Hunter's Claim

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Hunter's Claim

The Alliance, #1

I think that the Trivators would have come across more as hunky alpha alien warriors during this story if they'd shown that they as a race and as soldiers understood why the humans failed to accept their presence on Earth. So we humans have wasted our resources, but do we want Aliens barging in, telling us off and taking charge? Hell no. Plus their arrival started the worldwide breakdown in society and led to lootings, murders, rapes and the loss of the stability that all the humans had known. Poor Jesse has had to live from hand to mouth, protecting her sisters and managing to survive on very little food, having to stay ahead of gangs of rapists, looters and the worse kinds of humanity.

As a reader, I wanted Jesse to be older, not just a girl barely out of her teens who then gets pressed into being a mate to an alien. I wanted her to have a childhood, and for the Trivators to understand that these young women didn't need to be coerced or seduced into the alien version of marriage. No matter how hunky or sexy, Jesse and her sisters were too young to be pairing off or thinking about it.

It was great that Jesse and her is sisters became as protective of Hunter and his comrades in arms as though they were all a family, but when these big nearly seven foot warriors need a bunch of school girls to rescue them, that doesn't make them seem at all intimidating or formidable. While it was an OK read, I wouldn't be tempted to read anything else by this author.

Book Blurb for Hunter's Claim

Jesse Sampson and her two younger sisters have lived a hard life on the streets of Seattle, Washington for the past several years. Four years before the Earth received its first visitors from space causing mass fear. Alone in a world gone mad with just her sisters, Jesse has learned to use the darkness and the remains of the city to survive and keep what was left of her family alive. She has seen the savage side of human nature and finds they are not much different from the aliens who conquered the Earth.

The Trivators have taken control of the Earth to prevent the humans from destroying it in their fear. A world of warriors, they are sent out by the Alliance of Star Systems to seek out new worlds. Their mission is first contact. They are to establish communication with the leaders of the new worlds they find and bring them into the Alliance. Any resistance is to be quickly subdued to prevent unnecessary death of the inhabitants of the new worlds they find. Their payment comes from the success of their mission.

Hunter is what he is called. A hunter, one of the elite clans of the Trivators who seek out those who resist. His abilities to track, capture and eliminate those who try to harm any warrior is renowned. He finds the tables turned when he becomes the one captured by a group of ruthless humans.

Hunter is shocked when a strange human female risks her life to help him escape only to disappear into the ruins of the city. He now has a new mission, finding the female who saved his life. He is determined to find her before she is damaged by others of her kind.

What he finds is a reward beyond comprehension to a Trivator warrior, a family. Can he convince Jesse that he can give her and her younger sisters a better life on his world? Or will fear keep her from accepting what he has to offer?

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2014 3.00