[Read] ➯ Song of the Navigator By Astrid Amara – Dolove.info


Song of the Navigator This book isn t for the faint of heart There s extreme violence, torture and betrayal It s harsh and hard to read in parts, BUT it s also romantic, poignant and absolutely amazing.Seldom outside of an epic fantasy series have I encountered such excellent world building From the DK station to the green and vibrant Carida, the settings are so vibrantly alive and peopled with characters so real that I felt like I could step right into the book and shake their hands or punch them out as the case may be Beautifully written view spoiler I loved Tover from the start, spoiled and aware of how special he was, of his tremendous worth, yet not full of himself Coming from a pampered lifestyle where he s almost worshipped, I didn t expect such strength from him Tover s never weak or whiny despite all that happens to him The betrayal itself almost seems to wound him worse than the physical torment he s subjected to.I found myself hating Cruz right along with Tover, hating him with a fiery passion What could redeem a man who could betray the one who d trusted him enough to risk all to save his life What indeed Tover begins to understand that the safe world he thought he was living in may all be built on lies Only then do we begin to get a picture of the real Cruz By the end of this story, I adored both of these characters and would gladly embrace a second book with them hide spoiler 2,5 starsI love when authors take their main characters and strip them of everything first not just their freedom, but ruin every important thing they believe in before they finish their journey.It s kind of an ultimate character development story one that leads to transformation So, that s, essentially, what Song of the Navigator is about Sure, there are scifi elements and there are elements of romance, but, imho,they are in service of story of Tover Duke.So, Tover Duke we meet at the beginning is a man with unique talent he is improvisational navigator That means that his voice creates controlled vibrations to recalibrate sub atomic strings to make enclosed orbitfolds, which traveled through subdimensions of space and appeared somewhere else this means he can teleport himself people and objects, even big ones like ships, to any place in space as long as he has coordinates and he does it using only his voice This is very rare ability there is only 42 people who can do what Tover does in human population of 36 billion That makes him practically treasured on his space station He has adoring fans, he is worshiped as deity everything he wishes for, he gets As a consequence of such life, Tover thinks very highly of himself He is vain, he values his good looks and he doesn t want to give speeches because his navigator skill makes his voice rough, growly and hoarseapparently, this is considered unattractive, so roll with itHe has a lot of men available for sex, but he grew attached to one particular engineer who is smoking hot and fun in bed.On his birthday, at parade held in his honor, he is abducted by the very man who s dear to his heart and who turns out to be terrorist and who sells him to pirates.So, this is where I get back to total deconstruction of Tover he is betrayed by one man who means something to him, treated as slave, beaten into obedience and abused both physically and psychologically he lost his good looks and even his ability suffered But this is not where it stops, because Amara takes it even further Tover ends up on Carida, green planet planned to be terraformed by Harmony company he works for and people he meets and new experiences makes him question his life, his beliefs and if his coveted status isn t actually just a golden cage.Total deconstruction of Tover s character and building him from pieces into someone new is the one aspect of this novel that made the strongest impression on me.But here is a downer Other elements of this story are really weak I ended up being disappointed by plot because the I read the rushed it felt and I find the culmination to be particularly unconvincing To be blunt, if you are in it for the romance then you will be happy with our charters ending up together at the end But if you are following backstory like I did, you will probably come to conclusion nothing is really resolved I don t know if this is building for a sequel, but this ending doesn t work the I think about it view spoiler first of all, Cruz is captured not once, but twice and identified and Pulmon Verde It s a known activist organization whose goals are clear and, yet, Company was completely surprised by breaking report about their plans and it stopped them I would expect they have at least damage control plan if not prevention, and yet their military sources are used for pushing around one man Seriously, we were shown Company is bad then we actually got to see them being bad and powerful Another thing, if water is rare and Carida has a lot of it, terraforming is a matter of time I just didn t buy that Tover and Cruz got out as winners in this one by breaking one story to public I don t even want to go into perfectly handled situation with los jeves at the end, because Cruz went from someone who is on the outs to being asked to be one of their main man in rather convenient getting rid of those activist who were their enemies They are all peachy now hide spoiler I really wanted to like this book, but the dynamic between the two main characters was stale, and read like old style het romance I also can t buy Tover forgiving, and falling in love with the man who sold him into slavery Especially considering how badly Tover was treated. Oh, it s so good to have Astrid Amara back again I read this in one sitting, on a typically wet and cold Cape winter s day perfect for reading only stopping briefly to brew another cuppa and hug my Kindle Yes, this one of those rare gems.a book I couldn t stop reading but didn t want to end.A wonderfully real,totally immersive and gripping read I loved the world building and strong characterisation of all the characters loved Cruz s mother and sister ,but Tover was something special Seeing him start to rebuild himself after his charmed life was so brutally stripped away, realising what he d been missingthe sense of home and family he d never experienced before had me tearing up and then cheering him on until the very last page Apparently, this was meant to have been part of an anthology with Ginn Hale and Nicole Kimberling I for one am thrilled it went on to star on its own in a full length novel but if either one of those two awesome authors want to continue the project at some stage bats eyelashes I m always on the hunt for a good sci fi and pounced on this one when I came across it A really different concept and a very engaging story Well done. 4,5 starsThe blurb intrigued me but in all honesty, I didn t expect a story like that I m still flabbergasted Astrid Amara s writing style is gripping and powerful, and Tover and Cruz s story sucked me in from the start.Song of the Navigator was a thrilling, entertaining, emotional firework, and I read it in nearly one sitting.Need to check out Mrs Amara s earlier books now Worst Possible Birthday Being Sold Into Slavery By None Other Than Your LoverTover Duke S Rare Ability To Move Anything Instantly Across Light Years Of Space Makes Him A Powerful, Valuable Asset To The Harmony Corporation, And A Rock Star Among The People Of The Colonies His Life Is Luxurious Safe RoutineHe Has His Pick Of Casual Hookups Passing Through Dadelus Kaku Station His One Brush With Danger Of Any Kind The Only Bright Spot In His Otherwise Boring Life Is Cruz Arcadio, A Dark Haired, Hard Bodied Engineer Whose Physical Prowess Hints He S Something MuchWhen A Terrorist Abducts Tover, Hurling Him Into A World Of Torture, Exploitation And Betrayal, It S With Shattering Disbelief That He Realizes His Kidnapper Is None Other Than Cruz As Tover Struggles To Find The Courage To Escape His Bondage, He Begins To Understand The Only Way To Free His Body, His Mind And His Heart Is To Trust The One Man Who Showed Him That Everything About His Once Perfect Life Was A LieWarning This Story Contains Descriptions Of Extreme Violence And Assault It Also Contains Graphic Sexual Depictions It Also Has A Lot Of Birds And Pirate Movies From The Future And Romance I don t even know how to review thisit was just so good.So many metaphors Such good writing I m dying to see this as a motion picture.See 5 otherworldly, exotic stars Loved itQue libro tan increible Me encanto That book is truly amazing It s so NOT simply sci fi Categorising Song of the Navigator like that wouldn t do it any justiceFirst of all, it took me by surprise from the very beginning Let s face it, Star Trek style teleportation or even moving things people through space by the power of one s mind is nothing new I ve seen it on screen, I ve read about it that s standard But using one s special vocal cords amplified by some special equipment And actually singing the cargos to some distant places Jumping them by sensing the universe s vibrations and answering to them Well, that s not standard at all Let me just tell you the song of the navigator is really what it sounds it is And Tover is one of only 42 people across the universe who can bear the title of the Improvisational Navigator and he wears it proudly So much so that he is considered by everybody even his own selfish self a demigod rich, handsome, powerful, untouchable and spoilt Tover lives in his tower palace the penthouse in the most prestigious, luxurious hotel on the whole state of the art DK Station.Unfortunately, Tover doesn t even realise that outside his warm and cosy station and the best job for the Harmony Corporation, there is a totally different world a whole universe of crime and poverty, of exotic worlds on the verge of extinction and of people fighting to keep their planets and families safe and free Cruz is Tover s once in a couple of months tryst, his hidden, guilty pleasure you see, you CAN T be gay on the perfect DK Station and in the perfect Harmony Corp Cruz is handsome, muscled and intelligent He s funny and quick witted and, what s important, dominating exactly what Tover needs and craves But Cruz is also dangerous a trait of which Tover learns rather painfullyThe world building in the book is excellent The different places worlds described beautifully and detailed Astrid Amara did a wonderful job here The MCs are vivid and you can easily love hate them and feel for them all the way through their adventures And the plot got me hooked from the first pageY los fragmentitos en espa ol Pues, fueron una sorpresa deliciosa para mi Ingles espa ol es mi combinacion favorita ya que me pasa intercambiar las dos lenguas tambien Debo decir que continuamente Entonces, GRACIAS, Astrid Amara For me Song of the Navigator is a book of wonderful contrasts The contrasts between the places First, the cutting edge high tech DK Station Then the shabbiness and decay of Jarrow andThe BaroqueAnd finally, the beautiful, exotic planet of Carida With it s green sky, lush, overwhelming jungle of flowers and wildlife But it is also a story of contrasts between totally different people artificial and phoney corpexecs, violent and brutal smugglers, dedicated and dangerous guerillas and finally the ones who care and who help and who become your family Be aware the first part of the book contains view spoiler extremely brutal and graphic torture scenes concerning one of the MCs hide spoiler 4.5 starsWithout family, Tover had spent many birthdays in lonely places, but being sold by his lover to a bunch of unscrupulous pirates definitely won the prize as being the worst birthday present ever received This was one INTENSE ride I think I m either a sci fi convert or an Astrid Amara convert because I so want like this The first half of this is violent, it s intense and it s gripping Tover is a rock star of a navigator of extreme importance to Harmony Corporation He lives a sometime shallow and oblivious life until he s kidnapped and then sold into slavery by his occasional lover What Tover must endure is extremely brutal, especially knowing he was betrayed by the man he was falling in love with I won t go into any details other than to say that I loved watching Tover grow during the course of the story and I LOVED the dynamic between Tover and Cruz and how it changes throughout Overall, a gripping story with a lovely romance


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