Kate & Friends by Morgan

Author's Description:
This is a story set in the 13th century. The first section represents a collaboration with a young woman from Texas and was done over 10 years ago. It is basically a romance with more than a few anachronistic elements. But, as I note in the author's preface, it beats having to research 13th-century life.
Size: 868 KB ( ~ 164,599 words)
Sex Contents: Much Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Romantic, BiSexual, Historical, DomSub

Review by barron of ideas   [other reviews by barron of ideas]

Reviewed: 2015-03-20

I wanted to see why the only story by Morgan that was voted below 7.99 was a 6.01. I got about 3 chapters and a preface into it and think I figured it out. It's written with humorous intent. But it broke my funny bone.

It starts in 13th century England with a slave auction. About 70% of all girls about 17 or 18 years old are sold into lifetime slavery so their parents can pay high taxes. The protagonist king, is advised by men from the Wharton School to keep taxes high. His subjects will only spend the money on food and clothing while he will spend it on worthwhile things like expanding his castle and army. There are lots of young men who can find no girls to marry, so he needs to find jobs for them in his army. There is a lot of sex, also probably intended to be funny between a relatively new slave, Katherine and the king. There is an aside about smoking a cigarette after sex that includes the comment that cigarettes won't be invented for 500 years. I think there is a reference to Shakespeare's "Kiss Me Kate". Which will not be written for 400 years.

The standard Morgan story includes a beautiful sexy girl who is or thinks of herself as a slave. This one tries to make fun of that approach, I think. Maybe if I had access to better drugs this would be easier to read.

I am going to give the plot a ten. It is convoluted probably so more funny business can be inserted. I have no criticism of the technical quality. Likely any continuity errors are intended. This is the lowest appeal to reviewer I think I will ever give, a five. If it were lower than a five I wouldn't review it. I was looking back though very old reviews, one by Celeste was a 5. That story didn't appeal to her much either.

Plot: 10 | Technical Quality: 10 | Appeal to Reviewer: 5