"Spicy erotic fiction sets fire to the page"
Kaska of Artane is a follower of the Dark One, the god of
warriors whose greatest pleasure is the capture and
conquering of a Maid of Light.Partially because she is a
Maid of Light, and partially despite it, Kaska is
intrigued -- and aroused -- when he encounters fiery Matia
of Ruza, and fights at her side.
They become friends, and more, shieldmates... but forever
beneath their friendship burns the knowledge that he wants
her, and that one day, when they no longer serve the same
master and are free to take up their own lives once
more... he will have her.
Victoria Michaels' spicy erotic fiction nearly sets fire
to the page -- and in The Dark One she pulls no punches.
THe fantasy world that she creates is inventive and yet
detailed, especially considering the limited length of the
piece. Her characterization is amazing -- both Kaska and
Matia nearly leap off the page but it is the true honesty
of the characters' evolving relationship that lends the
story it's emotional strength. The erotic aspects of the
story may, however, challenge some readers -- not so much
the explicitness of hte tale, which is considerable
enough, but Michaels' use of whipping as a tool of arousal
and the prominence of anal sex in the story. Readers
should rest assured that the story is an exciting and
decidedly romantic adventure. This is a definite must-buy
for the more adventurous reader of fantasy romance.
Reviewed by Ann Leveille
July 17, 2004
Note: This review refers to the
original release of this title.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 19, 2006