The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌍
Character development: 🥲😳😋😙😍
The heroine: Alice – An emergency room doctor from Chicago, she was abducted from Earth by aliens, sold at a slave auction and bought Zorahn scientists and is used as a lab animal and often beaten for her resistance. She has been kept by them for over 7 months and has been experimented on, injected with different gene therapies and drugs. She is then bought again in order to be ‘given’ to the Great One as tribute. She expected never to know freedom again.
The Hero: Kadir (a.k.a. Second) – He was also experimented on by scientists and he was tortured and broken, and put in stasis for over 1000 years. He is awakened by the scientist Raiht-vi, the human doctor Sofia and the leader of the rebellion. He is then told that everyone from his planet that has the Draekon gene is either exiled or kept to be experimented on. They tell Kadir about the two ships with human women and how one of the ships has been lost. They ask Kadir and his team of Rebels to find the human women. Though he and his crew have been injected with a poison that will kill him in 90 days if he doesn’t return.
The Story: First of all, Alice has a scarred cheek, leftover from her childhood. I don’t know why authors have to do this so much, I mean why have a huge scar on one of the main characters faces, making them ugly. Sure not all scars are ugly but we can assume so when other people mention how ugly the person is. I want to read about beautiful people (and aliens) not the uggo’s of the bunch.
Alice is undernourished and tied up when Kadir finds her after the aliens who bought her decide that if they give a scarred woman to the Great One, it would be an insult. When Kadir tells her he is there to rescue her, she punches him in the face and breaks her wrist. He is frustrated but sees the fear in her eyes when he brings out the med kit and he knows that the scientists have experimented on her like him.
Kadir was injected at some point with what he calls “The Rather” which makes him feel unending pain like blades to the skin, but when Alice touches him the rather recedes. The only thing that holds The Rather at bay is a drug created by the Supreme Mother, but the formulation disappeared when she died. So the fact that Alice makes The Rather receding is a huge thing.
Alice and Kadir have some adventure and romance as they try to find the other human woman who was captive with her but went on to be given to the Great One while Alice was left behind. Kadir was sweet and protective and a bit crazy. However, he was quite a good warrior.
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