I really don't like how the promotion of this series is being handled. The long periods of time between releases. The lack of information and the lackI really don't like how the promotion of this series is being handled. The long periods of time between releases. The lack of information and the lack of participation from the authors. I feel a distinct lack of appreciation and as if the authors are alienating their fans. I will continue to read it because the second and third books were absolutely epic. But I have not been pushing this series as much as I used to because I never get any response. And the covers are absolutely horrific. I have seen a lot better indie cover. Do they not even try? This must be a passion project, but it really doesn't look like enough effort is given....more
Smiley will be the first primate to get a book. Good for him. :) Although I was hoping for Jericho, I still like Smiley.
Scary cover IMO. One thing thaSmiley will be the first primate to get a book. Good for him. :) Although I was hoping for Jericho, I still like Smiley.
Scary cover IMO. One thing that I dont think I could ever find attractive is the bulging neck. :P I imagined Smiley a little more sleek. Probably because of his fun personality, and because when we first met him in Slade he was swinging through the trees. This guy would bring down the tree. He looks more like how I imagined Darkness, Jericho, or Vengeance. Some scary dudes....more
This book wasn't really what I expected, and although it took a bit of time for me toThis review can also be found on my blog: A Match Made in Heaven
This book wasn't really what I expected, and although it took a bit of time for me to acclimate myself to its world, I really enjoyed the story.
On Parseon, males rule. But not just males, Alpha males. When a male hits puberty he takes a psychological test to discover if he is an Alpha or a Beta. The Alphas go on to get all the best jobs and ruling positions. The Betas get all the supporting and service jobs. Alphas and Betas marry, or are Anointed, but even then the Alphas rule at home and are allowed, and even expected, to beat their Betas when they disobey. Women only come into the picture once an Alpha decides he wants a son. Woman are viewed as lower than animals. They are an unfortunately necessary part of reproduction. Most men wouldn't touch a woman if they didn't have to, although once a female, or Breeder, is bought and brought into the household, both Alpha and Beta are allowed to take pleasure from her, but only the Alpha is allowed to have vaginal intercourse. Its really an awful place to live for both women and Betas and it was a lot to stomach.
When Dak went to buy Omra, he found her at a Breeder Containment Facility, which basically seemed like a dungeon. He instantly feels pity for the women he sees there, and especially Omra. He sees an intelligent light in her eyes that he cant resist. And when he takes her home she continues to defy everything he was taught about women; their inferiority and mental deficiency. The things he learns from Omra, and the things they discover together could change all of Parseon.
I really had trouble with the language though. I think with all of Parseons stiff rules, Cara Bristol wanted to use formal language to further portray the people of Parseon, but I had a lot of trouble understand what was said and I had to use the Define feature on my eReader multiple times. It seemed like the most archaic word was always chosen to say something.
I really enjoyed Omra and Dak although their relationship is not perfect by 'Terran' standards, but I hope to see more of them in Terran. Although it will be about different characters, Dak is a major player, and if Marlix is going down the same path I cant imagine them not working together at some point.
"She provided the answer to the question he hadn't known until now he'd been asking."...more