As the squad leader of the Elite Warriors, Nikhil Kozar was the largest warrior in the Kaliszian Empire. When a shuttle crashes on one of their planets, the search and rescue mission turns into something much more complicated.
Mackenzie 'Mac' Wharton had agreed to guide a group that had wanted an adventure on her mountain. They got more than they bargained for when they were all abducted by a group of aliens called the Ganglians. Badly beaten and barely alive, Mac finds herself in the arms of the largest male she's ever seen. She should fear him, should be fighting to get away from him, but there was something about the massive male that called to her.
A traitor threatens the Empire. Someone wants Nikhil dead. The Zaludians want Mackenzie back. And then there was the secret she's keeping. Would it be the one thing that finally brought down the Kaliszian Empire? Or would it be the first step in its rebirth?
©2016 M.K. Eidem (P)2016 M.K. Eidem
"Loved Nikil, but..."
I must say, I really enjoy listening to these productions. It's like listening to an old time radio show or something. The only problem with the story was Mac's hypocrisy and her justification for it. Not only does she rag on their beliefs (even after these are explained to her); but she holds back aiding her friend. She will help and stand up for others, but she lets her nearly suicidal friend suffer needlessly. This is excused as not telling someone else's secrets. This stance poses the question: will you allow someone to die or be abused or suffer when they are clearly suffering mentally and emotionally? Mac berates others for not being forthright and therefore lying by omission. REALLY? Still a great listen/read. It will make you think and entertain you, as well.
I LOVE every MK Eidem book I've listened to so far, and this was no exception. Unfortunately, (for me), I'd have to call this a prequel rather than a full length book though. What I love about MK's style is her thoroughness, (all killer, no filler, and lots of it!), and this book ended just when things were getting good! I'm totally left hanging here! Hopefully it won't take long for the next book in the "series", so I can hear the rest of the story.
The story was never slow.....I loved that the love interests did not wait till middle of book to get together.
Though there were misunderstandings between Mac and Nikhil...neither acted stupid...they talked and worked things out!
I loved the sound effects and the use of more than one narrator. I felt by listening I was in the story.
All of the book moved me!
Only bad part? The next book was not available to start. The story ended abruptly and it seemed it should have continued.
"Love MK Eidem books; audio great!"
I love all the MK Eidem books I've read so far. Can't wait to find out if Jen meets Kim again (see Wray); time to ck the author site for her next release. The narration team is great! So very much hope we'll get Victoria's Challenge & Jacinda's Challenge in audio soon!!!
"another great one"
I love the sound effects and multiple narrators in all of M K Eidem's audios. I cannot wait for the next one
I most admit Im obsess with these series. The caracters are so well develop that you feel like you know them to the point I catch my self correcting the narrator pronunciation of names. But the narration is really good and in this book they use more voices for the dialogs.Amazing.
Though this book make me realize human woman are very selfish, lol.
I cant wait for Ull story that MK say she is already working on, and Trevon.
My other fav caracter ia Vali and Paganos.
Im a latin woman that adore tall strong man that have a soft voice I hope that in that bunch of woman theres a latin woman that fall's crazy in love with him, but thats me with wish full thinking.
"Minority report: Terrible Heroine - Skip This One"
Let me start by saying, I am an M.K. Eidem fan. Her novel, Grim, is one of favorites of the “Mars Needs Women” trope. So, like other fans, my expectations were high. Unfortunately, Nikhil isn’t worth a credit. Skip this book and hope for the next.
The heroine has no redeeming qualities. She berates her true mate for the same actions (lying, keeping secrets, withholding) she commits. Throughout the story, she acts stupidly – liking slapping a warrior for a perceived insult. The likeable hero’s theme of, “you are safe I will protect you” is said over and over and over..Side note: I also didn’t like the plot line of the DD curvy heroine being starved in to a drop-dead gorgeous skinny b***h. Maybe if she had some donuts her personality would improve.
I also have a minor issue with the narration. The voice actress for the fearful, self-pitying minor character of Jen needs to be recast. The actress’ almost underage, monotone interpretation of Jen’s dialog did not help the character at all.
"Love this author"
I love this author's male characters.
Of Course Nikhil.
Hot alien causes sizzle
The story is fun, light, and the male characters honor and protect women. I like how the aliens are astounded at how human males treat females and how inadequate human males are at protecting us. The female human characters are strong, a little ridiculous but still lovable.
"Side story related to Tornians books"
The author did a decent story. She's left lots of room to write more Tornians and Kalezian stories and the fact there are other Earth women and relations will ensure that. Hope more get on Audible soon. My lowest rating was for performance. This production like the other stories uses multiple narrators. Most did a good job but I really didn't like Jen's voice narration. There will clearly be a Jen story and I hope a different narrator is used. I also feel this was overly produced. Like the Tornians I am not a fan of the music or sound effects. However I will purchase future books in both series because the good outweighs the annoyances
Defiantly an alpha novel with an awesome heroin. Can't wait for the other books to come out on audio. Worth a credit.
The narration of Grim and Wray was excellent. What went wrong with Nikhil it sounded as though female lead was reading a book out loud to a crowd, thew same can be said for the two later books will think twice about buying any more of her books if the narrators are the same
I enjoyed reading this book and I think the sound effects added to the story though the music at the beginning of every chapter got annoying and the narrator's voices were flat at time's like when the characters were angry or happy it didn't always come across that way but other then that was read very well,on an overall I would recommend
These stories by MKE is very well written and conveyed the audio is just astounding it puts you in the midst of the lives unfolding lovely sound effects. Please we need the other books converted to Audio. Awaiting the next after Cassandra!!
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