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Vargr: Scifi Warrior Dystopian Romance (Beast Horde Book 1) Kindle Edition
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"I love the dichotomy of Cyn. She goes from I'm so sweet and innocent to I'm going to rip out your still beating heart and eat it in about .02 seconds. I really like that about her. Both sides of her personality are really authentic, and are really just very much her."
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"This has got to be my favourite to date of this authors work. I bloody adored this like so much and am now gagging for my next fix of this amazingly addictive story."
"A fantastic post-apocalyptic, erotic, alien invasion, genetically modified soldiers, humans on the verge of extinction epic story!"
"... the Beasters failed to conquer the invaders, and now they hide in the shadows. Now they are the protectors of the last humans. Gifted with various and extreme nano modifications each Beaster bears their own unique set of features, horns, wings and more taken from the beasts of fantasy and lore."
"Cyn Is that heroine that we all love. She kicks some serious arse when needs be. She is smart and witty, yet she still radiates a vulnerability that had me wanting to reach in and protect her.She wakes to the mouth of a Ghoul Lord and decides ... NOPE, not happening."
- ASIN : B081DNS7Q7
- Publication date : November 12, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 3632 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 184 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #403,409 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Silverwood created Beasts that were artificially enhanced to save the world. Unlike most plots in this style of story, the Beasts fail in their mission. This is not a spoiler, as it's stated toward the beginning of the story. Cyn literally drops into Vargr's lap, and an adventure is born.
I loved the concept of the Lure. Frightening and possible, the Lure is the aliens greatest weapon. Messing with the minds, they use the Lure to enslave and conquer. I loved the "specialness" of Cyn's gift in relation to the Lure.
These Beasts are big, strong, with varying abilities that none of them truly understand. And these Beasts are constantly reminded of the comforts of old that are gone now. It's a huge part of the book that grounds this alien tale with a true humanity. We discover that sex with Beast cures the Lure, at least temporarily. I don't know if Silverwood meant to be subversive here, but it sure seems that way to me! Imagine the day that having sex CURES the STD? Lol.
We learn very little about Cyn and her abilities, because she just doesn't remember or understand. Clearly there's a government conspiracy at work, but the extend of it? Who knows.
Some memorable quotes:
"Vargr drew a deep breath and kept on walking. He really had a problem. Not enough females to #$& was going to make his balls burst. Wow. I’m a poet too. "
Banzai! Gung ho! Yippee-ki-yay, mother$%&! Avidex rather liked using the terminology of whatever planet they’d captured.
A raspberry would be her response next time he asserted his ownership. Loud and clear raspberry. Check.
"“Anyway, Vargr and I have bonded. I am his and he is mine. You know? Love in the apocalypse etcetera.”"
He looked more like the leader than what he truly was—the outnumbered representative of another tribe. His horns were twice as wide as his head, and as grand as a twirling ballerina. Seen this close, the blueness on the horns seemed to vibrate the air about them. Specks drifted outward only to be extinguished as if they were embers dying in the cool air.
Danger, Will Robinson. Least they’d remade that show before the invasion. So many series he’d never binge watch ever again. If anything made him sad about the demise of humankind, it was that.
What else were men for except to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous women?
Who’d have thunk it? The main disadvantage of the Apocalypse was a lack of pizza.
Silverwood also touched on environmental concerns without being preachy, which makes this the most well rounded apocalypse book I've ever enjoyed reading. She's an intellectual writer who's not afraid to let her freak flag fly here. Who else could quote Shakespeare and wax poetic about a spiked member? Warning, cliffhanger, but Cyn is such an amazing character that you will want to learn more. A rebel female that demands your attention and elicits nothing but awe.
Where the Ghoul Lord consumes humans. Being the only
human to ever escape from the top, she is an enigma. On
her fall from up high, she is caught by a winged man, a Beaster
named Vargr who realizes how unique Cyn is and is attracted
to her even though she is one tough cookie. When the "Lure"
comes upon Cyn, Vargr calms her with sex, who knew sex was
the cure? During their travels to meet up with Vargr's Tribe, the
come upon and older lady that is zombie like and Cyn finds she
can remove the Lure. They have to find out what Cyn really is
and how to use her abilities while she is still being watched by
a few other entities. We get to meet other humans and other
Beasters with Rutger being one of them. Sex seems to work well
for getting control over Cyn whenever the Lure affects her and
Rutger joins in to help her with Vargr. There is a lot going on in
this post apocolypse world and many unique people and "things"
to meet along their travels. I am looking forward to the next books
due soon, and hope they answer the many questions I have about
the people, Beasters and bots involved. Little Mo is our mechanical
friend as most of Cari's sci-fi stories seem to usually have at least one
in them. In the end, this keeps you turning the pages and always hoping
for more information as we are entertained by the characters and situations
they find themselves in and of course the wild, passionate sex.
I'm looking forward to reading what happens next.
Top reviews from other countries
Why am I talking so much about how the book ends, for goodness sake! What I need to be doing is telling you about how flipping amazing this book is, how it blends a finely crafted, slightly mysterious and definitely menacing dystopian world with some amazingly awesome and rounded characters and some rough, dirty, hot and kinky s£x.
It's a little lighter than the Machinery of Desire series, a little rougher around the edges than Preyfinders and nowhere near as dark as the Dark Hearts books. But it's still totally Cari Silverwood , which for those of you that don't know is a synonym for excellent, marvellous, magnificent, superb, fine, wonderful, impressive, phenomenal, superior and superlative.
One can never accuse Ms Silverwood's heroines of being anything less than kick-a$$ amazing. She writes the ultimate tough cookie gal who likes her men to have impressive qualities (*nudge-wink*) and the wherewithal to use it in any manner they wish, as long as it's depraved and dirty. However they also quite enjoy being dominated and have some submissive tenancies. Cyn however is an apex predator, she might let you "ravish" her four ways to Sunday but she is going to decide who, when and how it happens. I loved Cyn. Totally loved her and her bug eating ways.
Vargr and Rutger are HAWT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry but I just felt I had to put that out there. They're also well hung, and know what to do with that slab of man meat. However they have a conscience. They are men of morals, occasionally those morals are a little dubious but they have them nonetheless. Doesn't stop them being kinky so and so's either.
Oh yes and I've not even mentioned the strangely amorphous and totally creepy Ghoul Lords yet. They need taking down big time. I'm into tentacles as much as the next girl (and definitely Cyn with her strategic tattoo) but they are enough to totally ruin the experience for me. I'm also rather taken by Mo too, even if IT IS SHAPED LIKE A SPIDER.
Oops, I appear to have gone off piste and get slightly ever so side-tracked. So back to Vargr. Don't buy this book if you only like sci-fi that isn't really sci-fi but where the story could actually be transplanted into a mafia, or MC, or western setting and still work. Don't buy this book if you like delicate flower heroines or alpha-hole heroes who only have depth when they look in a mirror. Because I'm afraid you will be disappointed by this multi-layered story of genuinely not-quite-human individuals and the adventures that befall them. If you do like a sci-fi romance that's actually sci-fi then snap this up like a hot cake and enjoy.
Vargr is one of the Beast Horde, a modified human so he can help win the war, he also has wings. He is powerful, kind, funny and without bitterness also he is all types of hotness. He saves Cyn and whilst she has no memory, she is not a 'woe is me' type. Oh no, Cyn is a 'in your face, don't mess with me' girl, she really is something else (yet to be revealed).
I was hooked from the first page - the story never sags or slows. It has it all. Great banter throughout, some hilarious references, gloriously gory fights, great supportive characters and some wickedly dirty sex scenes guaranteed to push your buttons and flip your switches. So Cynful!
As for the ending, it's a real WTF - talk about a cliffhanger. Cari we need to know what happens next NOW!