Review: Frost Maiden (Space Lords #1) by Michelle M. Pillow

May 16, 2013 Review 0

Review: Frost Maiden (Space Lords #1) by Michelle M. Pillow

A continuation of the popular Dragon Lords and Lords of the Var series...

Empath and space pirate, Evan Cormier is obsessed with decoding an ominous premonition about his future. When a fellow crewman angered a spirit, the vengeful Zhang An took her wrath out on everyone in the vicinity. Evan just happened to be one of them. Hes now facing a future in which hell be forever alone.

Lady Josselyn of the House of Craven has been betrayed. With her home world on a Florencian moon under attack and her family dead, she finds herself at the mercy of the one who deceived them. There is only one thing left to do, die with honor. But before she can join her family in the afterlife, she must first avenge all that she held dear. Falling in love with a pirate was never in the plan. Evan and his thieving crewmates might have delayed her fate, but they can't stop destiny.

Rating: Contains graphic sexual content, adult language, and violence.

The next installment of the ongoing futuristic series, Space Lords. These books continue the Bestselling Dragon Lords, Lords of the Var and Zhang Dynasty saga.

Title: Frost Maiden
Author: Michelle M Pillow
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Stubborn Lord, Seduction of the Phoenix, Temptation of the Butterfly, Faire Justice
Series: Space Lords
Published by The Raven Books
Source: Publisher
Published: September 24, 2011
Genres: Sci Fi Romance
Pages: 232
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames

Evan Cormier has the gift of empathy. He guards himself closely so he doesn’t get unduly influenced by others. When he meets Josselyn Craven he is unable to shield himself from her and soon finds he doesn’t want to.

Since the first book where Evan is introduced in The Bound Prince I have wanted to read his story. Then he gets cursed, along with the rest of the crew, by a spirit in The Pirate Prince and I wanted to read about him even more. He is quiet, unassuming, always the peacemaker, and more internal than many of the rest of the crew. There aren’t many conversations between him and Josselyn since he feels her emotions so strongly but when they are together he just can’t help himself. Josselyn has such a sad back story that is told in the prologue and it will break your heart. Not to spoil anything but her planet was more old fashioned than most so she doesn’t really understand the ways of the galaxy.

As I have said on almost every review of these connected series of Pillow’s, the description of the worlds is phenomenal. When I was reading about Josselyn’s home planet I could see it clearly in my mind. With each new series, the planets and customs of the characters keep changing making them all fresh and excited. With the main characters of this series living on a space craft, I am expecting each one to have new exciting planets and creatures that are distinct to each book.

I really enjoyed this book. Evan and Josselyn were very internal characters but they are great together. Towards the end Josselyn is faced with several tough choices and teared up at how heart-wrenching her situation had become. It is a great start to the series and I was so happy to be on The Conqueror again. We get to see Jarek and Mei again from The Pirate Prince as well the expected interaction of the rest of the crew. If you haven’t read the previous series you will not be lost. Each book works as a stand alone. However, as I mentioned, some of the characters were first mentioned in other books and/or have their own book. I am very excited to see where the series goes from here and who the next crew mate to meet his match will be.

Frost Maiden

               

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