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Striker

(The Valespian Pact #2)

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The peaceful respite for which Zeus and his intended, Dargon and Alpha, had been hoping is shattered when Zeus is unexpectedly drawn to the Waters of Poseidon and told that the safety they've been promised is a trap.

But the Fal'Amoric aren't the only important cargo on the Oethra 7, and countless others are depending on the success of their mission. If Zeus hopes to break
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Published June 4th 2014 by Less Than Three Press LLC (first published June 3rd 2014)
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Barbara➰
Reread November 2019

Not so patiently waiting for the next one....

Reread March 2019

I love this series so much. I'm hoping the next one is out soon. There's only so many times I can reread it 😂

Reread October 2018

I found myself a bit more emotional reading this one this time. Parts of it really got to me. This is one of my favorite sci-fi series and I can't wait for more. Guess I'll keep rereading until Lexi Ander gets it done!

Reread May 2018

I’ve said this before, Lexi Ander is one
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Serena Yates
‘Striker’ is the second adventure of the “Alpha Trine”, a triad between Mar’Sani Zeus, Dar Massaga Dargon, and the mysterious symbiote Alpha. The fantastic world building deepens, the plot tension increases, and the main characters get closer than ever before. But there are also some unexpected revelations, a growing alien threat, and galacto-political machinations and implications that have far-reaching consequences. This is an action-packed space adventure from page one and the intensity of th ...more
~Volha~
Wow! What a wonderful experience this was! The next chapter in adventures of Dargon, Zeus and Alpha takes them across the Galaxies encountering enemies and long forgotten allies, discovering new things about themselves and the worlds around them, falling in love and fighting for their lives against the strongest almost undefeatable enemy, the V'Saar.

This was fast paced suspenseful scifi romance with outstanding world building and characters so diverse and well written that I could almost see th
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Veronica of V's Reads
I received a copy of this book via Goodreads' Don't Buy My Love program in exchange for an honest review.

This is the second book in the Valespian Pact series. Books should be read in order. A quick catch up:

Zeus is a Fal/Amoric prince. This is news, because he'd grown up believing he was Terran--even though he was raised by the Mar'Sani emperor--who fully adopted him and it is with this race that Zeus associates. He has always felt loved and cherished by his adoptive family, but there are factio
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Teresa
****Reviewed for Prism Book Alliance****

At the end of Alpha Trine, we left Zeus, Alpha and Dargon newly joined and on their way to Valespia to deliver the Fal’Amorics to the Emperors. Striker jumps you back into action by beginning in with Zeus in the Waters of Poseidon and the ride continues from there.

I read this over two days. It only took me that long as I had to accommodate life happening between stretches of reading. If I could have shut the world out, I would have devoured this book in on
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Katherine
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review
At the end of Alpha Trine(book #1), our heroes, Zeus, Dargon, and Alpha are expectant fathers. They, along with the crew of the Oethra 7 are trying to get the last of the Fal'Amoric race to the planet Valespia. I'm going to try to review this book without spoilers, so, here goes. First, I have to say this...although there is an epic love between these three "men", this was not a romance. The action started out hard from chapte
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Sarah
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-male-male
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

***You must read Alpha Trine prior to reading this book. The story picks up right where the first book ended.***

In Alpha Trine we meet Zeus. He began life as the sole survivor on a vessel found in deep space by the Mar’Sani, a reptilian race. At the time he was two months old and blind. He was adopted by the Emperor and Empress of Mar'Sani and raised as one of their own. Zeus’ parents had his vision restored when he was around
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Sophia
I have long awaited the sequel to Alpha Trine because I fell in love with the characters, the worldbuilding and the plotting. This is most definitely a Sci-Fi Romance, but the feel of it is that of a Romantic Suspense. There are twists, intrigues, thrilling adventure and secrets that are slow to be revealed all hyping up the tension.

This sequel should definitely not be read out of order or the reader will struggle to catch up to the story. Striker was a total set up book in ways and it takes a
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Ilona
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Publisher Through NetGalley. I read book one Alpha Trine about 17 months ago and I hated having to wait so long to read book two. This is such a clever and interesting series with amazing descriptions of the vast variety of alien beings. The main three characters are written so well that I was loath to reach the end of the book and leave them behind. However the action, intrigue and love was so intense that I couldn't put it down, so unfortunately I di ...more
Pam
Apr 25, 2020 marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
DNF at 20%, but I think this is another one I would have breezed through no problem pre-Corona
Jennifer
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-review-copy
A free copy of this book was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Striker is the second book in The Valespian Pact series and picks up the story right where the first book Alpha Trine left off. A bit of back story from Alpha Trine is woven into Striker, so if you really were insistent on reading this as a standalone, you could get away with it. But, I highly recommend reading Alpha Trine first because they are both fantastic reads and together will provide a much better
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Lisa ~ Books Are My Drugs ~
Book #2 in The Valespian Pact Series

I received a copy as part of the Goodreads M/M Romance Group's DBML program in exchange for an honest review.

This story picks up right where Alpha Trine ends. I would not recommend reading this without reading Alpha Trine first to get the backstory.

Zeus, Dargon, & Alpha have established their bond. Alpha is carrying their kit & they're in the process of escorting the Fal'Amoric back to Valespia when Zeus is transported back to the waters of Poseidon & warned o
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Paul
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay, mythology, families
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

A great follow up to Alpha Trine, Striker picks up shortly after the first book leaves off.

Prince Zeus, Dorgan and Alpha (the aforementioned Alpha Trine) set out on their journey to deliver the refuge Fal'Almoric people to their home planet of Vesperia. Along the way, they meet up with Zeus's brothers (Heir Apparent Azaes and Prince Mestor) while trying to avoid detection from enemies of the Galactic Alliance. While on their journey they
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Roger - president of NBR United -
I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review through the DBML program of the M/M R.mance group at goodreads.

I loved this book that had elements of both Science Fiction and fantasy within it. Zeus along with his intendeds Dargon and Alpha form an Alpha trine. Zeus is a Warrior Prince of the Atlantian people and also a foundling taken in. He belongs also to the Fal'Amoric Royal family. Dargon is the Captain of the spaceship Oethra 7, and Alpha is a symbiote that is usually attached to
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Joyfully Jay
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crissy
A Joyfully Jay review.

5 stars


Let me begin by saying if I could give this book more than five stars I would. It’s so freaking amazing from the opening scene to the closing. I’ve been lucky enough to read every book that this author has put out there and Striker is, so far, the best. There is so much that happens in this story, my head is still spinning. I’m still on a high due to the awesomeness of this entire book.

If you’ve not read a Lexi Ander book, you have not been treated to the visual sto
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Fiona
WOW, I LOVED IT!!!!

I could not stop reading.......I need more.......so, so, so, so good!!!!!

Thank you Lexi for writing such a wonderful series, I can not wait to read the next one!
ShoSho
Nov 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm, sci-fi, elib, x-2016
2.5 stars
Isaiah
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
To read a full review check it out here.

It felt like less alien sex based and more plot based than the first book. I liked it a lot!
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Chris, the Dalek King
Striker picks up right where Alpha Trine left off. Zeus, Alpha, and Dargon are still on their way to Valespia with a their cargo of Fal’Amoric royals, though they have been joined by Zeus’s two oldest brothers. But things soon get complicated when a short visit with his other brother sends them on a side trip in a last ditch attempt to find help.

Zeus and Dargon are also having to deal with their impending fatherhood, as Alpha struggles with the pregnancy and his need to protect his Trine. All th
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Carolina
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
A free copy of the book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


I had to actually reread the first book, before starting this book because we had to wait so long for it, I wish this book and the first book was all one book it would have been better, because the first book leaves you hanging. But, I loved the first book, just like I loved the second book, and honestly I’m not too good with reviews. So, before I read this book I wrote a whole ton of questions I had hoped to ans
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Amanda
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, scifi, m-m, dmbl
I received my copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review through the "Don't Buy My Love" event hosted by the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads.

Quick Note: This is the second book in The Valespian Pact, and you really do need to read book 1 (Alpha Trine) to understand everything that is going on and who the characters are.

Rating: This is somewhere between a 4 and 4.5 for me.

World building: The world-building isn't bad, but there are so many different races that I so
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⚣Michaelle⚣
4.5 Stars

Okay, I have to admit that on several occasions those alien species got confusing (because there were a ton of them) and the political intrigue was so convoluted that I think I'm gonna need a re-read on both of these.

Also, while there is no cliffhanger, OMFG that can't be the end. I think we need to know where Prometheus has been and how he gets (re)united with the Crown Princes and keep the insect-based species from invading the galaxy. I wouldn't mind a story for Maddox & Star-Eater o
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Angel
Jun 11, 2014 rated it liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I'll try to do so without giving away too many spoilers.



This book is the sequel to Alpha Trine, which I had to find first before I began. I found it would have been fairly easy to slip into this book without reading the first one, although the experience of the series would have been missing something had I just ploughed on through.

Striker picks up almost immediately after Alpha Trine. Zeus, Dargon and Alpha have become a triad and are expec
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Alicia
(The book was received free in return for an honest review.)

Originally rated 3 stars, but after reading book one, have increased rating. Sept 2014.

Unfortunately I haven't read book one of this series (Alpha Trine), and was completely lost at the beginning of the book. There are quite a few characters and I had a hell of a time trying to keep them all correct and clear in my mind.

That said, once I realized my error and really started to figure out who and what was going on I mostly enjoyed it. I
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Chappy
Amazing and even better than book 1 and that's saying a lot.

Lexi Ander has a gifted imagination and a wondrous ability to communicate her thoughts. This is some of the best world-building I've ever read. It is, however, quite complex and I should have probably re-read book 1 to refresh my memory. But once I got pulled back-in, I never wanted to come out.

In this installment, we focus on Zeus and his super hot relationship (trine) with Dargon and Alpha. (view spoiler)
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Maya
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiodick
Audible version 04/08/15

06/27/14 4.5 Stars I love this story!
Lyndsey
***Re-Read: December 22, 2016***

Absolutely loved this! Can't wait for the next one!
♥️Victoria ♥️ ♥️love books♥️
Interesting twist.... I LIKE!!
Claudia
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
good second book ... waiting for the third
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