"conflicts, action and love scenes that will set the reader afire"

In this third book of the Swithin Chronicles, we find Markis settling into his new life. He is now King, has both of his lovers with him and has a new wife. Markis is a man at the peak of his life. He is strong, confident, highly sexed and loves having both of his lovers with him. He wishes that they would enjoy loving each other and knows that in time that will come. He also has the power of the Comet yet does not fully understand how to use it.

Tressa, Markis' bride was a Princess from Azulite. She is also highly sexed and not satisfied with her husband or his lovers. She is seeking something else, yet unsure of what she wants. She is also being pressured by the wise man of the council to get pregnant and produce an heir.

Uly, Markis' slave and lover, is a target of an enemy of Markis'. He has become a prisoner in the home due to the danger of another attempt on his life. Ryanic has fallen in love with Uly and wants to see him protected also. Yet both Markis and Ryanic cannot protect Uly at all times. While out on a mission, Uly is kidnapped and his hair cut. Ryanic is harmed and sent back with Uly's hair as a message to Markis.

The Comet Cometh is a great book. The characters will worm their way into your heart and share their angst, joys, battles, and triumphs with you. I loved seeing the growth in all of the characters, especially Markis. Swithin is an alternative world where sex is free and uninhibited amongst both men and women. Markis and his two lovers share a love for each other above just a sexual release. The theme throughout the book returns over and over to the love of the three. Tressa is in search of her place and finally finds it yet her journey is not one without incident.

This book is full of conflicts; conflicts between persons, their world, their power, and their own feelings. There is excitement in the action with the battles and the warring of persons against each other. There is also wonderful love scenes that will set the reader afire. While this is the third book of a trilogy, it can be read as a standalone. There are also lines which can easily be explored with their own story. Perhaps Ms. Bidwell has a treat for us yet again?

Grab it up. Enjoy it. I'm off to get the first two!

Reviewed by Jan Crow
Posted May 8, 2008


Now the Swithin king, Markis has the loves of his life at his side. It's the perfect sandwich but for some reason he's feeling the squeeze. Ryanac and Uly have yet to trust each other entirely. Until they do, they'll never be complete. There's also someone out there prepared to kill Uly. For safety, Uly is a prisoner in the palace but that's no life for someone who once roamed the streets.

Then there's Tressa, his wife, who isn't acting at all queenly. She's trying to overcome her restrictive upbringing while looking for something softer, more feminine. Not that he minds -- it's even a relief -- but life is complicated enough. Maybe a few toys will help.

He has to keep them happy and safe, stand helplessly by waiting while Ryanac and Uly try to form a lasting relationship, locate their enemies, and all this while ruling a kingdom and the comet. Even now, he's unaware just how much power the comet holds but someone is trying to take those he loves away from him and soon everyone is going to find out just how destructive a comet can be, particularly when it's angry... but especially when it's in love.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, Dominance/submission, Male/male sexual interaction, ménage (m/m/m), voyeurism.

Series: The Swithin Chronicles; Previous Book: The Comet’s Tail
Genre: LGBT Polyamorous Fantasy
Length: Novel Plus

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The Comet Cometh
(The Swithin Chronicles: Book 3)
by Sharon Maria Bidwell

Loose Id
April 1, 2008
Available: April 1, 2008
ISBN #1596326662
EAN #9781596326668
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