Kayla Jameth – Alexio’s Fate

Author: Kayla Jameth
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Breathless Press
Genre: M/M Fantasy
ISBN 13: N/A

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

I found this to be a great, well researched and well written book. Being a fantasy fan of the old Greek Gods and all didn’t hurt either. Alexios is the heir to the throne of Dicaea and has come of age for betrothal and finding a mentor. All of a sudden the whole of Alexios’ world is turned upside down. He does not want a wife and sees no reason to become betrothed when he won’t be old enough to marry for years. The obedient prince bows to his father’s wishes and is pretty much put on display for four neighboring kings to look over as a mentee and future husband for a princess. Alexios is seduced rather easily by King Lykos who also wooed Alexios’ father and mother. Suddenly Alexios finds the joy and fulfillment of gay sex and wonders how he ever got along without it. He finds himself having sex with Lykos and his slave, Galen who he finds himself falling for. To top it all off, Alexios finds favor in Apollo’s eyes with his gentle, caring ways. I don’t mean to make light of Alexios’ sudden found sexuality but the poor guy went from an occasional slave girl to two men and a God. Where do I buy a ticket on that ride? The story has some excellent characters and Alexios and Galen are very fleshed out and likable just as King Dimetreos is unlikable. Ms Jameth threw some good plot twists and turns which made the story more real to ancient Greece. The book also has a helpful list of characters and definitions at the end which I didn’t find until the story ended. I was struck by how perfectly Galen and Alexios came together and blurred the lines between master and slave to give the reader a HEA type ending. Ms Jameth has crafted a great start to what I hope will become a great series.

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