15 December 2016

Dark Planet Warriors by Anna Carven: Review




Title: Dark Planet Warriors
Author: Anna Carven
Publication Date: May 2, 2016
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Other Books in Series: Dark Planet Falling |
Into the Light | Out of Darkness | Forged in Shadow | Infinity's Embrace

***This book contains the first three Dark Planet Warriors books, Invasion, Taken and Escape (which were originally released as a three-part serial) in one single volume.***

Abbey

Some scary looking aliens have just boarded Fortuna Tau, our little asteroid mining station. Kordolians, by the looks of things. What the hell do they want with this floating rust bucket? What are they even doing here?
In the grand scheme of things, Earth is a total backwater, and the Solar System is the galactic equivalent of Hicksville. That's why aliens rarely bother to come to this corner of the universe. And Kordolians are usually too busy conquering the important parts of the nine galaxies to bother with us.
But it looks as if their battle cruiser is broken. Probably shot up in a firefight. They're going to use every means necessary to fix it, even if it means putting Fortuna Tau on lockdown. I just hope they don't decide to enslave us and ship us off to some remote alien planet.
Come to think of it, I've never seen a Kordolian up close before. They're huge, with strange silver skin and pointed ears. They have freaky nano-armor. And they're packing a serious arsenal. Our human technology has no chance against their weapons.
When I encounter their General, I find him insufferable. Arrogant. Domineering. He won't tell me anything.
I guess that's what happens when your race is kicking ass across the nine galaxies. You get pigheaded.
So why do I keep running into him? Why is he looking at me funny? And what's with this weird feeling I get when he's around?
I really hope these guys fix their ship and go away soon, because I get the feeling they could be major trouble.

Tarak

Sucked into a wormhole during a fierce skirmish with an enemy ship. Spat out near a human mining station in a remote corner of the nine galaxies. Stuck with weak humans who operate with inferior metals and technology.
This mission couldn't get any worse.
We need to fix our craft before the wormhole collapses.
We need to hunt the cursed Xargek monsters that have infiltrated this human rust-bucket.
And these infernal headaches of mine are getting worse.
I don't really care about these humans. Their existence makes no sense to me. All I care about is killing Xargek and getting back to my home planet, Kythia.
This situation is tiresome. The light of the star humans call the Sun burns my eyes. I crave Kythia's darkness.
So why has this crazy human female captured my attention? She's messy, awkward and she babbles nonsense half the time.
These humans are crazy. I don't understand them at all. Especially this female. Why do I keep coming back to her?
I need to leave this place before I go insane

Warning: This book contains swearing, violence and steamy sex scenes. It's recommended for readers aged 18 and over.







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As someone who is fairly new to, not sci-fi, but alien fiction, I'm not well-versed in what readers generally appreciate about this genre. With that in mind, I kind of went into this book with no preconceived notions or ideas on how the story would play out.
Knowing that, I have to say that I can see why this genre is so popular. That is, if any of the other authors are as invigorating as Ms. Carver.

This book wasn't the longest I've ever read, but even considering the shorter length, I feel that the characters were well-established. Many times in shorter works, such as this, I feel like the characters don't have time to get parsed out or for the story to flow in a way that is believable.
Maybe it's because this is such a fantastical story, but I found that the personalities of the two main characters were both developed and believable.

I have a couple more books I need to read and review before I start on the next book in the series, but I am extremely excited to see where Ms. Carver takes things and I'm hoping for more of the characters that I fell in love with in this first installment!


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