Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire (Marooned on a Barren World)
by Kayelle Allen
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Pub Date 29 Dec 2017 | Archive Date 06 Mar 2018
Half a million of his people sleep in cryostasis, trapped inside their pods and it's up to Pietas to save them. He can't release one at a time. It's all or nothing. He's facing over five hundred thousand hungry, thirsty, homeless, immortals all looking to him for answers.
It's not all bad. The beautiful telepathic warrior he's loved for lifetimes is at his side. He's bonded with a sentient panther. He hates humans but the one dumped on this planet with him has become a trusted friend.
But before Pietas can build shelter, figure out how to grow food, or set up a government, he must take back command from a ruthless enemy he's fought for centuries. His brutal, merciless father.
Immortals may heal, but a wound of the heart lasts forever...
Average rating from 6 members
Truly immersive sci-fi read. My sci-fi fangirl brain did a happy dance while reading this. This book needs an audio version because you'll want to close your eyes to visualize and truly experience this story.
I've read a couple in Kayelle's "Chosen" series of books and has more emotional depth. There were things to like about this book, including a tribe of sentient panthers, and lord knows, we all love a good story with kitties. Why I couldn't rate this book a five, however, was that it wasn't a proper story on its own. You got a little lost if you didn't read the previous book "Bringer of Chaos: The Origins of Pietas."
This story is about a family so dysfunctional, they make the Kardashians look like the Cleavers from "Leave It To Beaver." There are couple lines that rip your heart out for sure, but you would think, at least I do, that a multi-century-year-old man would have resolved some of this stuff by now. This story puts the opera into space opera, so if you enjoy that, you won't be disappointed.
A great sci/fi read. Exciting with interesting characters and plot. It does seem a little disheartening that family dysfunction could fester for so long. Still, maybe I'm missing background as this is the first book in the series that I've read. Recommended.
Thank you to Net Galley for providing me with a digital arc in exchange for my honest review.
To be betrayed by your mother whom you love so much, is not an easy thing to deal with, it almost broke Pietas, she betrayed that special love, he had for her, which almost destroyed him and cost his friendship with Six, but his resolve is strong, he had to be to withstand the constant abuse he and his sister received at the hands of their father, he couldn't understand why his mother would side with him to do him wrong. His cruelty knew no boundaries, he was manipulative and a monster, casting his net wide and entrapping her in it, but such a hold was not an option for Pietas, he was so sorry his mother fell victim to his father’s machinations and was doped by his words. Unknowing to them his mother was subjected to the same abuse but on a deeper and more personal level. Pietas thought he was strong and could withstand anything but her deceit almost broke him. The immortals (Ultras) hated humans and the reverse can be said for the humans, they used enslavement and experimented on their own kind in order of recreating their own version of immortals. Enslaving the Ultra’s king Pietas drove that wedge even deeper between the two. Their hatred of each other resonated with the racial hatred that is in the world today, Pietas story shows how coexisting without killing each other is possible. This book slowly entraps you, drawing you deeper into its storyline, the characters are great and the storyline is awesome, a well written and diverse story, which entices you deep into its pages.