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The King's Prize by Wayne Mansfield

The King's Prize

by Wayne Mansfield

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This short story has the feel of a fairytale, told from an omniscient point of view. It is less about the characters’ emotions than about relating the story of how this king, Seronisis, came to find the boy, Pan, he was looking for. A little bit of mystery remains around the prophesy that foretold Pan’s existence, as well as what his exact role is. Other than warming the king’s bed, of course. In a way it is a gay version of ‘poor boy gets noticed by the king’.

This is definitely an unusual read. Heavy on the erotica (including the ‘use’ of slaves and an orgy), it is also a curious mix of sci-fi and barbaric customs. There are guards ‘bred for strength’ and a planetary ruler on a planet that is clearly not Earth; said ruler is all-powerful and commands people to be his slaves. If you are ready for an experiment, curious, and prefer your stories on the erotic side rather than heavy on plot, you may like this story.

NOTE: This book was provided by JMS Books for the purpose of a review on Queer Magazine Online. ( )
  SerenaYates | Oct 14, 2017 |
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