Rated 7.59 out of 10 Statistics
Audience: m/m romance/erotica fans, slavefic fans, slash fans, yaoi fans
Occasional Sexual Content
Occasional Coarse Language
Overall Rating: 7.591
Average Rating: 9.37 (Guests), 9.8 (Members)
Rating Count: 24 (19 Guests, 5 members)
1 indicates a weighted rating.
This was the first original fantasy novel I ever read online, and it remains one of the best, and one of my favourites. The writing is rock solid technically, and the characterisation is incredibly sophisticated: in particular, the characterisation of Laurent through Damen's eyes is absolutely brilliant.
Freece also occasionally puts up "commentaries" of chapters, which blew me away with the level of consideration put into every language and characterisation choice.
The summary above doesn't really do the story justice: it is not only about hitting the slave kink (which it does), but evolves into a complex political fantasy as Damen navigates the labyrinthine Rabatian politics. The romance is exquisite, with some of the best-realised sexual tension I have ever read.
This is and will always be one of my favourite fantasy webnovels. Compulsory reading for fans of the genre.
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