Style: Literary Work
Print: Color Cover, Text Interior
Size: 5.25 x 8
Parental Rating: NC-17 - Graphic sexual situations, language
Publication Date: January 2005
Synopsis: Volle thought life as a spy-in-training was pretty easy: do as little as possible, and spend all his free time sleeping with the other young males in Caril. He never expected to be the one chosen for a critical mission to impersonate a noble in the neighboring country of Tephos--and neither did his superiors. They don't want to send him, and he doesn't want to go, but the mission calls for a fox, and he's the only one qualified. So off he goes, with a couple friends, a fake history, and very little to go on about the plot he's supposed to uncover.
Now he must master the life of a noble and search for information while navigating the many pitfalls and temptations that surround him. And the temptations are plentiful: a young wolf prostitute, a shy fox courtesan, a handsome soldier. With noble friends to help him, he gains confidence quickly, but self-doubt continues to plague him. When events begin to spiral out of his control, he must discover whether he has the inner strength to save his country and his own heart.
Volle (pronounced to rhyme with "wall") is the first published novel by Kyell Gold--a stirring tale of romance, espionage, and the intrigues common to both. While the author is a relative newcomer to the field of anthropomorphic fiction, readers of Sofawolf's adult magazine Heat will recognize the main character from the short story Prisoner's Release which appeared in two parts in issues #1 and #2. Taking place prior to the events depicted in the short story, this 317 page novel, beautifully illustrated by Sara Palmer, details the history of the main character. Kyell's second novel, Pendant of Fortune, continues from where the short story concluded.