He was tied up in chains to two enormous and heavy-looking stone pillars... Shah Jahan and an Englishman, Charles, have taken up a scandalous gay relationship at the heart of the Moghal Empire in the 1630s. Besotted with power, Charles cares little about anyone except himself, and it takes the gift of a hulking barbarian, known only as Conan-Rath to fully satisfy his deviant urges. Conan-Rath is much more than just a savage barbarian, however, and soon rips apart the cozy life that Charles had build for himself -- and the terrible wrath of the Shah is not something to be trifled with! WARNING: Taken By The Barbarian is a 6,500+ word historical gay hardcore erotica short story, which features interracial love between a Moghal emperor and an English military adviser, union that is shattered by the rude interruption of a brutal Barbarian who takes what he wants. Intended for adults only! EXCERPT: The Shah smiled thinly, and beckoned me towards him. I bowed my head and bent my knees slightly to approach him correctly. Despite being lovers, there was a rigid courtesy system here that all were expected to follow, even foreigners, after a mandated training time. I was fluent in this intricate system by now, and did not mind. In any case, as the Shah pulled his throbbing weapon out of his sheath, I knew that he wanted me to please him again, and that I would have to bend my knees even further down. “You know what to do, Charles.” He whispered, his ring-encrusted fingers guiding his hardening eminence towards my humbly suppliant and willing lips.