The Alien’s Revenge by Ella Maven
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Terrific main characters!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😤😠🙃😘🥰
Narration Type: Dual Narration
The heroine: Miranda – she is a friend of Reba from The Alien’s Undoing. She thinks all the women that were kidnapped from Earth have gone a bit crazy and are suffering from Stockholm Syndrome as they have been falling in love with the blue Alien men and having their babies. Miranda doesn’t want to rely on the Drixonians for everything, she wants to go hunting and tracking with the men to learn to take care of herself and the other women.
The Hero: Drak – he was a brave Drixonian warrior before he was exiled. He now lives on his own in the forest. All he thinks about is getting revenge on the one who betrayed him, took everything from him and left him a mute savage. He has a darkness inside of him, his memories are like ghosts and disappear when he reaches for them.
The Story: Another reason Miranda wants to go out hunting was because she was taken from Earth without her glasses and she can barely see unless something is right in front of her face, so she wants to learn about the world around her. She goes out hunting with Gar, who is the best hunter and Krias, the best tracker. Gar is a bit of a grump. She was the only female he tolerated, and she felt a bit of a connection to Gar but she didn’t really like Krias.
Miranda’s dislike of Krias seemed to be verified when he left her alone in the forest when a bunch of the Kulk’s came upon her. The Kulks work for the Uldani, the race that brought the human women to Earth. It seems that Krias had sold her out, when something came out of the forest, killed all the Kulks and took Miranda when she had broken her ankle and passed out.
I have to say that I like the way the Drixonians find out a female is their fated mate, by locks or tattoos that appear on the wrists of both the male and the female. The locks appeared quickly for Miranda and Drak, long before they ever speak to each other. Drak never even had his implant updated with the English language since he was exiled. Though he takes Miranda and takes care of her and her injury.
I also liked that Drak had more depth to him than the Heroes from the previous three books. He had PTSD from both the war and being betrayed and exiled. He couldn’t remember how to speak since he had been alone for so long and the fact that his memories of his past were affected.
Whenever Drak’s memories bombarded him, he would have pain in his head and it would be like a PTSD episode. He was certainly the most interesting Hero so far in this series, the same can be said for Miranda since she was affected by her vision loss, but so willing to go out into the wilderness and learn new things.
Like the last books, this one was told in dual points of view via dual narration and was narrated by Heather Costa and Jeffrey Kafer. I didn’t like Heather Costa much when I listened to the first book in this series, but I have grown to like her. She is a good narrator and shows a lot of emotion in her voice. Jeffrey Kafer is good, though more of the chapters are in Miranda’s point of view.
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