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by-tor
06-26-2014, 07:49 PM
The main character is a sex-slave girl, bought by a super decadent rich person. By the end of the book she has risen to a powerful position, maybe high priestess of something, and is very popular with the city's people. That is about all I remember.

I think the name of the book is her first name, maybe.

I know it is not much to go on but perhaps someone here can tell me the title.

Thanks!

Sattua
06-26-2014, 07:50 PM
Sounds not unlike Danerys Targaryen's story line in Game of Thrones.

But that can't be what you're thinking of. Carry on...

Qadgop the Mercotan
06-26-2014, 07:54 PM
Maia, by Richard Adams?

Lumpy
06-26-2014, 08:26 PM
The Kushiel's Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kushiel%27s_Dart

Snowboarder Bo
06-26-2014, 08:39 PM
Maia, by Richard Adams?

This was my guess as well.

susan
06-26-2014, 08:52 PM
The Kushiel's Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kushiel%27s_DartSecond this.

by-tor
06-26-2014, 09:16 PM
Maia is it, thank you!

Qadgop the Mercotan
06-27-2014, 07:11 AM
Maia is it, thank you!
You're welcome.

A helluva book, completely different from the author's other most famous works, Watership Down, Shardik, and The Plague Dogs. Filled with sex, dom/sub stuff, politics, religion, sex, ancient cultures, supernatural thrills, and a bulemia/obesity fetish.

A lot of sex in it, too.

Ludovic
06-27-2014, 07:32 AM
You're welcome.

A helluva book, completely different from the author's other most famous works, Watership Down, Shardik, and The Plague Dogs. Filled with sex, dom/sub stuff, politics, religion, sex, ancient cultures, supernatural thrills, and a bulemia/obesity fetish.

A lot of sex in it, too.You said sex twice.

tonyfop
06-27-2014, 07:55 AM
5 whole minutes to answer the question. What is it, all you guys do is read books or something? :rolleyes:;)

DZedNConfused
06-27-2014, 06:20 PM
You're welcome.

A helluva book, completely different from the author's other most famous works, Watership Down, Shardik, and The Plague Dogs. Filled with sex, dom/sub stuff, politics, religion, sex, ancient cultures, supernatural thrills, and a bulemia/obesity fetish.

A lot of sex in it, too.

HOW did I miss this during my teens?:confused:

I think my hubby has that on a shelf in the other room.. hmmm

Astroboy14
06-27-2014, 06:53 PM
You said sex twice.

I like sex.

Quimby
06-28-2014, 10:17 AM
Hope you still have your copy of it. Amazon wants $600 for the paperback.

BrainGlutton
06-28-2014, 01:46 PM
You're welcome.

A helluva book, completely different from the author's other most famous works, Watership Down, Shardik, and The Plague Dogs. Filled with sex, dom/sub stuff, politics, religion, sex, ancient cultures, supernatural thrills, and a bulemia/obesity fetish.

A lot of sex in it, too.

Interesting: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maia_(novel))

Much as Adams had invented words of the Lapine language for the rabbits of Watership Down, he employs some "Beklan" vocabulary for honorifics, natural objects, and sexual terms; the last "allows adults to leave the book within reach of children."[2]

Flashing on Robert Anton Wilson's Schrodinger's Cat (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger%27s_Cat_Trilogy) trilogy -- which most adults would not leave within reach of children, but, in at least one of the volumes, the names of 1970s figures opposed to pornography have become sexual terms, e.g., "Lourd my Rhenquist!"

DZedNConfused
06-28-2014, 01:58 PM
Hope you still have your copy of it. Amazon wants $600 for the paperback.

We do! And in good condition too

Damfino
06-28-2014, 05:59 PM
You're welcome.

A helluva book, completely different from the author's other most famous works, Watership Down, Shardik, and The Plague Dogs. Filled with sex, dom/sub stuff, politics, religion, sex, ancient cultures, supernatural thrills, and a bulemia/obesity fetish.

A lot of sex in it, too.

The Girl on a Swing had its quota of sex and supernaturality . Set in modern day England.

Andy L
06-28-2014, 06:36 PM
The Girl on a Swing had its quota of sex and supernaturality . Set in modern day England.

I was going to mention that one, too.

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