Couldn't get past 50%. These characters were just too unappealing. The first meeting with Ayden the elf was interesting but the story lost me after that. Freyrik, Ayden's captor was more like a benevolent overlord than a love interest. There was no UST between them which was strange for a Master/slave story. Freyrik is supposed to be powerful but his impotence in dealing with the First Wife was annoying. The First Wife, along with every other human apart from Freyrik, was an awful unredeemable character that I would have been happy to see dead. But her interference in Freyrik's and Ayden's relationship is strung out for this whole book and by the look of the cliffhanger, the entirety of the second book as well.