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Wray (Tornians Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

M.K. Eidem
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (285 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Emperor Wray Vasteri was the ruler of the Tornian Empire. His House has ruled the Empire ever since the great infection, which struck over five hundred years ago and he feared he would be the last. The number of compatible females was dwindling faster than anyone knew. If they could not find compatible females soon, their entire civilization would cease to exist. It was the reason he agreed to meet with Liron, the Emperor of the Kaliszian Empire in Kaliszian space. It was the only reason they had crossed paths with a Ganglian ship leaving Tornian space, and it was the only reason that the small female was discovered. Could she be what they had been searching for?

Wray found himself drawn to the small female he’d found beaten and abused on the Ganglian ship. She resembled a Tornian female, but was much smaller. Could she be what he had been searching for?

Kim Teel has had a hard life, at least she thought she had, until her parents were suddenly killed and then her sister and brother in law disappeared. At nineteen, she realized she’d been protected from all of life’s hardships. She had been cared for and loved her entire life had come to expect it. She was terribly spoiled. Determined to change her ways, Kim went looking for her sister, only to be captured by the Ganglians and it was then she learned what happened to the ‘unprotected’ females of the universe.

Wray and Kim are both doing the same thing, trying to survive. But what they find is that there are more important things than just survival. And once they learn that, the universe changes forever.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1704 KB
  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MR2MKE8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,041 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Prequel to Grim August 31, 2014
By ljester
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Excellent story for Wray and Kim. Book 1 - Grim, gave us a little bit about Kim and Wray's story but Book 2 is their story. We also get more details on the world's and politics from Grim. I like that the writer didn't focus on Kim's rape but on her recovery. We get to see Wray has a warrior and then an emperor.

The writer has left multiple storylines open that I look forward to reading in the future. There are both male and female stories to be told. Example: What happened to Kim's family. There are also all the possibilities from Books 1 and 1.5.

Can't wait for the next book.

BTW the editing and proofing for this book has improved.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed Grim and with high expectations October 18, 2014
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2.5 stars for Wray. I really enjoyed Grim and with high expectations, awaited Wray. Grim was a great story hidden inside atrocious spelling and grammar, misused words, and non-existent editing. I slogged through it all because of wonderful world-building, likable and hatable characters, and heroes/heroines that were so compelling they dared you to follow them to the end of the universe.

Problem 1. I don't care how many family members or friends told you that you didn't need an editor. They are wrong, wrong, wrong. This is not your first book. Be professional and get editor recommendations from authors that you admire. Hire professional editors! No excuses! The mistakes in this book, while fewer than those in Grim, show a mediocre 10th grader's comprehension of English. You have a wonderful imagination, which is a skill I admire and envy, and it is rare. Good editors can make your writing better and help you sell more books.

Problem 2. It's incomprehensible to me how anyone can trivialize rape and torture. I expected this book to show Wray and Kim's arduous paths to empathy, regaining trust in any individual in this hostile universe, let alone those who pretend to revere women, while outrageously subjugating them. I wanted Wray to realize the part the monarchy played in the subjugation of all women, including Tornian females. I wanted to watch him value Kim as a sentient being who was using all her strength and intelligence to overcome her own adversity while trying to elevate the status and safety of the human females that would be hunted down to repopulate Tornian society. If she was hesitant about bringing female children into this society, well, that was never properly explored, either.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A unequal sequel September 13, 2014
By Netty
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If you read the first one, you already know 'what happens' in this one. Basically, Kim becomes Empress. We knew that before the book even starts, so its not a spoiler because the beginning is when she's holding Destiny.

The reason I can't rate this book higher is because... it wasn't as good as the first one. I really liked 'Grim' and found that although the heroine had a tendency to speechify (esp. at the end) and thus subdue a patriarchy, I liked it. I really liked the interaction between characters, her daughters (THANK YOU--moderately acceptable writing of children!), and the fact that it was an alien-kidnapping romance ++++ world building/alien sociology, etc.

But Wray.... although it kind of added to the world building in terms of better understanding the 'laws' of the Torian culture, didn't meet the expectations of the first book. Firstly, it was a LOT more exposition and less interaction between characters. Even when it was just Kim and Wray. We were in his head, in her head, but rarely did it seem it was between them. There was what seemed to be the 'token' other-female-alien friend, and the usual confusion about whether the other guys in the story could rape the heroine or not... not cool. I also wanted more about how Kim wouldn't tell them where Earth was. That seemed a huge point in her favor in book one and barely touched upon in this book. And another problem I had was how the Healer seemed so very skeezy in this book becomes okay in the previous one? confusing.

Personally, I liked it, but it Grim will be my favorite--although I'm hoping for a Rebecca (or was it Rachel?) & Callen book 3. (This comment is made because her named switched back and forth--there are other editing errors to be overlooked as well).

Still, rather enjoyable.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars um yeah.... August 31, 2014
By Smuffy
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Really looked forward to this book - but - started off well but didn't feel the momentum of quality writing really continued to the same standard to the end of the book which seemed a bit of a quickie finish. There were the usual grammatical errors but one expects that in an e book so that had no bearing on my rating. Just found I didn't enjoy the book as much as I thought I would have. That's it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars English as a second language? September 18, 2014
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Read both books, Wray and Grim. Storyline was good and characters interesting. Would have been soooo much more enjoyable if the editing had been better!! HORRIBLE job of editing, almost didn't finish the story because it was so distracting! Text was peppered with wrong words and incorrect word usage, as well as heavy misspellings and problems with grammar. Had me wondering if english was the authors second language. Like I said it was a good story, and sometimes clever, but please invest in a proper editor next time!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Avid reader
Let me start by saying that I didn't want to read this book. Why, because I read Grim and knew a little of Wray & Kim's story. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Nancy
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful epic adventure
I loved the way the author went back and told how this started. Again the characters were so believable and just drew you in. Read more
Published 1 day ago by D. J. Womack
4.0 out of 5 stars Well writen enjoyed it. A few word errors I found frustrating
Well writen enjoyed it. A few word errors I found frustrating. I always correct the words while I'm reading but it is very frustrating.
Published 5 days ago by Valarie A. MacDonald
3.0 out of 5 stars Author Needs to Slow Down and Read What She Has Written
Many other reviewers have said the same thing, but it bares repeating, this author needs a really good editor or she needs to re-read what she has written BEFORE publishing it... Read more
Published 7 days ago by D. Marone
5.0 out of 5 stars I absolutely love this series
I absolutely love this series. There's not much that could make me like them more.
The fact that the female 'leads' are not weaklings and NONE of the '''potential brides'''... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Rochelle Dominic
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first one (they rarely are) but a ...
Not as good as the first one (they rarely are) but a good story. I would have liked it better had it had a better ending, to leave you hanging when the first one was a stand alone... Read more
Published 13 days ago by sunny's mum
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story line, powerful warriors to fall in love with.
Eidem is a very good storyteller. You find yourself in love with her warriors, and the universe that holds them. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Spell binding
I adored this book. I loved Kim story. She has spunk and Wrsy is the perfect mate for her. So looking forward to visiting them again. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Barefootokie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
loved it
Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Still a great read!
I must admit, I was a bit disappointed how this novel began. The cave scene between Kim and Wray was just to long and dediously boring. Read more
Published 19 days ago by HONEST REVIEWER
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I have always loved to read and writing is just a natural extension of this for me. Growing up I loved to extend the stories of my favorite books and TV shows just to see where the characters went. I've been happily married for nearly twenty-five years to an awesome man and have two great kids. Now that the kids are out of the house, at least most of the time, I've found I have the time to write again.

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