A romance set on a world called Soru, between a master and his slave.
SORU is a planet with two continents that stretch like ribbons around the north and south. Woodland is a country in Northcon. The week has 8 days, all months have 32 days, and a year 12 months. Years are reckoned BW [before wheels] or YW [in the year of the wheel] Many gods are worshiped. The most popular are the goddess and god of the tea break. The priests speak a secret language called Garbij.
Flint is a shy young man who is not good looking. His marriage of convenience collapses when his wife of a few months
deserts him. His employees, and friends Zakki and Zeb, persuade him to visit Nork's Inn, in order to lose his virginity.
When Flint's father Merlin get's ill, his last request is for Flint to get an heir for the business. There is no need to marry, when one can buy slaves. Two days after Merlin dies, Flint returns to the inn, hoping to see the slave called Slut 5. He buys her, although she is seriously ill.