Claimed by Nicolai (Raiden Warriors) Paperback – April 2, 2019
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- Publisher : Crimson Cloak Publishing (April 2, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 374 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1681603780
- ISBN-13 : 978-1681603780
- Item Weight : 12.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.85 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,219,181 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
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I enjoyed the amazing detail that Holm gave to every character. Each of their personalities was unique which added to the ability to relate to their feelings. There are several scenes that are highly sexual in content, making this book for mature readers. The inquisitive nature of Abby and some of the dangers she faces make the pace of the story flow easily to the end of the book. This could easily have been a standalone novel, but I eagerly started reading the second book of The Raiden Warriors Series. I used to dislike this genre but have gained a new respect for authors like Denna Holm. She brought the story to life with her unique writing style. I am quite confident in saying this is a five-star book.
what i always say to myself is never knock it till you try it. this one turned out to be a very good choice. im not experience as most to say what would be a negative aspect about the book but am inclined to say i dont judge till the reading is done.
Top reviews from other countries
Nickolai can sense all of her feelings, but Abby’s confusion fills him with doubts of his own. His fears are brought to a head when Guage, an ancient hunter charged with protecting humanity, finds Abby and informs her that he can rid her mind of all memory of what had happened and restore her to her people. Nickolai honourably allows Abby to discuss this with the hunter, standing on the sidelines, heart breaking, dreading the inevitable loss of the woman who has become his life’s blood. He is certain she will accept Guage’s offer and leave him.
Claimed by Nickolai is ostensibly a sci-fi story, skillfully crafted, professionally written, and filled with great characters. Holm has created an extraordinary world, made utterly believable by the breadth of her incredible imagination. The Raidens are an alien race with an established history and culture, with deep-rooted customs, described in such prolific and seemingly authentic detail, that it is almost impossible not to believe that this world actually exists. We meet other amazing races, in wondrous settings, with wildly creative characteristics, filled with their own desires, rivalries, and rules. A true feast for sci-fi fans.
Sometimes, however, a book can rise beyond its genre because it deals with themes that are universal. For me, this is a story as old as time. I am forcibly reminded of a heartbreaking line from Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats: ‘ ... the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home, she stood in tears amid the alien corn.’ Ruth, from the Christian bible, was left without any resources but her own strong nature to cope with her exile. Abby, too, is dragged into exile, bereft of all support and forced to rely only on the strength of her own will to deal with this desperate and frightening situation. She meets her state initially with anger and outright rejection, running a full plethora of emotions through reluctance to ultimate acquiescence. But this is a journey, and in that journey lies the story.
Nickolai, despite his race’s assumption that abducting females from other planets to further their own kind is perfectly normal, is a man of honour, noble even. He is an alien with a strange appearance, but his values transcend race, colour, creed. They are the values that are the bedrock of our own human code for living. Are such values truly universal? Do they carry across light-years of space to other alien cultures?
Holm’s story is a romance with its fair share of eroticism, but it is a tale that makes us examine the human spirit, its ability to cope in dire situations. It forces us, too, to look beyond the scaly skins of others to see there the same emotions we ourselves experience, the same doubts, the same fears, the same hopes. Under the skin, Holm tells us, we are all the same.
Readers of sci-fi, readers of romance, readers of erotica, will all love this story. Even readers who do not normally read any of these, will still share in the heroine’s struggle, and empathize with the novel’s broader themes. A wonderful story, beautifully told.
Book Title: Claimed by Nicolai
Subtitle: (Raiden Warriors Book 1)
Author: Denna Holm
Genre: Romance/Science Fiction
Part of a series? Yes
Order in series: 1
Best read after earlier books in series? N/A
I scored this book 5/5
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Short Summary of the book:
Different worlds have different habits as Abby finds out. When she is abducted by Crown Prince Nicolai from the planet Raiden, she is initially furious and scared. He has chosen her as his mate and has initially not given her any choice in the matter. Can she ever learn to love him or will she refuse his advances?
What I liked about the book:
I liked the tough guy who was also very sensitive and in-tune with Abby.
What I didn’t like about the book:
I enjoyed the book in its entirety.
My favourite bits in the book:
Where Abby enchants nearly everyone she meets.
My least favourite bits in the book:
The way Nicolai’s brother treats his new bride.
Any further books in the series? Any more planned by this author?
I understand this is the first book in a series and I would be interested to read what happens next.
What books could this be compared to and why?
This book has fragments of other Science Fiction books but is unique too.
In summary, I would recommend this book for the following readers:
Young Adult Yes
If you like romance and science fiction, this book may be the book for you.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.