Whispering Gods (Lacuna Chronicles #3)

Author: A.M. Daily

Publisher: Self

Rating: 4.5 stars

Buy Links: Amazon

Type: Novel in a Series

Received from Publisher

 

Blurb:Before the descent of the Ezri and the brutal reign of the Terah, the independent governments of Earth banded together to launch six colonial ships in an effort to safeguard the future of humanity. Five ships were successful in their mission to colonize and populate five Earth-like sister planets. One ship vanished without a trace.

On Vesta, Caden and his traveling companions uncovered navigation coordinates which led to the missing sixth colony of Earth… where they were greeted with an ominous message, turn back.

But there can be no turning back. With Earth on a path towards destruction, and her sister planets unwilling to come to her aid, there is no other way but forward. Now they must press deeper into the unknown and stop at nothing in their search for a lost hope; the abandoned Ezri world of Lacuna.

 

Review:  I’ve loved this entire series. There’s so much going on and the possibilities seem endless. If you haven’t read this series there will be spoilers ahead so steer clear. Not that a few spoilers will ruin the series for you. The best part is the journey of these three friends in their quest for happiness and freedom from the oppression of the Terah. The only life they’ve ever really known is struggling to survive and living in constant fear. This series follows the trio across the galaxies. Their friendships are tested as they all go separate ways but they’ll always be connected. I think that’s the thing that makes this series so brilliant. There are many story lines and they’re all compelling.

At the end of the last book the trio of Caden, Blue and Mikas all finally made it off Earth. Seemingly safe on the planet of Aurora Caden and Senka still feel the pull of Lacuna. They’ve found a brilliant navigator and pilot is Xiah. So they set out to follow their instincts and find the home of their people. Xiah and Mikas form more of a bond. They both crave adventure. Mikas is used to his conquest giving into him but Xiah isn’t your average guy. Their relationship takes a turn from turbulent to friends and then to lovers. I don’t feel like that’s a big spoiler as the tension has been building. Neither man wants to want the other. Neither man wants something more than sexual gratification initially. I’m really looking forward to where their relationship heads. It’s nice to see these two stubborn men find something in each other finally. Xiah is completely and utterly fascinating. He’s cold and hot. Brilliant but can be cruel. He keeps Mikas on his toes. Their sexual and emotional tension is off the charts in this book. Their portion of the book was my favorite part of Whispering Gods.

Caden and Senka lead the guys into danger on their quest to find Lacuna. Their faith is tested. Their bond is strengthened. We’ve learned a lot about the Ezri as the series evolves but there’s so much more I want to know. In this installment we learn more than ever and it opens up so many possibilities for the series. I can’t wait to see what’s next. This part is a little harder not to spoil so I’ll just say prepare for some twists and turns.

Blue who has been my favorite character of the series and Loki finally have the life they’ve always wanted. They’re crazy about each other. Totally in love. Free to be together. That should be enough but for Loki it’s not. When they thought they only had a limited time together that was enough. Now with Blue’s mortality lingering between them he’s sought out the help of a shady business man who may be able to prolong Blue’s life. Earth is finally destroyed at the hands of the Terah forcing refugees to flee to their planet. Mikas asks Blue to see if Caden’s sister is among them. An impossible task but true to Blue’s character he takes on the task for his friend.

So this series is far from over. There’s so much more to come. There are things I knew were coming and some I had no idea. I’m loving how this puzzle is starting to come together. The world building is incredible. The characters are amazing and complex. I’m crazy about them all. Another great installment of a fantastic series. I HIGHLY recommend.

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