Published by Loose Id Genres: Fantasy, GLBT, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa
Enslaved during the invasion of the rival King of Herra, Micah cut off his emotions and adapted to his new life in servitude. Xerxes, the Herran King, abuses his captive to keep the neighboring kingdom of Alekia under his yoke, but after Micah nearly dies when plague sweeps Herra, the Alekian King sends Eli to bring his beloved son home.Institutionalized by his slavery, unable to cope with his freedom, Micah seeks to please the new master he's found in Eli throughout their harrowing journey to a homeland he no longer remembers. Eli protects the young man and introduces Micah to the pleasures denied him as a prisoner.Will Micah accept his noble birthright when they reach Alekia, and more importantly, can he accept Eli as the devoted slave his father has given him rather than the master he's come to love?
The politics of the brutal war between the kingdoms of Alekia and Herra mattered little to a seven year old boy. That is until the day Micah was kidnapped after everyone else in the stronghold, including his mother, was killed. Thus began his years of stark slavery and degradation. Starved, beaten, and worse throughout the years of his childhood Micah never spoke, he simply survived.
After years of being denied any decent nutrition Micah is a man in years and still a boy in size, conditioned to following orders, accepting sexual slavery yet never allowed orgasm.
So used to life as a lowly slave Micah is unable to comprehend freedom when he is rescued by Eli, a man sent by the king of Alekia, Micah’s father. Eli shows him the first kindness he can ever remember, but too many years have passed for Micah to trust another. Hopefully with time Eli can help Micah to heal. If anyone deserves peace it is the young prince.
Such pain, such misery. Spoils of War opens eyes wide to the suffering heaped on one innocent. A political pawn. Micah has every reason to be a corrupt character devoid of ever being able to enjoy life. Eli is Micah’s savior in every possible way. A harsh, sad beginning thankfully blooms into something more in Spoils of War.