- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Unbound Books (January 2003)
- ISBN-10: 1893006328
- ISBN-13: 978-1893006324
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,357,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Iron Hand Paperback – January, 2003
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Top Customer Reviews
The writer magnificently unlocks the mysterious, unrelenting dark obsession of a mercenary warrior who is determined to own the irresistible boy slave he took for his own. Mark James explores the profound realm of master and slave love and unlocks the key that had remained hidden until now. Never has such a provocative and in depth look into the heart of man love been offered in this genre. The characters had a persistent life of their own. I felt as if I were walking on the archaic cobblestone streets. I felt the heartbeat, fear and passion of the characters with every turn of the page. Don't miss this fantastic read!
Thank you Mark James for giving us intelligent, well-written gay erotica.
The story is not for everyone. If you're squeamish about homosexual sensuality or S&M/BDSM, then this book definitely isn't for you.
If you're open to new experiences and like a good love story set in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic setting, then I'd recommend this book. The sex scenes are VERY graphic but sensual. The descriptions of the settings and Alternate Universe are well rounded. The two main characters, Metri, a rebellious former pleasure slave with fears of abandonment, and Rulan, the mysterious brutal/gentle mercenary with a painful past that rescues then trains him, are described to the point of becoming vivid depictions by the second chapter. You begin to understand their moves and motives and both characters are engaging, flawed, but sympathetic. By the second chapter I was rooting for their bond to grow into one of love and permanency.
My only complaint would be that sometimes the POV changes swiftly with no warning. POVs from un-introduced characters come in quickly with no set up, but as these are background characters then the time to fully introduce them would take time from moving the story along. In reading his later works the author has learned to smooth out these transitions.
Prior warnings aside, this is a great book and I'd highly recommend it to the intended audience.