called the Before is gone. Residual radiation has left
devastation in its wake resulting in disease and mutation,
poverty and hardship, elitism and cruelty. The Maniots are
the ruling class. Squatters are crushed daily under their
oppression. Some like Islet, barter and steal whatever they
can to survive. Islet dreams of escape from the City until
sheís captured and caught by rad mutant Maniot rebel, Darrid.
Sheís forced to submit to his demands for the moment.
aim is to use Islet to bring down Commander Tenjorís
regime. First, he trains her as a Maniot submissive to
prepare her for a sex auction frequented by the Commander.
Darrid gets caught up in his own game, and Islet schemes to
regain her freedom by getting under the rad mutantís tough
looking for candlelight, wine and roses, then itís time to
take a detour. Islet Abandoned is a
post-apocalyptic tale in all its harsh, well-written
brutality. This novel is heavily padded with BDSM themes
that include everything from nipple clamps to voyeurism.
Love and loss are romantic elements glimpsed in the
Darrid, woos and wins you over throughout the plot as heís
revealed to be a man of integrity, refinement and suffering.
Isletís sassy street cred and dirty mouth are at odds with
her Mariah Carey looks and need to nurture Squatter
children. You applaud her intelligence and resilience,
which later make it possible for her stand toe-to-toe
against adversity and degradation.
I hung on
looking forward to finding out if these two people, who
deserved to find true happiness, would be able to seize a
life together. Iím pleased to say Ms. Trent didnít
disappoint. She offers some great twists with Islet
breaking down the victim barrier, and afterwards, turns the
tables by using Darrid at odd times. The ending had a
satisfyingly realistic ring that proved how well Ms. Trent
created her characters and their world.