Book Reviews

Tor (WereWolf Fight League 1) by Lynn Lorenz at Hartwood Publishing

Genre Gay / Futuristic / Paranormal / Shifters / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 16-July-2019

Book Blurb

To the Werewolf Fight League, Tor is a champion fighter. To his master, he’s nothing more than a slave. When Tor’s mate Jin is killed in a brutal cage fight, Tor never wants to fight again. His master, Marrack has other plans for him.

Sky is a beautiful young sex slave, trained to perform sex on whoever buys him. But Sky is special; he’s a virgin and the man who owns him will be very lucky to be the first.

When Marrack buys Sky for Tor, his plan to get Tor back in the cage is set in motion. How could the big were resist mating the beautiful boy? Marrack has one month to get Tor back into shape and fighting again. Everything is riding on this --Tor’s reputation, Sky’s freedom, and Marrack’s money.

Will Tor find love again with a slave boy, or will Tor be betrayed by his new mate?

 


First edition published by Loose Id, April 2012.

 

Book Review

This is a werewolf story with a slightly different plot, but having werewolves as professional fighters, somewhere in the future, actually makes a weird kind of sense. With the way sports are going, and professional wrestling is already fairly big in certain circles, I can see how ‘discovering’ werewolves might lead to them being used for ‘entertainment’. It is also a brutal story, right from the very start. This vision of the future is a very harsh world, reminding me of what Roman gladiators must have gone through, only worse. It is definitely not for the fainthearted.

Tor may be a champion and adored by his fans, but he is only a slave. Not only exposed to his owner’s whims, but to the cruel reality of the fight ring, his life is not his to live. Within the first few pages he suffers more than enough for a lifetime, and I have no idea how he found the courage and energy to go on. I guess he didn’t have a choice, but still. Amazingly enough he does recover physically, and his ‘new mate’, as presented to him by Marrack, his owner, is now supposed to get him to fight again. You can imagine how Tor feels about that.

Sky is in an extremely difficult situation. He was raised to be a pleasure slave and doesn’t expect much from life, but when Marrack promises him his freedom if he gets Tor to fight again, he decides to do his best. And he is good! But when his heart gets involved, he is in trouble. He cannot imagine losing Tor, but can he continue to live as a slave?

This story is brutal. Not just because of the violence in the ring, but because of the emotional pain and anguish both characters go through. The author does not shirk back from making this awful situation very realistic. Unfortunately, I can see humans being cruel enough it might come to something like this. Whenever money is involved, you just cannot tel. If you are looking for a sweet romance or an entertaining read, this is not it. But if you want a gritty vision of a somewhat nightmarish future that feels all too real, combined with a very touching love story, you might like this novel. It is not an easy read, but well worth it if you’re looking for emotional depth and an unusual storyline.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 125 pages/44000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 26-March-2019
Price $2.99 ebook
Buy Link https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PZ2CDSY