Born and raised on a slaver’s ship, Amalia plans to escape before she’s forced to participate in her master’s psi breeding program. She finds refuge on a foreign planet where she meets the cousins Lhor and Khel. Together, they fight against those hunting her down, while attempting to rescue the other victims of her master’s slave ring.
Between her master’s dogged pursuit, deadly rivalries, assassins, and corrupted nobles, can the cousins keep Amalia safe or will their respective feelings for her tear them apart?
This MFM novel is a constant toe-curling, action-packed thriller, and the first book in the Veredian Chronicles series. It is standalone with no cliffhanger.
Amalia has known nothing of life except what she has seen and experienced on the slaver’s ship she has been brought up on. After a failed escape attempt as a teenager she has waited patiently for a chance to run and at twenty-two her chance has come.
After escaping she becomes bonded with cousins Lhor and Khel who help her hunt down her captors and rescue the women he enslaved.
I loved how the story developed, it moved at a steady pace with a good mix of emotion, action and romance. I was deeply moved by the way the taint was a ticking time bomb for Lhor and Khel and the question of if Amalia could save them was always hanging over them all.
I found the romance side of this story captivating and impatiently wanted to move it along while simultaneously enjoying the slower pace of the story.
The world building was fascinating and I’m looking forward to gaining a better understanding of this world as the series progresses.
This is one of those books that makes me realise I don’t read anywhere near enough sci-fi romance. I’m hooked and am super pleased I have more books in this series to dive into straight away.
Thanks to Regine Abel for the eARC of this book so that I could read and honestly review the book. I cannot wait to read the next book…actually I’ve already started it.
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Title: Escaping Fate
Series: Veredian Chronicles #1
Author: Regine Abel
Genre: Romance | Sci-Fi | Menage | Aliens
Publication Date: 14 April 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
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