- File Size: 849 KB
- Print Length: 266 pages
- Publisher: Carina Press (July 15, 2013)
- Publication Date: July 15, 2013
- Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DJLQAKG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #557,093 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I enjoyed the way the author delved into the actual 'character' of each of the MCs, especially as they technically are all criminals of some sort to be sent to this planet. The traitor was not exactly a surprise, but an interesting twist in dynamics by the time we were given a glimpse. There actually were a few of them in the mix, and I was always left wondering who was going to do what next.
The world building with the maze of caverns and the 'core' as well as who benefited from the mining of the product was done well. And it was almost set as a survival of the fittest. I could imagine life in any prison being very similar to this scenario. The supporting characters felt a little shallow, and the ending was, hmm, well, kind of anticlimactic, but overall, the story was a good way to pass the time.
I think I probably enjoyed it more as an audiobook than I would have if I'd sat down and read it cover to cover. The voice differentiation was done fairly well, which, to me, is rather important in an audio version.
I would recommend it as an appealing adventure story with varying dynamics of violence that worked well in the setting provided.
Aleron is thief who trusts the wrong person to sleep with, and ends up in prison. Again. Only this time, the prison is more a death sentence. Tantoret has a secret mining operation for a dangerous drug that is illegal in the Athess system, but which they use to fund their war with the Lonans. Jasak, an alien Athakim, is the warden. The guards are also prisoners on Tantoret, and Jasak feels he belongs there for the crime he committed. Until Aleron. Aleron has a vibrancy and life about him that captures Jasak's attention, and ultimately his heart.
This prison love story manages to be more realistic than is often the case. Aleron's motivation, at first, is to get close to Jasak in hopes of devising a means of escape. Makes sense. Jasak has been lonely and disheartened for so long that Aleron sparks something he thought dead. The relationship builds very slowly in this story. It's more than halfway through before any intimacy happens. And that time was spent building the characters, the setting and the universe. It was time well spent. When they do finally become a couple, the sex is spicy and exciting for having to wait for it. I really enjoyed this story, but would have liked a bit more fallout after the HEA, which could happen in a potential sequel where prisoners become rebels. I really hope that happens. Recommended!
The story begins when Aleron Pitre gets dumped down into the chasms of the prison planet, Tantoret, where he will serve out his sentence for thievery. Anyone sent there is basically given a death sentence because they'll either be killed by a fellow prisoner or the harsh conditions. If that doesn't do it, the drug their mining is toxic in its natural form and kills the prison work gangs slowly. Aleron is met by the hard captain of the prison guard Jasnak. Jasnak and his fellow guards are a different race known as Athacki. They are all serving their own sentences by being forced to live out their days guarding the prisoners and supervising the extraction of chojal. Their race are bigger, stronger and immune to the effects of the chojal.
Aleron is a canny guy and he impresses Jasnak right away with his intelligence and wily behavior. Aleron gets into a great deal of trouble as he learns the ropes. While he makes his plans to escape, he notices that there are a few different pots boiling in the prison. There are prison escape plans that involve killing him as a distraction, sabotage and coup attempts. Aleron has no intention of being the 'distraction' so he goes to Jasnak for an exchange of information about the coup/escape attempt in exchange for protection. Jasnak through a trick of fate is forced to claim Aleron as mate to give him the protection he needs both from the other prisoners, but also the guards. And that's when things really start to get exciting.
The plot was twisty and action-filled and that doesn't even summarize the rising heated passion that develops between Aleron and Jasnak. This was a huge intrigue because everyone's motives are suspect at one time or other. I went most of the book not knowing if Aleron was going to betray Jasnak's trust for self-preservation or who could be relied on to help when the time came. The big grand finale just seemed like a lose-lose scenario and was so exciting to see how it would pan out.
Nice read for the Sci-Fi M/M Romantic-suspense lover!
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every part of it. The most entertaining out of all the others I've read this year very moving and seducing.
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