Prelude to Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts
In this collection of novellas, we are able to learn how Ondry first had his sight on Liam and how they interacted with each other in the early days. It’s so refreshing and exhilarating to see many POVs here. I especially love seeing things from Ondry’s eyes. It definitely was a very worthy experience. You really need to read this collection of novellas if you love this claiming series by Lyn Gala. And I’m so grateful that Lyn put a glossary of Rownt expressions as well a ...more
These are the early days, before Ondry claims his palteia. Seeing these two dance around each other, trading insults and breaking bread (or bitter fruit, as the case may be), made me happy.
I love these MCs and this world. I will read any Claimings book Lyn Gala writes. There can never be enough.
This is me hearing there is more of Liam and Ondry out there....
I don't care what its about, if it has these two I will love it!!! Prelude is perfect for anyone who loves these two and just wants to get their grabby hands on any more interactions between these two.
For so many years, people looked at Liam like he was a broken toy. And damn it, Liam deserved respect. He hadn’t expected an alien to offer that support though.
Prelude has one ma ...more
Although this is a prequel, it will mean the most if read after the first novel in the series IMO. ...more
It's a collection of short stories. The first story shows us how Ondry and Liam first met, told from Liam's perspective. The other three stories tell us about the happenings from the beginning of Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts, this time from Ondry's perspective, and from the perspective of a Grandmother.
I absolutely loved them all! I now have the urge to re-re ...more
Doubt it'll make much sense if you've not read the first book.
I found it interesting seeing from the very different mindsets especially as it's between alien species - Human and Rownt. Shows how much thought has gone into building this verse and developing philosophies. ...more
In these stories, as there really more more than one, we get to see the beginning of the relationship between the MCs and w ...more
Original ebook review June 2017:
Triple POVs that cover Liam and Ondry's first encounters (Liam), the first part of Claimings... (Ondry), and the Temple ceremony (Grandmother). I really liked reading this after reading Claimings since it brought in different perspectives. Had I read this first, I would hav ...more
I agree it makes much more sense after finishing book 1, but the spoilers aren’t really that severe, so it’s up to you if you read this before or after.
Oops! I didn't know I was supposed to read this after finishing book one, and now I’m stuck with spoilers! 🙈 Oh, well… That’s what I get for not checking the reviews beforehand.
4.5 stars. ...more
I fell in love with Ondry and Liam when I read the first installment in the series and before picking up the second, I decided to read the Prelude to Claimings, Tails and other Alien Artifacts in order to get a deeper understanding of the Rownt, their culture and the world they live in.
So when Liam received his transfer to the linguistic division as a tech assigned to facilitate trading, he’d expected to explore an alien race. He’d wanted adventure and maybe he had a few fantasies a...more
This was awesome because it filled in gaps from the original trilogy. It says Prelude, but I would still read it last. It has now prompted a complete re-read of the series for me. I've been at it all weekend so far. I should stop, because I have a pile of other books I should be reading, but it is just .So. Hard. To. Stop.
This couple, this world, this series is top 5 of anything I have picked up in the last 10 years. And since I can only re ...more
Bottom line: if you like this series, you will love these. ...more
Chronologically, this one comes first (apart from the last two scenes, which are at the beginning of the first book), but it’s really a collection of scenes and they would make little sense to readers who don’t already know Ondry, Liam and their story's beginning.
When I’m rereading this series, I like to read this prelude and the first book at ...more
DESPITE the note above from the publisher, I did find this very romantic and sweet. No sex, yes, but there was budding feelings and loving care enough to make me swoon. The book includes the following stories, some of which have been published elsewhere (web) and some new. We get various POVs and all give extra depth and dimension to the beginning of an already awesome story.
Audio Book: N/A
Book Cover: 4
I read this one after book 2. I LOVED IT! I don’t care how short it was I loved reading those little snippets from Ondry’s point of view! It was like chocolate to a four year old! I wanted to throw a temper tantrum when it ended I swear I devoured the book!
Okay I’m head over heels in love with a purple alien and his human palteia. How I got here I really don’t know because I avoided this series for some time due to the “not sexually c ...more
You-have-no-idea moment :
"They both benefited from the trades, and maybe, if Liam was lucky, their relationship might turn into something pretty interesting."
LOL moment :
"The support staff had threated to murder anyone who brought more [bitter] berries back to base."
Swoon moment :
"He would fight Grandmothers or...more
It's definitely better if read last. ...more
Wasn't really sure how to rate this...but the prelude definitely whet my appetite for a longer book. I'm a scifi whore so this should be a given, though.
(Also, I stopped half-way through the second short story because I got the feeling it took place sometime later and I wasn't sure if that was before or during the first installment of this series. As such, the rating might be lower at the moment than it will be if/when I read more.) ...more