PTSD in space!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌍
Character development: 🥲😳😋😙😘
The heroine: Naomi – She is 40 years old and was married and lost her husband before she signed up to go into space. Little did she know some of the Zorahn scientists that promised the women safety had actually meant to use those human women for torturous science experiments on their genetics. She was severely tortured for many months before she was rescued by Danek. She now has severe PTSD and the only person she trusts is Danek since he was the one who picked her up in his arms and saved her.
The Hero: Danek (a.k.a. Fifth) – he is one of the Crimson Force, the six original Draekons who were created in a lab over 1000 years ago, experimented on and tortured in order to force compliance. Though when the Draekons became too powerful and were all about to be killed by the Zorahn government, the lead scientist who created the six disappeared with them in stasis pods and crash landed on an uninhabited planet. They were found and woken earlier this year and were charged by the rebels with finding missing human women.
The Story: Danek tells the rebels he can’t go on more missions, because he wants to concentrate on finding his brother ‘First’. First wants to kill all Draekons because he sees them as not pure like him and his brothers and he wants to get rid of them and re-populate with pure Draekons. However, both First and the Rebels found out that all Zorahn people carry the Draekon gene, so they don’t know what he will do next.
The real reason Danek doesn’t want to go is because he feels he has to stay to help Naomi who is suffering and only is comfortable with Danek. Though the rebels tell him that if he doesn’t go to Noturn to see if a prison is being built to house the people that failed the Draekon gene testing, that they will ask Kadir to go instead, Kadir is mated so Danek agrees to go and they talk Naomi into going along as well.
The book was told in the points of view of both main characters using dual narration. Like the last book, this one was narrated by Natasha Lawless and Jasper Woodcock. Both of them did a great job and I enjoy listening to them. They have great voices for audiobooks.
I really enjoyed the story in this one, Danek and Naomi had to pretend to be a couple on another planet while he posed as an inspector and searched for the prison being built. They got very close and had these cute fluffy little pets. It was both romantic and steamy.
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