I Married a Naga by Regine Abel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Awesome Naga World!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏🌎
Character development: ☹️☺️😳😎
Narration Type: Solo Narration
The heroine: Serena – she is a hunter, and goes to a planet called Trangor to participate in the first hunt which was held by the Federation and had some huge prizes. Trangor was previously known as a primitive planet and only one species dominated the food chain , called Ordosian, they were snake-like creatures, and the federation got their approval to hold the hunt on the planet. The hunters got bonuses for clean kills and not hitting major organs which can be used for medical research. They were hunting Flayers, which wreaked havoc on other species on the planet.
The Hero: Szaro – he is the leader of the Ordosian people and he sees the female hunter taking down some of the huge beasts and is impressed by her. The females of his species would never go out hunting dangerous predators. He even goes so far as to leave a few of the Flayers they killed near their borders for her to find.
The Story: When Serena finds a bunch of recent clean kills of full grown Flayers, which are unclaimed, she takes them as her own, which is allowed in the hunt. She soon sees some Ordosian’s and she knows that it has been them that have left the kills for her. She is amazed when she sees them hunt with basically their bare hands and their tails.
When Serena finds that another hunter has been luring the beasts close to the Ordosian border and threatening the people. She goes over the border to help the people. She knows trespassing over the border was illegal and trespassers could be executed by the Ordosian. In order to deter the other participants from violating the primordial rule of trespassing, they have to punish Serena in some way. Though since she saved some of their tribe, they decide that she must become Ordosian so that it would circumvent the law.
I really liked I Married a Lizardman so I decided to give this one a try as well. The story was well written and just as interesting as the first book, though the story was completely different. Like the Lizardman book, the world building was fabulous. This world was completely different than in the first book which is something else I really liked. It looks like each of the books in this series can be read as a complete stand-alone and the books can probably be read in any order if these first two books are anything to go by.
I liked the way all the differences between the Humans and the Ordosian’s were explained and how Szaro was determined to keep her so he made numerous changes to his home in order to accommodate a Human female. Serena, at first planned to divorce Szaro after the requisite six months, so was loathe for him to make too many permanent changes. Their romance was different but quite nice.
The book is told in dual points of view via solo narration. It was narrated by Daryl Mayfield who has a deep voice which I like and he does a pretty good female voice as well. They sound like two totally different people. He does a great job and I enjoyed listening to this audiobook.
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