Madding has not fully recover from the nightmare he lived
through at the hands of his lover’s enemy, Marcus Brooker.
Jesse blames himself for what happened. He tries to hide the
lasting effects of the brutal torture he endured from his
lovers, Gideon Keel and Emma Coolidge, but without much
success. Jesse’s relationship with his lovers will never be
the same unless he can find a way to move past what happened
and make himself whole again. One solution is to stop
Marcus before he sells his soul to evil. Gideon and Jesse
agree to be transported to an alternative dimension where
they can prevent Gideon’s past lover Mary from being killed
and save Marcus’ soul.
Chaos & Communion is fascinating. The story opens
with a sad, broken and confused Jesse. He’s nothing like
the full of life man of the previous installments of this
series. Marcus Brooker broke him and left a man who barely
ate and was afraid to sleep for fear of reliving the hell he
went through. I hurt for him, as well as Emma and even
Gideon, who is not one of my favorite people but he loves
Jesse and Emma and that is honestly the greatest reason of
the short list as to why I care for him. Every time I read
one of these books the talent of Jamie Craig amazes me.
Chaos & Communion is a rather complicated story
of alternate universes and altering lives to change the
outcome of future events. Ms. Craig did a fantastic job
with this complex story. As with the previous books of this
series, there is heavy BDSM, blood play and violence. I
strongly recommend reading the prior books in the Master
Chronicles series before reading this one, you will get
much more enjoyment from this story by knowing the history
of the characters.