Fey Conquest (Fey Lords Book 1) by S. Rodman

Following on from the DragonKin series is a new darker romantasy from S. Rodman. Fey Conquest introduces us to the mercurial world of the fey.

From the blurb:

He is morally grey, with all the red flags. He isn't human. He conquered Earth and claimed me as his pet.

So why don't I hate him?

Prince Rhydian Y Mabinogi. As beautiful as he is cruel. The man of my dreams, and of my nightmares.

I was just a normal human man. Now I am his pet. He will never see me as his equal, as his partner. I don't even know why I want him to.

I should hate him. I should try to escape. I should loathe the things he does to me every night.

But as I come to know the twisted politics of this cruel and violent fey court he dragged me into. I can't help suspect there is far more to Rhydian than meets the eye.

I think under his icy armour, one thing is true.

He needs me.

Fey Conquest contains captor/captive, enemies to lovers, hurt/comfort, first times and touch him & X.

Happily ever after is guaranteed.

Please note this story includes content that will be upsetting for some readers. If further information is needed, please use the “Look Inside” or sample feature to view the copyright page, where a full list can be found. Alternatively, this information can be viewed on the author’s website.

Jacquie's Review:

While I was expecting something a little darker, I was pleasantly surprised with this book. It didn't push my limits too hard.

Okay, so Jamie is a captive throughout, however he does have some freedom and agency in his life. It's pretty clear, fairly early on, that his captor has developed a soft spot for him and actually treats him pretty well on the whole.

That's not to say there isn't a darker undertone. Jamie is still a prisoner, and there is the s*xual sl*very some of the characters are victims to, such as Rhydian's brother. Jamie does his best to impart to his lover and the other brothers why this is so very wrong.

Like Jamie, it's all too easy to forget these aren't humans, they are fey, and as such, have different morals altogether.

Pretty steamy with some violence, the story focuses mainly on Jamie coming to terms with his captivity, his growing feelings for his captor, and what he can do with his limited power to enact change.

Maybe I'm looking through Jamie's rose-colored glasses, but the fey taking over doesn't seem to be a terrible thing for the planet. The humans? Well, they'll adjust. Tiny cameo from the DragonRiders.

SNiK's Review:

First in series (Fey Lords). Paranormal fantasy. Forced proximity. Captor/captive to lovers. Single POV. Heed content warnings.

Becoming the unwilling pet of a fey prince, Jamie is thrust into the royal court of the fey that have conquered Britain, and although he wishes to fight, he finds himself fully subservient to Prince Rhydian. An interesting world build that doesn’t quite explain how the fey are now in control of earth, but with Jamie as the fish out of water we slowly learn bits and pieces of how the fey conduct themselves similarly to folklore, although more background for the characters would have been welcome.

Of course there is a power imbalance, but slowly Rhydian’s small kindnesses and high sexual chemistry with Jamie begin the stirrings of affection. As expected with an S. Rodman book, there is high heat and a sense of A/o dynamics in a world where there are plenty of injustices and only small victories to try to make things better. An entertaining story, with a main character underdog with a secretly cinnamon roll alpha type, and some supportive secondary characters that are lined up to get their own stories.

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