father, Jedean, is obsessed with power, seeking to gorge
himself on as much of it as he can seize. Senna Ravensky
was lured, captured, imprisoned and treated abominably by
Jedean. She is part of the bounty that increases his power,
as a slave and possession of immeasurable value.
first moment he sees her, Jaysen reacts violently to her.
Years pass, and the hunger Jaysen feels for her never
fades. When Jaysenís father dies, he inherits everything,
including Senna. Does he have the will power to offer her
freedom? And who is truly the enslaved?
Lyons has a unique way of empowering the men and women in
her stories. Enslaved reflects this rare
gift. Jaysen and Senna are both victims of Jedeanís cruelty
and selfishness. This doesnít break them; it forces them to
become better people and to adhere to the best qualities
they possess within. Sometimes the petty tyranny of another
personís actions forces us to make the hardest decision so
that we might be ultimately rewarded. The rewards for Senna
and Jaysen are love, self-respect and evolution as well as
true freedom. Itís a beautiful revelation and realization
for two individuals who are strong, gifted and deserving of
all the happiness they receive. I couldnít help but cheer
The manner in which this story reveals itself is art in that
the overall premise is examination of the vice, Gluttony.
Ms. Lyons uses Jaysen, his father, and Senna to illustrate
Gluttony in its many incarnations. Although this is a dark
fantasy narrative, there is definitely a universal appeal
that would work in any genre. The symbolism that is used in
regards to the Radiant and Blood Mages only cements and
fortifies everything; the concept of yin-yang, sun and moon,
light and dark, life and death. From beginning to end, this
author demonstrates her command of myth, the genre, imagery,
and the written word. Reading and reviewing her work is
always fresh and inspirational. This tale is another must
read for new and current fans alike.