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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Daughters of Men: Prize Match by Brenna Lyons

Daughters of Men: Prize Match by Brenna Lyons
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (31 Pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3 cherries
Reviewed by Myrtle

Sabine has come to Sakk, a winged female, a prize match. Her mate will be an older male, a general or master general. She has no choice in that. The only power she has is to refuse an abusive mate.

Sahtahn has no intention of fighting to approach the prize match, but when Sabine is attacked on her way to the riser, he changes his mind. She's not the cold woman he'd believed her. She's a frightened young woman in need of a gentle hand. If she accepts his advances, he will have the greatest prize imaginable.

“The word has spread.”

“The males know a winged female is up for claim.”

In Brenna Lyons created world Sakk, you will meet Sabine a short-flight female who has been bred on another planet and has come to Sakk to be claimed. She knows she will have to take a mate but demands one thing. Sahtahn is a full-wing Sakk male who is not looking for a mate until he sees Sabine. But there are rules that must be followed and others who want to claim her.

I found in this short story by Ms. Lyons a unique plot with two well thought out characters that made the off world theme almost realistic if you believe in angels and Nephilim. I love how the author played up the sense of touch and gave such detail description of just how the wing creatures looked. I found a number of sexual scenes that were delicious and could melt Hershey Kisses.

There was conflict and a courtship of sort and maybe even a happy ever after I think, but was a little confused at the conclusion. Even though I did feel some emotional attachment to both characters, the story was really too short to get a good feel of their personalities. The narrative was decent, but I was a little disappointed that it didn’t have more of a plot like The Sons of Heaven.

I would recommend reading The Sons of Heaven first so that you can better enjoy Daughters of Men: Prize Match even though it is a stand alone tale. I will continue to read both The Sons of Heaven and The Daughters of Men series simply because I like the concept of angel/Nephilim like people and Ms. Lyons' imagination and writing style.

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