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The Last Rebellion

3.7  ·  Rating details ·  839 Ratings  ·  163 Reviews
Rho is a prisoner of war. Miller is the man who intends to break him.

Warnings: contains scenes of violence, torture, and non-consensual m/m sex.
ebook, Free read, 49 pages
Published September 1st 2013

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Julio Genao
Sep 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shorts
lord ha'mercy.

that ending was such a surprise I actually took my hand off my cock and said 'oh!'

because, just like Rho, I hadn't let go.

har, har—of my doubts, not my dick.

i hadn't. not fully. not until that moment.

the last one.

in the beginning, when the sneaking suspicion bloomed in me that this was not unfolding as it appeared—I didn't let go.

in the middle, watching the slippage of boundaries, remembering who the author was, and how often she'd fooled me in the past only to give me something I
I...I'm creating a Lisa Henry shelf right now... *lets out shaky laughter*

Treadmill terror visualized

Two weeks later. I was just going through my Kindle notes to finally construct a review. But before I knew it I was punched in the gut once again by my highlighted quotes and then couldn’t stop rereading whole parts, dammit!

However, this time around I skipped the first pages. Those were a bit hard to swallow, even for a proud Black Coffee Crowd member like myself *cough*. So! Free goodies usually
Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU * LoCk StOcK & TwO SmOkiNg BaRrELs
***6 Tortured StArS***

In that Filthy DARK Rancid fu@ked up recess of my mind, this was what I've been craving for...for a long while. Oh Boy did I enjoy it!!!

Held captive Rho craves he's own's better than the hell he's going throu.

Miller is the man who intends to break him.

"Why Me?" Rho whispers suddenly into the darkness

Miller shifts"Because I couldn't break you....

You only wanted the SKY.

The empty SKY"

This is extremely well written, and had me enthralled from beginning
Lisa Henry
** Review by the author **

Edited to add: Thanks to the wonderful Nancy, there are now links to the epub and mobi versions on my blog as well.

So, I'm not actually going to review a story I wrote. Seems kind of pointless, right?
If you read it, I hope you like it.

This is offered as a FREEBIE via my blog, since it would never get past most publishers. Heed the warnings, guys.

And if you want to ask me anything about The Last Rebellion, here's the place to do it.
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
If you liked my prompt from the Love Has No Boundaries Event and wanted to read the story of the amazing guy with the piercing eyes - download this free story and SAVOR IT!

This short story hits all the high points that I described. Rho is everything I could have hoped he'd be: fierce, unwavering, strong, and with enough F-You attitude that you know he does not yield willingly. Miller is even more - aware, intelligent, knowing, and sure of himself and his capabilities. This is not a smooth ride
Sep 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-my-kindle, mm
Just what I expect from Lisa Henry, a dark, but morally complicated story. Not an easy read, but well worth it.

It's not easy to achieve the transition from a non-con to a real BDSM love story. But Lisa Henry did it.

At first I wasn't very convinced, it was too dark, there was too much abuse. I honestly didn't see any romance in the torturer-tortured relationship. Miller struck me as a sadistic bastard, or at least, as an impassive person who has seen too much violence and, as such, he can't ever be moved by real emotions anymore.

Psychologists and psychiatrists who learn how to break minds instead of curin
Another gruesome, violent, sadistic story. Rape and mindfuck. Stockholm syndrome. AWESOME!

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Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing the way a rattlesnake coiled on a rock in the sun is.

Dangerous, and at any moment it could go so very, very badly. This story is an amazing, mindfu@cking terror because it makes you believe by the end. Miller makes you believe. So much textbook and then he takes it off road and out of bounds. You know where it's going, Rho knows, but it just unravels and reweaves so perfectly that it is awesome in the traditional sense of terrifying.

I've read a few of Henry's books and they've a
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: DMC
Shelves: dmc, dystopia
Deep breath.... wow. A dangerous read, this one will swallow you whole. Smell it, taste it, and absolutely feel it. No recourse, no escape.
This battle of will's, the razors edge of sanity. Doesn't matter what's right or wrong, immoral, amoral, Ha! It just is what it is!

Happy ending? Fuck if I know, read it at your own risk and then you tell me.

Sep 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I don't know what it is about the word "torture" that acts like a beacon. And here I am, a wimpy little moth, that gets drawn to this deadly light. I know I shouldn't. That there are consequences. But that's my brain talking, and really, who listens to that logical voice when dealing with decisions of the (literary) heart?

So yes, this story has torturous rape and other acts of violence. Though if it helps, the "overt" rape (I know, kind of like being a little bit pregnant) isn't done by the inte
Sep 18, 2013 rated it liked it
The dark, captive, non-consent stories test my limits. The subject matter I find to be very touch and go - sometimes I like to be tested, sometimes I don’t. Lisa Henry’s free read, The Last Rebellion did exactly what it was supposed to do - it made me want to pay money to read more of her works.

Rho’s torture, rapes and inner torments were sufficiently uncomfortable to paint his story without being so graphically detailed to be cringe worthy. Rho’s strength is admirable, situation sympathetic, h
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have my twisted friends Loederkoningin, Rachel and Vivian A to thank for this. Ticket to Stockholm indeed! Oh Rho, you are tough and beautiful, and I want dignity and relief for you. Miller, I don't trust you further than I can throw you, yet maybe you have something to offer Rho? Was that ending a HEA, HFN or just a total mindfuck? Not sure, but I definitely will be checking out more Lisa Henry books.
Jan 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Barbara by: Taintedskyee (Books Books&More Books)

Intense, brutal, dark, mind fuck, but beautiful and so well written, just like I craved it!!

Recommended but read it at your own risk.
Kynthos-the-Archer (Kyn)

4 Stars for the Chocolatey Goodness. I want to lick it all off Miller tho.

I still think they should go for Sensory Deprivation it is more effective and elegant than all that mighty ass-plowing. They were trying so hard to break the prisoner's back-door plumbing. Mayhap it's the theme and genre of this book as well as its premise that prompted such acts to be included. I just thought the back-door torture scenes was a little over enthusiastic. Note that I am only referring to the quantity. There
Read in September, 2013

The first thing to say is that at the time I felt very sorry for Jo *Smut-Dickted* that her prompt hadn't been filled. So learning that Lisa took that prompt, and wrote her the story she wanted, is quite fabulous!

The next thing I have to state is that this story is very well-written, hits the points asked for in the prompt at an inordinately high degree and is well-constructed. Going by Jo's reaction to it, it's pretty much exactly what she wanted.

Still, I can't rate this.
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow - no reviews yet?
Alright- ill take off my lazy shoes for this one. It's only right, given the lovely piece Henry chose to gift us with. So, if you haven't read this, and haven't read the warnings, go do that. Hmmm.. not sure where i read them, but they were there. rape, torture, etc. I'm not going to recap the plot, because I think it's better if the reader just experiences it as it unfolds. For those of you wanting to know how bad the content really is.... Well it's hard to say. The bad st

WARNINGS: POW, Rape, Violence

Wow! Lisa, I love your dark side. Sensational, interesting/entertaining dark read. I love a five star, free read. It could have been a little longer to get a little deeper into the MCs' heads. That's my only complaint.

Kat ☠
Feb 23, 2015 rated it really liked it

Hmm. I'm not convinced that the same woman who domesticates a possum which she then names Ramona, is capable of writing delightfully fucked up but utterly absorbing books such as this one.

Click on the spoiler for a genuine, honest to goodness image of Lisa Henry and Ramona. You would not believe the lengths I had to go to in order to capture this. You're welcome.
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There's something hypnotic about this dark story that once started I couldn't put down. Rape, torture and humiliation are thrown at Rho ( and of course at you ) in the first few pages and oh yeah, its brutal and degrading but then Miller is introduced and even though he's a cold bastard your inner voice starts to try to persuade you that perhaps now the story will start to lighten up a tad because surely Lisa cant put Rho through anything worse...can she?

Well actually yes she can because next t
Nov 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: MM dark book lovers
Recommended to Rach by: Anna Banana's
Wow that was novella worth reading!

Lisa Henry certainly knows how to write a dark book which is my sort of book.

I cannot believe it is free online! It seems such a shame that she isn't paid for it :(

If you like books with darker elements I would definitely rec this one to you and it is only short :)
Kol Anderson
Wonderfully written piece that makes you sad for Rho and hands down one of the best pieces of torture porn I've read. I don't know why Lisa's work always just gets to me, guaranteed. Just the right amount of angst and abuse and darkness. Love it.
Definitely one of Lisa Henry's best works. Disturbing, thought provoking and very well done.

Tis a shame I picked the wrong time and place to read it. I should have read this in private, with the lights turned off when all is quiet. I could have squeaked, wept and chewed on my fingers without scaring all the children and their parents at the indoor plastic playground. My bad.

I owe this one a re-read and a proper review at some point ...
I hate short stories. I really do. I rarely read them because I like a story I can sink my teeth into. I like a narrative, world-building, character development, sexual tension. I've never really felt that any story less than 150 pages could pull that off. Oh holy jesus, I was wrong.
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing story from Lisa, and to my mind, her writing is improving all the time. I loved her little freebie in the Love Has No Boundaries event and this was on a par with it. Lots of tension, angst, brutal scenes ...but awesome writing, and I would never have predicted the ending, well done Rho for surviving.
Sep 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-general
A gripping read. However, after reading through other reviews, I felt I might have missed some things about this story...

{After reread}
Okay, for the record. I think Rho has been unfairly maligned for having macho-attitude, when I feel it's more stubborn-to-the-point-of-insanity, with an element of torture-resistance training thrown in.
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Yet again, Lisa Henry has taken me to a dark side that is so bad yet so good, and this time she did it for free (thank you!). A powerful, disturbing, heartbreaking, mindf@ck. The best part was being inside both the mind of the torturer and the tortured. Left me wanting more.
Joseph Tonlet
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
So enjoyably dark!

At one time in the story, Miller puts a hand around Rho’s throat and presses his thumb into his windpipe until Rho yields. Then Miller kisses him. Reading the story kind of felt like that: a quickly passed hour of constant awareness and stomach clenching (why am I reading this again?), but thank god with a hint of affection thrown in at the end.

Well, it's not called torture porn for nothing. That's also the reason why I can't really complain about things like (view spoiler)
Vanessa North
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Oh, this was a hard one for me to read, but i am glad I did.

First, I'll just say I read very few dub-con or non-con books. Very, very few. The ones I do read tend to be from a handful of authors who I trust completely. Lisa Henry is one of those. I will pretty much read anything she writes, even if the subject matter is disturbing to me personally.

This story was very well written, but I did struggle to read some of the more graphic rape and torture scenes.

I very much liked the portrayal of Mill
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