Audiobook Review: Overlord (Galactic Kings, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Overlord by Anna Hackett

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When an experimental starship test goes horribly wrong, a test pilot from Earth is flung across the galaxy and crash lands on the planet of a powerful alien king.

Pilot Mallory West is having a really bad day. She’s crashed on an alien planet, her ship is in pieces, and her best friend Poppy, the scientist monitoring the experiment, is missing. Dazed and injured, she collapses into the arms of a big, silver-eyed warrior king. But when her rescuer cuffs her to a bed and accuses her of being a spy, Mal knows she has to escape her darkly tempting captor and find her friend.

Overlord Rhain Zhalto Sarkany is in a battle to protect his planet Zhalto and his people from his evil, power-hungry father. He’ll use every one of his deadly Zhalton abilities to win the fight against his father’s lethal warlord and army of vicious creatures. Rhain suspects the tough, intriguing woman he pulls from a starship wreck is a trap, but when Mal escapes, he is compelled to track her down.

Fighting their overwhelming attraction, Mal and Rhain join forces to hunt down the warlord and find Poppy. But as Mal’s body reacts to Zhalto’s environment, it awakens dormant powers, and Rhain is the only one who can help her. As the warlord launches a brutal attack, it will take all of Mal and Rhain’s combined powers to save their friends, the planet, and themselves. 

Overlord

The pilot and the alien overlord!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💚🖤💙💜
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙📘
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: ☹️🙃☺️😀
Narrator(s): 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Narration Type: Dual Narration

The heroine: Mallory West – a test pilot for Ninotech, a large corporation on Earth that specializes in experimental space technology. She was currently working on a wormhole drive project and was happy to get paid to fly. She had been dishonorably discharged from the Air Force when she disobeyed orders to save some soldiers. Her stepfather Rusty raised her and he died recently, he was a character and taught her how to fight, how to handle knives and much more.

The Hero: Rhain Zhalto Sarkany – He is an overlord on the planet Zhalto who is trying to save the people of his planet from his tyrannical father. He and his team of fighters battled against evil beasts called Hexits sent by his father to destroy. Rhain’s father Zavir, had his own planet, called Sarkan but wanted Rhain to join him and so sent an army of beasts to Rhain’s planet Zhalto to wage war.

The Story: Mallory was doing a test run of an experimental starship along with her best friend and scientist Poppy. The wormhole technology was supposed to create a wormhole so they could travel to Jupiter in the blink of an eye. However, something went wrong and the ship spun out of control and ended up crash landing on a far away planet outside the Milky Way Galaxy.

Rhain and his team see the starship crash land on their planet and immediately think it was sent by his father as some sort of trap. Mallory wakes up from the crash and sees that the entire back of the ship is gone along with her friend Poppy. The story about the war is a good one and I really liked how the Zhalton’s can use energy like they have superpowers.

This book was told in dual points of view via dual narration and narrated by Vivienne Leheny and Stephen Dexter. Stephen Dexter is a very good narrator with a deep and husky voice that worked well for Rhain. Vivienne Leheny has a clear feminine voice and I enjoyed her narration as well.

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