Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Book Brief: Royal Consort (Rise of the Simbionts #2) by Jo Tannah

RoyalConsort510w-500x750Title ~ Royal Consort (Rise of the Symbionts #2)

Author ~ Jo Tannah

Publisher ~ eXtasy Books

Published ~ 28th April 2017

Genre ~ M/M Romance, Science Fiction





Kallen seeks answers to ensure the survival of the symbionts and his world.

Royal Guardian Lando Garr was weakened by his extensive injuries in the service of his prince and faces boredom from a medically enforced bed rest. When the unexpected happens, Lando is forced to act to keep the royal family safe, but at great personal cost.
Prince Kallen proves once more that his symbiotic relationship with the dragon Bobik is not only to his benefit but to his world’s. Faced with a difficult decision, Kallen realizes that he either accepts the inevitable or faces a lifetime without the man he loves by his side.


Freya’s Book Brief

Once again, we venture into the realm of Oryon and the lives of Kallen and Lando.

The evil rasboi are creating havoc, and in their wake, the King is incapacitated leaving Kallen in charge of the Kingdom. In the battle, many fall, and the few that survive are in hospital – including Lando who hadn’t fully recovered from his previous injuries.

Bobik, Kallen’s symbiont, makes a welcome return as does a new character with a… warrior… personality.

It is possible to read this book without prior knowledge of Royal Guardian. Nevertheless, it is better to have read book one as some scenes will have more meaning. That story, too, is a novella and won’t take long to get through. However, in recollecting some of the basics of Royal Guardian, and adding some details that clarify the history of Oryon, there is a bit of an information dump. It’s like watching a TV series with a ‘previously’ part. As a result, I had mixed feelings while reading Royal Consort. Word for word the blurb delivered. But, somehow, I expected more – maybe because I enjoyed book one so much.

Having said that, I enjoyed reading many parts of this instalment. There was excellent action, heartbreak, and lump in the throat moments. One thing I loved was the growing personality of Tanis, the Indigo Artificial Brain (IAB) – it has a clinical snark that I found most amusing. And, I still want a Bobik.

What I read was good and entertaining. This book is the engaging preparation for something bigger to come, and I look forward to that. Think of this series as several episodes, that have a wider overall arc – each entertaining in their own right, but looking forward to the developments that facilitate the end game.

Purchase Links




Royal Guardian (Book #1)

Review :: Amazon

Kallen has been away for two years to further his education. En route to his home planet, Oryon, his starship is attacked by unknown brigands. All fear the death of the heir to the kingdom, as well as those of his accompanying loyal guardians.
With Bobik’s assistance, Lando Garr is the one man who can find and rescue Kallen. Not because he’s bound by duty as a Royal Guardian, but because the prince’s symbiont responds to no other but him. Both will stop at nothing to find Kallen. Losing him would mean Bobik’s death and Lando’s heartache.


Meet Jo Tannah

I am a wife, mother and blogger by day, a writer by night. It can be  difficult to say the least but it is a challenge that keeps me on my toes.

I grew up listening to folk tales my father and nannies told either to entertain us children or to send home a message. These narratives I kept with me and finally I wrote them down in a journal way back when I kept one. Going through junk led to a long forgotten box and in it was the journal. Reading over the stories of romance, science fiction and horror I had taken time to put to paper, brought to light that these were tales I never met in my readings.

The tales I write are fictional but all of them are based on what I grew up with and still dream about. That they have an M/M twist is simply for my pleasure. And I hope, yours as well.



1 comment:

  1. EEEek! Thank you so much for this fantastic review, Freya :D Mixed feelings indeed, and I can honestly admit, this is just part of a larger series to come. I am running away now ...