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Book Review of Desecrating Solomon

by Rakhi Jayashankar
(Kerala, India)

Book Name : Desecrating Solomon

Author : Luciane Baene
Publishing : Indie Author
Genre : Romance
Publishing Year : 2015

***WARNING*** This is a dark, gothic, slightly erotic romantic thriller that contains elements that may be disturbing and offensive. Please read with caution if you are triggered by events depicting violence and various forms of abuse. On the seventh day of the seventh year… she desecrates. Evil keeps a formidable schedule in Weston, West Virginia. Every seventh year, spirits from the town's abandoned insane asylum seek worthy souls to command. But this seventh year, a desecration unlike any before is scheduled to ravage the town. And Solomon Gorge is lured to the harrowing event by the screams of Silence.

Silence is preparing herself for her third baptism - Ready to get a new name, a new aim. She is completely obliged to her master- Any time ready to give pleasure to her master. She is baptized and given the name chaos. Surprisingly, her master beats her brutally that day and informs her that Solomon Gorge will come to her rescue and she should attain her aim with his help. While being beaten, Silence calls Solomon’s name. Solomon wakes up from his sleep hearing the shrieks. He searches his home, and Miss Mary’s home to see who had called out his name. Unable to find an answer, Solomon returns home. On the way back, he sees chaos hung upside down, brutally beaten, and half-dead. He takes her home since it was risky to take her to any hospital. He treats her and in the process, he learns that she is a victim of ritualistic abuse. Finding that she is completely brain washed, Solomon decides to find out the truth. Who is her master? What happens to Solomon and Chaos? What it the desecration for? Will it happen? To get the answers read the book.

My Review
Desecrating Solomon is a dark romance. It is a reflection of another world where the contorted interpretations of religion is used for abusing other beings emotionally, physically and sexually. In every religion, there is a group of psychopathic paranoids who exploit the innocent people in the name of religion or ritual or black magic. The book is a pointer to the contemptuous atrocity.

From the gruesome scene of Silence’s baptism, the story picks up pace and from the introduction of Solomon; the book defies the reader to keep it down. It is like an ‘S’ curve. The mode of communication between Solomon and Chaos by pressing the fingers if emotive. The play between Solomon and Chaos in finding out the truth is quite appealing. The climax puts the reader on the tip pf their chair, waiting for the next book to see what plan Solomon executes. At some points, I forgot that I was reading a book and I wanted to shred the master into pieces.

From Chapter twenty the ‘S’ curve drops because the focus of the story shifts to Solomon’s and Chaos’s love making which was stretched too much. Thereon the book is nothing but erotica, which I am not much a fan of. Later the story falls back into place but by then it ends. There is an inconsistency in the use of the words fiancée and wife, while referring to Chantilly (Solomon’s ex-lover). This change could have been limited to conversation with Chaos.

One Liner
A full throttle ride through the dark world of ritualistic abuse

About the Author

Hello, Lucian here. I’m a husband, author, and Christian who loves writing tales where men and women honor, cherish, and protect those they love.

I hope my works will inspire strengths that exists within each of us. Inspire readers to dance out their fairytale romance in a world that isn't kind to the happily ever after.

Complicated love, difficult love, hard earned love, REAL love. Forever love, I call it. That's what I think the world needs and craves. And that's the kind of stories I write.

Reviewed for the author

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book as a complimentary copy from the Author in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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