Thursday, January 29, 2015


Title:  Neutral
Author:  Viola Grace
Publisher:  eXtasy Books
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ISBN/BIN:  978-1-4874-0181-8
Genre:  {M/F}, Sci-Fi, Series
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph

Ariadne was surprised the Volunteer Program wanted her since she only did calligraphy.  She was very surprised to find out that some planets and societies valued her talent.  After some severe training to add to her skills, she is chosen as the Imperial Scibe for Hredu.  What she doesn’t know is that the emperor has another reason for choosing her as well.

The latest book in the Terran Times Second Wave series, Neutral, was aptly named.  Ariadne has to be neutral in all things.  I was surprised by the restrictions that the author created for this position.  I had to laugh at some of the changes the emperor kept making after he met her.

Usorn is also a Guardian of his planet.  I loved the names for the four Guardians, named after the four seasons, and that their talents corresponded to them.  Ariadne doesn’t quite know how to take the fact that he is interested in her as a woman.  Of course things don’t quite go smoothly as there are some very tense moments at times.

I had to laugh at Ariadne’s guards, especially when she realized they were also her keepers.  The interaction between her and her maid was interesting as well, especially when Ariadne had to move.  

It will be interesting to see if the next few books in this series are about the other Guardians on Hredu. 

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