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Volunteered to the Future by H. B. Kurtzwilde
Series: The Secret Art of Failure #1
Published by Loose Id Genres: Gay, Science Fiction
Reviewed by Lisa
Servitor assassin and shape shifter Master Kourt Crowe follows the teachings of his own masters and the college he attended long ago. Owning to his personal tenets Kourt also quietly maneuvers to prove the Fellowship of Servitors as superior to the other colleges. The assassin follows his orders without question or weight on his conscience.
Asked by a pair of fellow masters to take on a cast out journeyman Kourt reluctantly agrees. Disgraced, dishonored Kato Giovanni will do anything, absolutely anything to absolve him of his transgressions.
As they travel on Servitor business Kato’s story slowly comes to light and Kourt judges the journeyman guilty of nothing more than trusting the wrong masters. Their relationship evolves as the teacher and student learn valuable lessons from each other. Righting wrong perceptions and altering Kato’s once dismal future becomes Kourt’s task. The Master will continue his fight for the Fellowship with Kato by his side while others do their best to silence their voices forever.
The world within Volunteered to the Future is complex and intense. In another place, another time the characters are bound by a different lifestyle, another way of life that governs everything around them. Volunteered to the Future features an original storyline which is heavy on drama and light on romance. Kourt and Kato’s sexual encounters slowly increase alongside their emotional attachment. Volunteered to the Future is a detailed, fascinating story strictly for science fiction fans to enjoy. Otherwise readers might want to give this one a pass.