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As the inhabitants of Tantalus work together to create a new home, the Arc Royal travels closer to the planet. No one is surprised to find out that the man that they call the Witch Hunter is on board and in command, although not visibly so. He doesn't wait very long to make his presence known.

The Tantalarians continue to do what they can to help their new neighbors including guarding those in need from danger. While this happens, new friendships develop, old ones strengthen, and the two species begin to form more meaningful bonds. That doesn't stop those who will not accept change to cause trouble for the others. The Witch Hunter is in the background adding to the animosity and the confusion.

Lieutenant Nobel greets her sister, but her sister's eyes are glued on Synric, not her son, as Julia thinks they should be. Synric is not very pleased with the sudden attention, but his actions speak louder than words. She doesn't know that he has been ordered to befriend her sister, and it makes her wonder, is the man she is falling in love with what she believes, or is she making a mistake by trusting him?

©2014 Mary Ann Abraham (P)2018 Mary Ann Abraham

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Great Sci-fi Story.

A wonderful ride through the Galaxy courtesy of a very capable Narrator and a Writer that has delivered an interesting story
with a good variety of characters.



This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Can't Go Wrong With This One!

Loved It! The story is full of action and keeps you on the edge of your seat. The narration was great and kept you entertained. This was my first book by this author and I will definitely be reading the rest of the books in this series. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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This is a wonderful story!!!

I don’t always like these types of fantasy stories.. but this one grabbed my attention and held it throughout the entire listen!! I can’t wait to listen to the rest!

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Ooooo it's getting good!!

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

The one thing that I love about this series is the fact that there is no time jump. As soon as First Contact ended it picked up right as everyone was preparing for the Arc Royal to make its way to Tantalus. There are a couple of Revelations that occur within this story and also I know things are exposed in the story. This book gives a little more insight about Tantalus and what has transpired to the Tantalurians and how life goes on the planet.

There were moments where I hated Julia's, the heroine, sister. She just seemed like the biggest hoebag known to man and her husband just took it like it was normal. We do realize that it is normal within their relationship however her husband is not really happy about the situation but he knows that is the only way that she will be happy by allowing her to have an open relationship. If that is what she wants to do in life then so be it.

Synric is someone that we kind of know about but not really. Unlike the other Tantalurians he is not as open and out there as the others. Since he had somewhat of a disturbing background I can understand his hesitation to interact with the humans. Like I said before there are a couple things I was not expecting and how he ended up coming back with something that I've definitely was not expecting at all. It just seemed a bit weird but I totally get how something like that can happen.

In this book we realize who is is the Lead Witch Hunter and how he plays a part in the next book. They're also are a lot of Interspecies couples that are exposed and we get a glimpse of how everyone starts to feel about that. This book is a good setup for Hunter's Challenge. This book lets you know that the confrontation gets very heated in the next book and I'm super stoked to figure out how everyone deals with the Lead Witch Hunter.

As always Brian Callanan is Simply Fabulous and he will be one of my one click narrator's. There's just something about his voice that draws me in and makes me believe everything that he is narrating.

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I really enjoyed the story

I really enjoyed the story, characters were well thought out. The part which i like the most is about the role of bad guy who is ever present bubbling behind the scenes using his gifts to control and endanger everyone and everything. This very well written story is accompanied by expert narration. It will keep you mesmerized till the end.

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Not what I expected.

I thought this would be full of romance but the author does not concentrate on it a lot but that is a good thing. She really pays attention to the plot and weaves in the romance. I thought it is an interesting story. I have to say that I have not read book one and I think it would be a good idea if you do read it because I found it confusing when the author talked about certain things, I believe I would understand it more if I had read it. Even if I understood the book I will still read book one. I usually don't do this because the author usually explains what happens in previous books quite well but the author got me intrigued, I want to know more about the species and the background information.
The characters I liked except for the main characters sister. I absolutely hated her and as the book progressed and we get to know her more my opinion of her did not change. I especially did not like what she did because she has a husband who loves her, which for the life of me I do not know why. I also did not like him for being weak when it came to his wife. There were times that I felt like slapping him for standing there doing nothing.
Except for this I thought the book is great.
There is no profanity, it does have some violence and it does have one sex scene, which I thought the book did not need, I was surprised when I heard it only because the way the author wrote the book it did not feel like there was going to be a sex scene, it felt like it was forced into the book.

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Wow a great integrated great listen

Love how this pics up from where it left off from book 1. In this one there is $exy interactions , funny scenes and holding your breath with anticipation.
There are many chapters in this second book.
The ship that left Earth has landed on Tantalus. Both species have learned to live together. The human love watching the Tantaus playing ball in the node up high in the Sky. The Tantalus have wings to get around and the human girls can stare all day and night long . .
There is a mad man , a witch going around killing all the special humans . The mad man also is trying to lower the guards from the Tantalus mind to infect them.
Grab it and see do they stop him ? Does he kill anymore.

The narrator Brian did a masterful read on this

I received this audio free to leave a review out of my own accord

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My review

This is the first books I have read or listened to by M.A. Abraham and I have to say that I absolutely loved it. Fats paste story and very lovable characters for the most part, darn witch hunters.
I can’t wait to start the next part of the story to find out what happens with everyone.

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Awesome Sci-fi Book !!

This book did not disappoint it left me on the edge of my seat. This Science fiction is full of action sequences, and surprises. An Amazing book a must read. I cannot wait for the next book in this series. The narrator does a spectacular job.
My only dislike is I don’t like cliffhangers, so I usually wait until all the books in a series are out to purchase because I hate to wait week or months for the next book.
"I absolutely freaking loved this book what and awesome story !!

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  • seelk
  • Ontario, Canada
  • 05-27-18

Tantalus - book 2

A great continuation to "First Contact", book one in the series, the adventures of the humans who arrived on the first spaceship, being derailed from their destination, and their integration with the Tantalarians. A gripping story where romance is blooming, but so is the danger that comes with the arrival of another Earth spaceship on Tantalus. The few surprising revelations in this book make me want the next story even more. I can't wait.
It was great reading it, but listening to Mr. Callanan telling the story added another layer making it so much more. His voices are matching the characters so well, their emotions portrayed so real, I could not help get lost in the story. I hope he narrates the next story too.

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  • Tony Bough
  • 07-02-18

An amazing follow on to book one!

I really enjoyed book one. The story felt new and different and the writing style was great. This carries on very nicely in that vein. We have to very different cultures melding together, learning about each other and in the case of the settlers from earth forming a new society. I like the bad guy who is ever present bubbling behind the scenes using his gifts to control and endanger everyone and everything. I love all the characters and watching their relationships develop is brilliant. Its so easy to listen too and a genuine pleasure to get to know our characters.

The world that's built for us is amazing. Interesting and fascinating to get to see.

I enjoyed this from start to finish and the finish certainly leaves you wanting and waiting for more. Lets hope we don't have long to wait!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review