57000 words, incomplete @Ao3 by raunchyandpaunchy
Genre/What to expect: Exactly what’s on the label. #Porn with Plot and #The Porn is the Plot. It’s not inaccurate. Watch the tags.
Rating: E for very explicit
Pairings: It’s a sex club. In Skyrim. People bang.
Sharp of blade and sharper of wit, Nadine Rielle has a thirst for adventure and a lust for life – she’s never found a mead or wine she hasn’t loved; never heard a bard’s tale or tune she hasn’t clung to every line or note of. When she crosses paths with a charismatic stranger who offers her a chance at procuring an item of near legendary value, she can’t resist. But when she meets with the man for the first time, she ends up discovering more than she bargained for…
In which Nadine fights for bliss, one denied orgasm at a time.
The Edged Lexicon is a ride. And to be perfectly honest, I would probably not bother reviewing porn, because what are you supposed to say about it? Except then Edged Lexicon is more than that. More than the really well crafted and universe appropriate BDSM dungeon that has taught me more about consensual kinks than I had expected going in.
It’s Nadine who I’m writing this review for, really. She’s the original character that carries the entire thing on her shapely shoulders. The moment she’d been introduced, I adored her, and when she was taking a shower under a waterfall and we got to admire her little paunch from her love for Breton cuisine, I feel heads over heels in love.
She starts out so deceptively innocent and blooms so willingly soon after, and continues to grow from, ah, you know, *gestures* to *gestures*. I’d have honestly not thought that character growth can come so easily between the proverbial sheets.