Daughter of the blood is the first book in the Black jewels series.
I don’t know where to start with this book. It’s tough to pick a point to get a handle on other than the reviewer who described it as “sensual” should feel terrible about using that word to describe this book’s world of nightmarish predatory sexuality.
Plot summary is below the cut this time. Content warning for a world of nightmarish predatory sexuality including extreme abuse.
Things also got a little more political than they normally do but part of that is as a live “human” I find the real-world parallels are important.