Spoils of War, #1

Plunder takes up where Spoils of War left off. I would suggest starting with first to really understand Eli and Micah and their complex relationship. I liked this one but found there that was too much introspection for my taste. There are some truly great moments in the this story; but the pace was very slow and it seemed to drag in places. Eli is a complicated man and his devotion is inspiring. The dynamic between him and Micah is fascinating. At times, their only form of communication is sexual. The connection between Eli and Micah is most evident then. Micah is a tougher one to get to know. His past was so horrific it's hard to watch him struggle to overcome it. In many ways this is a story of survival. Micah often slips back and forth between prince and slave. The writing is very good at these transitions. Great secondary characters weave in and out of the story. We get to know Eli and Micah through these new people. There's a few surprises and the ending will have you on the edge of your seat. While not my favorite by Ms. Gregg, I enjoyed this story and would recommend it if complex, angsty stories are your thing.

Prince Micah has been rescued from his abusive captors but now must now his people must go to war with the enemy. His 'slave ' Eli is the only connection he has to his homeland. Eli had forsaken his birthright to rescue Micah and become the property of the damaged prince. Together they must awaken Micas' talent or all will be lost. But Micah is a damaged man and fights the demons of his past. Can he overcome his fears and conditioning to save the man he loves?

Book Blurb for Plunder

Captured as a boy when Herra invaded his homeland, Micah realizes that finding his way to freedom in Alekia with his savior and lover Eli was the easier task. They now hide among the Alekites, but battle with Herra looms.

With Eli’s love, Micah must come to terms with his status as a noble and his mother's birthright of witch's blood inside him. The two also face the father Micah cannot forgive and Eli's family, who very much want Eli back as firstborn heir rather than the lowly slave who rescued the king's favorite son.

When court intrigues stir and Herran armies march to war, Micah and Eli must make their stand...or fall as plunder.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: BDSM, male/male sexual practices, strong violence. Length:Novel

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2012 3.50