Reviewed by Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
This is an interesting juxtaposition of a science fiction adventure with erotica. I hesitate to call it BDSM as it lacks any of the safe, sane, consensual elements necessary for that designation. There are definitely elements of non-consent/dubious consent scenes. The sexual encounters are somewhat disjointed in the flow of the narrative. This is due in large part because of the level of violence that is included. This is by no means a romance.
The world building is well done. Ales is a great central character, and as the last survivor of his world, we see the chaos of war and scraping by in the aftermath through his eyes. The other main characters are less successful. As this is the first book in a series, I am hoping that future storylines will allow more investment in these other men. The premise and promise of this story are strong. I think if there was more time spent with these side characters, that the story as a whole would have been more successful.