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As an elite Sacrati fighter in the mighty Torian military, Theos is blessed with a city full of women who want to bear his children, and a barracks full of men proud to fight at his side and share his bed. He has everything he needs - until he captures Finnvid on a raid.

Finnvid is on a secret mission to prevent the Torian invasion of his homeland Elkat. Being enslaved by Torian soldiers wasn't in his plans. Neither is his horrified fascination with the casual promiscuity of the Sacrati warriors. Men should not lie with other men - and he should not be so intrigued when they do. He definitely should not be most intrigued by the leader of the soldiers who captured him and plan to invade his home.

For Theos, everything would have been easier if the infuriating, lying, bewildering Elkati had never come into his life, but he can't stay away. When betrayal and treachery threaten both their nations, they must work together to stop a war that could destroy their homes forever - even as they begin to question everything they're fighting for.

©2015 Kate Sherwood (P)2016 Riptide Publishing

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Adventure, Palace Intrigue, Warriors, Excitement

Kate Sherwood does an amazing job of world building creating a society far different from the norm. Set in the equivalent of our middle ages men are warriors and women live apart handling all roles of government, finance and agriculture.

A young prince from a different country and society is captured but ends up leading an expedition of his captors to his homeland, palace intrigue and trickery, leading to a great upheaval in society.

Our two main characters get their happily ever after at the end.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Enemies to Lovers Fantasy Romance, Fantastic!

If you could sum up Sacrati in three words, what would they be?

Intrigue
Opposites
Enemies

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the characters, but I also liked the world the author created. It slowed the pacing on the book, but I had a clear picture of character development and the world the characters lived in.

Which character – as performed by Dorian Bane – was your favorite?

Now that's tough. I found most characters engaging and well acted. I guess I'll say Theo's close battle buddy Andros. He cracked me up and I thought Dorian Bane captured the essence of his characters so well.

If you could rename Sacrati, what would you call it?

Seeing the World Through His Eyes

Any additional comments?

This story is full of intrigue, betrayal, character and relationship developments, and meticulous world building. It has action and passion scenes along with contemplate ones. The reader need not be uneasy about the Master/slave part as its not exploited.

This is great for those who enjoy Roman Empire or Greek Spartan type stories.

My thanks to Riptide Publishing for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Awesome story and narration

What an AMAZING listen!! To say I loved this book would be a huge understatement. First off, this book's premise is inspired by the Sacred Band of Thebes. If you don't know what that is, Google it, it is worth it. It is an enemies to lovers story that has so many twists and turns, I frequently kept thinking to myself "how is she (the author) going to get out of this mess." I need not have worried, she did it masterfully. Theos is a Sacrati warrior that captures Finnvid, a spy from a neighboring land. What Theos thought would just be a routine prisoner transfer ushers him into a ton of international intrigue, tragedy and the loss of his very controlled life. On the up side, he also got a love like he never imagined he would have. Both Theos' and Finnvid's worlds get turned on their heads. And what a world it is it, the world building is fantastic. But by far, the best part for me was the wonderful witty dialogue Kate Sherwood weaves into Theos's and Finnvid's conversations. Since they come from different cultures, miscommunication is always an issue. But sometimes it is hilarious. Two words, "victory f**king"!! Not what you think it is.

The narrator is new to me, but he really hit a home run with this book. I was captivated by his telling of this tale. His voices were distinct and he gave them wonderful British accents. He was so captivating, I stayed up until 3 a.m. so I could finish it, when I started at 6 pm. Only stopping to throw some takeout to the kids. I am begging Kate Sherwood to continue this adventure with other books. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Susan65
  • Denver, Colorado
  • 07-24-16

Epic adventure with stellar story telling

Where does Sacrati rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Close to the top

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sacrati?

I love the whole book, honestly. But I especially loved when Theos finally loved and understood Finnvid enough to accept his way of life and stop his "playing" with everyone else.

Have you listened to any of Dorian Bane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First by this narrator

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, way too long. And I like to savor them anyway.

Any additional comments?

I either love or hate audio books. I really do not seem to have a grey area, so if I recommend one, then trust when I say you will enjoy the performance. Even though this one went a little different than I expected, it was still a wonderful audio and one that I think you will love too.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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ONE OF THE BEST! gay storys I've seen so far

Where does Sacrati rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In all of the gay audibooks I've listened to so far this would have to be by far the highest ranked one.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love Fin-Vid he's both clever and witty, but he remains classy and loyal!

Which scene was your favorite?

my favorate scene would have to be *spoilers* fin-vid arriving home I wont give to much away about the details, but this story had so may unexpected twist!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Sacrati!!

Any additional comments?

BY FAR THE BEST AUDIO BOOK I'VE HERD IN A WHILE! The world building is amazing! the character growth and development is spot on! The romance is spicy but not too over done! I wish this was a book series it hurts me to finish it!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Donald
  • Louisville, Georgia, United States
  • 12-20-16

Entrancing

Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Loved the storyline and the characters. As I listened, I got so wrapped into the story that time just flew by. Theos and Finnvid were destined to be together.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Much better than I expected. Good story

Excellent narrator (give him a chapter to warm), fun story line, main characters relationship builds very slowly (a good thing), gives you more time to get to know all the other colorful and fun characters.

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  • ChrisW
  • Washington DC
  • 06-21-16

fantasy - not enough sex

i enjoyed the fantasy and other world aspect of the story. but it droned on a bit. and there definitely was not enough sex. I would recommend this book -- but don't expect a lot of action.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Cat
  • Missouri
  • 08-22-17

Entertaining, friends to lovers fantasy

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, especially if they like fantasy.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked Dorian Bane's voices. I also liked the slow burn between the two main characters and the differences between the two.

What does Dorian Bane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I think Dorian Bane brought the story to life. I love his different voices for each character and how he made Theos sound strong and like a soldier and Finnvid more princelike.
I have to admit that I probably wouldn't read this book ( it just isn't my normal genre-- nothing against the story or author) but I did enjoy the audio. I love Dorian Bane and Kate Sherwood.
Dorian's narration made the book interesting and enjoyable

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, not really. It is a long story at twelve and a half hours. There were parts that were a bit slow for me so it did take a few sittings for me to get through it.

Any additional comments?

I don't normally read fantasy because of long names and made up words and names.but sometimes the stories are interesting so I like to listen to some on audio.

Theos is a Sacrati warrior. Their world is different from Finnvid's Alcatti lifestyle.
Theos world the men sleep with both women and men. the women live in the city alone with the children, the men are hunters, warriors or other things needed. The women have festivals and the men come and mate then.
In Finvvid's world the mate only with women and for life. Him being a prince he is expected to choose soon and bear children. Finvvid is sent on a mission to make allies with The Torian people but is captured by the Sacrati. The story is interesting as there are twists and turns. There is also the slow building romance between Theos and Finvidd which was my favorite part. I liked that they fought a lot before they ever became lovers.
If you like Fantasy, different worlds, Enemies to lovers, great battle scenes and some man-sex this is for you!

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Enjoyable story. Fun listen.


There was a decent story line that attempted to address the concepts of an open relationship vs a monogamist relationship as well as the role of bisexuality. The story has a nice flow and I found it hard to stop reading.

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