What if you were destined to leave Earth and take your place as the rightful ruler of a planet in a galaxy far away?
Destiny knows no boundaries in this explosive, epic space adventure of honor and deceit, love and loss and high-stakes battles with vicious foes. Will Aric save his home planet's people, who wait in peril for the young king to return and claim the empty throne? Will Jade prove to his people that she's worthy to be their royal queen?
QUEEN OF CEREN is April M. Reign's third futuristic science fiction romance novel in the Human Alien Species Hybrid (HASH) series.
The title says it all. This is the story of Jade and Arik, as the two become respectively the queen and king of Ceren. Instead of a young woman who is just coming to grips with the fact that she has an alien imprint inside her, she has embraced this imprint to become the queen of an alien people, so she can be with her husband and her son Stephen. The book has to shift its foundations from a "coming of age" story to a "maturing to become queen" story. Instead of doubts and teenage fantasies, she has to become all-knowing and self-sacrificing. The tension is different but the author's story telling skills are still evident. At the beginning of the book, Mr. Copeland, that mysterious professor who was part of Startech, the company started by Visan, the arch-enemy of Arik and Jade, had taken up the imprint of Visan. It is clear that he is going to be the villain. Meanwhile, both Arik and Jade grow into their roles as rulers of Ceren as their spaceship travelled through space from Earth to Ceren. The story has become starwar-like in breadth. The destinies of Earth and the universe are at stake. The Ceren and imprint technology unfortunately has become too omnipotent and omniscient for the story. If Arik and Jade really have so much knowledge and power, how can such stupid things still be happening to them? They keep having avoidable disasters that endanger their lives and the future of the universe. For this reason, I deduct a star. The premise of the book has become implausible enough that it is detracting from the story. But, if you are able to turn a blind eye to this discrepancy, it is an enjoyable story
Free of the frightening events on Earth and their escape from Startech, Jade and Aric are ready to return to Ceren and begin their new life. But just when all seems idyllic, some thing goes very wrong. Will Jade have to give her life for her child's? How far will she and Aric have to go to be accepted by the Ceren people? And what of Copeland who carries a criminal's metal? April Reign writes an amazing story from several viewpoints that allows you to live in the character's thoughts. This book is a roller coaster of a story- love, fear, intrigue, sacrifice and every emotion in between. And the technology is pretty cool too.