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Warp Gate Concerto

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Nulani, Ashua, and Silna are alien soulmates on the run from their oppressive homeworld. When their past catches up to them, they find themselves lost and separated on a deadly jungle planet. To survive, they’ll have to face everything—from floral reptiles to pain-eating scientists—with only their wits and mind-altering music on their sides.

But they soon learn they aren’t
Published July 22nd 2019 by NineStar Press
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★★★,5☆ | A song can bring love or death. What will it be this time?

“A double edged sword, then.”

“No metaphor’s more apt for love.”


> Poly Romance (FFM+NB)
> Amputee, Blindness, & Chronic Pain Rep
> Space Sirens
> Soulmates

Nulani, Ashua, and Silna are Psyrens — a race of aliens with an ability to control others with their singing. A race which also finds their Soulmates by Harmonisation — singing in perfect harmony. Which Nulani, Ashua and Silna did do and which forced them to be on a ru
Joyfully Jay
Aug 09, 2019 rated it liked it
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A Joyfully Jay review.

3.25 stars

Well, the one thing you can say about Warp Gate Concerto is that it’s original. Or rather, its main characters are. The Psyrens, as their name implies, are singers, who use their mouths to alter the actions of others around them. And they have a lot of mouths. A lot of them. Every time they suffer an injury, a mouth appears in its place. Lose an arm, gain a mouth. Lose your eyes, get a mouth. The mouths are everywhere. The imagery is somewhat unsettling, but I ap
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was ok
I'm not sure if I wasn't in the mood for this, or if it really wasn't for me, but this was just... so strange. I requested this book to read something outside of my comfort zone, but I keep forgetting that comfort zone is based on years of reading experience, so maybe I shouldn't venture outside of it too much.

I did like the polyamorous relationship in this novel, as it was portrayed in a really loving way. However, the world building was very confusing, and some aspects were just very weird. I
Annemieke / A Dance with Books
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, 4-star, sci-fi, novella
Thank you to NineStar Press and Netgalley for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. This does not change my opinion in anyway.

Trigger Warnings Implied Abuse / Implied Rape in Backstory / Loss of Limb / Violence / Body Horror

I was super excited to see that Dorian Graves had a novella coming out and that I was approved over on Netgalley. The synopsis sounded out there but then so was Bones and Bourbon and I loved that.
Not just the synopsis was out there, the actual story was way ou
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Super cool and slightly dark scifi novel(la?) about an alien triad finding their fourth while on the run from their corrupt government.

Content warnings include: graphic violence and gore, graphic body horror, body modification both voluntary and involuntary, military experiments, PTSD, loss of limbs and amputation, chronic pain; mentioned of blinding, child abuse, implied rape. Content warnings can also be found at the beginning of the book!

I was delight
Thank you, NetGalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!

Title: Warp Gate Concerto
Author: Dorian Graves
Rating: 3 stars
Rep: F/F/M/Non-Binary polyam relationship (non-binary character uses "Zie/Zer" pronouns) and disability rep.
Trigger warnings (found at the beginning of the book): body horror, violence, implied abuse, gore.

As soon as I read the synopsis I was intrigued, when I found out this follows a polyam, soulmate relationship and non-binary rep, I instantly requested it. I'
Aug 30, 2019 rated it liked it
A fast-paced, action-heavy novella with unique aliens and deep familial bonds.

Nulani, Ashua, and Silna are a bonded trio of Psyren--aliens(?) with the ability to control people through their song. On the run and living on the wrong side of the law, the trio end up crash landed on an alien planet. Ashua becomes separated from his bond mates and the rest of the novella is spent with the trio trying to find each other and discovering the hidden secrets of the planet.

A fast-paced novella that spend
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
Polyamorous alien space pirates, whose super power is singing in harmony. One of the most original pieces of science fiction I have ever read.

Nulani, Silna and Ashua are Psyren, aliens who can have multiple mouths because any severe injury "heals" into another mouth. The three of them are mated. After an attack on their pirate ship they are marooned, and separated, on an alien planet. They have to find each other and work together to get to safety. And in the midst of it all they discover their
Heather Bennett
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Warp Gate Concerto is a unique novella. The short novella is interesting and has a lot packed into it. Well developed characters and interesting storyline.
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Dorian is the author of "Bones and Bourbon," first book in the urban fantasy "Deadly Drinks" series. Are you looking for a novel with body-hopping necromancers, gay relationships and transgender protagonists, otherworldly realms, families of supernatural beings, and the occasional carnivorous unicorn? You've found the right book!

Dorian Graves has also written a number of short stories, including "

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