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Banging the Beast (eBook)

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Banging the Beast
Banging the Beast eBook Cover, written by Lacy Grand
Banging the Beast eBook Cover,
written by Lacy Grand
Author(s) Lacy Grand
Series Slaves in Atlantis
Publisher Amazon Digital Services
Publication date March 1, 2016
Media type eBook
Length 26 Pages
ASIN B01CH3WBY0
Preceded by The Kraken's Lover

For other uses of the word Succubus, see Succubus (disambiguation).


Banging the Beast is an eBook written by Lacy Grand. It is the third work in the Slaves in Atlantis series by this author. In this work the character the Queen is a Succubus.

Overview

  • Title: Banging the Beast
  • Author: Lacy Grand
  • Published By: Amazon Digital Services
  • Length: 26 Pages
  • Format: eBook
  • ASIN: B01CH3WBY0
  • Publishing Date: March 1, 2016


Other Works in this Series on SuccuWiki


Plot Summary

Shipwrecked near the island of Atlantis, Victoria believes a cloaked stranger has rescued her. She quickly learns her savior is a monster—a cyclops—and her jailer.

After languishing in a dirty cell for days, Victoria is finally brought to the castle to meet the island’s queen, a succubus who demands total obedience, or death. The queen’s henchman is a human named Johan. He is kind, and hot, and tells Victoria she is now the queen’s slave. In order to survive, she must satisfy the queen’s monstrous clients. If she resists, her head will join the dozens hanging on the walls of the queen’s main hall.

While Victoria is terrified, her survival instinct is greater than her fear, and her lust becomes her most useful weapon.


Book Review

The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on December 27, 2016


The series overall tells of the experiences of humans that find themselves trapped in Atlantis and at the mercy of the Queen who is a succubus. They suffer all sorts of different fates, some pass on, some are transformed, and worse. The series focuses very little on the characters themselves for the sake of putting them in situations where they are taken by various monsters and myths of legend. Which happens over and over again until someone tires of them and then bad things come.

It’s hard to find a plot, some sort of meaning to the series other than having the humans at the sexual mercy of their captors. The story which appears is just enough to set up the next sex scene before that falls away and the sex, not erotica at least from my perspective, takes over.

What’s bothersome to me is that the character in control of Atlantis, known only as the Queen, describes herself as a succubus, but there’s never a physical description of her. Beyond that, her true name is never spoken as well. As for her character, really she’s far less a seductive succubus than she is a overpowering monster that has her way with anyone, and anything, she desires.

I have a problem with that as there’s just no character development in her, nor for that matter anyone else. The sex is bland and unimaginative, setting aside the creatures that appear that is. I didn’t care for the need to have so many characters brought to their end at the drop of a hat either. There’s no heat in the story, there’s no drive to the series. It just goes in endless circles, from arrival to taunting to submission to sex and, eventually, to an end.

The idea of a succubus ruling Atlantis is interesting, but that story isn’t dealt with. She simply is the Queen, takes her pound of flesh and everyone cowers around her, more or less. As the series moves to the third work, there’s nothing to suggest there’s a point to anything and when the last page is turned I’m left with a series that ends with no direction, no meaning, and no erotica. Considering that a succubus is the core character, or at least driving things, that seems like a waste.

One pitchfork out of five.

The series as a whole simply didn’t do anything for me. There’s no heat, there’s really no story, the characters are cannon fodder, if that. Most of all, the one that controls everything is not named, not described. It just seems a very thin series with no substance to it other than the pain and suffering of the characters.


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