Lost to the Alien Lord by Ella Blake
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Lost in Space!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏🌍
Character development: ☹️🙃😍😘
Narration Type: Dual Narration
The heroine: Jetta – She works for Earth Explorations, Inc. on a research mission in outer space with five other women. They are on their way to Clarion 4 on the Axion 9 research vessel. They plan to spend a year on the planet to see if it will be an appropriate location for a human outpost and trade base. Though they crash land on a dangerous alien planet on the way.
The Hero: Lord Savair – He travels the galaxy on Sola, his living ship. The ship is dying and so is Savair since they are bound together. He is from the Destrin people, from Destra, the most brutal planet where only the strongest, toughest and most vicious survived. He and his hunters were in the forest, finding food for his people. He was hunting a Brakken within his territory which was the largest since he was the one that was bound to his Sola.
The Story: The world building was pretty great in this book. The details of the escape pods on the ship were terrific, including the the description of the crash and where Jetta landed. Trees with clear iridescent leaves, the sap that leaked from a broken branch and smelled bitter. I loved the fact that the escape pod sprayed her with a sweet smelling drug so she didn’t panic and she was equipped with a headset that was computerized and was able to tell her that her ship mates were not anywhere near her.
When Savair sees the fallen vessel, a scent stirs something in him that has been dormant for a long time, when he finds a Brakken meat trap, with a female inside, one with the same scent that stirred him. Though I did find it odd that the Brakken which Savair was hunting, was a beast that seemed at least somewhat sentient since they laid traps and fought with weapons.
Everything was explained very well, though I found myself wondering a few things, like why they didn’t take the ship to find the rest of their people. It was eventually explained, the explanation didn’t make much sense. Though overall, I really enjoyed this one, it had a great story and was very original, great characters and some steamy goodness.
This book is told in dual points of view via dual narration and narrated by Tor Thom and Elle Sonali. Elle has a clear and feminine voice which I enjoyed and Tor Thom has a very deep voice which lends itself well to the genre of alien romance. I have always liked his narration and he does a good job on this one as well.
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