Assimilation, Love and Other Human Oddities
Ondry and Liam have settled into a good life, but their trading is still tied up with humans, and humans are always messy. When political changes at the human base lead Ondry to attempt a difficult trade, the pair find themselves entangled in human affairs. Liam wants to help the people he left... show more
Ondry and Liam have settled into a good life, but their trading is still tied up with humans, and humans are always messy. When political changes at the human base lead Ondry to attempt a difficult trade, the pair find themselves entangled in human affairs. Liam wants to help the people he left and the worlds being torn apart. He also wants to serve Ondry with not only the pleasures of the nest but also by bringing human profits.
Ondry has no hope of understanding human psychology in general, he only knows that he will hold onto his palteia with the last breath in his body, and he'd like to keep his status and his wealth too. Unfortunately, new humans bring new conflicts and he is not sure how to protect Liam. He does know one thing that humans seem to constantly forget—that the peaceful Rownt are predators and when their families are threatened, Rownt become deadly killers. Liam is his family, and Ondry will protect him with his last breath… assuming that he can recognize the dangers in time to do so.
Publish date: 23-09-2014
Publisher: Loose Id
Pages no: 225
Edition language: English
This is not your typical M/M book, but it’s still so good. Ondry is an alien, a Rownt. Liam is human and his palteia. This is kind of like a submissive, except a palteia is highly valued.The Rownt are traders, and Liam is very happy helping Ondry with this on the Rownt home planet. I absolutely love...
Amazing world and culture. Loved all the linguistics. I would totally move to that planet :) There are a some WTF moments in this story that made me go back a few pages looking for explanations (which I didn't find, i.e. where did the human motorcycle come from?). Other than that it was perfect. I a...
This is number two in the series. I don't want to say much because its so yummy. The world building is right on point and so is the continuing development of Liam and Ondry's relationship. Their lives are complicated by a new language specialist on their planet. I know there will be a third in the s...
3.75 stars rounded upI am not going to pretend that I understood anything related to the customs and cultures of Rownt society, even after I finished this book. Seriously, my head was spinning, I couldn't grasp the idea of whole trade, and ranks, and war things ... Shows how I am more comfortable to...
The complexities, yet non-complexities of the Rownt species just leave me amazed. Amazed that Lyn could come up with such an interesting other world and base a story around it. I was totally sucked in when I read the first book. This one just reminded me how much I enjoyed it and sucked me in even d...