Book 2 of the Free Men series
Author: Kate Aaron
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Three months. That’s all it took for Kai to forsake freedom and learn to love his new life as pleasureslave to a wealthy Thirskan Underlord.
Finding himself surrounded by his own people once more, Kai should have been happy: relieved to be rescued from slavery, and out of the clutches of a man who was the sworn enemy of his people. Yet his people are not how he remembers them. Distrustful of Kai, and disgusted by his relationship with not one man but two, they make it abundantly clear he no longer fits in.
Beaten, starved, and tortured, when the chance comes to escape, Kai is barely strong enough to make the journey. Even if he succeeds, how could anybody ever love the thing he’s become in order to survive?
I am so glad I didn’t give up on this series! While The Slave was good, with its cliff-hanger ending, and the knowledge that this book didn’t end with our happily ever after either, I was unsure about continuing. The Soldier, however, gave us a much needed look into Kai’s mind and furthered the plot along nicely. Well… maybe nicely isn’t the right word – our three men go through some awful stuff that will have long reaching consequences.
I liked the pacing of the book, and the detail of the world was great; I could imagine myself there. We get to meet the mysterious Mistress and learn more of her role in Master’s life. There are also new characters introduced that will have an impact on future events.
In this book we have torture, escapes, battles, loving and hope. I am eagerly awaiting the final book: The Master.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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