This uneven journey into the world of extreme pain for pleasure might leave some readers feeling uncomfortable as the punishments are severe. The machinations of the court and the people who live there are interesting and the outcome is surprising in this short read.

Known for the vibrant golden color of her eyes, Jin is well schooled by an old master in all facets of court life. Rather than keep her for his own consort, the emperor gives her to his firstborn son. She continues to taunt him, aware of her own ability to take pain and his desire to give it. His frustration mounts until he finds reasons to punish her, knowing it will bring them both pleasure. But danger lurks within the court as it becomes obvious the emperor has claimed her for his own. (CARINAPRESS.COM, dl $2.99)
Reviewed by: 
Donna M. Brown