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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751540919
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751540918
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,218,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on July 21, 2012
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After finishing 50 Shades of Gray series I wasn't sure where to turn after that great read so I followed the suggestion of other Amazon reviews and read this series. This is the third and final book in the series it is vital that you actually read the series in order. The first being The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty then this book and the third bring Beauty's Release. This book is very strong erotic. I would say way stronger than 50 Shades of Gray. If you're comfortable reading a BDSM book with three ways, lesbian and gay sex scenes then this is the book for you. I like that because it is a 3 books Anne Rice does take the time to develop the characters so you feel you get to know everyone. My only problem now is what to read because few books I've ever read can compare to this series. If you're looking for smoking hot erotica then this is definitely the series for you.

Anne Rice please write more books like this series!!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By M. Kelly on January 19, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
I am not writing a review for all three books..or maybe I will just copy and paste this post to all three.

My title says is it all. These are Adult FairyTale FANTASY books. Please do not read these books and base them on real life. I need to make that clear. I LOVE these books and think about them often. They are mind blowingly wonderful but fully fantasy. I chuckle when people review "that could never happen" or something like that because, UHM YEAH! not real life. Be warned, there is major kink and lots of spanking.

Pretty much everyone in this world is bi-sexual.
The naked slaves never get cold.
Seems to skip right over winter.
No woman's periods, no STI's or STD's and constant intercourse without protection doesn't seem to result in pregnancy.
This is not a manual of the BDSM lifestyle.
There seems to be hundreds and hundreds of princes and princesses and of course, they are all beautiful.
This is out and out a full on fantasy world and it is wonderfully erotic. I am sure that these books are not everyone's cup of tea but I was very much taken in with this fantasy world.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Tringle on July 13, 2008
Format: Paperback
When I first began the Beauty books, I have to say I was a bit disappointed. The first book included entirely too much spanking and not much of anything else. The second book was much better and really entertained with some classic character development and a very moving relationship. The third book in the Beauty series was the best yet! Although Rice does a great job of summarizing the adventures from the previous books, it really would be most beneficial to read through all books in the series in order to appreciate the massive character development throughout the series. (Yes, even the first one which could be considered a bit of a bore to some.)

Rice included a variety of spice and some very interesting BDSM aspects in this third installment. The characters remained consistent with the original story line, but showed massive and realistic development through their struggles.

As always, Rice masters writing the environment and characters while keeping the reader guessing as to what might happen next. And although these books don't exactly follow the traditional fairytale mold, Rice did manage to include a 'happily-ever-after' ending...but with a twist!

*WARNING: These books include extreme examples of bondage-submission scenarios as well as explicit material. If you are easily offended, DON'T READ THESE BOOKS! If you like a little spice and something on the devilish side, these books might just fit the bill!
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61 of 82 people found the following review helpful By John IV on June 17, 2000
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The third and concluding chapter in Anne Rice's erotic retelling of the sleeping beauty fairy tale, sees Beauty, Tristan, Laurent, and some secondary slaves from the village kidnapped and whisked away to more sensual adventures in an unnamed Arabian kingdome. Armed with first person dialogue and reflection through Laurent [the rebellious, willful fugitive slave from book 2], and a more exotic locale/plot, this chapter in the story was considerably more interesting than the second, which I gave 3 stars. Part of the allure of this version for me was a release from the utter crudity of the European castle and village. Beauty's escapades with the Sultan's harem and his main wife were presented with a lot more sublime sensuality than the whipping and paddling of the previous books. Laurent's transformation from slave to master mentality and his ability to exist moving seamlessly between the two are also compelling aspects. The slaves eventually relish their time with the Sultan above all else, having even their higher reason sublimated. They are told not to talk, nor to express anything other than the most rudimentary understanding as they are used as sex toys, or living sculptures to line the Sultan's gardens, bed, bath, etc. It is this complete abasement and personality disintegration that Tristan, the most philosophical of the group, touches on when asked why he loves it so. Religious and philosophical thoughts of the region combine to show them that they are simply cogs in a grander scheme, and they take pleasure and freedom in this anonymity. Further plot break-down would lead to spoilers, so suffice it to say there is eventually closure for each of the characters.Read more ›
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