Adar Genn is out to gather as much as he can of both money and power. He needs it to make Krael’s vision for his war children a reality. The recession the universe is trapped in won’t make his task any easier. Still, the dream has taken hold in Adar. He has a lot of matters that he needs to deal with. Some will pay, others won’t. A few will drain his limited resources. But when a friend comes calling, Adar can’t say no.
After the destruction of a Golden One spaceship, the Maca of Ayran is hunting down the one responsible.
Having ignored the orders of his superiors, he has formed an alliance with Lillie, daughter of the Guardian of Flight.
After an unknown alien vessel attacks them near a De’Chin mining outpost, they come across a female prisoner with shocking news about their common enemy: the Draygons. Unable to penetrate the Draygon mind with their telepathic powers, they summon help from the Justine Refuge.
But what they find out will bring their part of the galaxy to the brink of war… and beyond.
Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2016Verified PurchaseThis story is the sixth in the Maca of Don series. It contains the most intrigue of all the books. There are plots by the Sisters to overthrow all the Macas and kill all those who are males. There are those who support the Sisters, in both Ishner, one of the continents of Thalia and of Medicine, another continent. There is a plot to conceal two Sisters who murder the Thalian daughter of Llewellyn, the Maca of Don and his wife (called counselor). And there are questions to be answered about the Book of Gar, the Kenning Woman (does she have real visions) and their marriage. Finally there are questions to be raised about the new Maca of Ishner and how it is that no one knew who he was as he was being raised by the Maca of Don. The intricate details of the machinations of the Sisters and the others of the Council of the Realm are fascinating. After reading six books of this series I finally became convinced I knew what was going on here. The book is well written, is a cross over book but not for young teens or tweens. It is a good read that requires some willingness to do some rereading as you go along. I really enjoyed this one.
LONE WOLF TALES
BY DELLANI OAKES!
October 12, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
LONE WOLF TALES DELLANI OAKES
If you want a good look at the characters in the Lone Wolf series, you really need to read the collection of short stories that happened long before Lone wolf, Mark and Matilda worked together against the Kahlea and the Shakazhan. Reading the book, I gained a new appreciation for their past lives and the conflicts involved. I give the collection five stars and kudos to the author for weaving such complex back-stories for the main characters.
The female he was wants revenge through the male he is.
Tanu is Selvian. They spend half their life cycle as female, the rest male. As Tanat she watched her mate brutally murdered. The trauma brought about the change far too soon. Now Tanu, he wants revenge.
The Selvian intrigues Gilda. Stunning now, he must have been a magnificent female. He’s in their custody and swears he has vital information about the pirates. Can she keep her distance from the alluring male? The mercenary in her is trying. The female inside wants Tanu.
The Mercenary’s Union has a contract for Adar. Out among the frontier worlds he and his crew will turn a profit if they work it right.
On a world with a long winter a warrior woman is on the hunt for the person who destroyed her home and committed murder. Her Goddess expects something of her which Adar will be a party to if they both live. Yselda always heeds the Goddess.
Great story!Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2019Verified PurchaseThe author tells a good tale!this is a quick read and has an interesting plot line. I hope there is more to come from the author in telling the story of the mercenary and his crew!
Fascinating after the initial scene was set! I was rather confused with the unfamiliar names and cultures presented in the first couple of chapters as it had been some time since I’d read the preceding series, but the Earth experiences and the final chapters were enthralling and satisfying to read. Obviously a great deal of research and review went into the writing of “Thalia and Earth”.
As well, the author’s voice shone through in her retelling of her faith and her personal belief in extraterrestrial contact. The story revealed an underlying physical sensuousness in description and innuendo. The accounting of records and books for the Board sounds authentic and very practical, probably in experience. Any questions about the aliens were answered in my mind, as well as the strange Scottish dialect of the Justines. That’s just how they talk, and they occasionally drop the Scots manner of speaking to speak “plainly”. Perhaps MacDonald had Scottish forebears, like my own, or the feisty Highlanders of my own ancestry came from the stars in former times?
A very well written and researched series, this may be the final book in a family science fiction saga that stretches through generations. Our loss, but to Mari Collier, the skillful author, I would say, “Write on!”
It’s Christmas and the people of Shakazhan are celebrating the holiday, and a few precious moments of peace. John Riley is dead, but he freed the nameless Kahlea, who called upon others before he, too, died. Now, the tiny force awaits the coming of the ancient evil race. Wil and Matilda are determined to find others among the natives of Shakazhan, to join them in the impending battle. Unbeknownst to them, the planet has even more secrets to reveal.
I hope there are more books to come!Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2019Verified PurchaseDellani Oakes imagination is amazing! Aliens that I’d never imagine to living ships, and adventures that keep you wanting for more!
Oakes’ books make you feel like what you’re reading is real and not fiction. What a remarkable author!
I highly recommend this, and all of Dellani Oakes’, books!
Battle for Thalia is imminent.
The exiled Maca of Don is returning to his homeworld to destroy the Justine and Krepyon conquerors, and break the rule of the House of Sisters.
Things spiral out of control as the Sisterhood attempts to destroy all male Macas, and isolate the House of Don. With escalating conflicts, the Maca and his friends enter a battle to find a new life and free their people from the invaders.
After the battle for Thalia is over, the galaxy will never be the same again.
Praise from readers:
★★★★★ – “Not one who regularly picks up science fiction, I found Collier’s book to be engaging from the very beginning. There is so much room for supposition regarding possible future stories. Well done.”
★★★★★ – “An unusual book with interesting characters and plot. The author’s vast imagination has created an incredible world, but shows that no matter where or in what time we live we all have the same emotions and desires. I recommend Return of the Maca to anyone who enjoys a great story.”
Shakazhan begins where Lone Wolf ended, with the precipitous exit of John Riley. Aided by the evil Kahlea, Riley has disappeared to parts unknown and it’s up to Wil, Matilda and the crew of Flotilla, to find him. With the help of some powerful new friends, they once more pursue Riley to parts unknown.
November 9, 2013Format: PaperbackVerified PurchaseShakazhan is the continuing saga of the Lone wolf series. Set in 3032 in deep space Wil VanLipsing and his wife Captain Matilda are on the heels of Wil’s evil son John Riley whose ship has crashed on a remote planet. John has been assimilated by an evil race after injuries require some small modifications. The action ramps up as they must stop the evil race from taking over.
Written with the same wonderful characters as before including Mark Slatterly the group is drawn into battle with a few new surprises. What will Ms. Oakes think of next to entertain her readers with? I enjoyed this book just as I had with LONE WOLF. When you read this series you feel the camaraderie of the shipmates and laugh at the situations and enjoy the steamy romances. This series has something for sci-fi and romance lovers alike. There is plenty of action yet this book is aimed at an 18+ audience. I highly recommend the books to fans who like a bit of everything in a story.
Murder and mayhem on a fringe planet
A SUN Universe Novella
Adar Genn gets a message to aid his old friend and mentor. Amazed by the size of the project Marcus Krael has in mind, Adar discovers it is nothing short of world building. The snake in paradise is Servolt.
A huge life form with an appetite for power. He and Adar are sure to tangle. Murder isn’t off the board for Servolt. Unprepared for the big alien’s deceit, Adar finds himself on a planet with no means of escape.
With only a small pack of dogs and robots for company, Adar scavenges the junkyard planet for parts. Can he create a means off the planet from junk? If he wants payback, he must.
Lv scifi4.0 out of 5 stars HookedReviewed in Australia on November 10, 2020Verified PurchaseEnjoyed the storyline.
I liked Kraels dream.
Good old scrapyards save the day.
Liked the ending hope their is more.