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Daughters of Suralia (Tales of Tolari Space Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Christie Meierz
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Three women, two planets, and a whale.

For Marianne Woolsey, linguist and tutor, being empathically bonded to the leader of the Tolari turns out to be a bed of roses – complete with thorns. Especially thorns.

With diplomatic relations severed and humans kicked out of Tolari space, the Earth Fleet ship Alexander is gone … for now … but Earth Central Command hasn’t given up trying to get Marianne back. As she struggles with surprises, nightmares, and a bond-partner who can’t be tamed, she just wants to figure out where she fits in a society that isn’t quite human.

Laura Howard, the Admiral’s widow, only desires to be left in peace to gather the fragments of a shattered heart, but Central Command has plans for her, too.

Meanwhile, the Sural’s apothecary is a serene and gifted healer who knows what – and who – she wants. Circumstances have conspired to deny her the man she’s always loved, but in the pursuit of his heart, she has an unexpected ally – in the depths of Tolar’s oceans.

Daughters of Suralia is a sweet scifi romance.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1374 KB
  • Print Length: 315 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0692234535
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CH3ARG0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #406,385 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The craft of cultural world building April 24, 2013
By ACFlory
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I am, first and foremost, a sci-fi reader, so I did wonder if the Daughters of Suralia would be a lot of romance with a little bit of science fiction thrown in. I'm very happy to say the science fiction element was not neglected!

The sci-fi in Daughters of Suralia is not the kind of hard science fiction where the tech dominates all else. Instead, Meierz has woven a deep exploration of cultural difference into the storyline. You won't find pages and pages of boring exposition. What you will find is a cleverly crafted story that /shows/ you these differences through the eyes of likable characters, characters you can empathize with. Do not be surprised if, by the end of the book, you end up empathizing more with the Tolari than the humans!

This cultural exploration is what we fans call 'soft' or 'social' sci-fi, and I much prefer it to battles with lasguns and space craft.

I should add however, that the relationships between the characters - both romantic and otherwise - were not neglected either. Daughters of Suralia is a true hybrid that fuses both romance and science fiction into a very enjoyable whole.

My one small criticism is that I would have liked to see more of the political shenanigans going on in Earth Central Command. But maybe that wish will be granted in the next book. I'm already looking forward to it.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent sequel to The Marann! April 23, 2013
By Anna Z.
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I very much enjoyed this sequel to The Marann. It was well-written and entertaining. We get a couple of love stories here: the Sural & Marianne and two other couples as secondary characters. All were sweet in their own way. I particularly enjoyed the interactions between the Sural and Marianne; he was so protective of her, yet ruthless with his enemies. We also get to see the world of the Tolari developed further, and it's clear that the author has a good imagination. Like the prior book, there are no explicit sex scenes - all the intimacy takes place behind closed doors. Overall, it's a nice blend of science fiction and gentle romance.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Culture Clash Is Riveting April 25, 2013
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I'm of the opinion this is one of the more interesting Science Fiction stories available today. I'd be very disappointed if the alien Tolari had the same sensibilities as the human Marianne so when the cultures clash and cause Marianne anguish I'm rooting for her to make the leap and truly begin to assimilate. I'm familiar with the phenomena of transplants not truly knowing a language until they dream in it and I'd assert they haven't assimilated the culture until they can accept the mores of that culture at face value. If Marianne chose to remain human then she'd be well within her rights to maintain human mores but she made the choice to become Tolari--so it's time for her to assimilate. Bravo Ms. Meierz, stick to your guns and ignore the troll.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the book very much! April 25, 2013
By Beth S
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The Daughters of Suralia is a wonderful book full of great details of life of the Tolari people.
I have enjoyed each of her three stories and look forward to more.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Read!! April 25, 2013
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I impatiently waited for the release of this book after reading THE MARANN and I was not disappointed! This was a wonderful book that had great storylines and characters you just can't help but love. Definitely worth reading. Can't wait for the next TALE OF TOLARI SPACE!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it. April 26, 2013
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I'm not that great at writing these things. But I want the author to know that I loved this book. I like that she doesn't make the alien so human. He isn't human and his motivations shouldn't be human. Keep on writing about the Tolari.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceeded my expectations! April 24, 2013
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I was delighted to find that once again Christie Meierz has written a captivating story, an excellent sequel to The Marann. The imaginative world of Tolari Space continues to unfold with well developed characters. We are caught up in a story that takes place on a world where everyone can read your emotions. I was happy to see that the relationship between Marianne and Sural continued to be developed. Two additional relationships wonderfully unfold perhaps promising more stories in the future.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't wait and I wasn't disappointed April 26, 2013
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I've been waiting anxiously for Daughters of Suralia for months, since I read The Marann.

This was a challenging book and really brought home that even though the Tolari are humanlike, they think differently than humans and they will act in different ways from humans. Consequently, some of the actions that propel the plot forward will challenge some readers. I think this is great, because if I wanted to read a romance about a culture that is the same as mine, well, then, I'd have picked up a Harlequin Romance. Daughters of Suralia is definitely not that. The author is clear that the differences ARE hard for her human characters to take. She doesn't make them acquiesce to everything that is strange and hard to understand. And it's not all sunny days, either.

The writing was good, I understood where things were going and unlike so many self-published books, this one was edited so there weren't any grammar, spelling or punctuation howlers to interrupt the flow. I am looking forward to more books about the Tolari and their interactions with the humans as well as the other races of space.

Thank you, Christie Meierz, for another lovely book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet tale second in a good series
I've enjoyed both of the Tolari tales. This could be an on going series since the issues with the earth government haven't been resolved. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sophie Dawson
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing time and again
I never get tired of reading this story. I still laugh and cry and giggle and cheer with each reading!
Published 4 months ago by Lovesagreatbook
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable reading- le fleur de mal
This second book of the daughters of Suralia was definitely more entertaining than the first book . It has more action and a little more romance. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Le fleur de mal
4.0 out of 5 stars ... 1 I couldn't get enough and this did not disappoint. Plenty more...
After book 1 I couldn't get enough and this did not disappoint. Plenty more material here - keep going Ms Meiertz!
Published 5 months ago by Jennifer cameron
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent writer!
Just the fact that I bought the second book speaks for itself! Christie Meierz is an excellent writer! I look forward to all of her books.
Published 6 months ago by Nancy B
5.0 out of 5 stars Tales of Tolari Space 2
I first bought this book about a year ago when the author self-published it. A few months ago, the book was then bought by a publisher, and the story underwent intensive editing. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Eva
4.0 out of 5 stars Tight, skilled writing, a definite must for my library
To continue from my review of the Marann; I stumbled upon this author through another reviewer who’s reviews I admire although we do differ on opinions, and I went into the first... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Ese
3.0 out of 5 stars Deepened my acquaintance
With the Tolarians. But was not as in depth as the first book. It was way too short and is turning the ppl into glossy smiley clowns. I am sorry to see this.
Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Of course I enjoyed this book because I enjoyed the other two books. Wonderful characters and a great setting made me a Suralia reader!
Published 17 months ago by Achristina
5.0 out of 5 stars Give me more
I love this series and anxiously waiting for more. You get caught up in the characters and care for them. Great writing.
Published 19 months ago by Kiamichi
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Christie Meierz writes space opera and science fiction with strong romantic elements. Her debut novel, The Marann, won the 2013 Prism award for Futuristic Romance given by the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. She combines depth of world-building with compelling characters and a tight, clean style.

When she's not writing, Christie enjoys reading, going out on dates with her husband, and the occasional science fiction convention. Telephones and housework terrify her.

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