Friday, August 04, 2017

Book Brief: Royal Symbionts (Rise of the Symbionts #3) by Jo Tannah

royalsymbiontsTitle ~ Royal Symbionts (Rise of the Symbionts #3)

Author ~ Jo Tannah

Publisher ~ Extasy Books 

Published ~ 2nd June 2017

Genre ~ M/M Romance, Science Fiction





Things are not going according to Kallen’s plans. After rescuing the symbiont hatching ground from the dead planet of Nigul, Kallen and his Royal Consort, Lando Garr, thought they would finally gain the answers to unlock the mystery of their symbionts, Bobik and Dobik. Instead, they are faced with more questions and not a single answer.
Plans for their coming nuptials and coronation are pushed to the side when two technomage families disappear. What should have been a simple search and rescue mission reveals a betrayal so deep it threatens not only Kallen’s kingdom, but their entire galaxy. With a technomage war looming, it is incumbent upon Kallen, Lando, and their symbionts to defend the people of Oryon and ensure the survival of their kind.


Freya’s Book Brief

Third in the Rise Of The Symbionts series - Jo Tannah adds another few chapters to the developing story. In this instalment, Lando and Kallan have rescued the eggs of the symbionts and eagerly await their hatching to see who they will choose to bond with. They also have to root out the perpetrators behind the attempted assassination of the king who has since handed rule over to Kallan.

From the start, I found this to be a well-written story with none of the boo-boos that set off my Spidey senses. I was also chuffed that this isn’t a story where everything goes to plan. It added a believable, non-contrived, flow to events.

Unlike the first two in the series, there is little on the fisticuffs side. Instead, it concentrates on the investigation into those who would commit treason against the crown. A bridging piece between the action. That doesn’t mean that it is devoid of lump in the throat moments where some give their lives so that others may live – and this isn’t restricted to purely life-based forms. The sensitive, intimate times are in there too.

It is impossible to read book three without having read the others, as none of it would make sense. There’s talk of technomage’s, and other magical powers along with futuristic technology. Bobik and Dobik, the symbionts to Kallan and Lando, are in more of a supportive, guiding role, while Kallan finds his feet as king. There is plenty to support too, as Kallan and Lando have to face some emotionally destructive scenes, resulting in them needing each other and their symbionts.

Many questions are left to be answered, but the mystery is unravelling. I’m not the type of reader who likes being kept hanging, and the information that follows the story suggests that there are at least another three books to come in a Volume II set. So, my frustrations must continue as I am bound to this series. I pray to Jo Tannah to please write them quickly – preferably in one long novel or three rapidly successive ones.

Purchase Links



Rise of the Symbionts


Royal Guardian (Book #1)

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.

Review :: Amazon

RoyalConsort510w-500x750Royal Consort (Book #2)

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.

Review :: Amazon


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. Thank you so much for reviewing Symbionts. As for Vol II, yes, coming soon :D

    Here's a little snippet, just for you, Freya. From The Champion, Book 4

    “Theo, no…” Martin said, a sob breaking out as he reached his hand up to the sky.
    “We have no other choice. Save as many as you can,” Theo said in his mind.
    “Theo …”
    “Listen to me,” Theo said, his voice taking on a grim note. “Only with the five can our people be saved.”
    “Don’t leave me.”
    “As if I ever could,” Theo said, a smile in his voice. “We’ll meet again in the golden lands, my love.”
    “The golden lands…”
    “Now, do as I say.”
    “I love you.”
    “I love you, too.” Martin said, sounding resigned to the inevitable.
    Heed my call.

    1. Thanks Jo! I know Freya will be glad to see the next book is already in the works.