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Micro-review of Jet Mykle's Dark Elves series - Elf M. Sternberg
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Micro-review of Jet Mykle's Dark Elves series
Wow, was it really almost two years ago that I read the first volume of Jet Mykle's Dark Elves trilogy? I finally got around to the third volume and... it doesn't get better.

Here's the essential problem with it: Dark Elves wants to be the novelization of Warcraft machinima porn. The resolution is low, the other senses are poorly engaged, and the number of poses and positions of which the characters are capable is limited. The author took what she saw in her head, fully informed by these limitations, and wrote exactly what happened, nothing more, nothing less.

Although, y'know, it's hard to be upset with a book that has this disclaimer at the beginning:
Many of the acts described in our BDSM/fetish titles can be dangerous. Loose Id publishes these stories for members of the community in which these acts are known and practiced safely. If you have an interest in the pleasures and pains you find described herein, we urge you to seek out advice and guidance from knowledgeable persons. Please do not try any new sexual practice, whether it be fire, rope, or whip play, without the guidance of an experienced practitioner. Neither Loose Id nor its authors will be responsible for any loss, harm, injury or death resulting from use of the information contained in any of its titles.
Now, that's admirable. Sensible, too, and probably strongly recommended by their legal department. Far better, and more responsible, than anything I've read from the execrable Reese Gabriel, whose personal website has that New Age-meets-kink sensibility I often get from the earnest but uninitiated, a "Wow, if I ever got to do this in real life I'd fart rainbows and crap gumdrops for a week afterward" vibe.

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