Love is the ultimate crime.
Empress Nadira, a beautiful, strong willed young woman on the planet Venus, has fallen desperately into forbidden love with her slave, Kiln. But when Nadira joins the highest council in the land, her secret is revealed. On a planet where women rule and men obey, she will stop at nothing to rescue Kiln before he faces the ultimate punishment, death.
Embittered by her mother’s execution, Czarina Arees will do anything to become the Leader of High Council, and nothing, not even the new upstart councilwoman Nadira, will stop her. When Nadira refuses to vote in Arees favor, there will be only one option left, murder.
Empress Eva thinks she has it all: wealth, power and a mother who adores her. That is, until she meets Lex. When she takes him in as her slave, her world is turned upside down. His red hair and crimson eyes intrigue her. His touch sets her on fire. When the beautiful alien captures her heart, she is forced to make a life changing choice: pursue a political career and stay in her mother’s love, or give it all up for the love of her slave?
The Slave Planet is a science fiction, interracial (black woman white man) romance filled with suspense and and heroism. It deals with the issues of women, race, politics and classism. It is a thrilling journey into an alternate history when women rule the world.
Intense, Intriguing, Innovative.
Those are the words that, for me, describe this book.
The Slave Planet is a story set in the very far future, it takes place on Venus, one of many planets that have been colonised. It is a planet where women rule and men are their slaves. The High Council that rule the planet are run by mostly power hungry women with extremely questionable morals. Reading this book, I actually found myself at times ashamed to be a woman.
The two main female characters Nadira and Eva both hold love for their slaves, which is illegal on Venus. We see them struggle and fight for their love against such fierce opposition. On top of that is the crazy Arees, who is desperate to become the leader of the High Council and will stop at nothing to achieve her goals.
I loved the storyline, it is original and I have never read anything like it before. However, though I loved the idea I felt that the author, whether knowingly or unknowingly lacked in certain knowledge of the planet itself. I myself have been enthusiastic in learning about the universe and have often studied the planets in our solar system, so for me there were a few holes in the story. For example the days and nights seem to be written within the same time frames as earths when in fact a day on Venus lasts 116 days.
Even in knowing that I still really enjoyed the book and the plot lines, the characters were fantastic and I felt as though I was there with them, which is always the sign of a great writer.
With the book ending with a cliffhanger, I’m hoping there will be a second book and am extremely excited to read it!