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Wray (Tornians Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

M.K. Eidem
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (270 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: #4,117 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
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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4 of 4 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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4 of 4 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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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sci-Fi Romance at its best! August 30, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Overall Rating: 5 Rockin’ ★★★★★

Kim Teel has always been well cared for, first by loving parents and then by her married sister. After her parents deaths, she went to live with her older sister and her husband. Kim realizes when it is too late that she has taken the love and care that her family provided for granted. The very night that she goes to make peace with her sister, to apologize for her selfishness she finds that her sister and eleven others have disappeared. One thing that no one will ever accuse Kim of is giving up! She hikes to the spot where her sister was last located and Kim finds herself kidnapped by aliens. Not kind, caring, benevolent creatures but cruel, sadistic beings that almost kill her and live off the pain of others. Enters Warrior or in Kim’s muddled pain filled mind (her pet dog) that’s what she thinks when she hears a loud growl.

Emperor Wray Vasteri hates the Ganglians and their cruelty towards weaker, smaller races. While on his way back from meeting with the ruler of the Ratak Empire, his ship intercepts a Ganglian freighter as it is leaving Tornian space. Wray was not prepared for the abused, bruised and battered small female that he found hidden and almost dead. From the moment he held her, Wray knew that there was some special connection between him and the woman. His first and only thought after killing the captain is to protect this small being with everything that he is. While making the trip from the freighter to his ship, the shuttle is attacked and he barely lands the craft. He is able to find shelter in a cave before a storm hits and he is trapped with the abused woman he rescued. No one will be able to get to them until it abates.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved Wray and Kim
I read the first book and it was good, but this book was really, really good. I personally suggest reading Wray before reading Grim. Read more
Published 3 days ago by wife
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as Grim as I expected
This was not as good as Grim, but about as good as Ynyr.

This story was a good prequel to the first story published (Grim). Read more
Published 3 days ago by PTT
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Engaging Love Story
Reviewed by Pam da wife buying under hubby 's kindle. The storyline, world building and character development are above average fir this genre. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Joseph Smith-Steward
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it.
Published 8 days ago by D.P.
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable!
I like the alien abduction romances. It is unfortunate that Kim was raped before found by the emperor. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Linda
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 9 days ago by Darin
3.0 out of 5 stars Blah for me. Sorry!
I read a lot. I mean A LOT! I mean dozens of books per month (I have no kids and it's winter). So the whole "woman-as-an-angel-saviour" is just overdone for me. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Mocha
2.0 out of 5 stars Big disappointment.need work, details...
Wanted to rate it 2,5 stars.
Wray and Kim was the couple I was waiting to read about after Grym's. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Boubidou
3.0 out of 5 stars Is that it?
I really enjoyed the beginning of this book but was left hanging by the ending. I literally checked to see if my download had a problem it ended so abruptly.
Published 12 days ago by Angelee R.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Most Excellent Series!
I LOVE this series! The books are filled with danger, warmth, strength of character, & adventure. I almost forgot. Love. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Denise E. Thomas
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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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