On a Barbarian World (The Phoenix Adventures #6)

On a Barbarian World (The Phoenix Adventures #6) When An Independent Deep Space Scout Crash Lands On An Unknown Alien World, The Last Thing She Expects Is To Find Herself Claimed By A Barbarian Warrior Aurina Phoenix Spends Most Of Her Time Zooming Through Uncharted Space And Gathering Intel For Her Family S Deep Space Convoy, But Her Life Takes An Unexpected Detour When A Meteor Shower Brings Down Her Ship She Finds Herself On A Barren, Low Tech Planet Inhabited By Dangerous Beasts And Lands In The Arms Of A Brawny Barbarian Warlord Markarian Warrior Kavon Mal Dor Is Known For His Skill In Battle He Lives To Protect His Clan And To Avenge The Murder Of His Father Every Move He Makes Is Part Of His Grand Plan For Revenge, Including Finding A Legendary Sword And Marrying A Warlord S Daughter But When A Beautiful Skyflyer Crashes Into His World, She Is The One Thing He Never Counted On Fighting Their Incendiary Attraction, Aurina And Kavon Make A Deal She Ll Help Him Find The Sword And In Return, He Ll Give Her The Emergency Beacon She Needs To Get Home But As The Search For The Sword Plunges Them Into A Dangerous Adventure They Find Themselves Consumed By A Powerful Passion And Questioning Everything They Ve Ever Wanted Note To Readers This Sci Fi Romance Contains A Lot Of Action Think Rival Warlords, Dangerous Beasts And Lost Mines , Cool Offsiders Sexy Alien Warriors And Overprotective Brothers And A Steamy Romance Lots Of Sexy Times Between Two Strong Willed People This Is Treasure Hunting Sci Fi Style So If You Like It Fast, And Fun, And Sexy, This Is For You Includes Preview Of The Phoenix Adventures Book, Among Galactic Ruins About Anna I M Passionate About All Things Action Romance I Love Stories That Combine The Thrill Of Falling In Love With The Excitement Of Action, Danger And Adventure I Write About People Overcoming Unbeatable Odds And Achieving Seemingly Impossible Goals I Like To Believe It S Possible For All Of Us To Do The Same The Phoenix Adventures Science Fiction Romance Series Science Fiction Romance Action Adventure Romance Space Opera Futuristic Romance Cyborg Romance Fantasy Romance Military Romance

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  • On a Barbarian World (The Phoenix Adventures #6)
  • Anna Hackett
  • English
  • 02 February 2019

10 thoughts on “On a Barbarian World (The Phoenix Adventures #6)

  1. says:

    3.5 intriguing starsGot this book for free and didn t realize it was 8 of the series It is a standalone and the first book where we end up on the barbarian planet So I was able to overlook my series book order obsession DI liked Aurina and Kavon, both strong and well developed MCs This book is characterized as romance adventure and it isdefinitely has the feel of an Indiana Jones type story.

  2. says:

    This is part of the Phoenix Adventures series featuring an assortment of cousins but as this book has a completely different feel it works very well as a standalone one or even just a one off read That being said anyone who reads this story will probably want to read as the author not only writes an adventure chock full of action but it s also a sexy romance with an unusual setting rife with mystery I ve previously enjoyed her sci fi world building but this time the action happens on a planet that has a medieval feel with feudal type laws and boy was it funny to see the two main protagonists butt heads I liked Aurina the heroine and she s a gutsy gal who thinks on her feet There s very little that fazes her but she does have a flaw and that s that she allows the past to dictate a little too much for this reader However it s our flaws that make us human so an imperfect heroine works very well here.Kavon is the Warlod obsessed by the unusual woman who has just crashed into his life If dominating chest beating males your thing then you will be overjoyed by him The attraction they share is both physical and cerebral but Kavon has a nasty habit of trying to keep Aurina in the dark about things Yes he is trying to protect her but his high handedness might give some readers pause I really enjoyed reading the descriptions of the various creatures living on the planet and particularly Aurinas response to them This crazy mixture of a barbaric planet that s strangely technologically advanced in someways was the perfect setting for the story that follows The couple form a pact, the game is afoot and before long the adventure to discover the truth begins Oh and of course there s always time for a little romance I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review

  3. says:

    This is the first book I have read in this series and I found it to be enjoyable It was fast paced and had good balance of adventure I m glad it was offered as a kindleunlimited I ll likely check out others in this series.

  4. says:

    I always put Anna Hackett s books on the bottom of my to read pile but not for the reason you re thinking Some authors are unable to write a bad book it s rare, but it happens , and this is definitely the case with this author So, I save the books for when I need a good sure fire read I guess you can think of it as saving dessert for last.This book was no exception, I thoroughly enjoyed it Sci fi is a hard genre to write, it s a thin line between making characters different and relatable, and being too out there This had the perfect balance of everything.

  5. says:

    I enjoyed this short and steamy science fiction romance with lots of exciting action that moved right along I liked how the alpha heroine chipped away at the super alpha hero s domineering attitude Space traveling scout Aurina crash lands on a planet of barbaric warriors led by Kavon.

  6. says:

    Originally published at Reading RealityThis is the eighth, and possibly the last, book in Hackett s Phoenix Adventures Even though two of Aurina s half brothers are still searching for women who can put up with them, their stories do not appear to be on the horizon at the moment.While the story in On a Barbarian World stands alone, it has its roots in Beyond Galaxy s Edge, where Aurina s half brother Justyn finally manages to catch the Patrol Captain who has been hunting his smuggling ass up and down the galaxy for years.It also has some parallels to On a Rogue Planet Not so much in its story as in its protagonist In Rogue Planet, the female cousin of the other set of Phoenix brothers finds herself stranded on a planet in the middle of a coup In On a Barbarian World the only female member of this side of the Phoenix family finds herself stranded on a low tech world after her scoutship crashes in the middle of a meteor shower.The men in this series mostly hunt down, or are hunted down by, the women who become the loves of their lives The women in this series have to get grounded to find theirs, and the metaphor is unfortunately sticking with me.In many ways, this is kind of a first contact story While the relatively primitive Markarians have legends about space travellers, no one seems to have actually met one So when Aurina s crashed ship is discovered, she s quite a novelty.And of course the barbarian leader immediately claims her While that initially claiming is stepped back a bit, it certainly has lots of sexual overtones Kavon Mal Dor may be overtly giving Aurina the stranger the protection of his clan because every Markarian belongs to a clan, but it is clear from the beginning that Kavon really wants to claim Aurina.There s a whole lot of lust at first sight going on here Initially, what attracts Kavon is just how different she is Aurina is a fiery redhead with a redhead s coloring and temper She is also on the curvy side Markarians, on the other hand, are tall and muscular, including the women And they are all bronze dark, a result of their possible Saurian ancestry.As their relationship develops, Kavon and Aurina make a lot of assumptions about each other, most of which are demonstrably false The barbarians are much, much less barbaric than Aurina assumes Well, at least Kavon s people are His enemies are just as nasty as Aurina might imagine.And of course Kavon thinks that Aurina needs his protection, both because she is a woman and because she is a stranger Only one of those two things really matters, and a big part of the development of their relationship is Kavon learning to treat Aurina as an equal, in a culture where no one is his equal Kavon is warlord, and everyone else in the clan is his subordinate Except Aurina She is always insubordinate But utterly captivating to a man who is not used to needing to actually pursue the woman he wants.Kavon and Aurina make a deal She will use her scouting skills to help him find the legendary sword Durendal In return, he will return her e beacon to her, allowing her to contact her brothers and return to her old life.In the end, the only life they both want is the one that they can make together On Markaria But it will only happen if they both stop making assumptions about who the other is, and what the other wants, before it is too late.Escape Rating B I liked this, but not nearly as much as the other books in The Phoenix Adventures For a lot of the story, it struck me too much as barbarian tames skyflier and with not nearly enough science fiction in my science fiction romance.The story seemed a bit of a throwback, kind of like Kavon We have the feisty woman who finally gets the warrior to respect her wishes, while he retains all the power, and in the end she gives up her life to stay with him This story isn t quite like that, but it came close enough to the old noble savage vs civilized woman romance to make me uncomfortable.I really liked the parts where the science fiction aspects came to the forefront Kavon is searching for the lost legendary sword Durendal, which is a piece of the Song of Roland So it s a legend now, in our world, and it is still a legend in the future That was cool When Aurina finds Durendal for Kavon, she also finds an Earth treasure trove similar to the one that Eos finds in At Star s End.When Aurina discovers the sword, she also finds information about Markaria s gods, who turn out not to be gods after all, but stranded star travelers just like herself Her search upsets their entire culture, and yet everyone manages to adjust reasonably well surprisingly quickly I loved the search and discovery, but I m not sure the aftermath would be quite so peaceful If someone discovered that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob from the Bible were extraterrestrials, and could prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt, the resultant crises in Christianity, Judaism and Islam would probably tear the world apart.Or that s my opinion Your mileage may vary.On a Barbarian World also suffered from villain failure Kavon s rival Drog is a low down, lying, stealing, cheating scum He obviously has no honor, which is a very big deal in Markarian culture But we don t see enough of him to know why, and he is dispatched much too easily in the climactic battle I would love to have seen his trial and execution, just to find out what he thought he was doing.All in all, On a Barbarian World feels like a coda to The Phoenix Adventures series While it is possible to start with this relatively stand alone story, a better time will be had by starting with At Star s End or Among Galactic Ruins.

  7. says:

    Great tale I like the SF here and the handling of consent.

  8. says:

    Series Phoenix Adventures 6Rating 3 stars it was goodWhen Aurina Phoenix crash lands on a warrior planet she has no idea if she ll make it back to the Phoenix convoy or whether she ll be stuck in this primitive civilization Kavon lives for revenge and Aurina is just one thing in his way so he ll do anything to make sure he can succeed.As usual Anna Hackett offers a great adventure for her readers and I especially enjoyed the low tech vs high tech involved in this one Aurina is a feisty and likable heroine and she and Kavon set off sparks with their battle of wills We haven t seen a whole lot of Aurina in the previous books, but I enjoyed reading about her and her adventures.The Markarians have heard of skyfliers as they call them, but it s been a long time since any have landed on their planet So Aurina s tools and knowledge weren t totally out of left field but there was still some issues Kavon is used to always being obeyed and Aurina challenges that at every turn It was enjoyable to watch Kavon grow to respect Aurina s strength and for him to realize that he can get what he wants much easier if he works with her instead of just ordering her around Sometimes Kavon was a bit annoying in his uber possessive nature, but it was fitting for a warlord However, I like these books because they are science fiction, so this one almost felt like historical with the way the characters, especially Kavon, acted.

  9. says:

    Five percent in, I knew I d go looking for the other books from that series It was obviously not the first, yet I could tell what was happening and it was awesome.The treasure hunt was a bit lengthy but other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish, and the rest is in my wish list

  10. says:

    I m always happy when a new book by Anna Hackett comes out It means good and exciting reading will be had by all.Aurina and Kavon are the couple in this wonderful story And since it s a Phoenix Adventures book, you know it s going to be the best.

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