To save her people, Mikayla S'Apul has only two options: become a prize in the upcoming battle or take control of her fate. When a worn journal falls into her hands, revealing the secrets of a legendary group of warriors, Mikayla realizes it holds the answer to her dilemma. A marriage of convenience is the only way to protect the Raasa people.
Overlord Vaan Galip is the commander of the warlord army tasked with protecting Kabanians and bringing peace to his lands. Betrayed by one of his own, joining with Mikayla S'Apul would provide her people with protection while giving him the opportunity for vengeance. Falling for the Raasa female was never part of his plans. When a common enemy threatens, Vaan and Mikayla learn the true depth of what it means to be bound not only by marriage, but by honor.
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Great story and performance!
I actualy read and listen to the story. I was surprised on how much I liked the story and I will be on the lookout for more audiobooks by Michelle Howard.
There were several memorial moments in Honor Bound. One of my favorites is after Mikayla and Overlord Vaan, are married, she expects more from their relationship but Vaan only seeks to please himself when he is with Mikayla. However she is out to teach the overlord Vaan a lesson by ensuring the food that is prepared for him and his warlords has no flavor added. His warlords realizes that Vaan has upset Mikayla and they ask him to make amends with her. There are plenty of these types of scenes throughout the story.Their first kiss was very awkwardly, because in the OverLord's cultural there is no kissing.
Michael's performance was awesome! He really brought the characters to life and used the right amount of tone and inflection to show the different emotions throughout the story?
This was a great story that is worth a credit; however, you can get a better deal by buying the kindle version, and adding whispersycn. My time was well spent going back and forth reading and listening to the story and never losing my place.
Alien Alpha Man Whom Remains Strong.
Love on another world. Good Alien Romance and great world building..
Warriors that could summon armor reminded me of an anime Ronin Wildfire, or kid show Captain Power from the late 80's early 90's. It wasn't a focus of the book but I would have liked to see more detail about it. It was interesting seeing it in a romance book.
Overlord Vaan. He did a really good job of making him feel arrogant, in charge, and a man few would disappoint or cross.
When Vaan's Warlord made amends and nearly died protecting Mikayla.
Where to start? I loved this book. I found the world building and lore top notch and fascinating. Mikayla has Overlord Vaan's, mothers journal. In it she learns of him and his brave warlords. Honorable men that no one could best in battle. The Journal goes on to explain how they were betrayal and sentence (unfairly) to death. His mother learned of the plan and reached him in time to switch out the poison that would kill him for potion that made them all appear dead and put them into a deep sleep. Vaan's mother managed to smuggle their bodies out before they could be burned, and hid them. However, something happen and she died before she was able to awaken them.
Mikayla's venom is the only thing that can wake them. She needs the men because one of the warlords that helped betray Vaan and his men is returning to force Mikayla to marry him. Vaan now owes her his life and they both have a mutual enemy.
Overlord Vaan is a true caveman. Its his way or no way and he's the only one right(And usually thats true). He starts off as a terrible lover. Cringe worthy scenes that reminded me of how men viewed sex. In his culture pleasure is for the man and he really doesn't know better. Once Mikayla teaches him that she needs hers too, he found that enjoyable and more than acceptable.
The love between them wasn't instant, even though the attraction was there. It grew over time and I liked that. A great deal of it was learning Overlord Vaan's ways and trying to get through to him on the things she needed, like intimacy. Also he had to learn to trust Mikayla as they were different species and there had never been a union between their cultures before.
While Overlord Vaan (yes I feel the need to use his title lol) was pure alpha male, he was highly honorable and fierce. The battle/fight scenes were fast paced and Michael Pauley brought urgency and excitement to those scenes.
If you like true alpha males, settings on other worlds, new cultures etc. If you like your alpha men to stay strong through out the book. Then this book is for you. I honestly can't recommend it enough. It is worth a credit. I however would buy the kindle book and add on the book for 2 bucks more and save the credit for those expensive books. Either way, its worthy of the buy.
I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com".