I couldn't get a grip on the write up for this one, so I just took a chance and dove in. WOW! Fantasy, slave fiction, erotica, intense. What can I say? Jaden's locked in slavery to Dersai, the man who conquered his country. As he struggles with his life in bondage, he begins to see beyond the fear and monstrous power of his master. Feelings of love battle with hate as the two men slip into something more than slave and master. Owens weaves a great supernatural fantasy element into the narrative that really adds a new dimension to the story. The initial sex scenes are brutal, tense, and aggressive, but as the plot unfolds, it becomes more tender and loving. A hot juxtaposition!