Book Review

"Mistress of the East" by Dean Barrett. ISBN 1-56201-228-2

Lieutenant Thomas Rowley gets captured and whipped into submission by a band of Chinese warrior women. Soon our hero can think of nothing else but pleasing his mistress Sweet Little Sister. The punishments he has to endure are fierce:

The silence lasted only about twenty seconds. And then it began: Certain things I vividly remember about the beating. I could not forget them if I live to be a hundred: The crack of the whip and its whapping sound as it raked across my buttocks. My sharp intake of breath each time it landed. The increasing pain as the sound was repeated. Again. And again. And again. Methodically covering every inch of flesh on my backside...

"Mistress of the East" is a historical novel that plays during China's Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864). If you like the idea of having a young and beautiful woman dominating you, this book is for you. You will learn some Chinese history at the same time. And if you behave, Sweet Little Sister might love you for it. If you don't, she will teach you with her whip.