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The Ivory Prison (Ivory Prison #1)

3.46  ·  Rating Details ·  406 Ratings  ·  72 Reviews
Official Description: Gabriel didn't always have a name. Born in a mysterious facility, he knows he's not human, but an experiment with a purpose that no one is willing to reveal. His life is a routine and an hourglass of when he will disappear. He has no hopes, no dreams, until one day someone new interrupts that routine. Someone like him, someone free, and it changes eve ...more
ebook, 26 pages
Published May 26th 2012 by M/M Romance Group @ Goodreads
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Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
I really really enjoyed this free short story.

The only thing I can complain about is this felt like a prologue. An awesome prologue, but now I want the rest of the story.
A Girl Has No Name
Without a name, without ever having seen the outside world and without tender human touch, a young teenage boy is growing up in a myterious medical facility. He knows that he is not human and he knows that the people working for the facility are waiting for him to accomplish what he is made fore. Unfortunately, he doesn't know what they are expecting. Seeing the boys from the other rooms around him disappearing one after the other, he is growing up in fear and helplessness.

One day, his routine
3.5 stars
Short, emotional, and intriguing. I can only hope for future books to continue the story of Gabriel & Lukas. I see so much potential on where this novella could be leading us, on their relationship, on them being weapons, on the reason & people behind all the experiments...So much more! Fingers crossed for more to come!
Serena Yates
Oct 11, 2012 Serena Yates rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay
Scary is the first word that came to my mind when I thought about describing this story. The kind of scary that shows us what human nature can be like when scientists or the military or members of any organization with some goal forget that they are human and start chasing their objectives with no regard for the consequences. It has happened before, it is happening now, and I am afraid it will happen again. And each time the stakes get higher because our technological abilities grow, and with th ...more
May 18, 2012 Adara rated it it was amazing
Okay, so I requested the changling story, and I may be biased in my rating, but that story is seriously NOT finished. I want so much more than that! =)

Gabe knows he is an experiment of some kind. He's never seen the outside of this room. They come in, make him drink things, perform all kinds of tests on him, but he has no idea what they want. He finds out he's not alone, but he also discovers that if the men make you leave the room, you'll never come back from it. He knows he's a failure, and it
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
I really liked this story even though it had a fairly abrupt ending. I wish there was more about what happened next even though it wasn't necessary. The one thing I found confusing was their ages. (view spoiler) I will definitely read more from this author. 4.5 stars rounded up bec ...more
Mandy*reads obsessively*

This was such a sad and bleak story, yet ended on such a hopeful note that i really would like to know how Lukas and Gabriel continue, just to make sure they get some of the happiness they deserve.
Bettye Kanady
Dec 02, 2012 Bettye Kanady rated it did not like it
Recommended to Bettye by: Love is Always Write List
Hoo-boy... this story was really a doozy. At least for me. It's more of a sci-fi deep friendship story. If you look at the undertones, you can see love. But, the boys in this story, not human boys, but technically that's what they were. Their age was fifteen or thereabouts. They were experimental weapons; and were to begin "shifting" to other people. I'm not exactly sure why except that they were designed to be weapons. Maybe to sabotage other military operations? I had a difficult time reading ...more
Kynthos-the-Archer (Kyn)
I was already fascinated after reading the 1st paragraph. It is quite a disturbing story to read about living feeling beings being treated like a thing, an object to do with as one wished and to be disposed off on a whim.

I truly wish for more of this fascinating story after finishing it. It made me thirst to know more of what fate would Lukas and Gabriel face in the future.(view spoiler)
Apr 18, 2015 Victoria rated it it was amazing

Loved it!!! This was such an intriguing story, it was sad to see end. It felt like a prequel though. I would love to read more about this world. Thank you Ashlyn 'Myka' Daube, for donating your time and talent.
David Atchley
Oct 03, 2012 David Atchley rated it really liked it

I guess from reading the reviews, I should have realized this was a short story and not a book. I, like others, felt like this was a well-written prologue to a longer story. Hopefully, the story of Gabriel and Lukas will surface soon in a complete novel.
Oct 29, 2013 K. rated it really liked it
Shelves: glbt
This was an interesting take on experimentation and shape-shifting in a sci-fi universe. Ashlyn Daube handled this particular story request (which can be read in detail on The Ivory Prison's Goodreads page) excellently and has a knack for immersing readers into this eerily quiet, single-room world—or, at least Gabriel's room feels as though it's the whole world. And for him it really was.

I loved how easy it was to empathize with him, especially because we begin learning the outside world with hi
Oh, ma frickin' G.

I got chills man. Chills.

Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place. Gabe literally has no good options (view spoiler)

It's short, of course. There's a lot still left unsaid. Hopefully, th
Wendy Ann
This story felt like it had so much intrigue surrounding it! Definitely a lot of mystery attached to exactly what was supposed to be happening and what all the testing was about. I’m so glad that Gabe found a little oasis in the form of Lukas in the ivory prison. Very interesting – very much enjoyed it! :)
Anna Kļaviņa
It feels more like prologue and not complete story.
Jessa Ryan
I was lucky and got to Beta this story. Loved it! I can't wait for her to write a novel spun from it -and if I'm lucky I'll get to Beta again ;)
Sep 14, 2013 Heller rated it liked it

This depressed the hell out of me but I want to know MOAR!
May 27, 2012 Monika rated it really liked it
This one has to be made in to a book! What a great teaser....
Katy Beth Mckee
May 31, 2015 Katy Beth Mckee rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark, m-m, fantasy-sf
Gabe and Lucas a bittersweet tale that has love and pain.
Victoria Zagar
Nov 17, 2012 Victoria Zagar rated it it was amazing
The Ivory Prison is about Gabriel, a young man who has been held in a research facility for his entire life. He's not even allowed to communicate with others, and other boys at the facility often vanish without trace. Things change, however, when the lab gets a new researcher in charge, who brings along her son, Lukas. Lukas and Gabriel start to form a connection that not only changes their lives, but also helps Gabriel realize his true purpose.

I really enjoyed The Ivory Prison. I've always been
Sarah Logan
This sweet little story has real potential to be something big and grand and really interesting. I love sci-fi and genetic experiments, and this was a good take on science interfering in the development of life.

Overall it's enjoyable enough but I feel that the author can make much, much more of this story. For a start the romance is believable but is underdeveloped. There is a hint of Gabe feeling himself drawn to Lukas because of their shared differences from 'normal' people, but it is not ver
Sep 10, 2012 Serith rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: GLBTQ community, dystopia and sci-fi fans
Ivory Prison was just brilliant. I absolutely loved this story, as short as it may have been. The author designed a dark and beautiful dystopia and filled it with strong and lovable characters. It was a pleasure to join Gabe through seriously harsh times, and also those touching moments of true happiness. Every little thing that happened was fascinating in one way or another. He was just so innocent and sweet that I authentically cared for his well-being and was thrilled when people entered his ...more
Jun 16, 2015 Teresa rated it really liked it
****Reviewed for Prism Book Alliance****

4.5 Stars - This free story was as riveting as it was short. I really appreciated the descriptiveness of the Ivory Prison and its bleak walls. It gave a good sense of foreboding and of the danger that faced Gabriel. I was so thankful for Lukas and his friendship to Gabriel.

As my only complaint was that I wanted more of their story, I am happy to report that The Dark Chamber, book two, will be released this year.

Prism Book Alliance
Jun 24, 2013 Cassandra rated it liked it
My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 unicorns - I liked it!

I liked this story, but too many unanswered questions. It didn’t feel like it should be a short story. It is a quick read only 18 pages. It is a story of what I call emotional/psychological torture and how the boy is struggling to get past it & of 2 boys who grew up different, but clinging to each other because they are the same. It will be interesting to see if it becomes a series as Goodreads suggests. Lots of questions I want answered, but I
Colleen Johnson
Jul 23, 2013 Colleen Johnson rated it liked it
I am all about giving 5 stars when I review a book. But I can't for this one as it has excellent bone structure with no filling. The concept of genetic shifting being SPOILER HERE..............non animal was fantastic. I wasn't prepared for boy/man <3 boy/man. I am not into that so sadly I will not be following this series though it has great potential for this short. Implied violence and one gun shooting along with the male love thing makes me recommend this for 18 and over. Otherwise I love ...more
Jun 29, 2012 Julesmarie rated it it was amazing
"Beautiful" might seem like an odd word to apply to this story, but it's the first that came to mind. So very beautiful!

Gabe's life is horrific, on a scale that's difficult to truly imagine. But his relationship with Lukas is good and bright and hopeful enough to make up for everything else.

The world-building here is amazing and the characters are beautifully crafted and believable. This is one that I would love to see turned into a longer work or a series. I'm left with so many questions about
Dec 13, 2012 I.c. rated it really liked it
I really didn't know what to expect when I started reading this book. But once I got into it, I really enjoyed it. I felt sorry for Gab. because he doesn't know anything but the inside of his ivory walls. Glad he has a friend, just like himself. I wanted more; I didn't want it to end so quickly. Author needs to write a sequel to this to keep us up to date on Gab's progress. Thanks for writing... I.c. Hearts
Jan 17, 2013 Casey rated it it was amazing
Here goes! I really liked the book someone said it was part of a series and I really want to read the next book if it really is a series. Having said that it was very short. someone said "there was no indication they were gay" but I figured that fairly early. Maybe it's just me idk. Anyway for homophobes' sakes I think they should say so in the description. Other than that I thought it was interesting and sweet. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time :)
Dec 28, 2014 Wisegirl rated it it was amazing
I love this book! It was just one of those novels that you start reading it and you cant put down until you finish it. One of those books that when you are reading it, you shut out the rest of whats going on around you. Thats how engaged i was in The Ivory Prison. It was almost like i was living it. LOVED IT
Dec 25, 2014 Sue rated it it was amazing
December 25, 2014


This was a heartwarming and sad story between Lukas and Gabriel. This is more of a science fiction story but it's really well written with tons of emotion and feeling. Because it is so short, it's great for reading when waiting for an appointment or in line. I recommend this story for quick situations.

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Myka (Me-kah) has been creating stories from a young age. From turning purple and orange plush dragons into characters, to an endless collection of notebooks and word files. Myka's favorite type of story is the one that tears at your heart, even more if it includes things that go bump in the night. Her love of fantasy, sci-fi, romance, and LGBT characters fill her stories.

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