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(Galactic Gladiators; House of Rone #1)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  838 ratings  ·  98 reviews

Fighting for love, loyalty, and freedom on the galaxys lawless outer rim

When Quinn Bennetts exploration ship is attacked, the security chief finds herself abducted by alien slavers. Unable to save her crew, she is taken across the galaxy and sold to a desert scavenger on the lawless planet of Carthago. Driven by her guilt and failure, shell do anything to escape and

Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 209 pages
Published July 21st 2019
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Sentinel is book one in the Galactic Gladiators; House of Rone series by Anna Hackett.

This new series is in the same world as her Galactic Gladiators. Here we get to dive into the House of Rone; which is the home of the Cyborgs. They have been an active member with the House of Galen in locating the human's captured and enslaved

I loved the House of Galen and was, so excited to meet the Cyborgs and get their stories. These are the men who are more machine then human.

Jaxer is one of the few
Its Jaxs story!

If you following, the previous House of Galens gladiators before, you already knew about Jax, Magnuss second in command!

Still following the story formula, but who care?
Im sucker for these yummy cyborg gladiators and their equally strong leading ladies from Earth:)

Marta Cox
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews
Four and a half
Its fabulous to return to the Gladiators of Carthago but this time theres a difference. No longer are we following the House of Galen but instead we get to meet the Cyborgs behind the House of Rone. Jaxer is the Cyborg who features here and he is one who freely admits that he is more in touch with his emotions than most of his Cyborg brothers but nevertheless he has no idea just how much a human female can change his world.
Quinn will never get used to being a slave and is
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars 🌟.
A fantastic beginning.
Looking forward to the next one.
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Every new release by Anna Hackett is a sweet treat for my brain.
I came across her work with the very first book in the first Galactic Gladiators series, Gladiator.
Since I have read them all and Im a sucker for these alpha beings.
Jax was introduced in the previous books, despite his enhanced body as a cyborg slave, his creators were unable to dampen him from having feelings.
Quinn is from the second batch of kidnapped Earth women, because of her fighting personality she was considered unredeemable
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sf
It's always the same, but it's still good!
The difference here is that the heroine wasn't raped, but used as labour force. I liked that! And she's a fighter like Harper!
The hero here is a cyborg! Loved that too!
This one is low on angst and high on heroine's power
I'm looking forward to Mace's book! :)
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what an AWESOME new series! I loved that Quinn Bennett never stopped fighting her captors when she was abducted by aliens when was chief of security of her exploration ship. She fought until her abductors sold her the a scraper desert slaver. Being out in the sun all day and lifting heavy metal, she dreamed of getting free. The she saw a ship landing only feet away from her, and she hoped that she could slip away. I just LOVED the big cyborg Jaxer Rone of the house of Rone with his cyborg ...more
Ashley (Red-Haired Ash Reads)
What a kick-ass start to a new series!! I am so excited for this new series and more gladiators! Hackett always knows how to write amazing characters and worlds that just suck you in and make you want more.

Id swim through molten metal to come for you.

Jax and Quinn were perfect. They were such a kick-ass couple. I am excited to see more of this world and the cyborgs learning to love. I cannot wait for Jaynas story. Its going to be an emotional rollercoaster but I still need it!
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
This can be read as a stand-alone, but it is even more fun when the stories are read in order. This story launches a new major story arc, but as always with Annas stories, each one features a different couple. Despite how many books have come along in the series so far, each one is as exciting and fresh as the first. Packed with action, suspense, humor, twists, survival, strength (not just physical), aliens, high and low tech, and romance. ...more
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great story

This is a great story about survival. Quinn is definitely a strong survivor and is incredibly driven. I am definitely impressed with her.

Jax is awesome too. He has a deeply caring core, and it shows with Quinn.
Gail Koger
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this series. Quinn and Jax are both a bit broken but discover love does conquer all.
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

In my review of Cyborg, one of the last books in the Galactic Gladiators series and the direct precursor to Sentinel I opined that the series could continue indefinitely without feeling thing and stretched the way that the authors Hell Squad series has begun to feel, at least for this reader.

And here we have that continuation, and its every bit as much fun as the series from which it sprang.

The premise of the Galactic Gladiators series was that a
Feb 26, 2020 rated it liked it
After enjoying the gladiator series, I'm looking forward to seeing the world expand further, and glad we're not saying goodbye just yet. This time we get to see inside the house of Rone where a majority of the members are cyborgs. I have been curious about the cyborgs since they were first introduced, and as we get to know the personalities and characters, I'm looking forward to seeing their stories develop. As usual the author creates a fun and action filled story, this time around two broken ...more
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
3.5 stars.

The world of the Galactic Gladiators continues with the House of Rone run by cyborg boss Magnus...

This book is about Jax, Magnus's 2IC who is trying to find the humans on an explorer ship that were captured and enslaved by the Thraxian slavers. Our heroine, Quinn, was the security chief on board.

I do like that there were so many females on the security teams in the future! However, I did find the story somehow familiar although more believable that Quinn was sold rather than Mina's
Jennifer Turner
Feb 09, 2020 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

I haven't read one of her books in a while and I'm reminded why I quite reading her books. It's not that they're not any good they're well written. It's because they're so dern repetitive it's frustrating, she can't create interesting worlds and great characters but she can't change up the plot from time to time? It's always the same each and every book from each and every series I started off with the gladiator series I can't remember the name of the series but I've read quite a few
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This series is great. Lots of action with strong females. I have read all the stories from the prior series and in this spin off and if youre interested in a fun, exciting ride with strong Earth women trying to rescue other women and the men who help them (in this case, cyborgs) read this series! ...more
Mrs Cherrie Covey
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I cannot put into words how amazing this book is. The details of the storyline is so very well written that you are part of it all and with the characters. A series well worth reading and I look forward to reading the next book as soon as I can.
Thank you Anna
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Another absolutely brilliant addition to the galactic gladiators. I loved jax and I'm looking forward to the other cyborgs stories.
Dec 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, sci-fi, aliens
The House of Rone got off to a good start with this entry, looking forward to the future books in the series. I hope the grumpy weapons dude gets a book!
Deanna from Deanna's World
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sentinel. This book. I love everything about this book. Everything. This is me raving about this book because...cyborgs!! Coolest creatures ever!!

It's no secret that I love cyborgs. Some of my favorite scifi romances feature cyborgs and Cyborg is my favorite from the Galactic Gladiators series by Ms Hackett. Imagine my delight to discover an ENTIRE series featuring the cyborgs from the House of Rone. I love the melding of man, machine, and technology, and the House of Rone cyborgs are something
Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Quinn and Jax

I can't say enough good things about this series. This spin off is a continuation of the Galactic Gladiators series focused on the House of Magnus. Like the House of Galen Magnus and his fellow cyborgs are far more than they appear. Jax is Magnus' second in command and driven to the point of obsession to find the other Earth women imprisoned by the Thraxians. Quinn was the Chief of Security when the Fortuna Space Station was attacked by the Thraxians. Quinn fights to survive and
Jordyn Kross
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sexy cyborg and lots of action. Fast and fun.
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it

Im gonna be a bit boring here. In my last review I wrote until I ran out of space because soo any things irritated me about the book. At the same time I had to look many things up because my brain was already trys not to delete it from my memory. A memory that didnt want that book to trouble it any longer.

Here though Anna has worked her usually action/adventure magic on this and its a good/solid read.For me Ms,Hackett has become a writer I can trust to not hurt me when I read and give
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing

DISCLOSURE; Strictly on a volunteer basis, I reviewed a pre-release copy via the author.

An exciting romantic tale that stirs your interest to keep turning pages to learn what happens next. Inside; ghastly beasts, notorious aliens, gladiator heroes, deadly danger, true friendships, humor, breathtaking scene descriptions, suspense, spine-chilling action, praise-worthy plot, and heavenly sensuous romance.

Quinn Bennett was the Security Chief on the ship
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sentinel is the new Galactic Gladiators release and is the first book of the new series, House of Rone, by Anna Hackett. It is a continuation of the original Galactic Gladiators but focuses on the cyborgs of the House of Rone and the Earthlings of the

Quinn Bennett was the security chief on the Helios. She valiantly fought to protect the crew of the Helios when attacked by the Thraxians. She fought against aliens who were bigger, stronger and technologically more advanced. Taken captive by the
Lena Wells
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book brings us back to the Galactic Gladiators, but now the focus is on the House of Rone and the cyborgs. Jax Is 2nd in command to Magnus and feels emotions more than the other cyborgs. He takes a lot onto himself trying to help Magnus and trying to find the rest of the people from Earth that were kidnapped and sold into slavery.

I recommend reading the novella in Hunter before reading this one. It's a really good lead in to this book and shows how Jax finds out there are other survivors
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-it
Quinn Bennett was security chief aboard the exploration ship the Helios when the Thraxians attacked and she along with some of her crew were taken as slaves. She watched them destroy her ship and also attack the Fortuna Space Station feeling so helpless to do anything about it. Quinn vows if she can get the chance to escape she will take it and find the rest of the people that were taken along with her. She was sold to a nasty man named Sleeja who scavenges for a living using his slaves to carry ...more
Nikki Brooks
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jaxer may be a Cyborg but he does have feelings, they're just a bit...rusty! He does feel intense gratitude towards Magnus. He saved him from being tossed onto the scrapheap and disassembled.

Quinn is the former Chief of Security from the Helios. She feels unsurmountable levels of grief and self-recrimination that she could not save her crew. She knows that some of them made it to Carthago but after escaping from her new "masters" one too many times, she has been sold to an odious little Edull.
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jax and Quinn 😍😍😍

I really can't express my job at returning to the Desert world of Carthago ! Even though we see .any of our beloved characters from the House of Galen this new series is all about the spectacular cyborg gladiators of the House of Rone. Jax is Magnus' second in command. He is strong, courageous and loyal down to his soul. He sees how his mentor, friend and father figure has fallen hard for his human woman Ever. He knows there is something special there so he pledges to do
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love love love that we get to see the cyborgs from the House of Rone find their special someones. Seriously, the cyborgs were stellar in the original series and Magnus Rone found his lady love so why shouldn't his compatriots have their chance to fall for an earth woman?

Up first, Jax! As the House of Rone 2nd, he's been coordinating the search for the human survivors who were brought to Carthago as slaves. He's brave, determined, and willing to do anything to keep his house, the humans
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