Like all those before her Zoe finds herself in the middle of a horrific mess. She managed to escape her Tonan captors and has been living with a herd of horses, the stallion being hers from life on Earth. The beings that promised a new life lied and she is but a pawn in a sadistic game like all other females imported from the dying planet. Doss is a tortured soul who has to fight himself more than anyone else. He has the scent memories of two races battling inside him as well as the overwhelming loneliness of being an outcast for 700 years. His sorrow and then hope pulled at me more than anything else.
Doss was so lonely and so good at heart he broke mine. An outcast to both sides that created him (he thinks) he lives a solitary existence until he sees Zoe being pursued by a Tonan. Suddenly all his senses are engaged and he fights for the alluring woman astride the horse. Will she rebuff him too? Zoe hates both sides of the conflict she fell into when escaping a dying Earth. When she encounters Doss she is torn, he is neither Castian nor Tonan, but a blend of the best of both and a fearsome fighter. Here is someone who she might be able to trust and maybe have a life with. My favorite of the series.
Half Castian and half Tonan, Doss is considered nothing more than a Tonian hybrid. A being to be feared with the power to kill by penetrating what is supposed to be impenetrable. Loathed by many feared by more, Doss has spent the last seven hundred years alone, shunned by the Tonans on his planet. He preferred it that way until a nude female rider on a huge black stallion fleeing for her life catches his eye. If left alone both beast and human would be killed by their pursuant, an enraged Tonan warrior. When the scent of the female invades his nostrils Doss is captivated. He must have the female human and will go to great lengths to secure her safety.
Zoe hates both Castians and Tonans. The promise of salvation from dying Earth, on planet Ulsy, had been nothing more than a lie. Human males were slaughtered and human women were captured to lure secrets of the Castian planets, Bagron and co-planet Dargon, from enslaved warriors with the promise of sex. When met with the six foot six hybrid warrior who moved like an apparition in battle to save her and her beloved stallion, Caveat, Zoe is unsure what to do. She has no idea of his intentions, but from the shiver that runs down her spine she is certain she’s about to find out.