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An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom by MeiLin Miranda

Magic, Intrigue, Sex 

For a thousand years, the trapped, immortal Teacher has carefully planned escape. Everything now depends on one naive young man . . . 

Book one: Prince Temmin Antremont has been sheltered from assassins and women for eighteen years. Now at his father’s court, forces he can neither control nor understand pull at him from all sides. But none pull harder than the Lovers, the twin gods of love and sex. King Harsin believes an old prophecy: if Temmin joins the Lovers’ Temple the monarchy will end.

The gods are irresistible, and the King is implacable. With Teacher’s help, Temmin must decide which is more dangerous—defying his father or defying the gods. But does Teacher intend to continue the Antremonts’ rule, or end it?

Book two: Estranged from his father, Prince Temmin Antremont struggles within the Lovers’ Temple for peace of mind. A murder rips away his greatest support. His forbidden love of Allis Obby, the human host of a goddess, may get them both killed. And all the while, enemies inside and outside the kingdom are plotting against the monarchy, and the gods prove once again they are no one’s friends.

“An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom” is now in its fifth year, serializing two novels while the author works on the next. Book one is complete online; book two will finish serialization in mid-July, 2013.

Note: An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom contains pervasive graphic sexual content; also, some graphic violence and harsh language.



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An Intimate History Indeed

By Sonja Nitschke, editor

Jul 13, 2008: An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom has everything that every good fantasy story needs: magic, prophecies, mysterious—apparently immortal – mentors and curses just to mention a few. But unlike most fantasy stories, there is no apparent Quest – it is simply the history of the Kingdom. Not the dull sort of history in text books that are nothing but dates and other unmemorable facts, but the story of the people who shaped the course of a Kingdom.

An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom is also a story about the “current” rulers of the realm, focusing mostly on Prince Temmin with forays into the point of views of some of the secondary characters.

These two “histories” intertwine and complement each other.

An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom is also a fantasy with “all the good parts left in.” The sex does not detract from the narrative, but only adds to it. A word of warning: some of the sex is non-consensual, but it is never graphic.

As a whole, An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom is a good story about love, honor, loyalty, and growing up, but it starts a little on the slow side. I found it difficult to relate to Prince Temmin, finding that the “history” portions of the story were more interesting. Even though An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom is well into its second volume, I am still uninterested in the prince’s character and I can only hope that as the story progresses that he will grow more as a character.

I would also like to mention that Meilin Miranda has done an excellent job constructing the site – it is easy to navigate and professional.

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History, magic and more than a little sex

By A. M. Harte, editor, author of Theatre of Horrors

Oct 3, 2010: [Note: This review reflects only the first book in the series, which has undergone extensive editing and is currently being re-posted on site.]

Lovers and Beloveds (the first book in An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom) is an erotic historical fantasy which follows the beginnings of Prince Temmin’s transition from naïve, spoilt Heir to a man worthy of being King. Taken from his childhood home to live with his father, Temmin is initially innocent to the political, religious and sexual [more . . .]

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Story and sex. What more can you ask for?

By Donna Sirianni, editor

Jul 23, 2008: I’ve been following this story nearly from the beginning and it’s only gotten better the more Mei has written. Considering this is her self-professed "first attempt at fiction," I’m going to have to give her a standing ovation. She certainly puts other, more seasoned, writers to shame in this regard.

Temmin, the story’s main character, is an absolute doll. He can be a little scary at times since his father has a tendency to sneak through in his personality but really, [more . . .]

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Appreciation for new version

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Dec 6, 2010: I give the new version of aIHotGK my stamp of approval. While I can’t remember the original well enough to evaluate how much the new narrative diverges, I’m definitely finding it a tighter, more focused read this time around. The multidimensional characters and lush setting come alive, make me smile, hold my sympathy and catch at my imagination. And did I mention it’s HOT?!

It’s quite a feat to take something from good to excellent while retaining the approval of loyal [more . . .]

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Now more my cup of tea

By G.S. Williams, author of The Surprising Life and Death of Diggory Franklin

Aug 1, 2008: MeiLin Miranda is a good writer, and extremely creative. Not only does she have a lively imagination, she also comes up with impressive ways to involve her audience, and designed a great website. Individual chapters of her ongoing story can be humorous, erotic, thrilling and intriguing. Her description of clothing and scenery is elegant and evocative.

However, for all of that, I never understood her enthusiastic fan base. For a fantasy novel, it rarely uses magic. For an erotic story, the [more . . .]

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Why I Love "An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom"

By GreenGlass, member

Aug 21, 2008: Anyone who is not up to date with this story is missing out on a sensual, light-hearted trip that foreshadows great excitement and upheaval in the kingdom’s future and in Temmin’s eventual ascendancy as King. Also Temmin has finally lost his virginity, and what a way to do so! It was an exceptionally beautiful chapter.

I tried to make this brief, because so many glowing and relevant points have already been made on MeiLin Miranda’s behalf . . . but I failed. I apologize. I [more . . .]

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The Author Would Like to Say…

By MeiLin Miranda, author of The Machine God

Oct 13, 2010:  . . . that all but one of these reviews (all before September 2010) reflect a version of the serial that is no longer available. Please come check out the new version. It’s better. Promise.

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