Song of the Navigator by Astrid Amara ~ Book Review by Teresa

song-of-the-navigatorTitle: Song of the Navigator

Author: Astrid Amara

Publisher: Samhain

Cover Artist: Kanaxa

Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 05/26/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Science Fiction

Blurb:

Worst Possible Birthday: Being sold into slavery by none other than your lover.

Tover Duke’s rare ability to move anything instantly across light-years of space makes him a powerful, valuable asset to the Harmony Corporation, and a rock star among the people of the colonies. His life is luxurious. Safe. Routine.

He has his pick of casual hookups passing through Dadelus-Kaku Station. His one brush with danger of any kind—the only bright spot in his otherwise boring life—is Cruz Arcadio, a dark-haired, hard-bodied engineer whose physical prowess hints he’s something much more.

When a terrorist abducts Tover, hurling him into a world of torture, exploitation and betrayal, it’s with shattering disbelief that he realizes his kidnapper is none other than Cruz. As Tover struggles to find the courage to escape his bondage, he begins to understand the only way to free his body, his mind—and his heart—is to trust the one man who showed him that everything about his once-perfect life was a lie.

My View:

I was expecting something a little different based on the blurb. The warning at the end scared me a little, to be honest. However, I was not disappointed with what I did get. Son of the Navigator had unique technology and worthy causes. Though parts of the story are a little familiar, big bad corporations threatening a planet and its population, others are different. And it is presented in an interesting and engaging way.

I felt so bad for Tover’s betrayal by someone he cared about and the resulting pain he is put through. It was brutal but I didn’t find the descriptions traumatizing. The truths that he faces later are even worse. I liked the conflict with Cruz and the position Cruz is put in, the decisions he is forced to make. It made the story real. I liked Cruz’s family and all the people that seemed to genuinely care for Tover.

The book flowed well and I found myself not wanting to put it down. Definite recommend!

Links

Song of the Navigator on Goodreads
Samhain
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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