Drakoni on the Ice Planet!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🪐🪐🪐🪐🪐
Character development: 🐲😚👽🥰
The heroine: Veronica – she woke up in a cryopod to find out that she was abducted from Earth by Aliens, rescued, and has now crash landed on an Ice Planet. She is wary of the aliens that were also freed from the cryopods, she certainly isn’t ready to mate one of them.
The Hero(es): Ashtar – a Drakonian warrior (see Fireblood Dragons Series) who was taken from his home at a young age and enslaved. He was forced to fight in the gladiator death matches for his master until he was sold and was being transported to a new master when the ship crashed. He knew as soon as he woke that he wanted Veronica. He liked how she smelled.
The Story: The crashed ship is found by some of the Ice Planet Barbarians and their mates, who tell them that In order to live on the ice planet that doesn’t readily support humanoid life, each of the people that were on the crashed ship have to get a parasite which lives inside their bodies and helps them live on the planet. The women from Earth who landed years ago call the symbiote a ‘Cootie’.
The cootie is what picks the mates. When the cootie in an alien male and the cootie in a human female resonate to each other (vibrates in their chest), that means the two are mates. Ashtar and Veronica resonate as soon as their cooties are put in.
I liked this story and want to read more of this series. It is an offshoot of the Ice Planet Barbarian series, but new because there were a few different races of male aliens in the cryopods, each with their own differences. Ashtar is a dragon shifter and he is quite funny. Especially when they first wake up and are arguing about claiming the women. The barbarian king, Vectal tells them that the cootie chooses their mates but the women have to consent and Ashtar and the others ask if they can have the women if the women happen to fall on a particular part of their anatomy.
The book was told in dual points of view and the narration was dual narration, where the male narrator does all the voices in the chapters that are told in Ashtar’s point of view and the female narrator does all the voices in the chapters that were in Veronica’s point of view. The narrators were Sean Crisden and Felicity Munro, both are good readers and I like Sean Crisden’s voice but I am not a fan of Felicity Munro, her voice grates on my ears a bit, though not enough to turn off the audio.
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