Crux and the multiverse of madness!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🪐💫🌕☄️🌏
Character development: 👽🤖👽🤖👽
The heroine: Corla – the silver princess who started all the boys of Harem Station on their Journey. Back when they were teenagers and on the Akeelian planet, Corla and Crux were forced into a breeding ceremony and afterwards, Corla gives Crux the plan for them to send her through the spin node and gave the boys coordinates and had them escape through the node to ALCOR Station.
The Hero: Crux – Crux came to Harem Station as a teenage boy and was immediately put in charge of the station by ALCOR. While his brothers got to travel the Galaxy and create new virtual worlds, he was stuck being Governor of Harem Station, building bots, fixing water filtration systems, and making sure the station was safe for the millions of residents, while his one and only love is locked away and frozen in a cryopod.
The Story: Just when I thought things couldn’t get any more complex in the Harem Station world (after Veiled Vixon), it gets even crazier. This book begins with Crux being woken up from the time pause that Veila and Valor created to put Harem Station back in order during the final war.
Crux is woken up by Flicka, the dragon bee-bot, and ends up trying to save his daughter Delphi who was stuck in the spin node on level 122. He ends up going through the spin node over and over and being thrown into his own body each time, though it is his body in different multi-verses. Where he and Corla live different lives in each one.
Throughout this series, I have wavered on whether Real ALCOR and his various mini-me’s (Baby ALCOR, and A-hole ALCOR) are good or bad A.I.’s. That continued in this book and I wavered a few times on all of these, though I really liked all of them in their own ways. Another one I absolutely loved was Flicka, the Dragon Bee-Bot.
This book was told mostly from Crux’s point of view, but also had some chapters in a few other POV’s, including A-hole ALCOR, Tray and some others and it was narrated by Shane East and C.J. Mission. They did a great job. I really enjoy both of them. Shane East was the voice of the A.I.’s and I like the proper British accent for the A.I.’s.
Life is a death sentence!
One thing I know for certain is that as much as these complicated plots and storylines frustrate me, I do love them so much. It is rare to get such a complex and infuriating stories in alien romance books, and this series and this world has been so detailed, so fun and so deep, which is refreshing to say the least.