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The sex scenes were written well and with taste. I almost laugh writing that because it's not necessarily what one expects concerning bondage scenes, but I have to say it's true in this case.
Erotica readers should check out this book and the whole Janos series. Fantasy fans, even those who aren't into erotica, will also find plenty here to enjoy.
Likewise, if you're a stickler for issues of spelling, grammar and formatting, fear not. This book is clearly the product of an author who cares enough to have her work well edited and proofed. You may proceed with confidence, though you may also wish to stop reading my review at this point.
In fact, I am reluctant to be too critical of this book. Writing of such high quality is rarely ever found in the erotica section, and needs to be encouraged. At her glorious best--certainly in the first three chapters of this novel-- Andre SanThomas achieves a seemingly effortless fluidity; a luminous web of language that enthralls and delights. She has a certain gift for description, occasionally approaching the ingenious; a few words chosen with exquisite economy conjure powerful images; the similes subtly integrated so as not to interrupt narrative momentum with clunky "this thing was like that thing" digressions. Writing such as this is a pleasure to read in any genre, and ought to be celebrated.
All this being said; the novel is too long, perhaps by as much as a third, suffering from unnecessary and occasionally inartistic repetition. This is more obvious at the structural "macro" level, where some scenes are repeated, often with exactly the same words and actions, in slightly different settings. Was this intentional; a kind of homage to certain High Fantasy genre conventions?Read more ›
Although the story held my interest as a plot, I thought the beginning of the story could have held more action outside of the bedroom which would have let characters develop at a faster pace. A little more action in the beginning could have developed the plot sooner. Nevertheless, it is a wonderful book and readers of this genre would be fools to pass it up.
Author - Andre San Thomas
Prepared for years, Ielle becomes the property of the Kyr, the Hausa of Janos. Kyr is one of the most powerful men in their world and he has chosen her for his owned property. Ielle will become the woman of his home, a position that holds some respect but she is still only property. Her body and mind belonging to Kyr to use as he wishes. For himself or anyone he choses to give her to.
In Janos, there is a conspiracy afoot and Ielle is quickly caught up in the intrigue. Will she survive the trials to come, accused and punished, will she prove her innocence. As a woman whose only right is to service her owner. Has the service she has given Kyr be enough for him to see as more than just his property.
I have heard of the Gor stories and the community of readers and players that have sprouted up around them. Passing themselves off as BDSM but not in the way that many BDSM lifestyle people live. I did not enjoy this book. I did not find it to be exciting or a enjoyable erotic read. Ielle's excitement at being used by her owner was childish at best. Her master Kyr, as the male character was not the dominant you will find in other novels around a lifestyle of BDSM. This is basically a slave owner who uses his property at will. Only we are suppose to believe that the slave in this case enjoys and wants it to be so.
I have read other BDSM novels and the relationship between the dominant male and female is far different. The desire for the lifestyle is incredibly different.
The difference is choice.
This is passed off as a romance novel, it really isn't.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A wonderfully sexy sci-fi that had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. The story and the sex scenes flow well together and I enjoyed escaping into this fantasy world.Published 21 months ago by TS
This book takes BDSM into a whole new light. Ielle is the first book in this series and is built upon a world where masters and property is a way of living, and extends from the... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Rhiannon
This was a wonderful story! Part erotica, part fantasy, it was sexy, had life or death plot twists, and I read it all in one sitting! Read morePublished 21 months ago by Cori B.
I thoroughly enjoyed Ielle. The worldbuilding was unobtrusive and believable, I loved the title character and her sexy master, Kyr. Read morePublished on April 16, 2014 by V. K. Rivard
I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of this erotic novel. I will be purchasing the other novels in the series. Read morePublished on July 15, 2013 by M. Mays
I was expecting romantica along the style of 50 Shades but the first 3 chapters are pure erotica. That's all I read because I wasn't looking for something to use to get off but... Read morePublished on January 18, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Got this one as a free download... By the time I reached the end of the book, I felt like I owed the author money. You just do not get books of this quality for free. Read morePublished on June 28, 2012 by Árnyékmágus
I have to agree with Terrance on a lot of his points in his review, however I want to try to put some of my own thoughts, praises and critiques in my own words. Read morePublished on April 27, 2012 by Amanda: Writer, Whovian, Artist.