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- Print Length: 131 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Plutoid Press (November 12, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 12, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005L35E3O
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Taken (Science Fiction Romance) (Callisto Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Viktor is confronted with several cultural differences as he learns more about the Lyrissian as the talks proceed. There are several humorous miscommunications between S'rea and Viktor dealing with mating rituals of the Lyrissian. S'rea has no intention to ever take a mate, she is a scientist and loves her profession. Viktor is recently divorced and has no intention of having any relationships right now.
Karo was the other Peacetalker dispatched by the Lyrissian to negotiate peace with the Orka in a neighboring galaxy. Karo has an agenda of his own which includes taking S'rea as a mate whether she agrees or not. The Orka are an aggressive and violent race who mutate their females into hideous monsters to use as warriors. They are a humanitarian nightmare.
This is an enjoyable story that moves at a nice pace. The reader will find humor, political intrigue, violent confrontations, and romance. I found it easy to become invested in the outcome from the humans on the Starship Callisto to the Lyrissian race as a whole. They had a fascinating hierarchy and culture.
The only thing I had a problem with was that S'rea was referred to as the eldest daughter of Tarn in the beginning of the story. However, at the end Ae'a is the eldest daughter. I understand why the birth order was changed.Read more ›
Admittedly, my attention lagged at the beginning, trudging through the politics and constant dialogue confined solely within the unchanging steel walls of the ship, but by thirty percent (my usual decision point), action had picked up with an attempted assassination, and the entrance of S’rea, the Lyrissian ambassador’s daughter, who seemed eager to seek out the differences between the humans and the Lyrissians, along with her cultural differences and gaps in knowledge in mating overtures, and an attempted kidnapping and invasion by an alien party. S’rea was a joy to read about with her scientific curiosity, courage, brawn, and combat skills. While Victor has a good balance between intellectual man of action, and personal problems that he is running away from that makes him being aboard the Callisto believable. It was wonderful watching S’rea and Viktor tangle, to growing curious about their differences and similarities, to if there actually was love through it all or whether it was just politics. And it was a treat seeing the Lyrissian homeworld from their mating customs, to their scientific community, to their ruling body.
The only thing I didn’t understand and still question about the story is, I never did find out what the installment title “Taken” refers to. I would recommend this to fans of Star Trek and Babylon 5, who like their science fiction with a dose of romance and adventure.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not big on alien stories but this one was amazing. Viktor is a simple peace talker looking for negotiatikns between his world and another what he finds is so much more! Read morePublished 1 day ago by lcsdr60
This was a really good story. I'm a great fan of Space Opera and this fits in that category for me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by McKMe
Book was just okay for me. I just couldn't get into the story or characters. Did not feel the romance between the H and h at ALL. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Toria D.
Loved getting to know these characters, both are strong and opinionated. The dialog is believable and the pace is good, I look forward to more from this author.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was an enjoyable science fiction read. There is some intrigue, humor, romance and suspense to round out the reading experience. I would try more of this writers works....Published 9 months ago by Michelle
I must say this was a pretty lighthearted and at times really amusing story. It has some rather interesting characters who are funny and a bit on the whimsical side. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Joyce J. Ruskuski
I gave this book 3 stars because I couldn't get into it. and its not the authors fault ( I am crazy sometimes) .. I just wasn't feeling it.Published 10 months ago by Tiffany
It is so hard to find good books in the free section, so many not having basic editing or spell-checking. This book was very good!!! A wonderful find. Read morePublished 10 months ago by clife
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