Dark’s Savior by Olivia Riley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A dangerous existence!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏🌍
Character development: ☺️😮🙂🥰😘
Narration type: Dual Narration
The heroine: Aly – She was abducted by aliens while on a mission to find intelligent life in deep space. She was being studied by the Cillians who kept promising to eventually return her home, but for now they want her to work on a mining colony as slave labor. Aly will be given her own housing unit and supplies for the job along with the rest of her group on the cold dark planet of Lethe Maws. Only the Cillians and Nilliums were considered citizens of the Xolis empire.
The Hero: Ryziel (a.k.a. the Dark One) – He is a Nillium and worked deep in the mines on Lethe Maws. He has become something of a boogeyman among the people, feared by them and spoken about in whispers. He was the first son of the King and was banished by his father, though now that his father was dead, he plans to return to his home planet to challenge his uncle and be by his brothers side. He found an abandoned ship that he needed to fix and when complete, he will make his escape very soon.
The Story: Aly soon got used to working in the mines on Lethe Maws. The one thing that made working in the mines tolerable were the skin suits which were tight and thin, but kept her warm. He boss isn’t happy with her perpetual need to help others which is seen to be rude. He wants her to learn her place and to stay in her designated area.
Aly liked to look at the moon when she was out of the mines, while Ryziel rarely went above ground, though he needed to speak to the guy who was getting him the supplies needed to fix the ship. Aly feels someone watching her when she turns and sees an alien different from any she had seen before. They both feel a connection before he disappears in the shadows. Aly then realized that he was the one she had been warned about.
The story was good and it was original, though it seemed more like a standard alien romance. It wasn’t quite the thriller that the first book was, which I was kind of hoping for. The first book was so original and so good, that I was hoping for more like that. Though I did like the mining planet story, there were so many dangerous alien creatures deep in the mine, that it was quite a crazy existence.
This book was told in dual narration and was narrated by Jeffrey Kafer and Heather Costa. I have heard these two before and like their styles. Jeffrey has a deep voice which works well for alien romance and Heather’s voice sounds sort of hoarse, but it is soft and pleasant. Though her male voice sounds a bit like the minions.
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