Review: Jo Tannah – Royal Guardian (Rise of the Symbionts # 1)

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Reviewer: Rich
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Genre: M/M Science Fiction

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 


Summary:
Kallen has been away for two years to further his education. En route to his home planet, Oryon, his starship is attacked by unknown brigands. All fear the death of the heir to the kingdom, as well as those of his accompanying loyal guardians.

With Bobik’s assistance, Lando Garr is the one man who can find and rescue Kallen. Not because he’s bound by duty as a Royal Guardian, but because the prince’s symbiont responds to no other but him. Both will stop at nothing to find Kallen. Losing him would mean Bobik’s death and Lando’s heartache

Review:
Royal Guardian is the first installment of the Rise of the Symbiots.

Containing about 68 pages, it is a novella. This is basically an introduction to the series. The world building is believable, the characters well drawn, and the premise is made believable.

As a reviewer, I am not happy with the trend of breaking a story into short sections and making the reader purchase a book in installments.

I know these are termed “cliffhangers”; but, it may be advisable for the reader to wait for more of the story to become available.

What is presented is a good solid story. The dragon symbiont, one soon to presumably be two, is a creative plot device that moves the plot forward with compelling action and some humor. The love story is basically sound and the characters real.

This book is recommended with the provision that the reader wait until more installments of the book are available.

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