Sunday, 1 April 2018


Branded Possession by Cari Silverwood


Humans are precious on Aerthe.

The Mekkers want humans, to sell them, to keep them as toys, to drain them of blood for Factor H, a nutrient they need to survive.
Except for Gio.
Gio killed the portal maker. Now she is to be broken by Ryke, the King’s Own Lawgiver, a hooded, scarred man who kills people as if they were insects underfoot.

She will pay for her sins with her body, spill her secrets, and sob out her misery on Ryke’s f***spears.

The man has his ways and no one has ever escaped being broken.

Clinging to hope, Gio prays she can still save her people.
But is there more to Ryke than torturer extraordinaire?
Deep in the Underdeck of the royal landship he and his new toy, Gio, will wrestle with secrets from his past and maybe, just maybe, discover a way for his despicable people to salvage what’s left of themselves and find peace on Aerthe.

Inspired by the Gor series by John Norman

This is a dark story with complete power exchange. If you don't understand where dark books can go this may not be the story for you.

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MY REVIEW - 5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

This is my favourite book of the series so far. I just loved the mind games and manipulation by both parties, though Gio was too caring to ever succumb to doing anything truly bad or evil. Ryke on the other hand did bad things for good reasons, or just because he wanted to. I could happily live in this book, I wanted it to never end. The detailed world building, the tiny little touches that seem insignificant at first but that will prove to be important later, the wonderful, strange, demented, naughty and twisted things that have been dreamt up and included all just roll together into an amazing read.

If this was a contemporary romance, based on Earth with Ryke as a human, I would consider him morally depraved and somewhat evil. He carries an air of menace and dark about him, exploiting the attraction between Gio and himself in order to manipulate her. However, since this is based in another universe I really liked him instead. I'd run screaming in the opposite direction if I met Ryke, but my word he did some hot things to Gio.

I loved Gio, her mind was a constant whirl of plans, worries, analysis and pushing crap into boxes to ignore forever or to examine later. I adored her mental debates with herself, and how honest she was in these. She was so scarily rational. So ration in fact that it didn't take her long to accept what Ryke did because, well damn, she enjoyed it.

You can really feel the plot building in this story, with lots of political and Aerthe machinations occurring as sub-plots. Towards the end these almost pull us away from Gio and Ryke, but those final scenes make it clear that this was (I think) deliberate by the author, reflecting Gio's feelings of being adrift and purposeless, perhaps of abandonment too. Whilst there is a scene that suggests the title refers to Gio, it could equally refer to Ryke and his marked role as the KOL (King's Own Lawgiver), the belief that he is the prophet or even the Dekkers with their blue etchings from their livelihoods, or following Aerthe's manipulation of them. That is the wonder of Cari Silverwood's writing. She opens so many doors for your mind to travel through, scattering little breadcrumbs to lead you on the most fantastical of journey's. It doesn't harm that she writes damn good kinky scenes too.

If you ever join this authors facebook group DON'T LET ON WHAT SCARES YOU. She is more sadistic than Ryke and merrily wove mechanical 8-legged creepy-bots and claustrophobia inducing headgear into the story, just to torment her readers (evil woman, lol). However her brief homage to The Hitchhiker's Guide made me forgive her. Well that and all the really good naughty stuff in here.

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