Last week I forgot it was Friday, yes forgot. You might not think it’s possible but it is. Today, however, I remember and I am reading Spoils of War by Aleksandr Voinov and Raev Gray. It’s been out for a few years but I haven’t seen it before, that I’m aware of at least. Yesterday, I stumbled upon it and decided to give it a try.
This is not my typical read. It’s erotica so not much plot and I’m not really a fan of gods—while writing that my inner voices screamed The God Eaters, so okay I do like gods sometimes. The reason I chose to read it despite the gods is that I do enjoy Mr Voinov. I like dark and gritty and no one does dubious consent like he does, and this story is mostly that.
Spoils of War is about Achilleus and Ares, and Achilleus fight to get back to Partoklos. So if you’re into Greek mythology give it a try. It’s short (and free on Smashwords), a snippet of a great warrior’s life but well worth the time.
When Achilleus, the greatest warrior who ever lived, falls before Troy (or Ilion, as it was known), Ares, God of War, stands ready to take his spirit with him to his palace. There, Ares demands that Achilleus yield to him. But can the embrace of a god and the offer of immortality make Achilleus forget his one true love, Patroklos?