Descended by Evangeline Anderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Heroes and Villains!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🪐🛸🚀☄️🌒
Character development: 🤖👽🥰👽😌
The heroine: Charlotte Walker – a medical student and best friends with both Zoe and Leah from Abducted and Protected. She is the only one of the three that is left on Earth and she plans to stay their and finish her medical studies.
The Hero(es): Kristoff Verrai – Majorin captain of the guard for the Goddess/Empress of the Galaxy. Kristoff was the closest guard to the old Empress since he was young and was devoted to her, so he is not too exited when he is in mourning for her and tasked with searching for the replacement/new incarnation of the Empress.
The Story: The villain from Abducted and Protected, Count Doloroso, is the last of the assimilated. An Assimilated is a person who has been implanted with a tiny microchip and the AI has taken over the brain of the host. Doloroso was one of his former hosts who was killed after trying to abduct Zoe, he later became an important and wealthy man from Earth, though he had a bad experience as the orange skinned man with small hands. He was then killed when he abducted Leah.
Now the AI in Count Doloroso has moved on to a new alien species and he thinks this host has a much better chance of working for his goal of getting a female la-ti-dal (with powers) to use in order to impregnate with the first true born assimilated being and then go on to take over the galaxy. Since Zoe and Leah are now out of his reach, he plans to use their friend Charlotte. Though Doloroso isn’t the only villain in this one, there are a few other great villains.
Like the previous two books in this series, the characters were both very likable and the world building was terrific. The rules Charlotte is supposed to follow as the Empress were pretty crazy. She had to go through trials to prove she is the Goddess and she was to pick a consort (out of males with royal blood), which Kristoff wasn’t.
The narration was done by Mackenzie Cartwright and William Martin who did a stellar job and both of which have extremely pleasant voices and great cadence. The narration is dual narration, not duet narration but I really enjoyed it nevertheless. Like the prior two books the world and the story are as important as the romance and I really enjoyed it all and I am loving this entire series.
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Great review! It’s been a while since I’ve picked up one of Anderson’s books, but I just added the series to my TBR.
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I enjoyed this series and tore through the first three really fast.
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