Let me say, first of all, that I am an historical novel fanatic. And Scorpion has that in it, plus fantasy as well, so is a very fun read, sexy and suspenseful. It is filled with dominance/submission scenarios, as well as master/slave, and romantic love. It has something for everyone! It even has politics and diplomacy in it!
Kendras is a Scorpion, or was until most of his team and friends are wiped out during the war. Kendras escapes with his life, but with a badly injured foot that will keep him laid up for a long time. He is taken in by a group of mercenaries, and told he will be taken care of if he hands his life over to Steel and becomes submissive to him. He is allowed to heal, while being fed and sheltered. He becomes Steels sex toy, and there develops a hesitant relationship.
This does not mean, however, that Kendras is going to forget about his team, and its leader, his lover before the demise of the Scorpions. When his leg is strong enough, he undertakes an escape and goes out in search of the men he misses.
Will he find his mates, and his leader/lover from earlier, better times? Will he find any of them alive at all?
Scorpion is full of hard sex, some hard to read about, as in a sexual whipping, and some of it enough to make you run for a cool drink. These are not soft men, and the sex and feelings of the story are anything but soft and sensual. They are as hard as the men and the times they live in; masculine and rough, tough and unforgiving.
This story kept me enrapt for hours. I couldn’t put it down. The story has no let down at all, but keeps moving and keeps you engrossed. There are no slow spots, no time when you feel like “this is a good spot to stop for the night”. I read until I was done, and that is the strongest endorsement for a book I can give. When a story does that to me, it gets my approval and highest remarks.
I will read many more of the books of Aleksandr Voinov, who has become one of the authors at the very top of my list! The writing is amazing!
Book Description Kendras is a casualty of war: injured, penniless, and quite possibly the last surviving member of the only family he’s ever had—the elite fighting force known as the Scorpions. When a steel-eyed mercenary offers him medicine and shelter in exchange for submission and a secret task, Kendras has no choice but to accept. He is a Scorpion; he’ll do whatever it takes to survive.
But his true goal is to rebuild the Scorpions. Neither Steel’s possessive nature nor Kendras’s shattered foot can keep him from finding the last of his brothers, or the mysterious leader of the Scorpions, the man who held Kendras’s heart long before Steel tried to take it for himself.
The goal is simple, the situation anything but. To rescue his leader and escape from Steel for good, Kendras must fight through a morass of politics and intrigue where enemies may be allies and even allies have hidden agendas. But Kendras isn’t only fighting for his lost lover and tribe—he soon realizes that nothing less than the birth of an Empire is at stake.
Scorpion (Memory of Scorpions #1) was last modified: April 25th, 2014 by GGR-Review