Pilgrimage Fiscal Analyst Mike Carlson Is Good With Spreadsheets And Baseball Stats He Doesn T Believe In Fate, True Love, Or Fantasy But Then A Fertility Goddess Whisks Him Away To Another World A Promise Has Been Broken, And If Mike Is Ever To Return To California And His Comfortable If Lonely Life He Must Complete A Pilgrimage To The Shrines Of A Death Goddess A Humiliating Event Convinces Mike To Hire A Guard To Accompany Him, And Hunky Goran Is Handy Enough With A Sword, If A Little Too Liberal With His Ale A Man With No Home And No Family, Goran Is Deeper Than He First Appears As Mike Learns About Goran, His Disbelief Wavers And His Goals Become Less Clear Contending With Feuding Gods, The Challenges Of The Journey, And His Growing Attraction To Goran, Mike Faces A Puzzle Far Harder To Solve Than Simple Rows Of Numbers. 4.25 True Love StarsI made it through the pilgrimage with Mike and fell in love with Goran.This is a beautiful story, and if you pay attention you ll learn about your world too We all love And die And weave our fates with the threads we re given Our gods are petty, and we kill and maim in their name Kim Fielding knows how to spin a yarn and write a HEA Surely, happy endings don t get better than this Thanks to Mish for nudging me to read this
So good I ve decided I must be a snuggler at heart, because I find myself talking about cozy reads quite a lot these days And it doesn t surprise me in the least that Kim Fielding s words are my cozy, fuzzy blanket of choice If I pick up one of her books, I can bet money I m probably in for 1 an expertly woven tale with fascinating other worldly details, a lovable, self deprecating lead and a gentle giant hero 2 smokin hot sexy time 3 and yay a HEA Fielding s captured my heart with all of the above in Pilgrimage, an angst free fantasy with a lesson about a funny, lonely guy named Mike, and a Fabio look a like named Goran Fielding spins the tale brilliantly and without the need for an evil nemesis, even Mike, who lives in world like our own, has been teleported or something to Goran s world, which looks and feels like something from medieval times Mike needs to complete a series of tasks in order to appease an angry god and return home, and he does it his way, but always with the help of sweet, caring, fearless Goran Along the way, Mike sometimes improvises to complete his tasks, and that s what I loved about him Mike is Every Guy , and it was fun to watch him come out of his shell as the story progressed The fantasy with a lesson idea worked so well here both MCs had the opportunity to learn abou
I enjoyed this, but I wanted it to be better I also recommend have tissues at hand, evil book made me cry. Mike is a spoon Ok, he s not a spoon but he s like a spoon A spoon that has an identical mate An identical mate, in an alternate universe, that has really pissed off a god So now Mike the not quite the spoon you re looking for must undertake a pilgrimage to unbend a goddess and save a bunch of people from never dying And he must do it all in his pants that s underwear for all ye heathens out there.Got that Err let s try it again Mike is a fiscal analyst don t ask me what that is, I have a feeling it has to do with numbers and maths and just thinking about it makes my head hurt , and while it is not exactly the most exciting job in the universe, he is damn good at it He s a good man, with a good family, and he s got his head screwed on tight So tight, in fact, that it nearly pops off when Agata, goddess of fertility, pops in, tells him he s just what she s looking for in a hero savior last ditch effort at a loophole, and then pops them both over to home sweet Dalibor She explains that Lord Maliach has pissed off her sister god, Alina, and now refuses to apologize even after the goddess of death cursed Maliach and his
3.5I m not really sure how to rate this There were great ideas in this story, really lovely moments, and some conversations that made me want to cry In a good way I loved the different sacrifices Mike has to make druing his pilgrimage and how they changed him, how he developed as a character because of them The physical description of the world was detailed and well done, it made the different settings easy to picture, and I always love that in a book And Goran Goran was such a great character He was amazing, fierce, loyal, strong, vulnerable, genuine and so so sincere in everything he said and did I loved him But now come the parts that I didn t like all that much as a fantasy story, it often felt a bit childish and immature, to be honest The general world building, the setting beyond the physical appearance fell flat for me The Gods are one example of that, they didn t seem like Gods at all to me More like pubescent children And there are some things left unexplained that I just didn t understand for example, if the Gods have the power to remove people from different worlds and to send them back there later , are they Gods in those worlds too Obviously they have some sort of power, but what is their role exactly There are quite
Is someone ask me the reason I keep reading Kim Fielding books I will answer because it hurts each time, I smile so much reading the end and my face hurts that s why.The plotMichael Carlson is an ordinary man With a ordinary job in California With an ordinary plan work, pay his bills, and. that s it Nothing He may not believe in destiny, but destiny believe in him And his destiny is to live an remarkable adventureIn a parallel Earth like place, another man, offend a Goddess And in a second, the ordinary life of Michael Carlson will be anything but ordinary Catapult in a medieval like place, Michael must do a pilgrimage, and save a village from a terrible curse Meliach is the exactly copy of Michael So if Michael do the pilgrimage in his place a village can be normal again and Michael can go back to California and forget all about swords and a world without indoor plumbing.Nothing is easy why in a parallel world it should be In a luck moment Michael will find the perfect guide in that confusing world Goran.Goran is big, loyal, and decide to help Michael in the pilgrimage He just ask for the book Michael has as his payment.Michael
After finishing The Pillar, which made me all emotional, I must say that Pilgrimage was not as exciting and not exactly favorite of mine I agreed with my friend, Katharina, who said that the fantasy part was a bit immature The whole a man being plucked from his home to this alternative world to save the day was a good idea but I thought Mike s journey being just a pilgrimage felt mundane Oh, I enjoyed his conversation with Goran the fierce and loyal Goran it was good, but the whole journey part dragged this story down for me This was the case where I wanted sword fightings or some sort of huge task to complete Something action ba
3.5It took me a while to get into this read Mike is magically transported to an alternate world by a god and forced to impersonate his doppleganger in a cross country pilgrimage He meets Goran, a barbarian swordsman, who offers to be his bodyguard for the journey Mike tries to complete his quest without revealing his true origins to the man who is com
I must admit that I don t read fantasy books, not that I don t like them but I m not crazy about them either.I was lucky that I didn t read the reviews, most probable I wouldn t have read this story if I knew beforehand that it was fantasy paranormal.However, I must say that it was lovely and both characters were charming indeed.I m Hygiene freak, so I tried my best not to think about of many days they