Guardian by Emmy Chandler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Perilous Prison Planet!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏🌎
Character development: 🤓☺️😳🤪🥰
Narration Type: Dual Narration
The heroine: Audra – She grew up on a farming planet but now finds herself on a prison transport headed for the planet Rhodon, otherwise known as the Devils Eye due to its red oceans and trees. The prison transport takes a week and they are kept in deplorable conditions. However, she finds that things are much worse when they arrive on the planet.
The Hero: Tyson – He is a 6’7” muscular man with a scar on his clean shaven face. He is unlike most of the men in zone four. He is large enough to fight and win against most of the men. Though he has never been chosen by a woman before. Of course he isn’t one of the guys that runs up to the front of the pack to be chosen by the women.
The Story: There is a peace treaty between two settlements in zone four of the prison planet. In order for the cruel and dangerous men from Settlement A to leave the women on settlement B alone, they require a few women from each new batch of prisoners. The women chosen, have to stay with the men until a new batch of women come to be exchanged for them. Audra and the Maci, the girl she befriended ended up in the group sent to Settlement A. They have to choose a guardian, a man to be with for a month, at the end of the month they must choose again. The women have to choose a man that is big and strong enough to protect them, because any man can fight the ‘guardian’ and the winner takes the female.
This prison planet is about what you would expect. Though if the men are so blood thirsty, I don’t get why they made a peace treaty with the women and only get a few women from each new batch. You would think the men would just be in charge. But this is fiction, so it is what it is.
Settlement A is a place that is more lord of the flies than anything, though they do have some sort of leader, and the truce with the women. If they were smart, they would make a society and laws and their own prison for offenders, then it would be a big huge FU to the people that put them there. Like what they say about the best revenge being to live well. However, they are criminals, so they live like a society of criminals.
The story is told in dual points of view via dual narration and narrated by Aiden Snow and Jillian Macie. I love Aiden Snow’s voice, he is one of my all time favorite male narrators, with a quiet but deep voice. Jillian Macie is good, but sounds a bit older than Audra. The one thing I didn’t like about the story was Audra’s insistence on the fact that she has to pay for everything Ty provides, with her body and she can’t even see how he doesn’t feel that way. That what he wants is for her to come to him willingly.
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