sight but not I’m beginning to appreciate his styleYes I’m late to the party I knowUgly war Ugly place Ugly time Ugly circumstances Ugly everything Except them

  7. Kat Kat says:

    Oh But Skybound sank its claws in me What a beautiful short story with prose that borders on poetry Very touching Surprising too If my memory doesn't fail me Special Forces was harsher simply something else altogether and yet from the same author In a setting that feels like it's beyond the end of the world on an airfield near Berlin the mechanic of a German suadron of fighter pilots secretly longs for one of the pilots While bombs come crashing down and Nazi Germany is on the verge of surrender these two men bond Contemplatively shyly and still boldly For they realize that they are between life and death between dreaming and waking and they might not survive another day But what he can and can't do pales into nothing when I look at him Something pulls me towards him irrespective of the impossibility of it all I hope that he doesn't notice just as much as I hope that he's pulled too What am I compared to a wingman he protects and who protects him who knows what it is like to soar? Compared to comrades who stood by him in Russia? I merely maintain engines change oil and help with the other tasks dirty exhausting and not glorious at allMy only regret is that Skybound is so very short honestly FML In a way though its length adds to the delicacy of the story Yes I now must read everything by Aleksandr Voinov

  8. Susan Susan says:

    AUDIOBOOK REVIEW October 12 2015Clocking in at under an hour and a half Skybound really is a low risk audibook to tryNow with that pitch out of the way Skybound is one of the BEST audiobooks I’ve heard to date When I originally read the ebook I couldn’t believe HOW MUCH could be gloriously packed in 44 pages Listening to the audiobook I found myself in that same placeI couldn’t believe HOW MUCH could be gloriously packed in 1 hour and 25 minsI’m a part of a book club that has been friends for almost 3 years now Skybound was one of those gems that we all read and loved togetherthat we raved about So when Aleksandr Voinov announced he was releasing it in audio we jumped on board to do a ‘reread’ WHAT A TREATMatthew Lloyd Davies narration was flawless It’s my first audiobook by a “non American” narrator and I wondered how I’d take to the accent Davies voice is like buttersmooth and soothing And as I listened I felt swept away into the scenes of the story yet shielded from the war that set the stage I was enraptured in the deep affection between Felix and Baldur but reminded of the time and place of their forbidden relationship Between Voinov’s writing and Davies’ narration I was so caught up in every emotionI felt it all deeplyIf you haven’t read the book or listened to the audio this is one that I would highly suggest doing both It’s a love worth knowing over and over againIf I could describe how really amazing this is I’ll leave you with this our bookclub after listening to the audiobook got together to discuss virtually I would leave you with notes from the discussion but it basically went like this “I loved it” “OMG so did I” “Did you love it?” “I did I’ve listened to it 3 times already” “I didn’t know I could love the story any than I already did” “Don’t you just love it enough to go back and listen again?” and there you have it We loved itORIGINAL REVIEW September 8 2015I should be angry with Aleksandr Voinov for writing such SHORT books not even novellaspamphlets maybe BUT it would be impossible to be angry with Aleksandr Voinov because he could write ONE sentence and you'd love it it would be THAT goodSkybound felt like one sentence longstarted and ended way too uickly But it was beautiful I don't classify it in any one genre historical MM romance politicalbut rather a love letter maybe written from one to another Where I'd normally get frustrated that I didn't get to know enough about the characters of Felix and Baldur in such a short read I feel like I was actually rewarded with simply a strong sense of longing and love between the two I felt almost voyeuristic into something so intimate shared between glances clicks of a safety belt shared cigarettes with much deeper meaningAll in all hard to describe how something so short could be so good But it wasso so good

  9. Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog says:

    The uestion will be; is this 44 page book worth it's price? When something is priceless like this book then it is a privilege to own Trust me skip lunch gift yourself this book and own a treasure my head against the cool comfort of the fighter plane's wheel its wing shielding but never embracing me I'm a cold nestling tonight THE WRITINGThe beautiful placement of each word in this story is something to cherish A gem to be held dear Aleksandr Voinov has truly outdone himself which is saying something It's clear that he cares deeply for this work he sculpted it with a loving touch creating a three dimensional book with shape and form I was a devotee before this but now he has achieved a level in his writing that has me awestruck and honored to be sharing his writing journeyTHE STORYWithin these pages I was soaring and diving Slowly climbing reaching above the clouds of war to a moment where time stood still Then the terrifying dive back down where the impact of reality made everything blurry and sharp Where what matters becomes clear against the despair at the end of the world A gentle warm sweet pain THE CHARACTERSBaldur Vogt Ace fighter pilot who is the center of the universe to Felix Baldur is smooth strong and charming He just needs a little luck There's a reflection of flame in his features like in the painting of an old master Flesh made light Felix This story is seen through the eyes of Felix and it is easy to be inside him At first seemingly timid we learn that he is so much He's surprising and brave and so beautifully in love A wonderful character Who am I to be worthy of him? Honestly I had to trust Voinov on this one WWII isn't my typical 'go to' for mm romance I should have known better and won't doubt again Something pulls me towards him irrespective of the impossibility of it all I hope that he doesn't notice just as much as I hope that he's pulled too Take a look at my MaleMale Romance Book Blog

  10. Sammy Loves Books Sammy Loves Books says:

    5 Absolutely Beautifull Stars He’s a legend Every green boy desires to be him I don’t My desires are complicated Felix is a mechanic working to repair fighter planes in WWII They are losing the war But his worst fear is losing his lieutenant That's because Felix is secretly in love with the star pilot Baldur He watches daily as he soars into the sky praying that he returns safely He then repairs damages to his plane only to live through the hell again Never knowing when Baldur's plane won't return I don’t want to admit to the childish fancies I have about him For me he can walk on water dance in the clouds I know he can’t really but what he can and can’t do pales into nothing when I look at him War is ugly It is where young men go to die Yet Skybound is poetic and beautifully written I can always count on Voinov to send me through a myriad of emotions Fear apprehension hope love and despair This was a short story but it was hearty This is a must read

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