Mercenary Abduction by Eve Langlais
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Galactic Avenger!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏🌍
Character development: 😟😒😚😉🥰
The heroine: Olivia – sold by her mother to aliens years ago, she is a con artist and thief. She spent years being trained by her benefactor to end up where she was, on the auction block being sold for a huge amount.
The Hero: Makl – known as the galactic avenger, he is the younger cousin of Tren, Jaro and Xarn from the first three books. He is determined to make his mark in mercenary history. He takes on huge and dangerous jobs and has had his portrait taken by a famous photographer to be used on his own wanted posters. He is intent on becoming the most famous and courageous merc in the galaxies like his cousins were before they retired.
The Story: Makl is trying to take on bigger and more treacherous jobs to build his name in the galaxies when he gets a call from his aunt asking him to go to Earth and abduct a human to act as nanny to his cousin Tren’s baby. He doesn’t want to take the job, but family is family and he has no choice. So when he sees a human female for sale at a slave auction at the black market on a planet that didn’t exist. He is determined to abduct her and save himself the long voyage to Earth.
The book is told in dual points of view via dual narration. Like the first three books in this series, the narrators are J.F. Harding and Holly Chandler. I didn’t like them that much at first but since binging this series over the last few days, they have grown on me quite a bit and I really enjoy them now. The story in this one was pretty good as well!
Makl, like his cousins seems to be plagued by the God, Murphy (otherwise known as Loki, and a few other names). Murphy, who happens to be the adopted uncle of Olivia. When Murphy is around, whatever can go wrong often does. This made for quite an adventure and a funny story as well. Though Makl had the God Karma on his side, which was also pretty great.
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