An enslaved scribe whose worst nightmare is becoming a pleasure slave, a warlord who can command men, but not his own desires. When they come together both of their expectations are overturned. Will their budding relationship threaten everything they have managed to accomplish?
Oshiro Ryuu has not had an easy life. Orphaned at a young age and sold into slavery by uncaring relatives, happiness was never an outcome he expected. Still, his life as a scribe and teacher was bearable.
Fujiwara Aoshi's life was different from Ryuu's in every conceivable way. Son of a soldier, he fought and killed while other boys were still learning to read and write. Now his goal is nearly in reach, uniting the warring kingdoms of Japan under one benevolent rule.
When the warlord purchases a scribe to help with his paperwork he never anticipates it will change his world forever. Thrown together by fate, attraction turns to love, uncovering a web of deception, intrigue and passion that threaten to tear Aoshi's rule apart.
Strength of Will is transgressive M/M literary fiction. It utilizes adult language and adult situations. It depicts violence, explicit sex and disturbing scenes/images. If you are offended by male/male eroticism, sexual situations, depiction of BDSM elements, and strong language you might not enjoy this work.