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- Print Length: 129 pages
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- 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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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.
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 ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very enjoyable alien story. War, culture, deceit, and universal love.Published 28 days ago by Joann ME
Read it for free. Thanks to the author for making it available to read for free.
Basically hero and heroine are from two different cultures (hero human and heroine... Read more
This was a great book. It is usually the female character who is the human but in this book it was the male. Such a nice change and also a pleasant one. Read morePublished 1 month ago by dragonjo
I enjoyed this very much, quite different, kept you guessing and the ending turned out the way it should havePublished 2 months ago by Bob Meredith
This was a fun amalgamation of action adventure, sci-fi, romance, quirky who done it! Haven't had this much fun reading a book in awhile. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
I just loved this book! The characters are well drawn and believable, the scenes exciting and the writing excellent. And it's free, too! What a deal. Read morePublished 2 months ago by B. Kelley
I really enjoyed the characters in this story, very beautiful, and the spitfire of Tarn's daughter was fascinating, definitely worth reading!!!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was well written and unexpectedly funny. I didn't notice any typos ( a real problem with a lot of these ebooks) and thought the world was pretty well established. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Riley
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