TANGLED FATES (Six Saviors #5) by Carly Fall-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 20, 2013
“SR44 is no more.”
With those words, Cohen of the Six Saviors feels like his whole world is unraveling at the seams. Consumed by sadness, anger, and guilt for breaking his mating vows to his beloved SR44ian mate, Cohen makes a sacrificial oath to honor her in death.
Annis, a female SR44 Warrior, was sent to Earth right before SR44 was destroyed. But her new human body has restrictions—during the day she is blind, but once the sun goes down, her vision returns. As she struggles to find her place among the Six Saviors, she finds herself the target for Cohen’s unwarranted anger. An explosive argument between them ensues, changing their relationship forever.
Blake, a half-human half-Colonist, has finally discovered a place he calls home. As he and Annis grow closer, his feelings for her can’t be ignored, and he must figure out a way to stay true to his heart or risk losing her forever.
As the Six Saviors are forced into the underbelly of humanity to catch a Colonist’s offspring, and danger from The Platoon threatens to rip the Six Saviors apart, Cohen, Annis, and Blake must face the ghosts of their pasts and try to sort out the tangled web of their lives.
REVIEW: The blurb is very explicit and detailed and relays a good portion of the premise but the emotional and heartbreaking guilt that threatens to destroy two of the Six Saviors is anything but simple. And for those who have not read my previous reviews, I will repeat the background information.
Background: 6 saviors warriors from planet SR44: Rayner, Hudson, Noah, Cohen, Jovan & Talin. The warriors were sent to earth over 212 years ago to stop and eradicate the 12 murderers who escaped from one of the moon colonies of planet SR44. The Colonists, as they were soon called, made their way to Earth, took the human body form, mated with the females and populated the earth with Colonist DNA. The savior warriors are part of the elite military from planet SR44, commissioned to remove the Colonists from Earth, but as the Colonists continued to breed, so too did their offspring and the number of inhabitants on earth with Colonist DNA is unknown. The Six Saviors have been unsuccessful in their attempts to locate all of the original Colonists and anyone with Colonist DNA.
Tangled Fates is not only the title but is the psychological and emotional fall out in the aftermath of the destruction of planet SR44 and the ensuing guilt that burdens the survivors-guilt that has been placed upon the warriors by themselves as well as the few who literally fell to earth to keep their species alive. The fate of all those who remain has been threatened by a rogue group of warriors, known as the Platoon, hell-bent on revenge against the original warriors sent to earth over two hundred years ago.
Believing and hoping the Six Saviors had eradicated all threats against the SR44ians, The Platoon make it their mission to destroy anyone with a history of evil, and in doing so may have inadvertently revealed the existence of the SR44 to the human population of Earth. Not only does The Platoon hope to remove all traces of The Colonists but they want the Six Saviors to pay for the destruction of their planet.
Tangled Fates is a darker storyline and one that drew on the reader’s emotions and personal entanglement with the series characters and premise. We watch as two of their own sit on the precipice of self-destruction knowing that in truth one or both may not return. With the death of a mate, sorrow and grief become the survivor’s companion, but when the death of one’s mate destroys the soul and the very essence of the man, the journey will be difficult for those left behind.
Carly has written a storyline where grief and sorrow manifest themselves in different ways and at times it was difficult to accept the behavior of the bereaved. Everyone handles death in a different way and Tangled Fates is a storyline that will touch many readers who have grown to love the Six Saviors of SR44.
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