by Petra Landon
My rating: 4 stars
Series: The War Chronicles - Book 1
Publication Date: August 25, 2017
Publisher: Petra Landon
Genre: Scifi Romance | Space Opera
Print Length: 213 pages
Available from: Amazon
In a distant corner of the galaxy, Sector Araloka burns in the flames of a deadly war. The Budheya people are one of the worst affected. Once the most advanced civilization in the quadrant, they now struggle under the cruel yoke of Ketaari occupation.
Imprisoned by the Ketaari Imperial Forces, a young Budheya girl is sent to a distant space station to work in an alehouse. For a girl who has known only hardship in her short life, things could be worse. Until an old foe walks into the alehouse.
Zoran is Hadari'Kor - notoriously fierce mercenaries who only fight for hire. Drawn to a weary-eyed server girl, Zoran is forced to confront age-old traditions and question his role in the war.
The Rebel & The Mercenary
Alone, friendless and far from home, Saakshi makes a desperate gamble to trust an enigmatic stranger whose hot gaze haunts her dreams. The echoes of this unlikely alliance reverberate across the sector. As a relentless enemy hunts Saakshi, Zoran must fight with everything in his arsenal to protect her. When passion ignites amidst the embers of a smoldering war, will a warrior's quest for justice bring a mighty Empire to its knees ...
The Mercenary by Petra Landon (The Araloka Chronicles #1)
She belonged to what was once the most advanced civilization in the galaxy. When her world was taken over by enemy forces, she became part of the rebellion. Now Saakshi is a prisoner, serving her term working tables in a space station bar. She has no rights, no protection and will do anything to save herself when an old enemy comes walking back into her life. She needs a protector, but at what cost can she strike a bargain?
Zoran is a powerful mercenary warrior. He is drawn to a small young barmaid, and when she needed help he was there, but he wasn’t prepared for the deal she offered him to be her protector. Was it her fire, her fear or her innocence that drew him to her? Could he live with himself if he took what she offered? Could he live with himself if he didn’t?
All is fair in love and war, but when two souls find an oasis of love amidst the chaos of war, they will have the united power to create a revolution.
Petra Landon’s THE MERCENARY is more than science fiction. It is a love story filled with all of the passionate trappings that make hearts beat just a little faster. Sizzle and science fiction meld together as the foundation for a new series comes alive.
Ms. Landon can definitely write romance and her science fiction is not over-the-top, it was almost too tame, but this is only the beginning!