"Fantastic dark Fantasy!"
After her father died, Jameela's brothers spent her
and really didn't want to deal with her anymore, so they
sold her into slavery. Shivering on the auction block,
Jameela has grave doubts as to her future. When the very
handsome Master Trainer of the Conclave, Lord Dagan Kiel,
claims her, she begins to fear even more. It is a well-
known fact, if a woman goes into the Keep of the
Brotherhood at Lalssu, she will never leave again. During
her training, Jameela begins to fall in love with the
Dagan Kiel was given a task by the Grand Master of the
Brotherhood, he is to find a wife for the Grand Master.
When he spies Jameela on the auction block, he is
immediately taken with her and decides to purchase her.
During Jameela's training, Dagan finds himself drawn to
the beautiful maiden. The first time this has ever
happened to him. This attraction comes as quite a surprise
to Dagan since his father made sure he would never be able
to sire children. Along with his lost manhood, it was
certified Dagan wouldn't experience any sexual feelings at
When Jameela's training is complete, she must go
the "Choosing", whereby a member of the Brotherhood will
choose Jameela to be become his mate. When the Grand
Master chooses Jameela to become his wife, Dagan knows
he's in trouble. When the Grand Master discovers the two
have feelings for each other, how will he react?
Will Dagan be able to give up Jameela? Will Jameela be
able to accept the Grand Master as her husband when she's
in love with Dagan?
DESIRE'S SIROCCO held me completely enthralled
all the twists and turns of this story. Charlotte Boyett-
Compo shows her story writing ability in this tale of love
and hate and evil beings. The world-building in this story
is sufficient to understand what is going on without being
overbearing. The characters are all realistic, I really
like what happens to the mean old Brother Qutaybah. The
sex is hot, the story doesn't bog down and keeps moving. I
recommend this one to all lovers of dark fantasy!
Review date: October 20, 2004
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted November 12, 2006