The world of genetic experimentation is highly regulated. Mikkel's beautiful creations are as illegal as they are magnificent, and none so miraculous as Icarus, his perfect lover and companion. But love and good intent may not be enough to protect their little enclave. A new child may just tip the scales and place Icarus and his Master at risk.
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I loved this story. It's not very sexual and certainly not explicit, but there's a sensuality in the physical love showed between Icharus (1KRV5) and his "maker," Miguel. It's also a short book, and most of it is not focused on sex. I loved this about this book, though I listen to plenty erotica and don't have a problem with sex in a book. But this author wrote a short book with some depth which takes significant skill. Neither men are simple beings; each have their faults and struggles, physically and emotionally. And neither see his partner has perfect, yet love each other still. And their love is not an easily created or easily held aspect of their relationship.
Ultimately, to me, this story is about men who have diverging inner calls, but each one seeks to answer it. Sometimes answering their calls creates tension, but ultimately..... The story is also about the extent a person will go to answer an inner demand, a call. And it's about the wonderful roots and development of love and love as an innate aspect of being. I know that sounds a bit mushy, but the book was not that at all. It's not your basic HEA romance. It has a lot more depth, and it does not seek ease. As a result, it's beauty comes from its realism, which is rarely easy or simple but can still be love-filled.
I hope that there will be more books from this author.
What do you get when you combine the Icarus and Pygmalion myths, steampunk, stem-cell science and the general complexities of emotion? - A unique, well-written short story that makes you think about the meaning of life and humanity, presented through the lens of an unconventional relationship.
Be warned: this story is not full of warm and fuzzies nor angst as it is normally presented. The relationship between the main characters is complex and made more so by their mutual inability to articulate their feelings and the precarious nature of the life they lead.
At times not what I had expected.
By the end more than I could have hoped for!
The narrator did an outstanding job. Wonderful voice!!! Great story in a well cultivated world meticulously grown as any flesh peddlers work in their laboratory lovingly is. Very immersive. At the end I wanted more.
Very interesting, unusual short story narrated flawlessly. I wouldn't normally listen to a sifi book, but found myself wanting to know more about the world where this was set. Overall a good way to pass a couple of hours
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