Market day is a special time on the island of Ilyria. The goods to be sold are men, men who have learnt to accept their lives of slavery. Rock is one of these captive 'livestock', his only hope being that the beautiful young stranger, Dorian, will be the one who buys him. Even if he is lucky, Rock knows his life will not be easy. Dorian's adoptive brother, Carlos, is as cruel as he is handsome and Rock understands that, should he be bought by one, he will be owned by both.
Fine homoerotic fiction with lashings of SM!
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Rock, in his mid twenties is about to be sold at the annual slave market on the island of Ilyria, along with fellow slaves Justin and Theo. His master has trained him well but also been fair, and now Rock and his companions face the unknown. Rock¿s only hope is that the beautiful and sensuous young stranger, Dorian, who was a visitor at his master¿s house the night before the auction, will be his new owner; this despite the fact that the stranger¿s brother Carlos, handsome but viciously cruel, would be his joint owner. Carlos has until now cruelly and mercilessly treated his younger brother Dorian as a slave, how will a new arrangement work if they are jointly to be masters of Rock? While Dorian deeply loves and cares for his new slave, Carlos takes the violent upper hand. But then outside events take over, and the established roles become blurred. Eventually after some serve training and punishment new roles and relationships are established, and the essence of the relationship between master and slave becomes clearer.This is an interesting story, generally imaginatively developed, although occasionally predicable, but definitely ranking among the better of its kind. The plot is not too heavily burdened with explicit sex and slave/master action, as can so often be the case, but here it seems well balanced and not overblown and for that it is the more erotic. Along with the physical/sex action there is also a love story and a story of loyalty among companions.
i used to be quite closetted (poor me) but i read this everywhere i went, i couldn't put it down, i started out with very low expectations of it actually having a story line... but the style of writing and the imagination that has gone into this book make it a great read.