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Marja is a beautiful, golden-haired wild-child of the fens, but when her father sells her to a traveling procurer renowned for producing the finest slaves trained in the art of "personal service and pleasure," her quiet existence wandering the bogs is changed forever -- but not in the way she expects…
After being traded for two cows, Marja is brought to the faraway homeland of her new master, Lexander of Vidaris, where he and his cold-hearted consort, Helanas, begin to train her in the carnal arts. Marja, it turns out, is a true submissive; she not only relishes Lexander's strict instruction and sometimes violent punishments but actually falls in love with the man. But even as a perfect slave -- "ever willing, ever compliant" -- Marja's unconditional dedication to her master gets her into deadly trouble when Lexander visits a neighboring chieftain. While helping a noblewoman in peril, Marja finds herself in the middle of a personal conflict that quickly escalates into a looming war. Can a pleasure slave help stop a deadly conflict that she inadvertently started?
As far as pure fantastical erotica is concerned, Wright's To Serve and Submit is nowhere near as sexually "unfettered" and unabashedly fetishistic as works like Anne Bishop's Black Jewels novels, the Beauty's Release trilogy by A. N. Roquelaure (a.k.a. Anne Rice), or Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Legacy saga (Kushiel's Dart, Kushiel's Chosen, et al.); nonetheless, fantasy and romance fans alike should thoroughly enjoy this sensual expedition into the realm of domination and subservience. Paul Goat Allen