The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌍🌏
Character development: 🥲😳😋😙🥰
The heroine: Mari – Mari was one of two human women who were gathering things in the spaceship that was in the ocean when the ship sunk and both her and Lauren (from the first book in this series) floated away and ended up on a lush tropical island with a huge active volcano. Both women resonated to men they met there and were extremely happy.
The Hero: T’Chai – He resonated to Mari from the moment they met. They were both happy about it and fell in love, though before they could fulfill resonance, T’Chai was nearly killed by a giant Sky Claw (like a pterodactyl).
The Story: Though we know the highlights of what initially happened between Mari and T’Chai from Lauren’s story and some of the later books, we didn’t know the details. This book goes back to the island to tell the details of the love story between T’Chai and Mari and how everything went so wrong and Mari had to have the healer turn off her resonance when T’Chai was in a coma.
Turning off Mari’s resonance helps T’Chai’s Qhui to stop focusing on procreation and it does slowly heal him. Though it leaves Mari not feeling anything at all. Things that used to feel great, like touching T’Chai, now feels more annoying than anything. Though T’Chai does take nearly a year to fully recover, Mari is left with an apathy when it comes to T’Chai.
The story is a good one. Mari still loves T’Chai and he her, but when he touched her, something inside her felt wrong. T’Chai could have gotten frustrated and resentful but instead he was always so understanding and steadfast. It was a very good romance.
The book is told in both characters points of view via dual narration. The narrators are Sean Crisden and Felicity Munroe who did a great job and are both pleasant to listen to. I like duet narration quite a bit better than dual narration, but since dual narration is more common, I am used to it and these two narrators do a good job of doing other voices.
I know this series has some crossover with the Fireblood Dragon series in that Ashtar is one of the same dragons from that series. This series has a newcomer when a woman named Daisy is dropped on the planet in her stasis pod. She caries news from Earth that has me wondering what will eventually happen in that series.
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