There are currently five books in the series but eventually there should be seven. I've read the first three and you need to read them from the beginning to really understand the other books. The things that he writes about and that he's been involved in, taking place in the 1960s, is hard to believe by today's standards. He's traveled the world, lived among the rich & famous and has had sex with almost everyone he's encountered while he was an adolescent. The publisher would not publish his books if the gave his age because he was so young, so he uses the word "adolescent" instead. It's interesting and historical but not for everyone, especially if you don't like M/M and S & M sex.
This book, Debauchery (A Harem Boy's Saga Book 3), by Young is part of a seven-book saga. It reads like an Alexandria Quartet volume for 21st Century Millenniums. The story in Book 3 brings Lao Tzu's view of love to the fore. The author calls the book a "triquel" to "A Harm Boy's Saga." From that point of view, this fictional investigation of Sacred Sex has much more intellectual underpinning than most erotica out there, but it IS erotica, from it's beginning at a British boarding school through its adventures in the UAE and beyond.The plot hangs on the purported training of boys in Harem services for the wealthy elite. And on a love affair among a young man and his mentors.Erotic pansexual coming of age tale for NA readers and up. This book follows the teenagers’ erotic and exotic adventures among Arabian elite. These tales, said to be based in the author's own life are told, so the writer tells us, to give a new perspective on sexuality, love, and personal freedom.
A brave book, part of a series which aims to change the way the readers conceive sexuality in all its variations.
I loved the first two books in the Harem Boy’s Saga and I devoured book three just as eagerly. Debauchery is a seamless transition in the author’s amazing journey, and I admit I am now addicted to this series. Correspondence in 2012 supplements the story as Young relates his experiences and feelings in 1967. He was a young boy when he flew to London to meet his beloved Valet, Andy. They’d been apart for eight weeks, and they missed each other desperately. Once they were together again, they could not wait to give in to their passion. Their reunion captivated me. I became totally involved with the characters and emotionally invested in their story. The journey moves on to the French Riviera, and other exotic locations that are so well described, I felt like I was there. Young and Andy become part of a royal household and all the joy and sadness of their taboo lifestyle is related with honesty and in a wonderfully engaging style. Knowing the story was true only made it more compelling. There was no way I could put it down. Kudos to the author for letting us share his journey of self-discovery.
As a memoir, Debauchery by Young is at once part travelogue, part education in the lifestyle into which the author was indoctrinated at a tender age. Interspersed among explicit and sensual escapade after escapade are glimpses into the opportunities that that shaped Young's budding fashion career, and into his journey toward publishing this memoir. Underlying all of this is his deep and abiding love for his 'Valet', his guardian Andy. Throughout, Young is unabashedly himself. Kudos for a fascinating read!
Intriguing, sensual, and explicit, I'd consider this novel one of the most vivid and enlightening novels I've recently read. The secret society of the harem boys takes us into a world where what it means to love and be loved takes on a whole new meaning. Eroticism as consciousness raising sets the theme and desire to turn page after page of this passionate telling and discover what true love is really about.