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Warrior

(Breeder #3)

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Between war and duty, they find love…

On a planet where women are chattel, Anika is to be delivered to become the mate of an Alpha Commander. Secretly in love with another, she is unable to accept the arrangement and flees. Bound by his duty, her lover Urazi intends to bring her back to fulfill her function. But war intervenes, and as their planet fights a desperate battle
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Published October 21st 2014 by Cara Bristol (first published October 19th 2014)
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Leigh
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-5-stars, netgalley
4.5 stars

Warrior is book 3 in the Breeder series and was another great story. I loved Anika, she was definitely a warrior. I loved how she was determined to live the life she wanted and not the one that was forced upon her. As I've said in my reviews of the two prior books this planet they live on woman are treated as low as cattle. They are used strictly for breeding and as vessels for sexual release and its always against their will. Urazi was amazing too. Although his relationship was differe
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Kathy Heare Watts
A FEMALE AGAINST THE WORLD

I am always enthralled by the Sci-fi stories that Ms. Cara Bristol spins. She has a knack for describing the planets, the inhabitants, animals, customs, and mannerisms that allow the reader to envision it all. The inhabitants of Parseon are larger than Terra and have divided the area into five main government areas, each with a High Commander. Within the various commanders, the adage about keeping your friends close and your enemies closer are prevalent.

On Parseon, it i
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Christine
Nov 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: x-botb-2014
I had really enjoyed the other books in the "Breeder" series, and I'm happy that "Warrior" turned out to be just as good as the first two.

We met both Anika and Urazi in "Terran." Anika's brother Marlix has promised her to another Alpha as a breeder, but Anika wants no part of that life, so she runs away -- determined to make her own way in a very hostile Parseon world. Urazi, Marlix's beta, fears for her life, so he pursues her, even though he knows that as a beta, he has no claim on her. He soo
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 ♥ Rebecca ♥
This is my least favourite of the series. Its not as romantic as the others. Its more about Anika proving she is a competent woman. I did really enjoy that aspect of it as well. Omra and Tara were more of push overs than Anika. I liked that Anika was the first to question a man's right to punish a woman. I am pretty sure that Dak and Malik still spank their women. I doubt Anika will let Urazi do that anymore. It would have been a nice step for someone to have said that Anika was an Alpha or some ...more
Lisa Medley
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-books
Wow! I am still thinking about this book. I was on the edge of my seat for most of this ride. I worried for Anika. I worried for Urazi. I worried for Parseon!

There were so many delicious VILLAINS in this last of the Breeder series that I worried for EVERYONE. Alpha Commander Qalin was absolutely the worst…in the best kind of way.

I loved getting to meet more of the aliens and delve even deeper into the alien culture and fauna of Parseon.

Still happy to be a Terran, but Anika, Omra and Tara can v
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Sophia
The third and final story was one that piqued my curiosity since both hero and heroine were known to me in the earlier books. Plus, the civil war on Parseon between ideologies definitely has my vested interest. It was a great showdown in more ways than one.

Yes, as I noted, earlier, Warrior is the third book in the exciting and passionate domestic discipline sci-fi Breeder series. It relies on the reader's knowledge of the Breeder universe not to mention it is the culmination of what the earlier
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Sue Lyndon
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Cara Bristol’s Warrior, the third book in her Breeder series, was an action-packed science fiction romance novel that kept me on the edge of my seat. I was drawn in immediately by Anika’s plight when she learns she’s to become Commander Illian’s breeder. Though she’s a female and has no rights under Parseon law, she wants the freedom to carve her own path in life, and her feelings for her Alpha’s beta, Urazi, only complicate her situation. I really admired Anika’s determination and strength thro ...more
Katherine Deane
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book so much! It was a fantastic way to end a series.

The whole series was awesome, but this last book was by far, my favorite. It was packed with great action, scary scenes and evil beings, science fiction, wonderful romance, and a fantastic plot filled with great, engaging characters.

Anika was my favorite! As a female of Parseon, to have her "feminist'y" views showcased through her adventures, made for an even better story!
I adored her for her bravery and loved her for h
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S.J.
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The conclusion to this fabulous series is so completely satisfying. I’ve been waiting for this one, needing to know how Anika and Urazi deal with Qalin and Ilian and everything else that’s going on in this interesting world, but I was nervous too.

Their world is in the middle of a war that can change everything. The realities of that can be devastating. There’s a lot at stake and Warrior delivers it all in a thrilling ride.

Like the others in this series, my highlighting tool got its workout. Ther
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Becca
This book brought the story of Parseon to a satisfying conclusion (although I personally would love to read a book about Perce!) which I did enjoy. Unfortunately, this particular couple did not have the heat/chemistry that the other two books in the series did. To me it was the least erotic, and I'm not really certain why - it just didn't work as well for me.

Despite that, I liked Anika and Urazi as characters. I enjoyed the way Anika discovered the difference between perception and reality and t
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Whitney
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 solid stars

This was a nice conclusion to this series. It's a bit rough for the females and lesser males in this world but I was still entertained by the whole dynamic. This book was different than the previous books being it involved a beta and an Alpha's sister. They're both natives so it's interesting to watch how they shuck their societies standards for their feelings for each other. This one was more adventurous than just a romance. It was a nice change of pace.

*** A copy of this book was
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Miranda
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mobi-files
Great conclusion to this series! I'm sad to see it go! Anika and Urazi went through some crazy things! Although she didn't think things over very well, I admire Anika's strength and determination. She is the perfect person to get the women to adapt through the new protocol. I loved Urazi and didn't like him thinking less of himself! Maybe Bristol can write another a few years down the road with new protocol and the offspring of the charaters all grown up.
♛ Jarusauskas
In comparision with the two previous books, this one was bad. I was bored out of my mind and the female MC was annoying.
Heather
Apr 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ok, I have to say this turned out to be my favorite of the three.

*spoilers if you haven't read book 1 or 2.
So the planet is at war over a protocol change. It's a hierarchy system where a woman is ranked below animals. They are used as breeders for the alphas and the backhole as release for the betas, they are not educated and are treated very poorly. (that is an understatement) Until things change and Alpha falls in love with his breeder (book 1) finding a problem with Protocol and starts the ch
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Melissa
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the Breeder series by Ms. Bristol. I always loved Anika but this book just made me fall in love with her more. It was so amazing to be able to follow her story through the other two books and then to finally end with her own love story.

Anika is an amazing character and such a strong woman. While Anika is Parseon by birth she has adopted many of the new and radical ideals that were brought over with the Terrans. I was just so impressed with Ms. Bristol’s ability to show
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C.A. Szarek
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adore this book! I'm actually torn whether I liked this one or book 2 better. Of course I loved all three to tell you the truth! I really hope that Bristol goes ahead and write the spinoff she mentioned in the back of the book! The world is so rich and has so much more potential there could be times more books! I love this book so much! Of course in the last book we met the hero, and in Book one we me heroine and I honestly loved them both. In the previous books. This one surprised ...more
Geneva Handleman
Oct 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was my first Cara Bristol Breeders series book. I only found out at the end that there were others before this one, which speaks clearly of this being a stand alone novel. It is a scifi novel, with new worlds and new languages to learn, one of my favorite pastimes! It is also a romance novel, with heartaches, misunderstandings and miscommunications between the two lovers. Combining two of my favorites extremely well has made me a Cara Bristol fan for certain!

The story has some very hot scen
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Laurel
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was such an awesome book that I'm sad that it's the last of the Breeder Series. It can be read as a stand alone but I would recommend that the first and second be read first. There are so many characters in the story that it would be redundant to mention them all, however they all play important roles from Nasty evil bad guys to wonderful strong people. This had everything a good book has, adventure, danger, violence, suspense, romance, spanking and much more. Come join Anika and her friend ...more
Jonmontanavega
Alien female, male dominant alien. The world has been turned upside down by human ideas about the role of women, which conflict with the alien world where women are used only for breeding, and the idea of female sexual pleasure is unheard of. Sort of.

Start with book one: Breeder although Warrior may be read independently. Some DD, some hot erotic scenes.

Best thing about the book is the heroine's repeated refusal to accept that society (aka men) make 100% of the decisions that matter.
Somni
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was the best ending for a series, I would love to read on more about Parseon more characters from that world. Perce would be great to hear more about or the children from the original characters.

World building in this series is vast and I wish there were more books from this series to devour lol. I was and am still so deeply invested in the characters and their lives.

I didn't mind at all that the romance took a backseat for once in favor of a deep and engaging story. More like the breeder
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Sophia Triad
Very satisfying book.
I never expected Anika to be such a great Alpha herself and of course a warrioress.
Loved Dak.
Loved the fist-fight between Marlix and Urazi.
And I definitely loved Marlix. He was such a naughty boy in the end.
The book and the series all together had the happy ending, they should have had.
Kathy Heare Watts
A FEMALE AGAINST THE WORLD

I am always enthralled by the Sci-fi stories that Ms. Cara Bristol spins. She has a knack for describing the planets, the inhabitants, animals, customs, and mannerisms that allow the reader to envision it all. The inhabitants of Parseon are larger than Terra and have divided the area into five main government areas, each with a High Commander. Within the various commanders, the adage about keeping your friends close and your enemies closer are prevalent.

On Parseon, it i
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Christine
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about Anika, she's a good friend of Omra from book 1 and the sister of Marlix from book 2. In this book she's been told she's to be another alpha's breeder. After having lived at the Enclave and seeing what life can be like for a woman who is given freedom to do as she wishes she's not happy about this decision of which she had no say. She also has feelings for another. She has feelings for Urazi, Marlix's former beta. She knows she can't convince Marlix to change his mind so she ru ...more
Jenn
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
**Received ARC for a fair and honest review**
Warrior is book 3 in the Breeder series. This book would be best read in order, I don't think it would read well as a standalone, there is a lot of stuff that happens in the first two books that are pertinent to this book. I'd rate this book at 4 stars. Anika is the breeder of a beta, which her brother Alpha Marlix is none too happy with. When he is killed, Anika is mourning, but also helping to care for her brothers Beta, Urazi who was injured at th
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Liz ~ Liz's Reading Life
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What happens when you get a taste of freedom only to have it rips from you?

You run.

But when your world is in the middle of a war, you will quickly find out just how strong you are.

And if you're lucky to survive all the trials and tribulations, you find the happiness you longed for.

Anika never expected to be thrust into another household but that's exactly what she's just learned. That isn't what she wants, so she takes off without a plan.

Urazi is beside himself when he learns Anika took off in t
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G
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-f, futuristic, sci-fi
The third and final book in the Breeder Series. Warrior is my favourite,because Anika fought to prove that just because she is a woman does not mean she is weak or stupid or unable.

This is a book that can be read as a standalone, but you would better enjoy the nuances of this society by having read the previous books and also give an insight into what happened to Anika previously. As her Alpha Commander brother decides for her safety she is to go to another Alpha Commander after the death of her
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Sony
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the Breeder series. I would not consider this book to be a standalone and for you to read the first two, “Breeder” and “Terran” in order, this will help you understand the male-dominating world author Cara Bristol has created. I have really enjoyed reading this series; the heroine again is strong, smart, and stubborn. Anika was introduced to us in the first book; she is the sister to Alpha Commander Marlix. She was determined to choose her life and not let her brother m ...more
Renee Rearden
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, erotic
Breeder is a well-written story.

Having said that, I have mixed feelings about this novel. It's not wholly the fact that this male-driven society devalues females to point of being breeders and domestic slaves. Don't get me wrong, that's upsetting. I am female after all. And honestly, that's been the true course of history off and on for millennia. Men are physically superior. If they choose to use that strength to subdue they will. If they choose to use that strength to protect they will.

Maybe i
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S. T.
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC for a honest review. This is the final book in the "Breeder" series. The story is about Anika, sister to Marlix(2nd book) and Urazi, Marlix's beta. Theirs is a forbidden romance because Anika as a female and must become a breeder to an Alpha. Urazi was severely wounded in the 2nd book and during his recuperation time, he and Anika developed a romance of sorts. This book is a bit different than the other books, in that it's really a story about Anika and her struggle against Pr ...more
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Anika and Urazi have been featured in the first two book in the series. Now they have their stories. Anika is a very strong female character and that is what gets her into trouble. Urazi is very conflicted about how he feel about this female. The story line has been developing in the first two books and comes to a believable ending with Warrior. This is a planet that needs to change and Anika and Urazi become part of that change. The world building, back story and character development are all v ...more
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USA Today Bestselling Author Cara Bristol writes character driven science fiction romance with humor, heart, and heat. She loves introducing new readers to science fiction romance, and likes to say she writes sci-fi for readers who don’t like sci-fi. When she’s not writing (ha ha ha – she’s almost always writing) she enjoys traveling to exotic destinations and chillaxin’ with her favorite reality ...more

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