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The Traitor's Bride : A romantic sci fi fantasy (Keepers of Xereill Book 1) Kindle Edition
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SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCES
Keepers of Xereill:
- The Cyborg's Lady (prequel)
- The Traitor's Bride
- The Commander's Captive
- The Dragon's Woman
- The Samurai's Lover
- The Vestal's Steward
- Winter's Gift
- What If It's Love?
- Falling for Emma
- Under My Skin
- You're the One (companion novella)
- Amanda's Guide to Love
- The Devil's Own Chloe
- An Autumn in Paris
- Find You in Paris
- Raphael's Fling
- The Perfect Catch
- Clarissa and the Cowboy (companion novella)
- Playing with Fire
- Playing for Keeps
- Playing Dirty
- ASIN : B07B9GM93S
- Publication date : March 26, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 1456 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 266 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #210,464 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Etana is a menial, lowest order of person in the hierarchy of the World of Xereill, but she’s really more…She goes to the flogging of ex-war hero and now supposed traitor, Areg Sebi, who is high-born and wealthy. Few believe he is guilty of the charges, but in this town some bad actors have the stage and run it. The lesson is that when your government becomes too strong, too illegal and people become too complicit, rights are destroyed.
So much is going on in this story: conflicts between worlds, cyborgs, secret associations to combat the main problem, government abuse of power. I can’t wait to see if there will be future books about Col. Yaggar and Lady Olinnie, Nyssa, Areg’s sister and maybe Commander Heidd. Will there be stories for Sir Geru, Prioress Aynu or Etana’s siblings: Rhori and Mayka? So much potential… This book does end with a cliffhanger, which I usually hate but am promised all will be cleared up in Commander's Captive. I can't wait...
I volunteered to review an ARC of this book, but I had already bought it so reviewed from my own book. SO GLAD I DID.
There are lessons to be learned here about government corruption and power being misused. In fact, there are so many characters and so many things going on that this wasn’t a particularly satisfying book to start off a new series, especially when it was intended to be a cliffhanger, without having warned the reader. It was interesting enough that I intended to read Book 2, but I thought Book 1 could have been handled a little better.
The Traitor's Bride is the first instalment in the Keeper of Xereill series and taking this into consideration, i knew that there would be some background to be discovered into the many types of 'creatures' and civilizations that exist on the many worlds. Now don't get me wrong, i really do love to get to know the ins and outs of new civilizations and new races, but i really do love a story between characters. While i applaud this author for being thorough in taking the lengths to describe the relationship that exists between the characters, the social standings and even the history of the planets (as well as their link to earth humans), i have to say that this was confusing at times.
I really did try to keep up, to make sense of who's who and especially the how these people made it to their home planet and why they are the way that they are, but i'll admit that i had troubles staying invested in the first half of the book. It felt drawn out and at the same time, some of the characters very naive or unable to act their age as is the case with Etana. Don't get me wrong, this girl is incredibly powerful and she's smart, but i think i may have rolled my eyes a few times, especially in the beginning - and maybe that's because i was still trying to keep up. So i'm taking some and i'm leaving some, knowing that i'll have to read this book once again in the future so that i can finally get a better handle on what's going on.
I'm not saying that this book isn't worth it - the complete opposite, Alix Nichols did create an incredibly details back drop of her characters that i'm sure we'll be seeing in the future. But what i am suggesting is to keep an open mind when picking this book up since there is so much information to take in a short period of time.
*ARC provided by Author in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Kathleen, The Small Girl from A small girl, her man and her books