This is a beautifully gentle, caring story in the Tales of the Forest series. The world author Blaine D Arden has created is sublime – I could just wish the stories were longer, but this edition has an extra scene at the end, which completes this tale perfectly and is very sexy.
Scarification may not be to everyone’s taste, but the author writes about it so sensitively, you can see how this might be part of a BDSM Master/slave style of loving relationship.
Blaine D’Arden introduces Veld a dark elf from another tribe, and details the prejudice he first encounters on reaching the village around which these stories are set. However, he is a Forester, a tree elf in great demand, and his talents and loving personality help slowly to overcome prejudice. He also brings with him the skill and art of scarification, which fascinates the healer Haram, who is in a Dom/sub relationship with the gentle, mute baker, Oren.
This story also includes a series of attacks to be looked into by Truth Seeker Mir, and these become interwoven with the lives of Oren, Haram and Veld. For a novella of about eighty-five pages, the story is rich in plot and world building.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a thoughtful, enjoyable fantasy with an extra sexy twist at the end.
Tales of the Forest stories can be read as standalones and in any order. Oren’s Right is chronologically #4