Ares : Nomad

  • by K.A. Finn
  • Narrated by Keith Michaelson
  • Series: Nomad
  • 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

He wasn't expected to survive, and for 20 years, he has managed to stay off their radar. Until now. Until her.
Gryffin was the sole survivor of The Foundation's experimental project to transform human children into hybrid cyborgs - half human, half machine. The program failed and he was sent on a one way trip into The Outer Sector where he was left for dead. He has survived for 20 years by suppressing his human emotions and embracing his machine side.
Officer Terra Rush believes in her duty to the Foundation. The Sector needs to be prepared for colonization, and nothing can stop her from doing her job... except him. When Gryffin saves her from an attack, Terra uncovers a terrible secret. The Foundation has been lying to her... and maybe they still are.
They have labelled Gryffin a killing machine, yet he acts more human than many of The Foundation's leaders. He has awakened intense feelings in Terra that throw her loyalties into question, and even though he pushes her away, she is determined to find out the truth about the cyborg program.
Gryffin refuses to be a mindless soldier, yet escaping The Foundation's control and stopping the colonization of his home will require Terra's help. Can Gryffin overcome the machine inside and trust her? Or will getting in touch with his human emotions destroy him once and for all?

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Outer space, space pirates, colonies, etc. usually aren't my cup of tea. I tend to lean towards the sci-fi world of zombies, vampires and things that go bump in the night. But I really enjoyed this book. I think it's the romance story line that got me.
I would have given this book 5 stars, if a few things didn't keep bugging me. In the beginning, Gryffin says that he's never told anyone his name, until Terra. Well how did the whole galaxy and everyone in it know his name? Also, the time line was a little hard to follow. Terra was trying to escape/find Gryffin......she was sneaking through the ship......(trying to not give spoilers) a man is standing there in fine condition, talking.....a few minutes pass.....Terra walks into a room to find this man laying on the metal floor, blood everywhere, with metal implants on him. Hmmm, the story line made it feel like only a few minutes passed, but the implants take hours or days to do. There were a few different places where it was hard to tell how much time had passed between scenes. Last, the torture was a little over the top at times. I don't mind torture, but after so much, it gets a little redundant.

To sum it up, I really liked the book. I will most definitely get book 2 when it's released. For this to be a debut novel for the author, she did an amazing job! The narrator also does a fine job.

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- ANGIE

Groundhog Day in space

I enjoyed the book...I wasn't great but at least the characters had recognizable human traits even if they had been physically and mentally altered.
I appreciate the story aspect of the of the book, unlike a lot of syfi seems to be just a series of random thoughts that may or may not be related.
I will listen to part 2 in the future.
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- Allen Anthony

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-14-2015
  • Publisher: Cooper Publishing