Fractured Souls by Anna Carven
Series: Darkstar Mercenaries #3
Also in this series: Taming Chaos , Shattered Silence
Publication Date: August 13, 2019
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Point-of-View: Alternating Third
Cliffhanger: View Spoiler » No, Continuing Story-Arc « Hide Spoiler
Content Warning: View Spoiler » Human Experiments, Sexual Assault, Torture, Death, Gore « Hide Spoiler
Genres: Science Fiction
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Alexis Carter is a long way from home, and she doesn't quite understand how she got here. All she knows is that she died once, and now she's alive.
She's woken into a nightmare, trapped on a dark ship full of terrifying aliens. With their silver skin and fire-colored eyes, they look a lot like the monsters that once attacked her on Earth.
One Kordolian in particular stands out... he's huge, he doesn't talk much, and his job is to guard her.
From what, exactly?
The voices inside her head?
Fractured Souls is Book 3 in the Darkstar Mercenaries series. It features a lethal silver-skinned alien hero, a human heroine, and the usual action, violence, steamy sex scenes, and HFN ("happy for now") ending. It will probably make more sense if you read Book 2 (Shattered Silence) first.
Fractured Souls (Darkstar Mercenaries #3) by Anna Carven features Nythian, one of the First-Division warriors. I was really looking forward to this after the previous book.
Alexis was killed when the ship she was traveling on was hit by some space junk, but now she’s alive. Obviously this is a confusing situation to find oneself in, and it doesn’t help that she seems to have been rescued by Kordolians. She was previously attacked and on that ship to get away from Kordolians. Oh, and there’s also the pesky matter of the being who now lives inside her head. Needless to say, she’s having a bad day. The Tharian inside of her insists they must return to her planet, but Alexis doesn’t know if it’s a trap or a plea.
Nythian has been tasked with keeping Alexis safe from herself while they figure out the best course of action. It’s a little freaky when her eyes change color and he knows he’s speaking to the being inside her. As they spend time together he realizes he needs to help her at all costs, even if that means returning to a planet he swore to never even think of again.
I really liked Nythian in the previous books and I was really glad to see him get his own story. I liked the plot of this book a lot. Alexis was a good match for him, and I thought the parts with the Tharian was well done.
Rating: 4 out of 5