|Tamsin is kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery to an abuser. Elder comes to make a deal with him and meets Tamsin who is known as Pim by that time. Both are attracted to each other. Elder always gets what he wants. Will he get Pim?
This is not for the faint of heart. It is a dark story. I cannot say it is a romance because there is no romance so far. Pim has suffered abuse for two years at the hand of Alrick, the man who bought her. While some of the scenes verged on graphic, none was so graphic that I could not read it. The starkness of the prose brings home the abuse. The use of Pim's diary of the time does the same. Elder provides a contrast to Alrick by how he treats her but he is a hard man who has not crossed over the line. He may skirt it but he does not cross it in this book. He does what he must to survive. He also does what he must to ensure Pim's survival.
I could walk away from this series at the end of this book. My questions are answered at the end of it. I'm not sure if I will because I want to know the ending of the story which is 5 books long. It will be a difficult journey but I suspect it will be worth it. I'll let you know.