I just finished the complete story of Anna’s life. If Anna was hurt when Devin hurt Alex the first time, how did they not figure out sooner that Alex couldnt be dead? I also was wondering, exactly how did Anna become a slave? I understand her status as an elder-mistress, but the slavery part has me confused. Was she a slave before the bonding ceremony or is that when it became official? From the ages of 16-20 was she only being trained as a slave until the ceremony? This was the most shocking, heart-wrenching, amazing story I have read...and I read ALL the time. I love that you felt free to delve into such darkness and bring so much light and love into the story. I’m still amazed Anna didn’t completely lose her mind with all she suffered through. Keep writing, I want to but I’m afraid to go where my brain would take me in a story but reading yours gives me encouragment. Thank you!!