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(Galactic Gladiators #11)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  749 ratings  ·  111 reviews
Space station security specialist Sam has done one thing since her abduction by alien slavers…fight to survive. But now one strong alien gladiator stands at her side and Sam knows she is no longer alone.

Thrust into a lawless desert arena, Sam Santos has done terrible things in order to stay alive. As the Champion of Zaabha, she’s been fighting to find a way out. Everything
Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 12th 2018 by Anna Hackett (first published July 8th 2018)
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Imperator Galen mounted a rescue mission to free Sam Santos, imprisoned on Zaabha, only to land up being a prisoner himself. Forced to survive endless 'fight to the death' combats in the Zaabha arena, Galen knows it will take a miracle to escape. All he can do is keep fighting until something materializes, if it does

Sam Santos is the current Champion of Zaabha but knows it would only take one fight to end her winning streak, and her life. A glimmer of hope arises when House Galen attempts to res
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sf
This is the final book in the Galactic Gladiators series and it was a fitting ending where, at the end, each gladiotor had a small cameo!

I loved how Galen and Sam fit! They're just perfect for each other!

I also appreciated that there was not angst, even if there were some of "I'm not good for you" stuff! But it was all Galen's and it was brief, thank God!

Sam, on the other hand knew Galen was it for her and she let Galen knew that she wouldn't let him wallow in self pity! I loved her!

The action i
No one can be more perfect for each other than this couple in this series!

Both side, have a strong personality, always in charge and caring to others under their wings!
So, Galen and Samantha really deserved for each other! ❤

Okay ladies, this series had been a nice surprise for me.
Very entertaining and each book just enough pages for a quick read, when I don’t want to get headaches by a book.

No grumpiness in me while reading this series, all good! 😁
Oh, it’s available on KU too.
There you go, read
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An action-packed, passion-filled utterly enjoyable read.
I was waiting for the story of Strong, loyal, controlled, house of Galen Imperator’s since beginning. And it’s awesome. I am so glad Galen got his perfect match in brave fighter Samantha. The most fantastic moment in this book was when somany Imperator’s from other houses introduced not only because they supported Galen but.... well MORE BOOKS!
I can never get enough of this series and I’m eternally grateful that the author keeps on giving
I am still swooning here. Galen was totally worth the wait, Sam was amazing and am I shallow because I am still drooling over the cover's abs?

Best of All we are getting MORE! AH left it wide open for more abs, more adventures, more fights, more swoony love declarations and yes, MORE MANLY ABS!

Hurray! I am so happy Galen finally got his well deserved HEA and here is to many more Gladiator adventures.
Marta Cox
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews
Finally the book that fans of this series have been clamouring to read, Galens story . The Imperator has always played an integral part in these books as not only is he the sworn bodyguard of Raiden whose happy ending started this series but Galen has always shone as brave, fearless and honourable. Without his compassion and determination many would have led miserable lives and possibly even died on the harsh planet of Carthago . Having saved those he could Galen is left trapped on the floating ...more
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When we last saw our band of gladiators they have mounted a rescue to get the last remaining humans out of Zaabha, a hellish and underground fighting arena. But, it didn't go quite as planned. Galen the Imperator of the House of Galen remained behind to protect Sam Santos. Sam is the last of the humans as well as the Champion of Zaabha. Together Galen and Sam must survive and escape Zaabha and they need to do it soon. The slavers who run it intend to take over the Kor Magna Arena and kill and e ...more
‘Imperator’ closes out Anna Hackett’s Galactic Gladiators series, or at least it’s the end…for now, until the next House gets its own story as a spin-off in the future.

Opening straight from the end of the last book (best to read them in order at least), Sam Santos’s and Galen’s story is one that Anna Hackett has been promising for a while. The fight agains the mortal enemy in this world comes to a head in this book and it’s an exciting one, though it did get loopy at times, as if Sam and Galen
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
When we last saw our band of gladiators they have mounted a rescue to get the last remaining humans out of Zaabha, a hellish and underground fighting arena. But, it didn't go quite as planned. Galen the Imperator of the House of Galen remained behind to protect Sam Santos. Sam is the last of the humans as well as the Champion of Zaabha. Together Galen and Sam must survive and escape Zaabha and they need to do it soon. The slavers who run it intend to take over the Kor Magna Arena and kill and en ...more
I really liked the idea of this, and I liked the characters also --and can I say that little bit there at the end with the alternating POVs was super adorableness. However, I felt like everything happened too fast for me to feel too deeply about it. I didn't want them to continue to be slaves and forced to fight, but I wish there had been a bit more time in that cell together or something, or even out on the sand before they were found. Time for them to really develop some feelings . (view spoil ...more
Гейлан е Император на Дома на Гейлан, група гладиатори, които са се посветили на това да помагат и да защитават по-слабите. Роден на далечна планета и отгледан със задачата да бъде страж на кралското семейство, Гейлан живее воден единствено от своите дълг и чест. Когато планетата му е нападната от расата Траксиан, той успява да спаси само младия принц преди кралското семейство да бъде избито, а цялата планета унищожена. Носейки белезите от своя провал, Гейлан се зарича, че винаги ще закриля своя ...more
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading is about escape. Its the chance to slip out of our own lives for a few hours and go on an adventure. Its about a break from the everyday to experience romance, danger, and intrigue. Its about new worlds and characters we want to know or maybe aspire to be like. To take that adventure requires a gifted storyteller. Anna Hackett gifts us with a glorious adventure every time we open one of her books. Her latest, the Imperator, brings her fans the long awaited story of Galen. Across the seri ...more
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Big, bad Galen, Imperator of the House of Galen, has finally met his match. Considering he hasn't shown even the inkling of an interest in anyone until Sam stepped on the scene, this feels like a big moment.

As it turns out, Galen is just as...well, "human" wouldn't be the right word, would it? Maybe mortal? Nah. That doesn't feel right, either. Regardless, he's not infallible and he's not unfeeling. He carries the burden of his people's safety and his failure in protecting Raiden's family like a
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
4 stars.

This has been a constantly entertaining sci-fi action romance series. I loved the mini-epilogues for each of the main characters.

It's bad when you're happy to learn that there are more human abductees out there, but I'm glad that this is not going to be the end of the Galactic Gladiators.
Melissa Taylor
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Does it GET any better? I knew Galen would burn bright and I was so so right! What a story!!!
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
It is about time Galen got an HEA and Sam is the perfect match for him. Full of action and danger this is a good ending to the Galactic Gladiators series. Finally the Thraxians get their due and their time on the planet comes to an end. This could be the last time we see this world but Hackett left a comment at the end saying that she had plans for additional stories and this was not the last time we would visit this world.
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi-romance
Absolutely fantastic conclusion to the Galactic Gladiators Series.
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

Imperator is the culmination of all ten previous books in Anna Hackett’s marvelous, universe-spanning Galactic Gladiators series. It brings this story to a fantastic, heart-stopping doozy of a happily ever after for the humans stolen from Jupiter station and the gladiators (and a few select others) who take these refugees into their hearts.

Even in a couple of cases where those gladiators weren’t actually sure they still (or ever) had hearts.

The series began
Mary Clark
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is another excellent, well-written book that was a pure pleasure to read. From start to finish it has lots of twists and turns to fire up the reader’s imagination. The storyline is both exciting and heart-warming; in addition, towards the end of the book, the reader is given an insight into the various relationships between the Earth women and their alien mates and how their love for one another has impacted their lives. The ending also has a scenario that gives the reader pause for thought ...more
Thank you, Anna Hackett! I've been waiting for Galen's story ever since I read the first Galactic Gladiator book. I knew it was going to be a good one, and it really was. Galen and Sam's story was completely awesome, and as much as I may have hated waiting to be able to read it, the build up really helped.

Galen and the House of Galen went to Zaabha to rescue some humans. They were able to get one out, but Sam, as the Champion of Zaabha, and former security chief, was unable to get out. Galen re
Jul 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aaaaaaaaaa Maz ING!!!!!!!! This series was soo awesome !!!

First fell in love with Raiden and Harper in book one and while I loved those two together, it wasn’t long before I was hoping for tough resilient always soo alpha Galen would get his book...
I guess it only made sense that everyone’s protector had to wait for last to get his day and his woman but boy was it worth the weight ....
Sam is a wonderful,beautiful blending of deep beauty and an even deeper strength ....
To have had to go thru wha
Melanie S
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, alien, romance, sci-fi
Game Over: Earth Women Win

Galen, the Imperator of the House of Galen, has been a royal bodyguard, a refugee, a gladiator, and a secret champion of those victims of Thraxian slavers who are unsuited to fight in the Arena at Kor Magna. He's a real hero, a genuine good guy, and he always keeps his promises. He promised to free the Earth women from the illegal slave arena at Zaabha, and hist book starts with him battling next to Samantha of Earth, the reigning Champion of Zaabha, to free her and him
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
On My God!😍😍

I was torn reading this book because I knew with Galen's story my time on the desert planet of Cathargo was coming to an end. This is hands down one of the best series I've had the pleasure of reading. I new Sam was going to be Galen's woman from the beginning . Here was a man who was compelling, gorgeous,battle hardened, protective and loyal to those he loved. Sam, is all that in the female form Galen's perfect other half. They fought with and for each other and those under their pr
Nikki Brooks
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Galen has been the spine of the Gladiators in their fight to save the Earthlings who had been abducted by the Thraxians. But he always holds himself apart, finding satisfaction in a job well done but never having any pleasure for himself. He was Raiden's bodyguard but he is now more of a friend and no longer needs to be shadowed by Galen. But Galen can't switch off those protective instincts and when they finally find Sam he refused to leave her behind and sacrifices his freedom to help her!

Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing

IMPERATOR - GRABS YOUR ATTENTION FROM THE START. Galen's story exceeded my expectations with superb action, spine-chilling suspense, horrific danger, life-threatening issues, thrilling vivid scene descriptions, humor, camaraderie, unconditional love, an awesome epilogue that had me cheering for joy, toe-curling fiery romance and a phenomenal happily ever after.

Galen's persona confirms he is a driving force. His past provides reasons for his protective
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-it
Finally Galen's story is here. I have been waiting for him to fall for an earth woman and Samantha Santos (Sam) is just the right for him. Now all she has to do is convince Galen to stop grieving for a past he cannot change and have a future they can forge together. Galen is about to find out for himself just how stubborn Earth women are. First they will have to survive what the Thraxians and Sinar have planed for the Gladiatorial Houses of Carthago. They will have to take down Zaabha and free a ...more
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Finally, what we all were waiting for

Samantha Santos had been a security specialist on the space station. Made a slave she is now the champion of the Zaabha fighting arena. And we have Galen the Imperator of the House of the Kor Magna Arena. He had been the princes royal bodyguard and all that comes with it is deeply ingrained in him. But that earth woman is drawing at him and he is her beacon.
Not only have they to survive, but they also have to get on top of a nasty plot to save all that they h
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Imperator" was by far the best in the Galatic Gladiator series. I have already read it for the third time! I was entirely in love with Galen at the beginning of the series, and his story just sealed the deal for me. Honorable, strong, sexy as hell, and devoted. Galen could sense the essence of people, and Sam's essence hit him like a mac truck.
Samantha Santos was a FANTASTIC and PHENOMENAL mate for Galen. I enjoy reading about women with strength of character, passionate, beauty, and a kickass

What a great story!! Anna Hackettt is one of my all time favorite authors because of outstanding books like this one. This KU library selection features Galen, the Imperator of the gladiator House of Galen in the city of Kor Magna on the planet Carthago. He's a protector and has rescued countless slaves, including humans kidnapped by Thraxian slavers traveling through space through a now closed wormhole. He has marveled at how his gladiators have fallen for these humans and the strength of
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ok these guys had me hooked from the very first beginning, the first book in the series created an addiction that is ongoing. I mean I was that addicted, the craving for more just grew and grew. I’ve been impatiently waiting for Galen’s story for soooooo long and once it was in my greedy little hands... well I was on it so fast you could see the smoke billowing out in a trail you’d see from space I swear. Galen and Sam’s story has it all, what can I say there’s action, adventure, ugly bad aliens ...more
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I’m Anna and I’m a USA Today bestselling author who’s passionate about action romance. I love stories that combine the thrill of falling in love with the excitement of action, danger and adventure. I write about people overcoming unbeatable odds and achieving seemingly impossible goals. I like to believe it’s possible for all of us to do the same.

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