Uncharted: Brides of the Kindred Book 18
The Brides of the Kindred, No. 18
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Commander Terex has had a terrible life. First he lost his mate, then he was taken over by an evil demon, then attacked and mutilated by the Dark Kindred, Two--enemy of his kind. He feels broken and the only thing that can make him whole again is vengeance--or so he thinks.
Elaina Thornton has a secret grief--a sister who is terminally ill with no hope of recovery. She too, feels broken inside--unable to do anything but grieve.
But then a prophesy is spoken--Elaina's healing and Terex's vengeance lie in the same direction, in the mysterious Dark Sector. Ships that fly into this part of the universe never return and yet this is where they must go.
Despite Elaina's fear, she is willing to risk anything to save her sister. Terex just wants revenge. Neither of them is looking for love but sometimes the Goddess has plans of her own. What awaits them in the Dark Sector--love or death? You'll have to read Uncharted to find out!
They really should put a warning in these kind of books for those of us who don't want to read about women who like misogyny and BDSM.
Uncharted BotK 18
Pretty good quest read, although was annoyed with a few things. The main f character near the end had worked with the Kindred at KHR for how long before going on this “mission”? She had been all these places working with them and did and experienced all these new things, but seemed to have learned NOTHING about the Kindred or through her D/s relationship with ST. For a supposedly smart lady, she couldn't or wouldn't think outside of her little box when she got home until her sister reminder her to look for possibilities. Is that supposed to be part of her submissive character or did she somehow buy into the programming on the Nixian planet? Where is the trust they built together?
The rest of the story was a fun read, nor was I offended by the D\s relationship of the two main characters. This episode didn't seem quite up to her usual standards somehow. Would have liked if she had fleshed out the world-building of the planet's people better, maybe with more informants/investigation to show us the people's plight (both the stealth views of males and females) instead of just the bad-guy speech in the baths and the attack? Although the attack was a vivid portrayal of the regime and their values. I was hoping for the unveiling of the closet Kindred-leaning faction like what she did in the Augmented story to give the two main characters hope that there were at least some in the Nixian society that wanted change and that not all the men on the planet agreed with the ruler.
I guess what I was trying to express is that the story seemed unbalanced. Maybe that was the point? Yes, we have seen Commander T in previous books, but only in passing or when he was being used as a host-tool by some other villain. The books of this series are supposed to be stories that can be read out of sequence, but is better if in order. To make up for that, there is a resume of his woes, a telling. Also a big frustration— with the big question of his first name, WHY isn't it used more often, even if it is just between the couple (like when they were making love at least)? Is this some kind of distancing technique? He says he doesn’t like being called Master, so why not have her use his first name in private, especially after they have claimed each other?
++This is my voluntary feed back of a reviewer copy.
UNCHARTED - Kindred Brides 18 Sensual Exciting Adventure And Second Chances, January 28, 2017
This review is from: Brides of the Kindred 18: Uncharted: (Alien Vampire Science Fiction Romance) (Older Heroine) (Brides of the Kindred Book 18) (Kindle Edition)
Brides of The Kindred is one of my favorite series and Evangeline Anderson is a special author who never disappoints. In this story she exceeds her talents and creativity in so many ways. This is book 18 in the series and the author not only creates a fresh new story with each addition to the series, but also manages to tie in storylines, characters and fantastical settings from the past books making this series into more of an epic saga than individual books.
I was more than thrilled to have a book with the hero and heroine are more mature, both having had traumatic experiences and past relationships. This is as much about second chances, redemption, loyalty, hope and unconditional love as it is a sexy very exciting space romance/adventure.
It was time to tell Terex's story. He has survived having the demonic Two wreck havoc with his body (requiring him to have some enhanced replacements) and still struggles with the loss of his mate ten years ago. He vows revenge and to rid the world of the evil presence even if it costs him his life. A strong alpha hunky blood Kindred, Terex accepts the help of the priestess of the Goddess who resides in the Sacred Grove. He is more than surprised that the priestess has also demanded he undertake this mission with a human woman Elaina. Even though Terex feels this is an extra burden he doesn't need to bear now it is not within his power to challenge the Goddess (who has her own plans for the two).
Elaina has met Terex in a previous book Switched. She is now back on earth helping to care for her sister who is in the last stages of terminal cancer. Greif stricken and out of all answers on earth Elaina looks to the Goddess and her priestess for a way to cure her sister Gina.
The mission the Elaina and Terex must embark on takes them into the Dark Sector from which no known ships have returned.
The story takes us to a new world inhabited by a crazy twisted civilization where the answers to their quests can be found. Lots of sexual tension and the always 5***** hot scenes incorporated into the story (that no one can write better than Ms. Anderson), mixed with danger, suspense, shock, and exciting adventure will have you glued to the pages and probably reading through the night.
The epilogue introduces some glimpses into what is coming up in the next book as well as a blurb from Unbound.
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