Striker

Striker

by Lexi Ander

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ISBN-13: 9781620043790
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Valespian Pact Series , #2
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Lexi has always been an avid reader, and at a young age started reading (secretly) her mother's romances (the ones she was told not to touch). She was the only teenager she knew of who would be grounded from reading. Later, with a pencil and a note book, she wrote her own stories and shared them with friends because she loved to see their reactions. A Texas transplant, Lexi now kicks her boots up in the Midwest with her Yankee husband and her eighty-pound puppies named after vacuum cleaners.

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Striker 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters are wonderful . I wish there was more. The finding of the Bespoken, the grandchildren in the palace...more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I quite enjoyed this continuation of the story of the trine. Getting more backstory on Zeus was helpful. It was intriguing to see him interact with his family.
ChristyDuke1 More than 1 year ago
Wow! I honestly didn't think the author could do better than 'Alpha Trine', but she sure showed me. I loved every single thing about 'Striker'. The action, the adventure, the political machinations, the struggles to locate the Bespoken, the continuing love between Zeus, Alpha, and Dargon, the battle scenes....... Oh, yeah. Everything just plain did it for me! An amazing, incredible series! Thank you, Lexi!! Please tell me there'll be a third?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When will the next book come out? What will the kids look lick andsd what ate there names are? Do they find the older brother
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
SCarr1 More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. ***You must read Alpha Trine prior to reading this book.  The story picks up right where the first book ended.*** In Alpha Trine we meet Zeus.  He began life as the sole survivor on a vessel found in deep space by the Mar’Sani, a reptilian race.  At the time he was two months old and blind.  He was adopted by the Emperor and Empress of Mar'Sani and raised as one of their own.  Zeus’ parents had his vision restored when he was around 12 or 13 in order to better protect him from others who wish to do him harm.  Though Zeus was loved and cherished by his adopted family, there were several Mar'Sani families who did not like a human playing the role of a prince on their planet.  Zeus left his home planet to work on a spacedock as a Master Mechanic.  There he is kidnapped and comes in contact with a symbiote Dar Massaga, Dargon and Alpha.  Dargon and Alpha recognize Zeus as theirs and together the three form an Alpha Trine.  At the end of the book, the three are expecting a child through Alpha's pregnancy.  In the mists of all of this, Dargon and his crew of misfits are traveling across space with a group of Fal'Amoric, a race of individuals who were captured and forced into slavery.  Zeus discovers he is actually a Fal'Amoric prince.  It is imperative that the Fal'Amoric are returned to the council before the evil bug race, V'Saar, recaptures them. This is where Striker begins. Zeus is  pulled into the Waters of Poseidon by his long lost brother.  He is warned that there is a trap set-up for him and the ship if they continue on their course.  Zeus and the crew go to the planet where the Qrxzl live.  They are there to seek help but the Qrxzl attempts to fatally hurt Zeus, which leaves both Zeus and Dargon injured.  Because of their actions, Zeus and his group do enlist the help of the Feteine.  While there, Alpha is reunited with his first son Star Eater. During the time the group searches for allies and formulates a plan to arrive on Zeus’ home planet, Zeus, Dargon and Alpha prepare for the arrival of their children.  Alpha’s pregnancy is only 1 month so they are not going to make it planetside before the births occur.  With everything going on, all three are worried about the safety of their little ones and Zeus is fighting his natural instincts of nesting and aggression while Alpha and Dargon carry the babies. This book was extremely fast paced and very detailed.  I’m amazed by Ms. Ander’s creativity with the different species.  Each one was explicitly described.  There was a lot of information thrown out at you, which made it difficult to follow at times.  It has been a while since I’ve read the first book, which made it harder to pick the story up again.   The book has all the trimmings of a great science fiction story such as a  galaxy wide war and interesting species, but the book also touches on the power of accepting oneself and others, and how looks can be deceiving.  My favorite part of the series is Zeus’ adopted family.  They are great.  Their loyalty to Zeus is extremely touching and at times funny.  The relationship between Zeus, Dargon and Alpha is also sweet.  The reader really gets to know a lot more about Alpha and his past.  I wish Dargon played a larger role in the book though.  There was a lot of Zeus and Alpha, but Dargon always took a backseat due to one thing or another. Overall a great science fiction series.  The universe created is creative, vivid and unique.  I can’t wait to read the other books.
KAYOUNG More than 1 year ago
At the end of Alpha Trine(book #1), our heroes, Zeus, Dargon, and Alpha are expectant fathers. They, along with the crew of the Oethra 7 are trying to get the last of the Fal'Amoric race to the planet Valespia. I'm going to try to review this book without spoilers, so, here goes. First, I have to say this...although there is an epic love between these three "men", this was not a romance. The action started out hard from chapter one and never stopped. If I had to put this in a category, it would be, SPACE ODESSY. I mean there were alien species of all kinds, AI that has split from it's creators, sentient crystals, sentient water, Mech warriors, and Ancient Gods. Way too many great characters to name.  So, Alpha is much older than we originally thought. And he has a very painful past. He is determined to protect this Trine, no matter what. But he has kept a lot of secrets from Dargon, his host and lover. Alpha eventually reveals his past and we find out how powerful he really is. We find out more about Zeus and how he ended up on the abandoned Terran science vessel as a baby. I loved that he took on characteristics of the Mar'Sani who adopted and raised him. He identified as Mar'Sani even after he learns of his heritage. He eventually becomes his people's champion. Dargon is carrying twins and has been forced to take a backseat on the mission. This is very frustrating for a powerful captain and protector.  The rest of the crew and the Mar'Sani Monticores (elite warriors) have taken up the task of delivering the Fal'Amoric and are enlisting help from several powerful races.  The evil V'Saar and Terran forces unite to stop them. Allies are not friends and there is a traitor on Valespia... There is an excellent ending, but I pray to Poseidon that there are more books. What about Canry, Axis, and Star Eater? I need their stories.  Help me Lexi Anders..you're my only hope!
Sophia-Rose1 More than 1 year ago
I have long awaited the sequel to Alpha Trine because I fell in love with the characters, the worldbuilding and the plotting. This is most definitely a Sci-Fi Romance, but the feel of it is that of a Romantic Suspense. There are twists, intrigues, thrilling adventure and secrets that are slow to be revealed all hyping up the tension. This sequel should definitely not be read out of order or the reader will struggle to catch up to the story. Striker was a total set up book in ways and it takes a long time to build. The first half is full of little slower paced moments will all the excitement saved for the latter half. I was more than happy to sit back and be patient as more of the author's creative world building was expanded and the romantic trio had the time to strengthen their relationship which is nearly unheard of in romance books today. When it came to the romance, I got the what happened after that happily ever after moment. The threesome now takes the time to get to know each other and work out their relationship and place in the relationship. Alpha's story is really teased out and there are a lot of surprising answers there. Zeus' hidden history gets revealed too and yep, more exciting reveals. Zeus is almost a different personality in this one as he adapts to the changes in his life. He becomes more assertive and his hidden strengths come to the forefront. Alpha personality is further revealed and he is a mixture of aggression and appeasement as needed. And Dargon took a softer role even when he wanted to be part of the excitement since he is the caregiver of this new little family. The passion is still hot and unique because of the make-up of their threesome coming from three different races. Now, what to say so that I don't give up the good stuff... The story opens with the Oethra 7 and its crew still on board the Marsani ship with Zeus' brothers as they rush to deliver the Fal' Almoric royal family and what they have discovered about the enemy into the hands of the rulers of Vasparia. Time is running out on the search for Prometheus, Zeus' brother, who needs to take his place ruling the Galactic Alliance. Zeus worries about the safety of his mates during their vulnerable time of Alpha's pregnancy. He feels the pressure of enemies waiting for them and enemies chasing them. Then their is the unsettling visit with his lost brother through his dreams warning him and advising him how to gain allies for the war that is to come. Canry's advice leads Zeus and the crew to a little known world to treaty with a race made up of crystals. The visit proves dangerous and reveals another betrayal among other things. The time counts down to the moment the two opposing sides will face off and Zeus is aware that his side is vastly outnumbered unless all their allies can assemble in time. As I said earlier, this is a set up book feeling much like the way a chessboard is being set for the bigger moves to come. But, there is also an ending feel to it as well. The main conflicts are still in place, but yet so many answers and resolves came in this one too. Not sure about what is to come, but I now wonder if some of the secondary characters will get their stories and whether the perspective will shift to the mysterious Prometheus who has been hidden for years. I confess that my romantic little heart wants to dart off in like five directions right now to see some of those secondary relationships wrapped up and see the escalating war through to the end. The next book will now be impatiently waited on just like this one. Sigh... All in all, this was a good installment in the series. Those who enjoy m/m sci-fi romance with spectacular world building, strong suspense, memorable characters and spicy romance should grab this series up. My thanks to Net Galley for the opportunity to review this book in exchange for my honest review.