Friday, February 8, 2013

Book Review - Swords of Gregara: Honora by Cynthia Woolf

Description taken from Amazon: They stole her love, her life and want to steal the secrets secured in her mind. Secrets that could topple world governments and decimate quadrant security forever. Now she’s on an epic quest to find out why and make those responsible pay. Honora Reyestat gave up everything to become a member of the esteemed Gregarian Guard. No family, no friends, no connections--nothing that can ever be used against her. Captured and enslaved, she's become a prized gladiator for her master. Given the task of training a new slave, she recognizes a fellow Zolthor and the son of a tribal leader at that. Her mission changes from discovery of the enemy's tactics and secrets to returning Joridan to his people. Drawn to this fierce woman as no other, Joridan Dolana tries to explain she is wrong. He's not Zolthor, he's Centauri. He was raised on Centauri with his sister. Faced with proof of a father's ultimate betrayal, he must choose between revenge and the protection of this woman who has sworn to never return his love.

I haven't read anything in the science fiction genre in years. Now I'm wondering why I ever stopped. This was a really good book, great story line. The unique technology, people, & politics should satisfy anyone who wants a romantic sci-fi story. For anyone who hasn't read this genre, each element is explained in a way that is easy to understand.

The author created a combustible team with two strong personalities, Honora & Joridan. Honora is a very strong take-charge heroine. She kicks butt! She even kicks Joridan's backside. Joridan is everything an alpha hero needs to be and then some. He is one HOT alpha male.

It was a non-stop adventure combined with a good dose of romance, creating a very enjoyable story.

When I posted my review on Amazon, I gave it 4.5 stars. The reason I knocked-off 1/2 star. This is a personal pet peeve and it might not bother anyone else in the least.

1.) The character point of view (POV) jumped around. I love multiple POVs, but not when they change characters without a clear cut-off. (Yes, a few New York Times best-selling authors still do this!)

Yes, I'd recommend it to a friend who loved a good romantic sci-fi.

Disclaimer: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Swords of Gregara: Honora is available at Amazon / Smashwords

NOTE: I originally posted this review on January 5, 2013 at my very dusty review blog, a blog that I recently closed. On my new dragon scale, I give Swords of Gregara: Honora a roaring 4.5 dragons!!

Cynthia Woolf at Amazon

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