MORO’S PRICE by M. C. Hana
Moro’s Price by M. C. Hana
Science Fiction M/M
Reviewed by Lisa
The life of a gladiator/sex slave is something never to be envied. Supposedly they can win enough matches and save their earnings to buy their freedom. But it seldom happens because they rarely live long enough.
One of the most popular fighters around is Dogleash and after years of winning and saving he will be free. Until the night he finds out it’s all a lie, Dogleash will never be free. In fact, his true owner is on the way to collect him once more.
Because he’d rather die than be claimed again by the person coming for him, Dogleash whose name was once Moro Dalgleish decides to commit suicide. About to jump Moro is interrupted by two ruffians about to kill a young man on the same roof. By saving Valier Antonin ne’Cama everything changes. Moro is offered the choice of his original plan or something he never imagined – a new life and a new identity with Val. The gods must be laughing their heads off at the new twist in Moro’s life.
Incredibly imaginative, raw scenes, and loving moments, Moro’s Price is an original. There’s no question the warnings are valid because some of the scenes are harsh, explicit, and jarringly painful. But they are valid points in this plotline – slavery and rape, all awful realities. Once past that part there’s a wonder romance within a huge tale of double crosses, treachery, and vindication. So much happens. Moro’s Price is one of those stories busting at the seams with so much going on…that reading the last page is bittersweet because you don’t want it to end.