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4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
The Slave: Volume 2 (The Marketplace Series)
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on 16 May 2004
We all know the oft-told film maxim... the sequel is never as good as the original. When it comes to The Marketplace Series, I find it difficult to agree or disagree with this statement. Robin is a fascinating character; the medium through which Antoniou conveys the psychology behind BDSM, from humble beginnings in the realms of fantasy and phone domination through to the real life situation she now finds herself in. That said, she pales somewhat in comparison to the series' most enigmatic character - Chris Parker. We see him in a different light to the first book; he is more personal and close than the somewhat distant managerial role he plays in the House which is the staging for book One. Once more we have a wonderful piece of erotic fiction and Antoniou's style is unmistakeable. The following books in this series are better, but that doesn't make this particular book bad. It's still the peak of erotic fiction around today and if you haven't got into the books yet, I would advise you to really give them a go. They're not your common or garden porn. If all you are looking for is a quick thrill (no bad thing, but still...) then this series probably isn't for you. It's entertaining, sexy, intelligent and educational. Brava, Ms. Adamson!
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on 14 April 1999
I liked the other two books in the trilogy better. I found Robin's character bo-ring and was unable to get excited about any of her sex scenes. I felt she was a lackluster character. The Marketplace had much more interesting characters.
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on 29 June 2014
Great follow on from the first book.

Chris the trainer cannot help himself from working even when he's on holiday away from the marketplace, he finds a women who is a natural slave and puts her through a speedy training to get her ready to be sold to whoever feels they could make use of her!

Rob set out to please as much as possible and lives up to his strict training and is sold, the the tale switched to the interesting transition of being in a new position household and life being a Slave.

the scenes throughout are hot!!! from Rob being ordered to run herself again Chris's leather boots to a mass gay bdsm party at her masters house where she Drags up to black boots while her fellow slaves are F***ed senseless

Looking forward to reading the next!
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on 15 December 1998
I must hand it to Laura for creating a truly entertaining story. I enjoyed the tale of one woman's quest to truly become a slave. I certainly appreciated the fact that there is no prince charming to take her to his harem, etc. type nonsense in this story. Once again Chris Parker is in top form as he personally takes the challenge to train her in 2 weeks and from then on as her sponsor/mentor. Not only is she trained she is bought in the marketplace by the most unlikely duo. But I don't want to give away too much but Laura manages to put humor, wickedness and sex together in a delightful manner. The surprise event towards the end of the story makes one think about what it must mean for some to say they are truly prepared to be owned. Enjoy this story of one woman's quest to fill her dream... you'll enjoy it.
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on 25 August 2013
this realy put you in mind of a bdsm slave and just sounded amazing.
interuptions to the main plot at the start with some background for the character robin, which was a little annoying at points but once it got into the flow thre was no putting the book down!

recomend to anyone who loves reading about power exchange
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on 7 November 2016
This book was recommended to me and I was glad it was. Well written and a fantastic plot. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
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on 17 February 2006
The best among the Marketplace books, this novel insightfully describes the psychological aspects of the urge for submission. Intensely intriguing, at times deliciously erotic, and utterly intelligent. A must in any erotic library, along with the other instalments of the Marketplace series.
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on 1 July 1998
Sarah Adamson's writing is incredible. I could feel myself in the 'role' of Robin so easily...each sensation she experienced was conveyed perfectly through Sarah's words. It read very well....very good flow from chapter to chapter. It was hard to put down (which is always a sign of a good book.)
My only problem with the book has nothing to do with the story, but rather with the lack of proof-reading. There were numerous places throughout the book where the word was spelled correctly but was not used in the right context. Spell-check is great but not a replacement for proofing. Just an observance from an used-to-be copy-editor.
That said: This book is absolutely wonderful. I enjoyed The Marketplace as well and am truly looking forward to reading The Trainer.
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on 22 April 1998
Ive read a LOT of S&M fiction and other erotic books,, and I have rarely found a book I treasure as much as this one. All 3 of the Marketplace books are fantastic,, but this one is the best, probably because it really explores the psychology of submission,, and the deep desires Robin has to submit to her trainer (Chris),, one so much in control (not out of control). What is also fantastic about these books is that the story spans across all 3, leaving you wondering about certain details about the characters lives, and pushing you to read the other 2 books to try to satiate your curiosity. I am really tired of reading collections of short stories,,, this quenched my thirst for an intelligent story with character development and a plot, and it lasted more than 15 minutes! Please continue the series Ms. Adamson???!!
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