Rone is already known to us, as he was the house brother of Narith, who didn't really treat Mac very well. So we start off this book with him almost as the anti-hero. He is on a space station on the edge of nowhere, which his exotic 'pet' Preen, who we have also previously met. He wins Frey in a card game, even though he doesn't really want him. Frey has been beaten and raped enough that most of his fight has gone, so he submits to Rone from the word go. This actually upsets Rone more than he realises, as he looks for a spark still left in Frey.
There is a lot that goes on in this book, and we learn more about Rone and Frey. Rone is still stuck with the rules and regulations of his world, so yes, there are times when Frey is used. Be aware of this as a potential trigger. However, if you have read to book four in the series, then you will already realise that rape and dub-con are part and parcel of this world.
This is very well written, with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the flow of reading for me. With an intricate story that continues to intrigue, I look forward to reading more in this series.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
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