Four women of power may be our saviors. The last is Talia. Gifted by earth magic with a mastery of edged weapons, she’s a katana-wielding, geek chick with a loathing of alpha men. Although mating enhances magic, she knows bonding with aliens must surely be wrong. Besides, her destined bond mate, Brask, is an Igrakk warrior of the caveman persuasion. One dominant male is bad enough. Dassenze, the alien man-god in the flesh, also desires her and no isn't a word he appreciates.
As they near their target, Talia’s man problems become the lesser of many evils for the factory queen awaits them with her nerve chewers and her drills. The price for being avenging kickass bitches could be a messy death.
Warning: Dominance and submission themes, dubious consent, hot aliens, and violence. Mild horror too if you're squeamish.
We first met the bold and irreverent Brask in Precious Sacrifice and indeed he was a character that certainly made me smile. Now he wants nothing more than to claim Talia as his own but this warrior-like human has no intention of simply rolling over for him, not even if her lady parts are clearly onboard with the idea. Brask is domineering and has a lot to learn about women but he has an ally in Dassenze and these two are about to lay siege to Talia's heart, mind and body!
Earth is losing in its war against the Bak-Lal that are being released and as the story begins two of the special women are lost. Ally has found sanctuary on a farm but Willow is far, far away and when she returns she is no longer the same woman. A perilous journey will see these survivors facing battles that are heart stopping but continue they must as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
Defiler was a fabulous conclusion to the series. There's action, numerous sexy scenes but most of all answers! Finally we get the information we wanted about Dassenze and his god like abilities and at times it is such a poignant journey leaving the reader on the edge of their seat! These Preyfinders have always seen the females of other races as nothing more than pets which never really sat well with me, if honest, but on Earth the women they encounter cause them to totally rethink that attitude and yes, these alien hunks are still domineering and anything but vanilla but they are also loving and finally finding females who can be their Mates.
Ms Silverwood wraps this plot up in great style and none of our favourite characters are left out. These four women who have been so integral to this series finally get to prove just what they can do together. There's a sweet epilogue that allows the author to revisit these characters, if she wishes to, in the future. Each book has only got stronger and I didn't think this story could be better than that of Willow and Stom as I'm not a huge ménage lover, but I was proved wrong.
If you enjoy Sci-Fi romance that's incendiary at times, then you will love this series. As a final note I have to say I adore the new covers for these books as they really standout.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.