Book: Crocuta Crocuta
Series: Bound Gods #5
Publication date: June 2, 2017
Length: 281 pages
Reviewed by Meredith
For a god, what could be closer to heaven than living in a safe haven like Sanctuary, with an endless supply of ambrosia, delivered by the beautiful bodies of the Doxies in Alton’s harem?
But unlike the majority of the gods in Sanctuary who are less than human, Cerberus isn’t exotic or fantastical. His appearance, his…habits…have become the horror stories whispered on the lips of Doxies.
And while Cerberus might be immortal, his pride is not indestructible. Seeing the love of a Doxie for a monster like the Chimera, shatters it.
A chance encounter with an undocumented Doxie named Owen begins to transform Cerberus’s life. At least until Alton removes Owen from Cerberus’s care, banning the god from training the boy—to protect him from Cerberus’s animal nature.
In reality, Alton's motives are far more frightening. And the truth could kill Cerberus and Owen both.
This is book five in Adrienne Wilder’s Bound Gods Series. Though this one steps away from the MC’s of books 1-4, it’s not a standalone. Cerberus is a God we have followed as a secondary in the last books. We are following a path and a story. All of these are important and must be read in order.
I welcomed Cerberus’s story. I was always curious and intrigued with the half man half hyena. He’s admittedly unattractive. Anyone who meets him will agree he’s hideous. He’s rough, and more beast than man. But he feels and he yearns for a doxie of his own and not one forced to serve him; one who wants him.
One night when Cerberus goes out to buy a prostitute he meets Owen. He saves Owen. He wants Owen. Here’s why Adrienne is a wonderful writer. Owen fears Cerberus and thinks he’s disgusting and terrifying. I thought he’d look at Cerberus and be all, “I see the man, the beautiful man, I’m not like everyone else…” But no. He runs. He does find him unpleasant. This is interesting because we know, as the reader, that he must be truly hideous yet you know he’s going to have love. Maybe not right away but it will happen. And this is why Owen is such an awesome character. He craves Cerberus. Partly for ambrosia but their journey is animalistic, pure, raw, and full of flaws. Neither is perfect. Both are ugly in their own way and see passed all of that.
Like the other books, it is dark erotica. There’s Gods, Monsters, and what you may see as non-con/ dub-con. But since we follow this world for five books we understand how things work. You will be confused if you start with this book.
Wonderful addition! Highly recommend this series.
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