In the eyes of the Kobi family of wizards, ordinary humans are the dirt-people, mostly ignored, sometimes of use. They are convenient subjects for spell-practice, and they like to keep a selection for use as sex slaves. Valencio is one of the slaves, the most troublesome they’ve ever had – and the most desired. Faheem Kobi-Wynn watched a film on a large screen. The child star was Valencio Durano, Italian. The black-haired waif turned big eyes to the camera, looking pathetic in rags, but then shot a mischievous grin at a companion and was next seen bolting after stealing a wallet. Faheem Kobi-Wynn wanted to try a boy, and this was the most beautiful boy he’d ever seen. He nodded to the servant, approving the choice. In due course, the boy would be brought to him, untouched until he could have him. Meantime, he wasn’t sure what he wanted, but wandered to the Enclosure and asked that there be a line-up. Valencio’s Story is no simple adventure or romance. There is heartbreak and despair. There is also courage, friendship, and loyalty.