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 GuardiaKallen 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....
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Royal Guardian Reviews
3- 3.5 stars.I was enjoying the book when suddenly it stopped. I understand there is going to be a sequel but the end was way abrupt and the book too short. I mean the synopsis talks only of the end of the book. I was expecting a little bit more to happen before it ended. Otherwise, it's a good read, even though it needs more character development and world development. Things happened really fast and I have a feeling that most of the things that don't make sense (in regards to actions of characters) will be explained in the sequel. Thing is, the author could have elaborated more on some aspects, leaving others for her next books. She could have explored their relationship more and his studies to another planet? city? He was a guy who I am guessing had never been anywhere else. Didn't he find that exciting? Scary? Anyway, I think she has it, she just needs to take this a bit further.
Confession time. I have never read a book set in the future. I've never even watched more than a handful of Star Trek episodes a couple of decades ago. I think it's safe to say I was stepping out of my comfort zone. Well that zone has well and truly moved to include outer space. I was hooked from the very beginning. Jo Tannah is a great story teller. The words flow beautifully and I could actually feel the excitement bubbling, at first on the development of the Prince's relationship with Lando and again during that mission towards the end of the book. Now I must wrap up this review so I can immediately launch myself into book 2.
Good introductory story to this seriesI generally find books with a romance between characters where one helped raise the other to be off-putting. But this one worked for me. Maybe it was because Lando was wholly devoted to Kellan from the beginning.This was an interesting introduction to a new universe. I'd have liked the system of magic to be clearer (less nebulous) so that we could have a reasonable expectation of what is possible. I'm excited to read further in this series.
I read Royal Guardian the first time when it came out in an anthology and thought it was too good to be in one. I was excited to see the author released it again and immediately grabbed it. Not only is this version longer, it had a lot of answers to the questions left hanging in the first edition. I still love Bobik and can’t wait to read the second instalment.
A Joyfully Jay review. 3.75 starsI was intrigued by the blurb and premise of this book, so I was excited to pick it up. While the world building wasn’t as fully explained as I would have liked, I did enjoy the book. I’m a sucker for bonds, and I thought it was interesting the way Lando and Kallen were drawn to each other from a young age. And how that, in turn, brought Bobik to Lando’s attention.The characters themselves were fairly well drawn. Lando was the better developed character, as he was the narrator of the story. I liked being in his head and seeing his thought process. And I loved the way he cared for the young prince as a child, and the way that naturally developed into so much more as they both grew up and matured. They definitely had chemistry, and their connection was an integral part of the story. So this part worked well for me.But as I said, the world building wasn’t as explained as I would have liked. What was there was fascinating, but I felt like a lot of things were glossed over and I was left to just kind of…go with it. There’s magic and telepathic abilities, and only a select few have them. Bobik is some kind of dragoneque creature, and his psychic and physical link to Kallen healed the sickly boy. There were mentions of other technologies, but nothing was fulling explained and we only get the barest of information. It wasn’t enough for me at times, and the lack of it worked against the story.Read Kris’ review in its entirety here.