Review: Release By Treaty by Kayla Stonor

release by treatyReviewed by Shelly

Very interesting stuff here, but I don’t know if that’s necessarily good for me as a reader. This is part of Kayla Stonor’s ‘Surrender Collection’ and unfortunately for me, I’ve not read any of the stories in that series, so I’m not sure if my enjoyment and understanding of this would have been greater had I read those stories.

Colonel Abe Marcel is a prisoner. I’m not sure if he’s a prisoner of war of if he’s just another prisoner, because his captives didn’t like people from where Marcel is from – Earth. Marcel’s rescuer is a Qui by the name of Dol’ce. Dol’ce’s been handpicked by the Qui’s Empress to rescue Marcel and bring him back to her then subsequently to Earth, his home. What Dol’ce doesn’t expect is the absolute hate that Marcel has for her people. I thought he had grounds for the way he felt because of the circumstances around the war.

I had to depend on my imagination a lot with Dol’ce. She’s some kind of reptilian-like race, and my mind just couldn’t wrap around that the description of her. I didn’t understand Marcel’s attraction, but I’m not sure I was supposed to, because I don’t think he even understood it. There’s some kind of scent that each puts off and the way the other person senses interprets that to the brain is what I’m guessing their version of the ‘mate’ phenomenon.

There’s some passing conversation about Marcel’s fellow soldiers and his guilt over their capture, but it was over really quickly and I think that’s the author’s way of introducing additional stories about those soldiers. Other than that, the Empress and her consort could have been interesting, but I think they might have their own stories out there. I wish this story was longer; maybe I would have understood more with more story/character development but in my kindle version, the story ended at 76%, the remaining pages were excerpts from other stories in the series.

Happy Reading Folks!

Rating: B

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Release By Treaty
by Kayla Stonor
Release Date: March 24, 2015

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