Draekon Guardian by Lee Savino
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The last of First!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌍
Character development: 🥲😳😋😙😘
The heroine: Liz – she was a Michelin starred chef who had her own YouTube channel. She agreed to go into space, thinking she was on her way to a grand adventure. Though Liz was lied to by the Zorahn, and went into space thinking it was safe, but was then sold at auction, bought by the scientists for the purpose of experimentation and torture and then finally put back into stasis.
The Hero: Yafet (a.k.a. Sixth) – he is the last member of the Crimson Force and is over 1000 years old. His ability is as a scientist/healer. He works with the rebellion and was charged with finding and rescuing the last two human women. He found their stasis pods and rescued Liz.
The Story: Sixth’s brother, First, wants to kill what he thinks are non-pure Draekon. He found out that all Zorahn have the Draekon gene, he had his scientists create a virus to change their DNA and eradicate the Draekon genetics from their DNA, though the virus is killing most of the people that get it in a very painful way. Sixth is working to come up with a cure for the virus.
Liz has a huge crush on Yafet, though she believes he doesn’t know she exists. She sees he is hard at work in the lab trying to fix the virus. She spends time in the kitchen and creates a basket of food that she gives to Yafet. She is adorably nervous and awkward. Yafet does see Liz and she is his world, but he thinks that First will use Liz against him so he feels he must stay away from her.
I liked how Yafet is kind of a celebrity in the Rebel community where they are living. Since everyone is pinning their hopes on him for saving millions. Liz thinks she is off his radar completely so she feels unsure of herself and yet Yafet is feeling the same since he has the weight of the world on his shoulders. I liked where the story went but I have to admit that Liz’s insecurity got on my nerves a bit.
The book was told in dual points of view via dual narration. it was narrated by Natasha Lawless and Jasper Woodcock. Natasha has a very pleasing voice and is easy to listen to. Jasper has a deep, slightly raspy voice and speaks in a tempo which works well for alien romance.
A few reviews I read said the final showdown with First was anticlimactic, but I thought it was perfect karmic justice when his brother Sixth outsmarts him. I thought it was the perfect ending to the series.
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