Friday, June 16, 2017

Aftershocks by Ruby Dixon [Review]

 Aftershocks by Ruby Dixon
Aftershocks (Ice Planet Barbarians #9.5) by Ruby Dixon
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: November 21, 2016

Ice Planet Barbarians
1. Ice Planet Barbarians
2. Barbarian Alien
3. Barbarian Lover
4. Barbarian Mine
5. Ice Planet Holiday
6. Barbarian's Prize
7. Barbarian's Mate
7.5. Having the Barbarian's Baby
7.6. Ice Ice Babies
8. Barbarian's Touch
8.5. Calm
9. Barbarian's Taming
9.5. AftershocksKindle
10. Barbarian's Heart
11. Barbarian's Hope
12. Barbarian's Choice
13. Barbarian's Redemption
14. Barbarian's Lady

Ruby Dixon
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
On the day the world shook, everything changed for the barbarian tribe. This short story goes back to the event and gives additional insight. How do Rukh and Harlow fare through the disaster? How does the chief handle the destruction of everything he’s ever known?

This short story is a slice of life and intended to be read after Barbarian’s Taming. It is NOT a stand alone. It is, however, intended to provide extra character insight for those who want to visit the ice planet for a little bit longer.
Thoughts on Aftershocks: I love this series ridiculous amounts. Seriously. There's something about these blue-skinned aliens that works for me on so many levels. The fact that they so willingly embraced the humans who ended up stranded on their world makes me happy. Sure, sure, part of their easy acceptance was because the human women resonated with the alien males one after another. Still, I love the sense of community that's sprung up between everyone.

Then a massive earthquake hit and the comfortable existence the tribe had come to count on vanished. Their cave has been destroyed, the ancestral ship is in ruins, and their people are injured. Seeing the events through the eyes of Rukh and Harlow in the ship gave us a deeper understanding of how things played out in those first chaotic moments.

Watching Vektal and Georgie struggle to keep the tribe from falling apart as they seek out a new place to winter in puts how fragile their existence is in perspective.

I genuinely adore this series and I'm thrilled at all the adventures that have opened up with this devastating event. (Yeah, I know that makes me sound cold and callous, but everything has changed for the tribe now and I think this could end up being a VERY good thing. Sad and difficult, but good.)

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