Audiobook Review: Dark Planet Warriors: Books 1-4 Box Set. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Dark Planet Warriors: Books 1-4 Box Set by Anna Carven

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dark Planet Warriors ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💚🖤💙
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌎
Character development: 😳☺️🤫😍

The heroine: Abbey – she works as a scientist in the vegetation dome on an asteroid mining station called Fortuna Tau. She grows most of the food eaten on the station. She hates it, but in the 24th century, jobs are scarce on earth and in order to get one, people have to work off world for years before they are able to work on earth.

The Hero: Tarak – a Kordolian General who comes to the mining station after his ship is damaged in a firefight with the Xargek. The Kordolian are feared throughout the universe as they are known to travel the nine galaxies enforcing their rule. Though they have ignored Earth till now.

The Story: While on Fortuna Tau for repairs to his ship Tarak is suffering from a severe headache and finds from his medical officer that he needs to mate. Though inter species mating is not allowed. His headache seems to abate when he is talking to Abbey and when she is injured when fleeing one of the Xargek which infiltrated the station, he decides to take her with him.

Abbey finds herself the only human in an alien station above a planet where humans are seen as little more than slaves and when the leaders of the dying populace find that humans have similar DNA, they see her as a perfect guinea pig. However, the Tarak is the leader of the Kordolian forces and is not afraid to go after what he wants.

The book was told in dual POV and by two narrators, Todd McClaren and Jillian Macie. Both narrators did a great job and I enjoyed listening to this one. It was quite steamy and had a good story, though the romance could have been a bit better. I wanted Abbey and Tarak to get to know each other better.

Dark Planet Falling ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💙💚🖤
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙📔
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍
Character development: 😳🤬😮🤨

The heroine: Sera Aquinas – a reporter who thinks it is a bit too coincidental that the mining station Fortuna Tau was recently evacuated and blew up right before the Xargek came to Earth and started wreaking havoc. Especially when the Kordolian troops where the only ones able to kill the Xargek, and now the Kordolians want to make Earth their home.

The Hero: Prince Xalikian Kazharan (a.k.a. Xal) – he has to convince the people of Earth to let his people live there. His people are dying out because of the lack of Kordolian females and births. Also he, the General and their forces can help the people of Earth to defend against any species that threatens Earth, including the Xargek who have already arrived on Earth.

The Story: Sera wants to interview the Kordolians to try to figure out what their long term plans are. She has her doubts that the race known for making war and subjugating worlds doesn’t have the same plans for Earth, but if they did, why haven’t they done it yet. Why are they taking up residence in a tree lined suburb of the diplomatic zone?

Not only is Sera a journalist and the daughter of a senator, but she also happens to be a former underground cage fighter. Go Figure! It helps her when she boards Xal’s Alien ship to report on the war against his mother’s forces who have come to Earth bent on destruction. Despite the unrealistic nature of some situations, the story is pretty good. There is romance, plenty of steam and an evil empire after our Hero.

The story was told in dual POV but with only one narrator, so that takes a point off the narration. Luckily Jillian Macie does a great job. She has many different voices for the different characters and her male voice isn’t too bad. She is a good reader and I like her soft voice and different inflections for Sera. This book was better than the first in the series I liked where the story went and I’m invested in the fate of the Kordolians.

Into the Light ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💚🖤💙💜
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌎
Character development: 😳☺️🤫😍

The heroine: Abbey – she met General Tarak of the Kordolian Empire on an asteroid mining station called Fortuna Tau. They fell in love and became mates after he brought her to his home planet in order to save her life. Now she is back on Earth and pregnant with their first child.

The Hero: Tarak – a Kordolian General who fell in love with a woman from Earth. The Kordolian Empire don’t believe in mating other races as that would be diluting the purity of the Kordolian race. They don’t see enough to know that without mating people from other worlds with similar anatomy there will no longer be a Kordolian race since there hasn’t been any females born in more than a generation.

The Story: In Dark Planet Warriors Abbey and Tarak fell in love, mated and escaped the Kordolian empire along with the General’s entire fleet which is more than half of the Kordolian forces. The ones that were responsible for subjugating worlds throughout the 9 galaxies. They arrived on Earth to try to make a go of living on Earth, but Tarak has had to be out in space fighting off the rest of the Kordolian empire.

Now that he is back on Earth, Tarak wants to devote his time to Abbey as they get ready to welcome their baby into the world. While on Earth they face a number of adversaries since they are the first inter species couple in the world that is procreating together.

This book was told in dual point of view and narrated by Todd McLaren and Jillian Macie. Like with the first two books, I really enjoyed Jillian Macie’s voice and she does other voices very well so you can easily distinguish when other people are talking. Todd McLaren also did quite a good job on this book.

Out of the Darkness ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💙💚🖤💜❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙📔
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍
Character development: 😳🤬😮🤨

The heroine: Jia Morgan – she lives and works on the asteroid mining station Fortuna Tau. She is a mechanic is assigned to repair damage to General Tarak’s main warship, Silence. Jia can’t believe she is finding herself attracted to a fierce Kordolian warrior.

The Hero: Kalan – a Kordolian Warrior, second in command to General Tarak. He is overseeing the repairs being done to Alpha-Class battle cruiser, Silence. While the repairs are being done, he is doing bodyguard duty and keeping an eye on Jia. Kalan finds he enjoys keeping his eye on Jia but is confused as to why he can’t keep his eyes off the tiny human.

The Story: If you have read any of the previous books, you know what happens on Fortuna Tau, and this book takes place within the same timeline as some of the prior books. We know that a few of the Xargek (huge bug-like creatures, similar to large cock-roaches) were on the station and they are not only deadly, but can multiply very quickly and infest a station or a planet in no time if they are not found and destroyed.

While fighting the Xargek, Kalan finds himself wanting to make sure Jia is safe and wanting to protect her despite the fact that she is braver than a lot of the humans on the station. The romance was great in this one, as they spent quite a bit of time getting to know each other. There were some steamy scenes and quite a bit of action and adventure. This was the best book in this series so far.

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