Series: The Valespian Pact 01
Author: Lexi Ander
Genre: Science Fiction
Length: Novella (156pgs)
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (25th September 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: The sole survivor on a science vessel adrift in deep space, Zeus was adopted by the Emperor and Empress of the Mar’Sani, though he is both human and blind, and seen by most as unfit to join the royal family. Though they were able to repair his vision, Zeus does not trust his eyes and the nobles of his parents’ court refuse to ever trust a frail human.
Dargon Kal-Turak, along with his symbiote and lover Alpha, command one of the most dangerous ships in the stars. Narrowly escaping a trap, they dock in a spaceport to make repairs, but find that the Psionics hunting them are closing in fast. In desperation, they kidnap the port Master Mechanic, unaware that the man they’ve brought on board is more than he seems, and will bring far more upheaval to their ship, their lives, and the stars than any of them could have imagined.
Review: Zeus was found abandoned on a science vessel by the Mar’Sani, a reptilian race, accepted into the Imperial family he grows up loved and wanted even though he is blind, at thirteen he has his eyesight repaired by the Chtichlians. Having his sight is hard Zeus prefers to rely on what he hears as what he sees can’t always be trusted, now Zeus is about to return home with his brothers after spending nearly five years on a spaceport as the Master Mechanic. Dargon and his symbiote Alpha are currently on the run from a Psonics who wants their important cargo, snatching the Master Mechanic seems like a great idea, he can fix the ship on the run but Dargon has to fight his attraction to the man, after all the mechanic is human.
This is an incredible science fiction story that has the authors’ imagination running riot and creating an incredible experience with an array of wonderful species. Zeus, Dargon and Alpha are incredible characters who have a full adventure in this story, Zeus was brought up by the Mar’Sani and thinks of himself as one, Dargon is a Dar Massaga who shifts into a lion and Alpha is a symbiote who bonded with Dargon at puberty… and that’s all I am going to tell you, lol. No, truly I am not saying anything else, as it would only confuse if I tried to explain further, it really needs to be experienced by reading the story and getting the full impact of all the descriptions and full explanations.
The world building is brilliantly done and is laced throughout the story, the characters are built up beautifully, and the storyline is intriguing and exciting. There are many characters that you want to know more about, but only because they seem so interesting, there is a lot going on with the storyline but it doesn’t bog us down with too many details… it leads us into it, giving us tantalizing glimpses, but making sure we don’t lose any threads. There’s some hot sex, between Zeus, Dargon and Alpha that is truly unique and very hot. There’s also some m-preg, which is also completely unique and fits seamlessly into the story.
I have to recommend this to those who love m-preg, unique characters, hot sex, bloody fights, hidden agendas, hot aliens and hot men and a great ending with the promise of another great book to come.