by Diana Kemp and Gabriella BradleyFile Size: 142 KB
Print Length: 68 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: eXtasy Books (May 25, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Genre: Science Fiction
My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0
Publication Date: May 25, 2012
Aislinn and Dylan face the Nirvanan traitor Shakan to rescue Aislinn’s sister and discover his link to Vark.
Faced with Shakan’s treachery, Aislinn and Dylan must capture him and rescue Nashira, Aislinn’s sister. Realizing that Shakan is both possessed by the spirit of a corrupt ancestor and is in league with Vark to betray Nirvana, they devise a plan to rescue Aislinn’s parents using alien technology obtained during Shakan’s capture.
This episode of the Samsara Chronicles reveals the extreme madness of Shakan. He manages to kidnap the Princess Nashira and her human friend, Candy (now known as Vanora), while Aislinn and Dylan are returning to the city of Zamphirus. Before Aislinn and Dylan can meet with the convened counsel they have to detour for the rescue, facing Shakan, who is now possessed by his evil ancestor, Jhanvar. Although the result is somewhat predictable the authors create a marvelously dark setting and battle between Aislinn and Shakan as he tries to grab and use the power of the skull.
Aislinn has discovered an ‘eye’ which she suspects Shakan used as an AL to communicate with the Klatrians. They only need to determine how to get Shakan to cooperate and explain how to use the tool.
Aislinn meets with the counsel to convince them that she must negotiate with the Klatrians for the release of her parents. Meanwhile in the caverns of Klatria, Rodorus reminisces about his lost mate and the cataclysmic collision of the comet that destroyed their planet. He slips in to talk with the royals, Bonerus and Samara, asking them to trust him. He tells them how Shakan used a ‘mindflux’ to orchestrate their kidnapping. Then he explains that he is with the resistance group who want to bring their people out of the control of their leader, Vark, who is obsessed with getting control of the skull.
I really appreciated the dynamic descriptions in this book. There is the darkness of the battle with Shakan; the beauty of Rodorus’ memories of his mate and planet before the destruction; and the devastation by the comet. These contributed to my enjoyment of this installment.
Can the royals trust the resistance to help them? How will the negotiations go between Aislinn and Vark? Tune in next week for the continued story in Kindred, Book 12 (reviewing on 8/22).
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Aislinn learns more strengths:
“And in a perverse way, Shakan himself has opened the door for us to finally recognize our strengths and weaknesses. So even from the darkness, some light always exists.” Location 213.A sense of beauty even for the aliens:
...Rodorus could only shrink in disgust at his own gnomish appearance. Yet his people were beautiful once. Not perhaps in the eyes of other races. Location 697-700.
Thank you to the authors for providing this book for review as part of a Pump Up Your Book Tour event with Kindle Giveaway link.
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