Sunday, September 22, 2013

ARC Review: Alpha Trine (The Valespian Pact #1) by Lexi Ander

Alpha Trine Title: Alpha Trine by Lexi Ander
Series:  The Valespian Pact #1
Genre: M/M Romance, Science Fiction
Expected publication: September 25th 2013 by Less Than Three Press LLC
Length: 200 pages

Rating: 3 Stars

The sole survivor on a science vessel adrift in deep space, Zeus was adopted by the Emperor and Empress of the Mar'Sani, though he is both human and blind, and seen by most as unfit to join the royal family. Though they were able to repair his vision, Zeus does not trust his eyes and the nobles of his parents' court refuse to ever trust a frail human.

Dargon Kal-Turak, along with his symbiote and lover Alpha, command one of the most dangerous ships in the stars. Narrowly escaping a trap, they dock in a space port to make repairs, but find that the Psonics hunting them are closing in fast. In desperation they kidnap the port Master Mechanic, unaware that the man they've brought on board is more than he seems, and will bring far more upheaval to their ship, their lives, and the stars than any of them could have imagined.

Warning: this story contains a threesome relationship

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3.5 Stars

Zeus was adopted as human child by the royal family of a reptilian species, the Mar'Sani. Even though he is raised in that culture and considers himself to be Mar'Sani, the citizens of that planet distrusts him. When he raised through the ranks as a Master Mechanic for space ships, he's kidnapped by Dargon and his symbiote, Alpha to repair his ship on the run from pursuing Psonics that want their cargo. Even though Dargon is attracted to Zeus, he fights his attraction because, after all, Zeus is human, a species he despise.

This is a complex universe set in the far future. There are a lot of different alien species in this story. The author did a good job of explaining their origins and describing their characteristics so they stand out as unique species. Each species have their special heightened senses. Even Zeus, who doesn't possess inherent properties of being Mar'Sani, has heightened senses from losing his sight for years.

The warning for a threesome relationship describes Dargon, Alpha, and Zeus. However, it is not your usual threesome. Alpha seems to be able to use Dargon's body and make out with Zeus, but it's confusing how these three will make it work. I didn't not understand the symbiote, Alpha, and his description. Since Alpha is another partner in this relationship, I want to know more about him and be clear on where he stands. A background on how Dargon and Alpha met would be interesting and solidify both characters.

The whole story was fun and unpredictable. I love the suspense and mystery of the world. The ending sets up some key players essential for the whole series and at the same time, gives closure on the romantic relationship for the threesome, which is really well done. The anticipation at the end makes me very interested in reading the sequel and finding out more. I definitely recommend this book for sci-fi fans.


  1. <3 Thank you for your kind words, Sin! I'm so happy that you enjoyed the book!!

    All My Best!

  2. You're welcome! I look forward to more works written by you.