Monday, August 11, 2014

Blue Futanari (Books 1 & 2) by Gabrielle Prevot

Please Note: The following review is suitable for adults only.

OMG, I think I may have found a new favorite series! Imagine if you will a bisexual sort of Lara Croft by the name of Alexys Sans, working an archaeological dig deep in the jungles of Peru, and excavating the temple of a lost civilization. It’s a discovery that represents a completely unknown culture, and one with what appears to be deliberately damaged artwork and artifacts that hint at an early polytheistic religion with an interesting secret. What is its secret, you ask? Oh, nothing more than the oft-repeated image of a buxom priestess, glowing blue, with both an impossibly large penis and the glistening folds of labia nestled beneath.

Yes, get ready to drop to your knees and join her ranks as a Supplicant, because Txaollix is a futanari goddess whom history has done its best to erase from our collective memories, but who is ready for a big comeback – all thanks to our sexy archaeologist. Once Alexys begins exploring the newly excavated lower levels of the temple, she discovers a series of doors, leading to what she believes to be the tombs of the women depicted alongside the image of Txaollix. Desperate to find the tomb of Txaollix herself, and driven by a passion she can’t explain, Alexys puts herself into danger, crawling deep into the mess of a deliberately damaged hallway. When the floor suddenly gives way, sending her hurtling down a narrow chute, she finds herself battered and bruised, but mere steps away from the ultimate discovery.

For most authors, the whole archaeological dig would be nothing more than an interesting set up – a fun bit of window dressing  maybe – but Gabrielle Prevot makes it part of the story. Honestly, with the set-up, the details of the dig, the examination of the artwork, and the building of the mythology, this has all the makings of a solid archaeological thriller. Whether your tastes run more to Lara Croft or Indiana Jones, the same spirit of adventure and discovery is here.

Where Prevot takes it to a whole other level, of course, is with the futanari goddess aspect of Txaollix. The level of detail involved in describing her, and the passion invested in imagining how she might interact with her worshippers, is absolutely stunning. I love the futanari genre, but I’ll be the first to admit it’s often a bit silly, exaggerated beyond belief for the purposes of eroticism. Txaollix is undeniably erotic, but there’s also a depth of personality to her that’s as powerful as it is heartbreaking. She’s just not an impossibly sexual being, but a loving, caring, nurturing goddess who is looking to Alexys to undergo a Transformation and carry on her legacy.

As you might expect with such a tale, sex itself is an act of transformation, but the glowing blue semen of Txaollix is a wonderful surprise. Both the source of and product of her waning magic, it’s the consummation of and the bathing in of those fluids that makes it possible for Alexys to carry on in her goddess’ image. The scene in which the two lovers play with the magic, transforming one another across all lines of gender and sexuality, are absolutely delicious. Of course, there must come a time for Alexys to make her triumphant return to the world above, but Prevot surprises us yet again with a sort of side journey that allows Alexys room to learn her powers, and which reminds us that this a fully-fleshed narrative, a complex story that just so happens to be interwoven with a futanari mythology.

With 7 chapters in the saga currently available, the first 6 of which have conveniently been collected in a single bundle, Blue Futanari is a series I cannot wait to explore further.

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