Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Review of Ynyr (Tornians #3) by M.K. Eidem

Ynyr was a third male and while he was a fit and worthy Warrior, he had always known that no female would ever Join with him. His mother’s refusal to leave his manno had most looking down on his family. He knew Ull would be able to overcome this because he was a first male and would one day be a Lord. Maybe even Vali, since he was a second male but neither Ynyr nor his younger brother Zev would ever be acceptable to a female. The most they could hope for was to serve their House with honor. That all changed with the arrival of the females from Earth.

Abby’s life had not been an easy one, especially after the death of her family when she had been sixteen but she had thought things were finally looking up. She was a year away from achieving her dream of becoming a teacher and soon she would be making a difference in the lives of children others had given up on. That all changed when she worked a double shift at the library to help a friend.

Ynyr and Abby come together in the most unusual of ways but that is just the beginning of the uniqueness of their relationship. Together they must do something no other Lord and Lady have ever done, make their House the shining example the Emperor demanded it be, out of one that has been destroyed by deceit and evil.

Will the secrets left behind by Bertos and Risa tear them apart? Or will it be Abby’s own secrets and Ynyr’s reaction to them that do?

Overall Rating:  4.25 Rockin’ ★★★★

Faraway, far, far away in the Tornian world created by author M.K. Eidem, the third book in this Science Fiction series takes place.  In this world, where betrayal and deceit almost destroyed the Empire a new hope has arisen.  The Tornian world is changing, the inhabitants are overcoming their preconceived ideas and new leadership is being put in place.  This author uses this upheaval to dazzle her readers with out of this world stories and heroic characters. She has intertwined all these elements and created an outstanding read with Ynyr.  I found this story both intriguing and enjoyable.

From Earth, to Torino, to Etruria, leaves Abigail Jamison feeling she has endured enough.  She is beyond ready for her life to settle down.  Especially, now that she has found her male, Ynyr the third son of Oryon and Isis.  They found each other when Ynyr heard someone crying through the hedge in a garden and tried to give her comfort.   They grew close from hours of talking and sharing about themselves, without ever seeing one another.  Ynyr believed his life was set as a third son to be a warrior, but when the Emperor named him Lord of Etruria everything changed.  Before there was no hope of having a female Join with him, but now it would be possible.  When the female he had never seen but couldn't stop thinking of chose him as her male, once again his life changed even more.

During the story, the couple unites with the help and encouragement of a house in uproar.  With the help of the goddess they learn what it takes to lead their people and uncover secrets that were buried deep.  The constant upheaval created an uneasiness and drama that kept you guessing at the outcome.  This is another terrific book to enhance my library.  When asked for a sci-fi romance series recommendation, this is one of my go to authors.  You really should read and find out about this unique world that M. K. Eidem has created.

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