Sunday, November 16, 2014
Review of The Seer by Ariel MacArran
The Seer by Ariel MacArran
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Ms. MacArran has just been added to my must-read list for sci-fi romances. I absolutely loved The Seer. In the Tellaran Realm, Seers (persons with psychic abilities) are executed simply for being born. Arissa's parents hid her existence as soon as they detected her abilities as a child and continued to do so up until they were killed in an accident. We meet Arissa eight months after their deaths and the story begins with a literal bang as she saves Jolar from being shot. Jolar's culture believes that you owe a great debt to one who has saved your life. In trying to begin repaying his debt, he unknowingly puts her in danger of being discovered and executed. From there we are taken on an action-packed undercover assignment to find out who is attempting to grasp power and take control of the realm (and I didn’t see it coming).
I definitely enjoyed their interactions as Jolar introduced Arissa to the world her parents hid her from. It was endearing to see his frustration over her reactions melt as he learns about the things she's never done. Jolar seems to enjoy being the first to introduce her to many things, yes, including sex. It should be noted that The Seer is a romance, not erotica and while there are a few sex scenes in the book, they are not graphic (hot, but not graphic). They are used to illustrate the relationship development between the two as they fall in love.
Lots of romance and lots of action set in another universe makes The Seer a fabulous sci-fi romance that has earned a spot on my re-read list. I will be checking out Ms. MacArran’s other books that are set in the neighboring galaxy while I await the next Tellaran novel.
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!
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