Recommendations and Comments About Books (Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, and Romance) , Book Series, Book Related Materials, and Authors. I do not rate books on the blog but do rate on Goodreads. To see my ratings click on the Goodreads button on the right.
Sky Raiders by Michelle Diener - Review Tour and Giveaway
When the people of Barit first saw the silver glint of sky craft, they
felt awe. Then awe turned to fear. And they found a name for the mysterious
newcomers. Sky raiders.
one year of duty as a guard walking the walls of Garamundo was extended to two
when the sky raiders appeared. Two long years away from home and his lover,
Taya. When he finally returns, the town is empty. While Garek was protecting
Garamundo, the sky raiders were taking their victims from his hometown.
can't bear looking into the night sky. All she can see is Barit, her home
planet. Impossibly, the sky raiders have brought her and their other victims to
Shadow, the planet that shadows her own, and looking up makes her aware of
everything she's lost. Garek is out there somewhere. She knows he'll look, but
he'll never find her.
the other captives have to find a way to escape. Without the food and clothes
the sky raiders bring them from their raids on Barit, they'll starve on the
almost barren wastes of Shadow. And when they've given the sky raiders enough
of what they want, that's exactly what the sky raiders will leave them to do.
doesn't realize is she'll have some help with her plan. Because Garek isn't
giving up on finding her. And he's even more resourceful than she could ever
is going to keep him from Taya. Not even space itself.
He'd asked her to wait for him, and then he'd
disappeared for two years.
As he reached the top of the pass and started down
the steep path to the valley below, Garek wondered just how angry Taya would
That she would be angry enough to have taken
someone else sat like week-old loaf in his stomach, heavy and sickening.
He'd had no choice, had come as soon as he could .
. . he tried to shake off the chill that touched him, despite the bright day.
He'd take her anger, her fury--he'd take it all if it meant he didn't find her
with someone else.
He forced himself to pay attention as the path
became steeper still, and frowned at how badly maintained the way had become,
as if no one had repaired the damage a winter in the mountains could do to a
narrow track. The spring thaw had come and gone, replaced by a golden summer,
and the snow had retreated to the tops of the mountains.
Kas should have done something about the erosion by
now, even though this path was a shortcut few besides the villagers knew of,
cutting across the Crag and shaving hours off the journey through the
The familiar landscape tugged at something inside
him. He hadn't thought himself sentimental, and though he'd missed Taya with an
ache that hurt worse than a knife to flesh, he hadn't thought the sight of the
rolling hills and high peaks would affect him. The crowds and enclosing stone
walls of Garamundo had been something to bear stoically, but he was surprised
how easy it was to breathe here, and it wasn't just because the air was sweet
with the scent of summer grass.
When he'd left two years ago, the only thing he'd
regretted was leaving Taya behind him, and he'd come back only to fetch her.
Fetch her and run, as fast as possible.
I gave Sky Raiders 5 stars on Goodreads. Here is my review:
This is an unusual set up for a science fiction story. It starts on one planet then moves to another. The unusual part is the fact that the first planet does not have much in the way of technology and the main character has to figure out how to steal a ship and find the people who have been taken to a another planet. It is filled with danger and very ingenious solutions to problems. Throw in a love interest who needs to be rescued and you have an even more complex plot. A interesting and fun addition to the Science Fiction Romance scene.
Michelle also has another Science Fiction Romance Series - Class 5. Go here to see the first book in that SFR series, Dark Horse.
AUTHOR Bio and
Diener is the author of the bestselling, award-winning Class 5 series. She
writes historical fiction, science fiction and fantasy and loves creating new
worlds for her and her readers to escape to. She lives in Australia with her
husband and two children.