The Wraiths of Will and Pleasure by Storm Constantine

The Wraiths of Will and Pleasure (Wraeththu Histories, #1) The Wraiths of Will and Pleasure by Storm Constantine

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Wraiths of Will and Pleasure fleshes out much detail of the original Wraeththu trilogy. I tells the story of Flick after he left Salrock to find what happened to Pell’s family and tells the stories of Pell’s siblings.

Much more detail is given about the ‘science’ of Wraeththu physiology, their origins and the nature of Wraeththuian Sex ‘Magic’. The nature of the Kamagrians is explored in detail. A Pagan bent is prominent in this new trilogy, hinted at in the original.

Much had been made of Storm’s Gothic fiction. But, I consider this a misnomer, at least as applied to the Wraeththu series. I find the world to be very positive and compelling, one in which I long to be a part. There is certainly romance, good and evil, but I do not find the horror, death, decay and such, that are such a part of Gothic fiction and subculture. White and beauty is much more a part of its world than black and ugly insanity. In simple terms it is about the fall of one civilization and the struggles of the rise of another. Its politics are timeless.

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