Amid the squalor of Renaissance France, the brash and beautiful gay prostitute, Claude Severin, is struggling. Debts multiply, homelessness looms, the one-eyed monk ever spits of his reprobation. When a mysterious stranger offers him a golden chance, Claude, desperate, ignores the shadowy nature of payment. He's happy enough at the chance to raise his station, but at what cost to his soul? More
Claude Severin lives amidst the squalor and the religious excitations of Renaissance France. Life is free and brash for the servant cum gay prostitute. But circumstances turn cruel when his master, Serge, fed up with his sinful ways, demands he moves out. The ultimatum seizes Claude with terror. If he does not find a new master soon, only the savage streets await him.
Salvation is at hand when a mysterious stranger, Guy Sewell, offers him the golden opportunity for an education. The chance to raise his station is too tempting for Claude, despite Guy's roguish eyes and his evasion on the lewd nature of payment. But fiery sermons light up every street corner, and Claude grows fearful for his soul. Suddenly the choice isn’t so clear anymore. What way lies forward?
Read here as Claude must find his true way between the Cross and the Black in this exciting first book of this series.
on Nov. 16, 2013 :
I liked this installment of the story. It lets the readers understand the hardships of the time and also keeps things edgy and sexual. I really would like to have the next installment. Its definitely not the usual hump and grind. It refreshing to find and author that thinks outside the box.