This book starts where the last one left off, so don't even attempt to read without reading previous books; you won't get it. Book 2 was released over a year ago, so I had to refresh myself and still struggled a bit to get back into the groove. The author has created a complex and intricate story and it is intriguing, entertaining and addictive. The previous books, while they had the back story of the Bak-lal, focused on one romantic couple. This book is the culmination of the alien plot and involves romantic partners for Abby and Talia as well as more details about Willow and Brittany.
Dessenze, the God-like leader of the Preyfinders on their mission to save earth, shows he's just as susceptible as any when the right woman comes along. And he doesn't mind sharing with Brask. The sex scenes between this trio were pretty epic and for Dessenze, were more foreplay as he denied himself for the safety of all on earth. Sounds narcissistic but he has a point. Abby and Rimmil were not focused on too much but their bonding was needed for Abby to fully access her powers. This was a creative trilogy and the author did an admirable job blending romance with alien invasion and just plain horror. Things get a little gory for those who are squeamish - you've been warned. Personally I liked the violence as it was obvious the Bak-lal weren't up to discussing things.
While this is the end of the trilogy there was a brief epilogue that had me intrigued. Not a standalone, but an epic ending to the trilogy. I would recommend reading all three in immediate succession for transparent flow of the intricate story.
Our Earth is on the edge of destruction, our cities are pocked with missile craters, and beneath the surface the alien factory queen lurks.
Four women of power may be our saviors. The last is Talia. Gifted by earth magic with a mastery of edged weapons, she’s a katana-wielding, geek chick with a loathing of alpha men. Though bond mating enhances magic, she knows mating with aliens must be wrong. Besides, her destined bond mate, Brask, is an Igraak warrior of the caveman persuasion. One dominant male is bad enough. Dassenze, the alien man-god in the flesh, also desires her and no isn’t a word he appreciates.
As they near their target, Talia’s man problems become the lesser of many evils, for the factory queen awaits them with her nerve chewers and her drills. The price for being avenging, kickass heroines could be a messy death.
Warning: Dominance and submission themes, hot aliens, and gory violence. Mild horror too if you're squeamish.
Stands Alone: No. Third in a series that needs to be read in order.