Sureya is a peasant girl, nanny to a
wonderful family who saved her after her own family was
slaughtered. One day a second sun burns in the sky and Sureya
finds out the truth. She is the Supplicant of Marotiri.
According to the legend of the land, the One God can grant the
wishes of its people after the person making the wish brings
the Supplicant to orgasm.
Kalief is the King of Marotiri. He brings
Sureya to his castle and then falls in love with her. He knows
that Sureya will be used as a whore by lords and ladies to get
their wishes heard by the One God. He doesnít want this to
happen, so he devises a plan to keep the Supplicant working as
she needs to be, but with only him bringing her to orgasm.
Things seem to be going well, but then
disaster strikes and the barbarians are brought into the mix.
Sureya and Kalief have to battle their enemies, and then each
other, to find happiness.
I found the premise of The
Supplicant to be interesting at first. It was a little
disconcerting to me that Sureya was going to be made available
to everyone who wanted her, so I was happy when Kalief came up
with his solution. Then, when disaster struck the main
characters, it also hit me square in the face. Sureya is
captured by the barbarians and the resulting scene, which I
saw as a rape scene, made it very difficult for me to finish
Even though she is under the influence of
an aphrodisiac, she succumbs to the barbarians and takes part
in an orgy to save their children from illness. I understand
that it was done for the good of the children, but I had
trouble dealing with it. I wanted Sureya to use her brain and
find a way to overcome the sickness without taking part in the
In the end, there is happiness for the
main characters, but not for me. The Supplicant
contains many interesting characters, and the land is
beautifully painted, but Iím afraid that this did not help
with my enjoyment of this novel. The Supplicant
was not the book for me.