Lured by seductive promises, Andreas risked his life to be with Theron, only to find himself betrayed. Abandoned and alone, Andreas resigns all hope of seeing his fierce warrior again and resumes his life as a helot.
All too aware of the harsh punishment Sparta demands of men who love other men, Theron reluctantly surrenders Andreas in hopes of keeping him safe. The warrior returns to Sparta to embrace his destiny in place of the helot he has grown to see as a man, not just a slave. Cold but honorable duty will be his new lover.
Duty proves to be a jealous lover when Sparta demands the final test of Theron’s loyalty. Sent to kill Andreas, Theron must find a way to come to terms with his burning desire for his handsome helot before their forbidden love destroys them both.
Theron and Andreas are back and continue on their journey towards something they’re not quite sure what the destination will hold. Plus Ictis still steals the show. The little thief is such a lovely addition to the story. Ms. Jameth weaves another story that is both engaging and historically fascinating. While the story is fiction and the characters are headed towards a (hopefully!) happy ending that would have been difficult for their time, you truly do get the sense you’re with these two on their journey through Ancient Greece.
These two transform so much from the start of this story until the end. Watching Andreas wrestle with not only his conscience and desires of the flesh, but also his entire world view was both heartbreaking and captivating. His emotions and internal struggles were amazingly well written. You could feel his battles with himself.
Theron had some of the same struggles, but he’d gotten farther than Andreas by the time they were on their extended journey together. His struggles with trying to do the right thing by Andreas but still keep to his code of honor as a Spartan was so wonderful to watch.
I really enjoyed the inclusion of scenes with gods and goddesses. I’m intrigued by Apollo’s plan and want to know where that’s headed. Coridan’s inclusion in the plan makes me happy and I hope we somehow get him to have a happy ending of some sort, though I fear what he would want it to be. I also strongly hope Andreas and Theron make it as a couple while they are a part of this plan. I desperately want them to have a solid happily ever after. I look forward to the next book in the series.
Kayla Jameth grew up on the family farm in Ohio. An unrepentant tomboy, she baled hay, raised cattle, and her father taught her to weld before she graduated from high school.
She attended Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University and later, Texas A&M University in her pursuit of veterinary medicine, taking her far away from her rural roots.
But it wasn’t all hard work for her, her sojourn as the princess of the Celestial Kingdom left her with the title “Sir” and a costume closet the envy of many knights, lords, and ladies.
After declaring for years that she was not an author, Kayla now finds herself writing m/m erotic romance outside of Houston, Texas. While you can take the girl out of the country, you can’t turn her into a city slicker. Kayla would still rather be outside getting down and dirty with the boys.
She shares a full house with her favorite animals: a cat, two guinea pigs, a gerbil, three guppies, as well as her husband, son, and daughter.
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