☆☆➹⁀☆ 5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆
What It’s About:
She’s angry that I left. I’m angry that I died.
It’s the trouble with our two lives: we don’t only have one past to work through, but two. Double the pain, twice the betrayal.
A million times the tragedy.
***The Moon is the story of Merlin and Nimue from the New Camelot trilogy. It’s recommended that you read the trilogy first, as there are American King spoilers in The Moon.***
Guest Reviewer Jeannie’s Thoughts:
You had me at “keep your kisses to yourself”.
If I’ve learned anything from Sierra Simone’s New Camelot it’s that love is the most, powerful, terrifying, consuming magic of all. And it’s only fitting that Merlin teaches the most important lesson of all – love surrendered only increases in power. “The Moon” is Merlin and Nimue’s story. It may only be a novella but it’s perfection. Entirely in Merlin’s POV, it’s a reinvention of Merlin’s captivity in the caves at Nimue’s hands. Will it end in his death as it had in past lives? Or does fate have something different in store for the man outside of time?
The quiet, manipulative wizard is enormously sexy. And willing to submit to the sadistic love of his lives. But he’s not only submitting to Nimue, he’s submitting to the inevitability of love – even if it means his death. And by literally giving her his power, he shows so much strength, how can it not be sexy? Male subs are not generally my reading kink because the power exchange doesn’t resonate. With Merlin it does – perfectly. But power exchange and kinky dark magic are Sierra Simone’s super powers, so it is no surprise. Maybe it’s the magical realism. Maybe it’s just his steadfast heart. Maybe it’s just Sierra Simone’s elegant way of making the psychological and spiritual aspects of kink just as much a turn on as the physicality. Such gorgeous, filthy beings we are when Sierra Simone tells our story.