Ancient Rome at its most violent and decadent. Wars with the slaughtering of thousands of men, women, and children. Survivors and captives being sold into slavery. And all sorts of slavery. The orgies, sex slaves, and sexual depravity that was common, at least in our fantasies. This is Dominus!
In ancient times, the definition of Dominus is lord or leader, an owner or principle. As I understand it, Dominus in this context is master of the home and all his belongings on all his estates, including slaves.
If you enjoy fantasy historical fiction, with touches of real history, this book is a wonderful read. It is the story of Allerix, a Dacian warrior captured by the Romans, and sold into slavery as a sex slave. Allerix’ main problem is that the man that bought him is the same man who conquered his homeland, and the man who ordered the murder of his family, friends, and fellow countrymen. And Allerix isn’t going to make this easy for the Roman, Gaius Fabius Rufus, or his trainer, Maximus, an ex-slave, now a freeman charged with breaking Allerix, and training him in the protocols of being a sex slave to the Dominus.
The fun part of this book, which will be a series, is that it starts in the present, with an archeological discovery of great magnitude. JP Kenwood adroitly shifts from present to ancient past in contextualizing the story of Allerix and his Dominus. The author’s ability to paint the picture of the time and place are spectacular. You can picture everything, from Rome, to the estates which are the main scenes for the action of the book! The sex in this book is very well described, making the tender scenes exceedingly romantic, and the scenes of brutality and punishment are vivid and unnerving, wondering how one human could have treated another human the way the Dominus can treat those that betray or disobey him.
I look forward, with great anticipation, to read further stories in this series. This book is so well written, kept my interest, and riled me up to some very unusual points for me. I just want to read more and more of JP’s writing. This is a terrific book, and I expect the series to just keep getting better.
Book Description In AD 107, after a grueling campaign against Rome’s fierce enemy, the kingdom of Dacia, Gaius Fabius returns home in triumph. With the bloody battles over, the commander of the Lucky IV Legion now craves life’s simple pleasures: leisurely soaks in fragrant baths, over-flowing cups of wine, and a long holiday at his seaside villa to savor his pleasure slaves. On a whim, he purchases a spirited young Dacian captive and unwittingly sparks a fresh outbreak of the Dacian war; an intimate struggle between two sworn enemies with love and honor at stake.
Allerix survived the wars against Rome, but now he is a sex slave rather than a victor. Worse, the handsome general who led the destruction of his people now commands his body. When escape appears impossible, Alle struggles to find a way to preserve his dignity and exact vengeance upon the hated Romans. Revenge will be his, that is, if he doesn’t lose his heart to his lusty Roman master.
Dominus is a plot-packed erotic m/m fantasy that transports readers back to ancient Rome during the reign of the Emperor Trajan (98-117). This is the first book in an alternate history series—a tumultuous journey filled with forbidden love, humor, sex, friendship, political intrigue, deception and murder.
Dominus was last modified: May 12th, 2014 by GGR-Review