Twin bothers, Jakob and Matthias, live
in a monastery studying to become monks. Jakob however is
influenced by temptations that surround him more easily than
Matthias is. Jakob finds he would rather take pleasure in
the things life offers over what is considered following the
right path, as Matthias prefers. When Jakob meets Lord
Gustav in town and brings him home, Matthias is thoroughly
upset. But after the three spend some time together, Lord
Gustav offers them the opportunity to travel with him to his
home for the winter with the promises of warm rooms, good
food and lots of books with which Matthias can fill his
mind. With the offer to good to turn down, the twins travel
with the Lord and are awed at his home when they arrive, as
theyíve never seen anything so grand before.
Jakob is a happy go lucky sort of
person who always has a smile and is ready for anything.
Matthias is an uptight individual who is always looking for
something wrong in everything he sees in life. Lord Gustav
is a conniving individual who lusts after the twins. He
wants to make them his own to love for all eternity and he
knows he must win them BOTH over to make that happen.
Mirror Mirror is a story about twin brothers
who lust for each other with one fighting his lusts and the
other wheedling his twin into sexual exchanges. When they
team up with Lord Gustuv itís more of the same with Jakob
always giving in and Matthias fighting the attraction. Mike
Shade is an excellent author whose writing is incredible.
Iíve always felt itís hard to write a love triangle with
more than a couple and he does a remarkable job at this and
it shows in the story. However, for me the constant conflict
marred the flow of the storyline. This story was just a
little darker than I thought it would be and while the story
ends up on a happy note, it does so kind of abruptly. I
would have liked to have seen the conflict worked out just a
little sooner so the happy ending would have left me as the
reader feeling a little more glow at the menís happiness.