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Forged in Shadow

Dark Planet Warriors Series, Book 5
Narrated by: Jillian Macie
Series: Dark Planet Warriors, Book 5
Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (178 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Sergeant Arin Varga has a problem on her hands. She's supposed to be in charge of a squad of peacekeepers. That's something she would normally handle with ease, except that now her people are stuck in Earth's orbit on a doomed superfreighter.

To make things worse, they're being held hostage by a group of very threatening, very menacing silver-skinned Kordolians, who are insistent that all they want is safe passage to Earth to kill oversized insects.

One particular alien, who goes by the name of Rykal, seems be constantly getting inside her personal space. He isn't just threatening, he's friendly and threatening, and if Arin isn't careful, that could become a major problem.

Contains mature themes.

©2016 Anna Carven (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Teresa
  • NAMPA, ID, United States
  • 08-03-18

Arin & Rykal.

This book follows right after Out of Darkness but before Terek and Abby come back from the dark planet. It is kinda of weird how these are out of order in the overall series. Although I am glad the other soldier Kordolians have their stories. This book was full of action and romance. In a way it is a very romantic version of Aliens (which I love too) only milder without the horror. I look forward to reading the rest of the series. Narrator is good, but I am also confused why they teased us with the male reader for only Terek and Abby’s stories. I would have liked to have them both for the whole series.

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I want better writing for characters

This story involves Rykal and Sgt Arin Varga, also characters from book 1, Dark Planet Warriors.
I really liked both Arin and Rykel as characters, but was totally frustrated with parts of the story that were just too ridiculous- which pushed this down to my least favorite book in the series:(
I’m sorry, but Arin and Rykal having a serious moment in the cargo hold when they needed to rush back to the docking bay for evacuation and when the Xargek are on the loose!?! I was shouting at them internally and it ruined any closeness for me. (I also had to speed through the grand love scene in the escape capsule.)
Macie’s basic narration was just ok on this one - I still think that Rykal should be pronounced as Rye-kul NOT Rick-ul, with Ry (Rye) for a nickname.
I’ve read the series multiple times and can still recommend it.

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I love this series . But I do have a complaint,

in the other books they pronounce the Male mc name Rye-Kill in this version it is pronounced Rickle . I know it's a small thing but it annoyed me. Listened to the first books with my romance package but I enjoyed so much I purchased the next ones.

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My favorite!!!

A Strong military female. A Wryly Warrior, who loves her strength. Monsters. Betrayal and Epic True Love. Who could ask for more?
I CAN, I want more stories of these two and the rest. Ms. Carven you are a rock star.

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Loads of Action and Sexual Tension!

Great story and relatable characters. Loved this book and this series... full of suspense, action. and sexy aliens. Cannot wait for the next one!!!

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great series

I love the story line of this series. one of the best I've ever listened to.

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Another great sci-fi romance!

This fourth audiobook in this series was very entertaining. The heroine Erin was a Peacekeeper on Fortuna Tau. The hero is a Cordolian who becomes attracted to her. He has no memories of his younger years and is prone to odd flashbacks that make him uncomfortable. While escaping, they encounter obstacles like unhappy human crew members who try to ambush him and a hitchhiking Zarjek Red Stripe, the deadliest of all. Can they ever make it safely to Earth? Narration was good, but I’m still missing a male voice to bring the hero’s character in focus.

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  • RMc
  • 03-17-18

Great series maybe getting a bit tired now

Any additional comments?

Really enjoyed the first few in this series. I did still enjoy this but it’s all getting a bit repetitive as each storyline seems very similar to the last. That said, the characters were engaging and I did care about the outcome.