I was not sure what to expect when I began to read those first few paragraphs of `Swansong', but I was instantly captivated by the world that was put in front of me. It is so rare to find a story that within just a few short moments transports you to a world that so many linger on the edge of, but are too afraid to dive deeper. At its core it is a love story; a love between two people that is so deeply entwined that nothing could even begin to sever that bond. The pure intensity of the relationship between this submissive and her Master only grows and becomes more apparent as you become more enveloped in their lives. This is not just a fancy fairytale, it is an education - an insight into a world that is perhaps misunderstood behind closed doors, though there is something compelling you to open them up and see for yourself what lies within.
To describe this love story as unconventional may be a little understated but it is constructed in the most elegant way. From the very moment you meet China you are instantly burning to learn her past, to discover where she has come from and the journey that has led her to your first introduction. As all of this begins to unravel before you, you are transported to her side and taken on your own journey of self-discovery. You do not just see the world through China's eyes; you feel every emotion she experiences as raw as if it were your own: her joy and her pain, her sorrow, excitement, anxiety, pride and desire. `Swansong' delivers the most precise balance of feelings that holds you captivated in their world and makes this so difficult to put down.
The entire story is so simply erotic in design that it taps perfectly into the dark curiosity that we all hold for the fetish scene. Though explicit in parts, it leaves just enough for your imagination to take grasp and experience a scene from every perspective. It provides an important understanding of how deep their bond lies, and that their relationship is not solely based on power and pain. The sometimes severe and strict nature of her Master quickly becomes apparent, but with this it also emerges how much he loves and cherishes her. This love is returned with a devotion and intensity that demonstrates the strength and the will that a submissive must hold, something which is so often dismissed.
`Swansong' is a beautifully constructed story that is able to open your eyes to the fetish scene and certainly does not disappoint. China is a true inspiration to all, and her journey, held within these pages, is one that cannot be missed.